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  1. Dar

    Vekoma testing something new ? (at their testing facility)

    Just have the tilt be able to tilt forward or backwards! A fast switch at the bottom to connect both options to the same layout and bob's your mum's brother
  2. Dar

    Monster-Raving Goony Party: Skara.

    The starflyer has mint views over the water and gives amazing perspectives of how everything is crammed into a quarter of pleasure beach. It's also nearly 400ft high and catches the wind every rotation, spinning the seats. 400ft up. We did it just to say we'd done it and don't have to ride it...
  3. Dar

    Glenwood Caverns | Defiance | Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter | 2022

    I adore the fact that the restraint type is the most interesting thing about the testing footage! It doesn't seem to do anything special, and what it does do will probably be irritatingly rattley within weeks
  4. Dar

    The coaster you've ridden with the highest statistic for each major coaster stat

    Tallest: Silver Star 239.5ft Europa Park Fastest: Stealth 80 mph Thorpe Park Longest: The Ultimate 7442ft Lightwater Valley Steepest: Mumbo Jumbo 112 degrees FlamingoLand Most Inversions: Smiler 14 Alton Towers Oldest: Big Dipper 1923 Blackpool
  5. Dar

    Gröna Lund | Monster | B&M Invert | 2021

    It's such a silly ride to see up close! The supports are just silly, the weird little cut-outs in walls and door frames for supports are silly, the downhill brakes are just silly! I would have loved to be a fly on the wall as the park pitched the idea to B&M :P The first drop has a really nice...
  6. Dar

    Planes, Trains and Awesome Meatballs – Sweden, June 2022

    Having not had the time write a trip report, I have to say I agree with pretty much everything you said about Grona Lund! Although Jetline sits higher for us, including a fairy tale sunset ride to end the holiday :P We decided the only way to describe the theming, is that Grona Lund is themed...
  7. Dar

    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Oh no. Another reason I have to go back to Stockholm. What horror. /s
  8. Dar

    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    Served a few people at work that were wearing Sik Silk stuff, and I get it now, they're 100% the park's target audience
  9. Dar

    Do Inversions "do it" for you or is it meh?

    I do like a good inversion, but they're not the deciding factor of how much I like a ride. I think the inversion has to make sense in the flow of the layout, otherwise it feels awkwardly tacked on just to say it goes upside down!
  10. Dar

    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    At least they've picked a name and aren't Flip-Flopping
  11. Dar

    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    "Hero has enough Velocity to make you Sik" See, the new name fits in perfectly with the rest of the area!
  12. Dar

    Camping; what are your thoughts?

    What do I think about camping? It's in tents! I can camp for a night after getting sloshed, knowing I'll be going home to use the facilities the next day! But I don't think my tummy/IBS would appreciate more than that
  13. Dar

    Anti-Rollbacks on Old Schwarzkopfs/Zierers

    The kingdom of nerds must have correct information at all times! Plus it was bugging the hell out of me 🤣
  14. Dar

    Anti-Rollbacks on Old Schwarzkopfs/Zierers

    After riding and studying Jetline far too many times over the past two days, I don't think it uses traditional rollbacks. Instead I think it uses a pair of brakes on the train similar to SLCs. The train can go up the lift but going backwards causes them to cam back and squeeze the chain guide.
  15. Dar

    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    They cut off the station because the sheer number of plumber's cracks on display would trigger the algorithm and hide it from children! :p Looks nice and rapid, hopefully the rolls are less barfy than collosusususus
  16. Dar

    Efteling to Replace Spookslot with a new €25m attraction

    The product page on their website: refers to "High positive g-forces during the ascent" . Is that marketing for "not quite a space shot, but not to be sniffed at either"? I wonder if it would be possible to have a section of the screen actually be...
  17. Dar

    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    "Well there's your problem; you've filled your water ride with the wrong kind of water"
  18. Dar

    Vekoma testing something new ? (at their testing facility)

    Imagine one of these with forward and backwards track attached to the same tilt section. Could have the direction voted for on the train like that Gerst, or just run one forwards then one backwards. "Nothing's impossible if you can imagine it" - Professor H. J. Farnsworth
  19. Dar

    ENSO; “Icon with a twist” opening at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 2022

    Someone on the RCCGB trip last weekend rode enso 20 times over the event. I have to wonder if the tickets were discounted and, if not, why they didn't save the £300 and go to plopsaland to ride a real one?
  20. Dar

    Thorpe Park- How crap is it?

    Me and the husb-oaf were there the day after mother's Day, for the first time since the swarm opened and had a pretty crap day too. It wasn't overly busy, but operations meant stuff had bigger queues than they should. For example, why does it take nearly 5 minutes to check restraints and...