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by Hurricane
Wed May 08, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ipswich Show 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6434

Re: Ipswich Show 2013

Hmmm... that basically leaves no Zipper's travelling to most of the regional shows in QLD as both Davis and Castle's Zipper were the ones that did that travelling... pity. Hopefully it mean's Short's travels a bit more.
by Hurricane
Tue May 07, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ipswich Show 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6434

Re: Ipswich Show 2013

Well... both zipper unit's have been taken off Amusementz.com.au so who knows. I know Johnny sold his Zipper and just operates his Super Trooper, Joints and Canteen now... could it possibly be Shorts zipper? As I know their dodgems did Ipswich last year.
by Hurricane
Mon May 06, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ipswich Show 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6434

Re: Ipswich Show 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... vazWzrG_kk

There's a video of the unit in question in the UK
by Hurricane
Mon May 06, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ipswich Show 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6434

Re: Ipswich Show 2013

Midnight Express is a Matterhorn ride built by either Reverchon or Sobema (like Thunderbolt) It's newly imported from the UK this year...
by Hurricane
Mon May 06, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ipswich Show 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6434

Re: Ipswich Show 2013

Interesting to see the Zipper coming back... wonder if it's Dean Davis's zipper coming back out from retirement or the newly sold Castle's zipper? Sadly I probably won't be able to head out to Ipswich...
by Hurricane
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Travelling Coasters of Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 2503

Re: Travelling Coasters of Australia

There are also a few Wisdom built "Sooper Jet's" travelling around. I know of at least 3 - 4 of them
by Hurricane
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Work
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Re: Work

Ok thanks for the info mate. Im not keen at all to work a joint so maybe this is not for me. Well, you've gotta start somewhere I guess and work your way up. Don't underestimate how fun working a joint can be though... I had some great times in my little roller derby :D But you can always ask, you ...
by Hurricane
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Work
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Re: Work

Most shows are 1 or 2 days a week on the north run in smaller towns. So you could spend a day setting up, then a day or 2 working pull down at night, set up next day then show the day after. It really can depend on each company, some weeks you might work 1 show a week... others you could do 2 - 3 a ...
by Hurricane
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ekka Work / Local Brisbane shows work
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Ekka Work / Local Brisbane shows work

I thought Elwin pulled out of EKKA a few years back due to lack of attendance etc. I know he hasn't had any of his gear there for 2 or 3 years at least... same reason why Joylands don't take Power Surge. I'd happily work for Bells though :P
by Hurricane
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Work
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Re: Work

Depends where your looking at going, if your looking at doing something like the north run in QLD expect to do 2 - 3 shows a week. The work involved is very hard work, involving LONG hours each day (9am - 11pm) alot of the time. As far as set up / pull down that can also be quite intensive work. I k...
by Hurricane
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ekka Work / Local Brisbane shows work
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Ekka Work / Local Brisbane shows work

Hey guys, Was just wondering if anyone knew of people looking for staff to work EKKA and shows in and around Brisbane this year. (Crackerjack, Ipswich, Redcliffe, Pine Rivers etc.) If anyone knows of anyone hiring could you possibly message me or post here. I've had extensive experience spanning 4+ ...
by Hurricane
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ipswich Show 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6434

Re: Ipswich Show 2013

Interesting... Power Surge normally did the Greek Festival as well I thought... same with Trindalls (So that would mean Cyber Party) Normally isn't the greek festival a different weekend to Ipswich show? I know it always clashed with Gympie though... I do remember the year that it was rescheduled to...
by Hurricane
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ipswich Show 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 6434

Re: Ipswich Show 2013

My guess for a lineup will be as follows:

Cyber Party
Super Trooper
Power Surge
Flash Dance
Cha Cha
Skywalker
Hurricane
Wave Swinger
Extreme Speed
Dodgems
Fun House of some description and the usual joints / kids rides / inflatables
by Hurricane
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: what is the legal age in australia to operate a ride
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: what is the legal age in australia to operate a ride

As far as theme parks go you are required to be at least 18 to operate any amusement rides

Carnival rides really depend on the owner... generally it's 18 as well to operate the ride controls... but loading / unloading you can sometimes do when a bit younger (16+ I'd say)
by Hurricane
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Kenmore Football Club Break Up
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: Kenmore Football Club Break Up

I remember years ago when I lived in canberra one of the football clubs had a massive christmas party that had a heap of rides (All from Bells) It included: Music Trip Cha Cha Hurricane Dodgems Tornado Super Slide Inflatables Mini Jeeps and occasionally they had some of Durkin's gear show up (I reme...
by Hurricane
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Camden Show
Replies: 15
Views: 5290

Re: 2013 Camden Show

Yeah, looks to go almost as fast as Thunderbolt... I do remember reading something about Matterhorns in the UK not being allowed to run backwards anymore for some reason... apparently they were not designed to run backwards at fast speeds. Was on a forum I was reading although I'm fairly sure that i...
by Hurricane
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Camden Show
Replies: 15
Views: 5290

Re: 2013 Camden Show

The ride is owned by Glen Blades and was purchased from Mark Benson from the London area and not George Brewer Jnr. I I used to do a lot of decorating work to the rides owned by the Benson family before moving to Australia. I believe that this was the last Matterhorn built by Sobema, Mark bought it...
by Hurricane
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Camden Show
Replies: 15
Views: 5290

Re: 2013 Camden Show

Hmmm... seems from videos i've seen of this particular matterhorn it doesn't go backwards... I wonder if the previous owner in the UK didn't run it that way or it's not geared to run in reverse. The previous owner of this particular matterhorn was George Brewer Jr. as far as I am aware, there were s...
by Hurricane
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2013 Camden Show
Replies: 15
Views: 5290

Re: 2013 Camden Show

Hmmm... is it new? Might have been imported under the radar from the UK. Did it happen to be this model by any chance?

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by Hurricane
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: what is the modelof the Big Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 2071

Re: what is the modelof the Big Wheel

Dean Davis's one is a Technical Park model as well... no idea on Verfurths wheel.
by Hurricane
Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: America
Topic: Florida State Fair
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Re: Florida State Fair

Having rode Pandamonium at Dreamworld (bigger version of the Air Race) I really would love to see one of these rides travelling our shows. One of the really good things Dreamworld does is they have a hard and soft cycle. The soft cycle only swings to around 120 degrees so it doesn't go fully upside ...
by Hurricane
Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Rides You Haven't Grown Out Of
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

Re: Rides You Haven't Grown Out Of

Hurricane! Riding since 1995 :) Oh... and the Cha Cha. They were my first "big" carnival rides.
by Hurricane
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Pakistani Parks
Replies: 2
Views: 1635

Re: Pakistani Parks

... holy crap. I don't think i'd be game to go on that haha.
by Hurricane
Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Sale/Traralgon Shows 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2806

Re: Sale/Traralgon Shows 2012

That zipper would be Zachinni's Zipper if I'm not mistaken.
by Hurricane
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Dreamworld
Topic: New thrill ride opens this weekend!
Replies: 2
Views: 4163

Re: New thrill ride opens this weekend!

The ride has a "hard" and "soft" setting... the hard setting has the ride doing full 360 spins and the soft has the cars only going 180 degrees. There are 2 lines for the attraction and each arm can run on an individual setting as far as i'm aware. The ride is also called Pandamo...

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