Recent content by Rupert

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    Seven-Country, Eight-Week Euro Jam (July, August '22)

    Ah thanks - that’ll teach me to read too fast! A seven hour return trip from Vienna? That’s commitment - not sure I can get away with that on a weekend trip to Vienna with my wife :p
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    Seven-Country, Eight-Week Euro Jam (July, August '22)

    Yes! Loved Ortobruco Tour! :D Really enjoying these reports, thanks! What a mammoth trip. Only question I have so far - I can’t find Wild Train at Prater on RCDB - is it the old wooden coaster or something else?
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    Zambezi Zinger | Worlds of Fun | GCI (partial) Titan Track | 2023

    Just below the address, it says ‘Wood Coaster’.
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    Six Flags Fiesta Texas | Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger | B&M Dive Coaster | 2022

    Those MCBR trims! Way to kill the ride’s pacing, what a weak second half… I don’t see any benefit to that layout compare to something like Valkyria which is marginally shorter but keeps the pace and excitement up right to the final brake run.
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    Europa Park | Mack Rides BigDipper | 2023

    I’m sure it’s been said before but Europa Park really needs this. I love the park but it needs something to elevate its coaster lineup from pretty good to really memorable - an interesting, unique coaster with multiple launches, outdoor-indoor transitions, track switches, a storyline etc will...
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    Ankara, Turkey | Wonderland Eurasia | Theme Park

    It would absolutely make my day if Lightwater Valley went absolutely mad and bought this to spite Flamingo Land.
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    Grona Lund to Expand for 2024?

    Incredible news! Can’t wait to see how this develops - still hoping for a Vekoma tilt looking over the city and diving towards the water.
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster? (UK's tallest coaster) | 2023/2024

    I work in a completely different industry but have to apply to the government for permissions for things every so often, and there is an aspect of ‘well we’ve got permission for this kind of thing before, let’s apply referencing our previous applications without putting in the full detail for...
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    Thorpe Park | Project Exodus | Mack Hyper Coaster? (UK's tallest coaster) | 2023/2024

    Interesting. I haven’t ridden Kondaa yet but thought the airtime on EGF’s twisting drop was really powerful and sustained, especially back row of course. These things can surely be profiled to maintain maximum airtime through the turn!
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    Park with the most extreme quality gap?

    Parc Asterix? Obviously Goudurix is like being repeatedly punched in the face, but Oziris is an absolute joy (and I imagine the new Intamin will be even better).
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    Flamingo Land | Sik | Intamin 10 Inversion Coaster | 2022

    Got to say, aside from the good news it’s finally testing - the newer (not even newest) Intamins just look so much better aesthetically than the old generation. Colossus is a pretty rubbish coaster but it’s not helped by also looking quite rubbish (track-wise I mean, the original setting with...
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    Liseberg | Luna | Vekoma Family Boomerang | 2023

    Wow, didn’t expect Lisebergbanan to still be running so close/over the construction site.
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    Glenwood Caverns | Defiance | Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter | 2022

    It looks great, but I almost feel it’d work better without the beyond-vertical drop, or even a normally-inclined one to make the most of the view. I guess you can contemplate the view on the lift up at least before all hell breaks loose :D
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    GCI Titan Track Conversion

    Six Flags have posted a photo of the Predator conversion/retrack at Darien Lake:
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    Roller coaster moments that defy physics

    The crest of the first launch of Ride to Happiness. Not the world’s most powerful launch (it’s a Mack) but holy bejesus at the top of the hill without upstop wheels I’m convinced you would enter orbit. Now maybe it’s because it’s a pretty sharp transition from near vertical to flat, but the...