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by Mitch
Sun May 27, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Nemesis Inferno
Replies: 444
Views: 46888

Re: What is so bad about Nemesis Inferno?

#-o Do you understand that this is what almost everyone has said about it? They're saying that it's pretty good compared to other coaster models, but to other B&M inverts, it is not very good. For me, 3 of the 4 other B&M inverts I've ridden are in my top 10 coasters, and that's pretty much...
by Mitch
Sun May 27, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Nemesis Inferno
Replies: 444
Views: 46888

Re: What is so bad about Nemesis Inferno?

I don't think there's anything truly bad with the ride apart from its branding and incomplete station façade. The ride has a good amount of force at the bottom of the first drop/loop and around the final helix with some smidgens here and there throughout the course. The pre-lift section's a nice bui...
by Mitch
Sat May 19, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Replies: 369
Views: 24835

Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

^If it has indeed used the Big Bad Wolf queue, then it's still a cattlepen. (Albeit a very well themed one.) ;)

Not a huge amount to add but looks like great fun, nice family ride, blows the pants off 13 etc. etc.
by Mitch
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Parc Asterix
Replies: 333
Views: 48659

Re: Parc Asterix 2012: "Oz'Iris" B&M Invert!

Silver Bullet's actually worse than Nemesis... and I am not a fan of Nemesis.  ;)


Back on topic though, this looks fab. <3
by Mitch
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6403
Views: 427681

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Rode it 10 times today. Loved. It. <3 I can honestly say it's one of the most fun rides I've been on. My friend was laughing practically the whole way round every time we rode it. I think the term "Air on steroids" is pretty much perfect, but it's SO much better than Air. It's got a good a...
by Mitch
Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6403
Views: 427681

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Yay, a friend just asked if I wanted to go tomorrow. Here I was thinking I wasn't going to ride it until May sometime.

Bringing an extra pair of undies for inevitable jizzing times.  ;)
by Mitch
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 62936

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: THE FINAL! VOTE NOW!

10. Raptor 9. Silver Star 8. Black Mamba 7. Troy 6. iSpeed 5. Blue Fire 4. Expedition GeForce 3. Katun 2. Balder 1. Piraten I'm not going to go into elaborate detail, but all of them are great coasters and it's just a case of which one I find more appealing. One thing I do want to note is that I've ...
by Mitch
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 62936

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: Semi Final 2: VOTE NOW!

So very difficult to judge this one, but I'm pretty happy with what I've come up with now. 10. Van Helsing's Factory Family coaster, little surprised it's gotten this far but no way is it final material. 9. Dragon Khan* Only one of the group I've ridden. Good, but underwhelming, and there are strong...
by Mitch
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 62936

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: SEMI FINAL 1: VOTE NOW!

Okay, this was far, far more difficult than I anticipated. Identifying top 5 and bottom 5 was simple but I honestly had no idea how to rank them after that! Here goes... and I'm not entirely sure I'm happy with this but it'll do. There's no doubt every ride in this group is good though, some are jus...
by Mitch
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 62936

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: Round 2, Group 5: VOTE NOW!

1. Blue Fire (What can I say?) 2. Space Mountain Mission 2 (Riden it amazing pure smoothness and exileration! 3. Shock (Its an X-Car and it looks good) 4. Speed Monster (Looks like an awesome Intamin Blitz) 5. Van Helsings Factory (Looks a bit naff and overhyped by you lot.) 6. Twister (Strangley i...
by Mitch
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 62936

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: Round 2, Group 5: VOTE NOW!

Hmm... compared to other rounds this one was actually pretty easy for me to rank. 1. Balder: I've heard too many good things about it not to put it near the top. It looks to be an absolutely cracking ride compacted into a relatively small space. UK parks pay attention! 2. Blue Fire: One of those rid...
by Mitch
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 62936

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: ROUND 2, GROUP 3: VOTE NOW!

Poseidon, Colorado and Kanonen are the obvious "clunkers" in this group so they'll be going 10th, 9th and 8th respectively. (I don't think they look like bad coasters, just weak in comparison to the rest of the group. 7. The Ultimate: This is one of those coasters which I've been told you ...
by Mitch
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 70802

Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Behemoth / Diamondback, the two most recent B&M Megas to be built have a drop with an angle of 75 degrees, so it wouldn't be unreasonable to suggest that Shambhala will have a drop in that range, maybe even a little steeper as it's a bit taller.
by Mitch
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 62936

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: ROUND 2, GROUP 2: VOTE NOW!

Difficult, difficult group. With five (IMO) coasters definitely worthy of the four places this gave me some thought and I actually re-watched a few POV's to help my judgement. I'll take out the trash, so to speak, first. (Not that any of the coasters ARE trash, but, you know what I mean. :P) 10. Roc...
by Mitch
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 70802

Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Surprised these haven't been put up yet. Models showing details and the ride layout have appeared at the International Tourism Trade Fair. The layout includes a tunnel following the first drop, the turnaround helix, a speed section and a splashdown, so it looks like the park's going to be opened up ...
by Mitch
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6403
Views: 427681

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Pre-testing stage: "Oh ma gawwd looks amazing, can't wait to see it testing!!!"

Testing video pops up: "WTF THAT LOOKS ****!"

Typical enthusiast reaction...  ;)
by Mitch
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 62936

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: Round 1, Group 10: VOTE NOW!

1. Balder Easy option, this is a strong group but this easily takes the cake. It looks delicious and I hope to get myself on it at some point in the near future. 2. Troy Again, brilliant looking coaster, it looks very fun and twisty. Definite contender for the next round. 3. Abismo This coaster look...
by Mitch
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Santa Clara
Replies: 46
Views: 8051

Re: Tornado - B&M Invert

The whole area looks stunning and it looks like a lot of effort was put into it. In my opinion I think the plane looks bad,  mainly due to the colours which clash horribly with the rest of the ride and the area. I initially thought that the piece of track between the cobra roll and MCBR didn't ...
by Mitch
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 62936

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: ROUND 1, GROUP 7: Voting Over!

I've just moved back to uni after Christmas break, hence my time online has decreased quite a bit the past couple of days. Gutted that I wasn't here to stick up for Baco, I seriously LOVE that ride and would have ranked it the highest out of the group.  Thundercoaster too I'd have ranked pretty...
by Mitch
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011
Replies: 42
Views: 5151

Re: Mitch Hawker: Coaster Polls 2011

I wasn't going to bother but then I remembered I'd ridden four new woodies this year! Having not been on one since 2007 it was a bit of a shock to the system. :P LOCATION FOLLOWS THIS LINE (LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS) ~"UK" NAME FOLLOWS THIS LINE (LEAVE THIS LINE AS IS IN Ballot) ~"Mitch&q...
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