Recent content by MouseAT

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    Goon of the Year 2021 - VOTING OPEN!

    I'm going to join the others, and put SilverArrow forward for this one. It might not be immediately obvious from the forums, unless you're paying close attention, but she's an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to obscure parks and rides, especially when it comes to the historical or the...
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    CF Lives 2022 - What's Happening

    I can't say I'm not disappointed by the lack of European Lives this year, but I understand the logic and the potential issues in trying to organise official CF events right now. It sounds like the right call, at least until we have a clearer idea of how 2022 is going to pan out. In the meantime...
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    Most Knowledgeable 2021 - VOTING OPEN!

    I reckon a potentially overlooked nomination has to go to The Undead Creature. After a long absence, it's great to have that wealth of ride engineering knowledge popping up in a few of the threads again.
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    CF Meetups

    CF is an interesting group, to say the least. There are people that have consistently attended events for over a decade, whilst others have come and gone in that time. Suffice to say, we're a fairly welcoming bunch, who make our way around parks as a group, so CF Lives are very much a shared...
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    5 Rides To Know You

    Only five? Hmm, this is going to be a challenge. Let's see. Helix, Liseberg. Pure roller coaster bliss. Nemesis, Alton Towers. There are better rides out there, but if you're looking for one coaster that encapsulates many of the things that I enjoy in a good coaster, Nemesis is as good a...
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    Your year in review - 2021 edition

    2021 has been a strange year. Sitting here now, as the year comes to an end, it seems weird to remember where we were at the beginning of the year, with the country under strict COVID restrictions. It’s definitely been the year of the UK. I think just about everyone was excited for Storm Chaser...
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    Liseberg new coaster 2023?

    It might have something to do with the height of the drop being less than 110ft. The track may extend to a height of 110ft, but being a shuttle, that doesn't mean the coaster is going to be using all 110ft of the track, as it would if it were a conventional, full circuit coaster with a lift...
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster? (UK's tallest coaster) | 2023/2024

    I've had some time to reflect on this over the last couple of weeks. This is definitely not a conventional hyper. I've begun to think along the lines of a scaled up Saw; A series of short, punchy elements in quick succession, only twice the size, and with a significantly reduced risk of a...
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    GF2021: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - Trip Reports

    I've not been well lately, so it's taken me a lot longer than usual to muster up the necessary time, energy, and focus to go through them all, but at long last, it's done; The photos are up...
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster? (UK's tallest coaster) | 2023/2024

    It's certainly unique. Unfortunately, we've already figured out many of the things that make coasters great. This coaster doesn't do many of them in it's relatively short layout. Unique is not the same as good. The gimmicks are basically "it's taller", and "it's weird". I'll take "smaller, but...
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster? (UK's tallest coaster) | 2023/2024

    Eh. Now that I'm looking at the images on a bigger screen, the layout looks like it's got a bit more potential than it appeared to at first glance on my phone. It's certainly looking like it's got the potential to be the best ride that's been installed at a UK Merlin park since they took over...
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    GF2021: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - Trip Reports

    What a fab weekend. I'm going to have to keep it fairly brief for now, as I've not got vast amounts of free time this evening, but that Live definitely felt like an old-school GhosterForce, albeit with a slightly smaller group than usual. It's been great to meet newer members for the first...
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    GhosterForce 2021: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    I'm sorry to hear several people are having to drop out for various reasons, and hope those who are having to drop out due to COVID-related reasons either remain in good health, or are on the road to recovery soon. @Ian that's absolutely rotten timing, and I reckon we'll all miss your presence...
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    Rides that you would like more if they had different restraints

    Odyssey at Fantasy Island. Get rid of the stupid, high OTSRs that lead to endless headbashing, and fit the lap bar and vest combination restraints to instantly improve rider comfort by an order of magnitude. It's clearly not going to happen, though, given that the train was refurbished a couple...
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    Does virtual reality have a place within theme parks?

    I suppose there might be some very limited case where VR could be combined with an appropriate ride to create a ride experience that's really good, but nobody has done that so far, and I can't see anyone investing the time or money to make VR really work on that immersive level. It would require...