As someone who has ridden the Mondial rival in France last year, I know what a spectacle and a thrill these gigantic machines are.
So I'm guessing you rode Power Maxx? Heard good reviews about that machine, would personally ride Artistico though if I had to ride a Mistral, apparently the KMG version os a lot more forceful as well, and is (yes I know it's not much) but 5m higher. There's something about the Modial version I just don't really like (aesthetics wise) I just don't like how the arms bend as they get closer to the top of the structure, just think it looks messy and eww... (also not a fan of the lighting package if i'm being honest) but from what I've heard the ride experience definitely makes up for these factors...
Can't tell you how much i'm looking forward to riding Kipps beast in November, it's been maintained to full extent, so just hope we don't ruin it, will be interesting to see how it operates as well, calculating that it has the same capacity as the turbine, and that imo it's going to be one of the most popular machines at the event, will be interesting to see how it runs! All i'm hoping for is the thrill of a lifetime, a beautiful machine and lots and lots of mic work!!!