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by Hurricane
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Luna Park Melbourne
Topic: Metropolis has gone bye-bye!
Replies: 13
Views: 4330

Re: Metropolis has gone bye-bye!

Honestly... I can see the ride being sold for parts, probably for the Taipan...
by Hurricane
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Diversions
Topic: Ten years and counting!
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: Ten years and counting!

It's really been 10 years? Holy crap... I've been on here for 8 years... since I was 14... dear god it doesn't feel like that long haha.
by Hurricane
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Luna Park Melbourne
Topic: Metropolis has gone bye-bye!
Replies: 13
Views: 4330

Re: Metropolis has gone bye-bye!

Maybe they will bring an Ali Baba in as well, the views over St Kilda with that ride would be amazing :)
by Hurricane
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Short's Zipper
Replies: 16
Views: 5783

Re: Short's Zipper

Where exactly are you getting your information about Speed and Freestyle being smaller / larger than each other. The only difference is the year model. Speed is an older version, and the only difference would be mechanics / newer technology in the rides. Example, Freestyle's motor is louder than Spe...
by Hurricane
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Cootamundra Show 2012 (pics added )
Replies: 19
Views: 6372

Re: Cootamundra Show 2012 (pics added )

Glad to see the Shockwave looking in better condition since I last saw it, looks like it's either had a repaint or a damn good wash recently! The Zipper and Tilt is looking good too. Hopefully Flarherty's do up the Octopus soon as it's looking a bit tired though. But it is what... nearly 60 years ol...
by Hurricane
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Luna Park Sydney
Topic: Ferris wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 2414

Re: Ferris wheel

As far as I am aware both the Skymaster and Luna Park's Ferris Wheel are the same model (made by Kevin Ferrari in the 80's if I'm not mistaken?)
by Hurricane
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Work
Replies: 17
Views: 5577

Re: Work

And a lot of the time you may even end up in a joint for the first time... And honestly, working a joint can be incredibly fun! I spent a good 4 years working a joint and the deck of a ride... and I actually think I sometimes preferred the joint!
by Hurricane
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Western Australian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2012 Perth Royal Show Sep 29-October 6
Replies: 32
Views: 11647

Re: 2012 Perth Royal Show Sep 29-October 6

Strange to not see March's Hurricane there...
by Hurricane
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Your Dream Park
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

Re: Your Dream Park

Give me a Sobema Matterhorn any day! HUSS: Ranger, Rainbow, Trokia, Enterprise Sobema: Street Dance (Lifting), Matterhorn Reverchon: Explorer, Crazy Coaster, Log Flume (Pirates Revenge) Mondial: Top Scan, Capriolo KMG: Tango, Inversion, XLR8, Experience Technical Park: Street Fighter Moser: Twin Fli...
by Hurricane
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: New South Wales Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2012 Merriwa Show
Replies: 6
Views: 2490

Re: 2012 Merriwa Show

I've seen that Cha Cha once at Ipswich show last year, no idea who owns it.
by Hurricane
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Wanting to start a carnival
Replies: 20
Views: 4972

Re: Wanting to start a carnival

Was gonna say, I thought Carnevil and Roller Ghoster were different just because of the lift hill design. Carnevil having the spiral while RG had several levels for it to go up.
by Hurricane
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Melbourne Show '12
Replies: 105
Views: 36197

Re: Royal Melbourne Show '12

If anyone is going this weekend could you please tell me how much the Taipan will cost and if Rock & Roll is having the 3 for $20 deal. Also why do you think that FreeStyle sometimes charges $20 instead of the advertised $15. Different shows, different prices. Just depends on the crowd really. ...
by Hurricane
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Western Australian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2012 Perth Royal Show Sep 29-October 6
Replies: 32
Views: 11647

Re: 2012 Perth Royal Show Sep 29-October 6

I can tell you right now that it would be TPA's Super Jump, you can see the hydraulic pistons in the center of the picture and not to mention the car shapes match the ride :)
by Hurricane
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Showmen's Travelling School
Replies: 9
Views: 3176

Re: Showmen's Travelling School

I've forwarded it to as many people as possible. Makes me disgusted to even say I live in QLD anymore...
by Hurricane
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: No Limit at Ekka?
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: No Limit at Ekka?

Am I being biased in hoping Browns Plains becomes bigger than North Lakes because it's a 10 minute drive from my house? :P
by Hurricane
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: No Limit at Ekka?
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: No Limit at Ekka?

Rent prices being ridiculous at the RNA showgrounds, show not attracting the numbers to make it worthwhile anymore. Especially when it was competing with Extreme Speed AND Insanity. In fact a lot of companies have pulled out of EKKA due to similar reasons. Joylands don't take Power Surge anymore and...
by Hurricane
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Companies and what rides they own.
Replies: 12
Views: 30458

Re: Companies and what rides they own.

Shorts (Several different family members)

Zipper
Matterhorn
Taipan (co-owned by Max Laurie)
Lets Drive Dodgems (New track)
Dodgems
by Hurricane
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: New rides?
Replies: 24
Views: 10121

Re: New rides?

I have heard a rumor of a BN Performance Rides Smashing Jump coming to our shores for next year, but not sure how accurate that is. It's pretty much a faster version of the Techno Jump with rotating seats.

http://www.bnperformancerides.com/sched ... adrerif=62
by Hurricane
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Melbourne Show '12
Replies: 105
Views: 36197

Re: Royal Melbourne Show 2012

by Hurricane
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Carnival rides owner robbed, kidnapped and dumped on the M7
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: Carnival rides owner robbed, kidnapped and dumped on the

What the hell is wrong with people these days?! My thoughts and prayers go out to John Phelan and the staff members involved, this is truly a disgusting thing to happen and hope that they recover (emotionally) soon. Luckily there was no physical injuries though...
by Hurricane
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Melbourne Show '12
Replies: 105
Views: 36197

Re: Royal Melbourne Show 2012

I can't imagine the showies would be happy with this arrangement. There's nothing I like more than checking out the carnival at night after the fireworks or even while they're on. I think this is a bad thing for Melbourne Show. ...you and most people. That is often when sideshow alley gets its busi...
by Hurricane
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ekka 2012 - Count Down Begins
Replies: 86
Views: 19192

Re: Ekka 2012 - Count Down Begins

Loved your review! I noticed the same problem with Hangover at RES and Hawkesbury and it wasn't running long cycles as a result I think but the hang time was unbelievable as usual... Also agree with you about Crazy Coaster, one of my favourites for sure! Yeah...it would be the gearbox on the way ou...
by Hurricane
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: First upside down ride?
Replies: 17
Views: 4544

Re: First upside down ride?

I would agree with Ben in saying a Kamikaze type ride is a good first looping ride. My first ever upside down ride was Arkham Asylum (the old lethal weapon) at Movie World followed by Dreamworlds Wipeout. As far as carnival rides my first was Space Roller. But yeah, something like Hangover or maybe ...
by Hurricane
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ekka 2012 - Count Down Begins
Replies: 86
Views: 19192

Re: Ekka 2012 - Count Down Begins

Yeah, ekka is always good...get to catch up with the showies I used to work for...and hang out with friends that share the same passion and interest.
by Hurricane
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Hangover ride
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Re: Hangover ride

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