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by Magic is Nemesis
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: ERT Line-Up 2010!
Replies: 62
Views: 6055

Re: ERT Line-Up 2010!

I just think if a 2minute ride makes me feel ill, an hour of non-stop spinning would make for a very interesting endurance challenge :P
by Magic is Nemesis
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: ERT Line-Up 2010!
Replies: 62
Views: 6055

Re: ERT Line-Up 2010!

Oblivion
Nemesis
Marauder's Mayhem
Heave Ho!
Runaway Mine Train
Hex
Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE


Am I the only one who's tempted by the thought of spending an hour non-stop riding Marauders Mayhem? :D
by Magic is Nemesis
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Maverick - Too Intense?
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: maverick - too intense???

It was built, and you can see the heartline roll in action in the first testing video I posted It was built but after testing proved the G Force levels were too high they removed it and replaced it with a flatter non-inverting piece of track (which I think postponed the rides opening by two weeks, a...
by Magic is Nemesis
Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Maverick - Too Intense?
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: maverick - too intense???

wasn't the G Force tests done on the rideshowing some ridiculously high laterals in the heartline roll too? I think something like only one person in the world ever rode it (correct me if I'm wrong, one of the guys from Intamin who was working on the ride?). [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guTTV...
by Magic is Nemesis
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Mitch Hawker 2009 Coaster Poll
Replies: 78
Views: 6550

Re: Mitch Hawker 2009 Coaster Poll

I'm breaking the news here again. I feel so cool. look at my news. And without further ado, The full results for the wood poll are in! [url=http://www.ushsho.com/woodrollercoasterpollresults2009.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.ushsho.com/woodrollercoaster ... ts2009.htm...
by Magic is Nemesis
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Mitch Hawker 2009 Coaster Poll
Replies: 78
Views: 6550

Re: Mitch Hawker 2009 Coaster Poll

I'm not an expert (newb enthusiast...), but to what I know SBNO coasters are always allowed in the poll, which I have no problem with. But Aska is listed on rcdb as being totally defunct. If it's totally defunct and not just SBNO then I personally don't think it should be listed though. Slightly off...
by Magic is Nemesis
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Mitch Hawker 2009 Coaster Poll
Replies: 78
Views: 6550

Re: Mitch Hawker 2009 Coaster Poll

^ Eagles Fortress has been shut all year and unlikely to re-open. Same applies to Aska in the wooden poll. Nemesis is the oldest currently operating coaster in the steel top 12, as well as being the best looping coaster, so it's definitely not done too bad for itself, despite it's position falling s...
by Magic is Nemesis
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Mitch Hawker 2009 Coaster Poll
Replies: 78
Views: 6550

Re: Mitch Hawker 2009 Coaster Poll

Some preliminary results have been released :D These are not totally gaurenteed, and places are somewhat likely to change, but it gives us a good idea of the top rankings of coasters in this years poll. LINK: [url=http://www.ushsho.com/2009_preliminary_roller_coaster_poll_results.htm" onclick="windo...
by Magic is Nemesis
Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 133597

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

You've completely missed the point... Take a read of NF2's last post - people are peeved with the footballer's initial £20k request, not Alton's subsequent "let's change this in to a charitable thing" response - the latter is very, very good. The former... irritating. Another thought: wha...
by Magic is Nemesis
Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 133597

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

Anybody else think it's totally sick that some people here think it's more important that they get to ride SW6 first than some terminally ill or disabled childs life is greatly improved? If you are really so uptight about who rides SW6 first that you'd gladly snatch it from a disabled childs arms yo...
by Magic is Nemesis
Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Shocking AT related revelations!
Replies: 232
Views: 27320

Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

* Never got to ride Corkscrew or the Black hole. I had opportunities, but I chickened out and I kick myself for it now. * I like Hex but it's one of the few rides which actually does make me nauseas. * Never rode Ripsaw or Submission. Don't intend on riding Submission but I'm making Ripsaw/Ramses Re...
by Magic is Nemesis
Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Tough theoretical Alton Towers based choice
Replies: 20
Views: 2205

Re: Tough theoretical Alton Towers based choice

Alton Towers is miles away for me so I only get to visit annually, but I get to go to Thorpe Park and Adventure Island somewhat frequently (But not every few weeks, like some people). Plus I also make infrequent visits to Chessington, Drayton and Blackpool. My choice would always be option 2, with t...
by Magic is Nemesis
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Your 'must-ride' wishlist
Replies: 29
Views: 8031

Re: Your 'must-ride' wishlist

1. T Express 2. Goudurix/Manhattan Express/ Tornado (M & D's)... just to see how painful a ride can be! 3. Any Intamin Mega Lite 4. Eagles Fortress 5. Expedition GeForce 6. Bizzaro (SFNE) 7. Balder 8. El Toro 9. Riddlers Revenge 10. Insane (Grona Lund) 11. Colossos 12. Boulder Dash 13. Olympia L...
by Magic is Nemesis
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is this the tower from in the Garden?
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Re: Is this the tower from in the Garden?

"Lorenashley" wrote:

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKGay4QNh00" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKGay4QNh00[/url]


Okay; I admit it. I loled at that URL, I mean really... what are the chances XD
Oh I feel so immature now. :P
by Magic is Nemesis
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Restraint Preference
Replies: 89
Views: 8636

Re: Restraint Preference

basically the restraint clicked but wouldn't come down all the way, couldn't get the belt in, got noticed though. Haha, I had a very similar experience on stealth. Basically the restraint locked half way down, just out of reach of the seatbelt but I couldn't pull it down any further. I wasn't scare...
by Magic is Nemesis
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which Secret Weapon Would You Scrap?
Replies: 37
Views: 3725

Re: Which Secret Weapon Would You Scrap?

I would say Air. My first go on Air was incredible, better than anything Nemesis could possibly ever offer. Unfortunately on rides since then the novelty has worn out and now I only consider Air "Good". I still ride it and still like it but definitely prefer Nemesis and Oblivion. Thankfull...
by Magic is Nemesis
Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Rita - Queen of Speed (Past Ride)
Replies: 38
Views: 25622

Re: Rita - Queen of Speed

Rita is 0-63 mph in 2.5 secs. Stealth is 0-80 mph in 1.9 sec. Trust me, Stealth is faster! :P I know statistically Stealth is faster and has greater acceleration and I have no reason to doubt that. But (for some unknown reason) I do think that Rita's launch feels more powerful than stealths. From r...
by Magic is Nemesis
Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Rita - Queen of Speed (Past Ride)
Replies: 38
Views: 25622

Re: Rita - Queen of Speed

The launch on Rita feels faster than the launch on stealth IMO. I don't know why, but stealths launch doesn't feel very forceful but Ritas launch feels a lot more forceful. I like the pre-launch voiceover on Rita a lot; first time on it I was crapping myself at that point and it still does build up ...
by Magic is Nemesis
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Nemesis
Replies: 65
Views: 37627

Re: Nemesis

The first drop is one of the lesser-mentioned parts of the rides. I don't know why though, in the back few rows the first drop is absolutelty incredible and one of my favourite parts. The mid air corkscrew which follows is fun, before banking quickly to the right into the best part, the helix. The h...
by Magic is Nemesis
Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Construction Part Two
Replies: 766
Views: 139055

Re: SW6 Construction Part Two

If you go down to Abbey Woods today... http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a349/barryzola/DSC01977.jpg quote] The supports do look thin however they are just as strong as the round supports intamin used to use I thought those footers looked a bit... massive? I just didn't want to comment on it becaus...
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