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  1. Fluorineer

    Last Cred Review

    I've now twice taken a trip that took me very close to Fort Fun, without realizing that I was going near Fort Fun, and it always annoyed me because the park really doesn't warrant a day-trip on its own, but last weekend I just went for it so third time's the charm. So my last cred was...
  2. Fluorineer

    Coasters that have gotten better with age?

    That is definitely true. Back in the days when the German coaster scene entirely consisted of Silver Star vs GeForce, the trims were what turned almost everybody against Silver Star, and maybe it's just that the attention has gone elsewhere, but I haven't noticed the trims for a couple of years...
  3. Fluorineer

    Kings Dominion | Tumbili | S&S Freespin | 2022

    What a trip it was to click on that post notification.
  4. Fluorineer

    Six Flags Fiesta Texas | Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger | B&M Dive Coaster | 2022

    Specifically at 90 degrees, it's possible that neither the top wheels, nor the upstop wheels are touching the rails. I'm not sure if this can even be problematic, but it is noteworthy. With a 95 degree drop, there is a single point at which the top wheels (I'm sure it has a name) leave the...
  5. Fluorineer

    Six Flags Fiesta Texas | Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger | B&M Dive Coaster | 2022

    I like to see that B&M is freshening up their own concepts, but I must say that I find it a bit worrying how slow and cautious they are still being with that. Beyond-vertical drops are fine and all, but Gerstlauer has a firm grip on this market, so firm that their claim of "world's steepest...
  6. Fluorineer

    Coasters that have gotten better with age?

    Pegasus at Efteling has aged tremendously, because it used to exist (very painful), and now it doesn't (not painful at all).
  7. Fluorineer

    What do you consider a “good” ride count at a theme park?

    Since I am blessed with the privilege of working most weekends, I always make sure to go on days where I can expect no queue to be more than 30 minutes generally. Getting only 5 rides in a day sounds like a miserable experience even when I plan to get plastered in a theme park (like I would at...
  8. Fluorineer

    Which wood coaster is the worst?

    I always found it a little interesting that Europe has a notoriously poor collection of old woodies, considering how much old stuff we usually have compared to the US. Therefore, I can only come up with Pegasus at Efteling, which fortunately is no more. Even Bandit is shockingly okay, so I...
  9. Fluorineer

    WTF Merlin?

    These Grab-a-Prize-machines are a Merlin-staple though. Heide Park has them spread around the resort as well. Depending on what part of the resort you book, a clawmachine might be the only amenity that is available 24/7 :P My last stay was also dirt-cheap though, so if it helps pay the bills...
  10. Fluorineer

    Busch Gardens Tampa | Iron Gwazi | RMC Gwazi | 2022

    Well, if anyone involved is concerned about Sea World's performance, what good is holding back their brand new attraction going to do? Not that I would ever assume a bank to operate on anything that resembles rational thinking, but the deal is kind of done here.
  11. Fluorineer

    Gröna Lund | Monster | B&M Invert | 2021

    I don't know how FABH pulled this off, but at times the video reminds me of those weird animated ads for coasters where parts are sped up :P Very nice POV though, and the layout feels great. A vertical loop is not a sorely missed as I would have thought. Also the part before the lifthill looks...
  12. Fluorineer

    Rank the Intamin Launch Coasters

    1. Taiga - definitely feels like the most matured of the Intamin Blitz coasters that I have ridden and is overall one of the best layouts I have ever experienced. What a time to be alive, when a park like Linnanmäki can afford a coster like this. 2. Taron - would take the cake for overall...
  13. Fluorineer

    Most impressive Coaster Designs

    My biggest gripe with SLCs his how they tend to water down the coaster collection of parks that reasonably could have gone another way. Infusion at Blackpool looks fine and is well integrated with some nice water features. For a park that notoriously has no space and no money, it would be silly...
  14. Fluorineer

    Most impressive Coaster Designs

    I want to give a cursed honorary mention to the SLC. People tend to point out its janky transitions in a similar fashion that they would be pointed out on an Arrow Looper or a Togo Coaster, but honestly, I don't see any element within the layout that doesn't fall victim purely to its...
  15. Fluorineer

    Most impressive Coaster Designs

    What are some coaster layouts that truly impress you not necessarily because of the ride experience, but because of the blatant brilliance of the design itself? What makes a brilliant coaster design, and what are some design accomplishments that easily go overlooked or are overshadowed by...
  16. Fluorineer

    Obscure special effects

    After reading about the name change for Flucht von Novgorod, I also learned about a couple of effects that I have never seen, like a crucified animatronic (?) near the final brake run. There's also a bunch of parks that are notorious for turning off special effects after a couple of seasons...
  17. Fluorineer

    Movie Park Germany | Movie Park Studio Tour | Intamin Multi Dimension Coaster | 2021

    Oh I think I understood perfectly what you're getting at, I was going to post about this regardless and saw your post at the last minute and quoted it, so sorry if it came across as a critique or something :) Considering how I love collecting park maps, and that they never seem to last very...
  18. Fluorineer

    Movie Park Germany | Movie Park Studio Tour | Intamin Multi Dimension Coaster | 2021

    It always works like this though, the only way to achieve true environmental sustainability is to give it a piggyback ride on economic incentives, because frankly, businesses and countries alike couldn't give a rat's ass about what's the "morally right thing to do". Not to get too political...
  19. Fluorineer

    Hansa Park Announce 2 New Attractions for 2020

    I wonder if part of the Gerstlauer-rattle is the 4-across seating on the relatively thin track, especially these bulky older Eurofighter-trains seem to have an awful weight-to-length-ratio.
  20. Fluorineer

    CoasterForce’s favourite German rollercoasters

    1. Der Schwur des Kärnan 2. Expedition GeForce 3. Taron 4. F.L.Y. 5. Colossos 6. Fluch von Novgorod 7. Hals über Kopf 8. Black Mamba 9. Wodan 10. Silver Star Honorary mentions: - Olympia Looping - Colorado Adventure - Karacho