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  1. Dar

    Why have travelling coasters progressed so little, and will we ever see large-scale, custom travelling coasters built again?

    I wonder how much extra work it takes to work out the logistics of making something moveable? With a regular coaster you just stack track pieces in a container as they're made/needed, but a travelling ride has to stack the right pieces on the right container. Did Schwarzkopf design the trailers...
  2. Dar

    Testing

    Gödel's incompleteness theorem says that's it's impossible to prove a system is complete only using the rules of the system, so we really have no way of knowing if the ability to post topics has been proven from within the forum itself :D /j /s
  3. Dar

    Phantasialand | F. L. Y. | Vekoma Launched Flying Coaster | 2020

    +1 for the castle, even just walking through the grounds is now a must on a trip to Phanny for us! Plus, if you're feeling cheap there's a Netto on the way from the park to grab a few bits for a little picnic :D
  4. Dar

    Gardaland Retracking Shaman

    I thought I'd pop a little POV of the new track, seeing as everybody is so thrilled and excited by the prospect of this being finished :P It's hard to tell from the backseat POV, but it doesn't look like it's had the full Python treatment, just a like-for-like re-track. Which seems weird...
  5. Dar

    Injury on X-2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain

    "Have you been hit by a one-horse open sleigh? Were your reindeer injured and spooked? Has your holly-jolly attitude been affected? If so, you may have a valid claim. Call our 24/7 elfline on 030 1225 XMAS to speak to one of our team of dedicated claim elves about your case."
  6. Dar

    Injury on X-2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain

    But...but...but...they said they were injured? People wouldn't just *lie* on the internet? Surely not? Please don't shatter my innocence like this. Next you'll be trying to tell me Father Christmas/Holiday isn't real!
  7. Dar

    Injury on X-2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain

    I feel like head injuries are more the purview of doctors at the hospital, rather than doctors on a forum?
  8. Dar

    Thorpe Park 2024?

    I can't wait for them to open their new Runaway Mine Coaster! Fingers crossed it's more like Colorado Adventure than Towers's mine train :) I adore the attitude towards Thorpe, they could announce a raptor cover of SteVe and boards would be full of people wondering how they were going to...
  9. Dar

    Are ‘alpine coasters’ a bit ****?

    Only done the one at Todtnau, near Europa Park, and I had blast! I guess it comes down to the layout, Todtnau is fun because it's fast and has lots of turns at speed. Plus the location is gorgeous. If it's just something plonked down then I can imagine it's not as fun or engaging!
  10. Dar

    Thorpe Park 2024?

    ^ I agree, they've got plenty of inversions as it is, they could do with something with either plenty of regular airtime or something twisted like Taron. Either that or something totally different like a MACK extreme spinner.
  11. Dar

    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    How did they filter out people like me that search for Europa Park on Google maps just to stare longingly at it?
  12. Dar

    Thorpe Park 2024?

    B&M giga on the island behind the swarm? "The Great British Bake Off: Technical Challenge"
  13. Dar

    Universal Studios Beijing | 2021

    I thought it looked pretty swish, faster than Arthur with more spinning. Unless I was more wasted than I thought last night?
  14. Dar

    Vekoma testing something new ? (at their testing facility)

    I wonder how much these prototypes cost to manufacture and construct? And who foots the bill? Did Phantasialand pay for the F.L.Y prototype, or did Vekoma "absorb" the cost to show it off to other parks?
  15. Dar

    New Premier track at Intermountain Lift

    VelociCircusCoaster when? I would be very impressed if s&s figured out inverted coasters and started selling interlocking sit-down and inverted sky rockets. Could even theme it to a trapeze act at efteling!
  16. Dar

    New Premier track at Intermountain Lift

    This analysis of the original master plan says there is/was limit of 30m but the park wants to go higher with something https://www.pretparken.be/NL/article/1655/Het-masterplan--2016-2030--van-de-Efteling-uitgelicht
  17. Dar

    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    I wonder if the rotation along the long axis is that slow for engineering reasons or to avoid swinging people through the other carriage's vom streams?
  18. Dar

    Stealth vs Oblivion; which of the UK’s one-trick coasters do you prefer?

    Oblivion easily for me! The queue and station add tension, the steeper-than-usual lift and slow crawl round the top just ratchets it up until you're hanging over the edge. The drop is mint and I'm a big fan of the overbank, especially in one of the outermost seats where you can really feel the...
  19. Dar

    Chengdu Wanda City | All Speeds | Taron Clone | 2021

    Oops, I missed a word! I was properly surprised at just how much faster OGTaron was off the launches, especially the second. I wonder how close to the theoretical minimum speed All Speeds was running in the POV?
  20. Dar

    Chengdu Wanda City | All Speeds | Taron Clone | 2021

    So the theming on taron adds to the disorientation and head-chopper moments, and the proper launches add to the sense of speed? 😃 Edit: a word
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