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Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:54 pm
A friend was kind enough to take these pictures of another Hurricane that has been brought into the country. He mainly travels the South Island but has ventured up for Rotorua Lake front Carnival.
Otherwise I don't know much information about it. I guess when Rex Newtons left the country someone decided to get another in to replace it.
Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:18 pm
Love the colours...very striking.
Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:59 pm
OMG... is it just me or do the American built units look so much uglier than the Australian built LenMax / Ferrari units? Give it a paintjob and some new lights and we are talking! The colors are fine though, just a bit of a clean up... I am not a fan of the Square cars though, but what can you do
Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:42 pm
I'd agree with that last comment re: Aus vs USA units.
It's ironic but I think the 'square' cars although more recent, actually look more dated than the rounded ones.
thanks for posting those photos Kiwi
Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:34 pm
I agree with all that has been said, the 'square' cars look kind of 'dated' compared to what we have here in Australia. The older cars look more aerodynamic, and those curves are very nice to look at......
umm that is all
Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:52 am
I agree much prefer the older models, which both of the other NZ units, new from America many years ago are.
I believe the new owner is quite rough so don't expect much work done to it in the near future.
Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:52 am
So... i'm NOT the only one that finds a hurricanes curves attractive
Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:23 pm
Is that a kamikaze i see in the background of that last picture?
Go the kamikaze's
Much more of an exciting ride rather than the hurricane
And your right. Them hurricane cars do look very bulky and heavy. Id rather our ones.
Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:51 pm
^the cars look like lego to me.
Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:38 pm
Paulie, I wish a horrible, horrible death upon you
Hurricanes are more fun than a Kamikaze would ever be! And why is that you ask???
Because it's a ride that Princess will go on with you
Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:36 am
Yep Larkins Kamikaze, he also had a Dodgems, Merry Go Round and Red Barron, not sure if his Ferris Wheel was up.
Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:37 am
Yeah I like older curves too
and yes I love Hurricanes, so you can always count me in for a ride.
Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:01 pm
Princess.. You haven't lived untill you have been on a Kamikaze
Ride Ranger at RES this year! Im sure you will love it. And i think Kamikazes are more tame than Hurricanes anyway so im sure you would be fine on it princess. Anyone else agree that is princess could step on a Hurricane she'd be fine on a Kamikaze?
Its more of a fun, slightly thrilling, smoother motion. I love them. Have a go princess
Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:06 pm
Princess will NEVER ride a Kamikaze, I can assure you of that one! She is a lady after all...
Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:14 pm
Lol. I have some princess friends who enjoy rides like kamikaze.
Took one of the most glamouros girls ever on skywalker this year!
I admit, i was surprised.. I thought shed be worrying about her hair the whole time we were on it but she had fun
Comown princess. Have a go, you only live once
Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:52 pm
I think she has had her fair share of thrill rides in her past. And she does have a valid reason as to why she doesn't go on these rides... However I am sure she is looking forward to riding Mega Drop and Hard Rock at Royal Easter Show this year
Just ask Matt about her first ride ever on that... she wasn't too happy about the fact the ride broke down JUST before we got on! But she was going no hands by the end of it!
Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:02 pm
lol. whats the reason?
the hard rock broke down when i went to RES this year. there were guys doing something where the main arm meets the cars. looked pretty serious. iunno what was up but it was open 4-5 hours later.