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by Hurricane
Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ekka 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 19966

Re: Ekka 2013

Hard Rock was sold to Verfuth's who are based in Victoria so it likely won't do QLD shows much anymore. Surprised it's not on at EKKA considering Hangover is attending. That and it could well be Durkin's wheel attending and might just be a generic picture of a wheel but who knows. IMO Dean Davis has...
by Hurricane
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ekka 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 19966

Re: Ekka 2013

RIDE LIST: 9D Cinema *NEW* $10 Airmaxx 360 *NEW* $8 Breakdance $8 Carnevil $8 Crazy Coaster $10 Disk'o $8 Dodgems (Pinks and Shorts) $7 Dodgems (Coney Fair) $8 EuroSlide $3 Extreme $10 Extreme Speed Machine $15 Fungee Bungee $12 Giant Wheel (Appears to be Durkin's unit) $8 Hangover $8 Haunted Hotel ...
by Hurricane
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ekka Work 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 3488

Re: Ekka Work 2013

Honestly... most showies would want someone that's available every day of the show mostly for training purposes. Also, considering your only 16 you most likely would get work on a joint over a ride. If your really wanting work at EKKA I'd suggest contacting TPA Shows directly. If you want their numb...
by Hurricane
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Fraser Coast Show 2013 (Maryborough)
Replies: 7
Views: 3730

Re: Fraser Coast Show 2013 (Maryborough)

Yeah, it really does not run as well as when they did own it. Chant's gear is always in the best condition mechanically and cosmetically. It was good when Dales first got it... but yeah it just runs like crap now, and I find it to be quite rough and jerky too.
by Hurricane
Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Fraser Coast Show 2013 (Maryborough)
Replies: 7
Views: 3730

Re: Fraser Coast Show 2013 (Maryborough)

Midnight Express and Alpine Express are the same ride, Flash Dance IMO gives a very different ride that is superior to the Matterhorns IMO (Provided it's running a decent cycle)
by Hurricane
Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ekka 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 19966

Re: Ekka 2013

Midi Dance Party looks quite small and low capacity really... I'd much rather see Hard Rock at EKKA over that ride...
by Hurricane
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Cracker Jack Carnival 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1762

Re: Cracker Jack Carnival 2013

I was at Crackerjack last night as well and honestly based on previous years it was crap. There was no atmosphere at all and the lineup is down from alot of years. Notable rides that were missing included, Freestyle, Super Trooper, Hurricane and Rock n Roll. Cyber Party was looking better with the n...
by Hurricane
Mon May 20, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)
Replies: 12
Views: 6513

Re: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)

Yes... this particular Gravitron is FAST... but according to the Wisdom website both models travel the same speed of 24RPM. I know for a fact that Dreamworld's model didn't run that fast in the later years as you barely stuck to the walls... I don't know what made it feel so much faster than say Dur...
by Hurricane
Mon May 20, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)
Replies: 12
Views: 6513

Re: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)

Festivals are very rarely guild ran because they are not an "official" show. It's essentially a big hire job just like a fete. And normally the Greek Festival is a week after Ipswich show but don't know why the dates clashed this year.
by Hurricane
Sun May 19, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)
Replies: 12
Views: 6513

Re: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)

The showmen's guild doesn't "support" this event so to speak, it's an independently ran show that is organised by Tony Marcovich (Coney Fair Amusements). They have the contract to the festival and each of the operators pay a set amount to have their rides at the festival. Based on the location thoug...
by Hurricane
Sun May 19, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Ipswich Show 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 11933

Re: Ipswich Show 2013

Cyber Party was most likely having some issues with the hydraulics as that would be the only reason that it wouldn't have been lifting up. It's a real shame that it wasn't doing that this year as IMO it does add to the experience. I'm all for another Matterhorn style ride travelling to replace Thund...
by Hurricane
Sun May 19, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gympie Show 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 18253

Re: Gympie Show 2013

That would be likely where the harness unlocking computers are located if i'm not mistaken, so taking off the lighting cover would provide easier access to it.
by Hurricane
Sun May 19, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gympie Show 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 18253

Re: Gympie Show 2013

Space roller is looking very nice, glad the multi coloured panels at the end of the arms are gone too. I will say from watching the video of Airmaxx 360 I think I prefer the Techno Jump styles... It doesn't appear that the gondola's spin very much to add to the overall experience. The new LED's on B...
by Hurricane
Sun May 19, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)
Replies: 12
Views: 6513

Re: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)

It normally does a few other shows like Redcliffe and sometimes Crackerjack but yeah, you don't see it out too much. Quite a few rides often pack up on the friday night and set up early saturday morning from shows like Gympie as the greek festival is always packed each year and makes heaps of money....
by Hurricane
Sat May 18, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)
Replies: 12
Views: 6513

Re: Paniyiri Greek Festival

Well, first of all I didn't get to take many photo's due to not feeling too well after a certain ride (which if you read on you will find out what!) SKYWALKER I've got to hand it to Luke and Chris, I didn't think that this ride could look any better than before but i've been proven wrong. The front ...
by Hurricane
Sat May 18, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)
Replies: 12
Views: 6513

Re: Paniyiri Greek Festival

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by Hurricane
Sat May 18, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)
Replies: 12
Views: 6513

Paniyiri Greek Festival (REVIEW AND PHOTOS ADDED)

Hey, I'm heading out to the Paniyiri Greek Festival tonight. Will be able to give a report of what rides etc they have and hopefully get some photos. RIDE LIST Skywalker Speed Extreme Skyflier Alien Abduction Energy Storm Cha Cha Dodgems Super Jump Rock n Roll Ferris Wheel Astroliner Rocket Water Ba...
by Hurricane
Sat May 18, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gympie Show 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 18253

Re: Gympie Show 2013

Ah, I knew someone was looking at getting BN Smashing Jump... interesting to see that that rumor ended up becoming true, well... at least a similar ride. IMO the Smashing Jump appears to be a bit more intense than the Safeco variant, but still looks very good.
by Hurricane
Fri May 17, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gympie Show 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 18253

Re: Gympie Show 2013

What is Airma XX 360???
by Hurricane
Thu May 16, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gympie Show 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 18253

Re: Gympie Show 2013

Due to unforeseen circumstances please don't come visit me on the Hurricane as I am not there :P

Hope the show goes well though and if anyone's taken any pictures it would be great to see!
by Hurricane
Sun May 12, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gympie Show 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 18253

Re: Gympie Show 2013

Different Watkin owns that. I think it's Stewart that owns Midnight Madness... Russell owns Space Roller yes stewart owns midnight madness and his brother russell owns space roller Thought so... there's too many Watkins lol, you have Paul that owns the Kamikaze and the name of the Watkin that owns ...
by Hurricane
Sun May 12, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gympie Show 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 18253

Re: Gympie Show 2013

Different Watkin owns that. I think it's Stewart that owns Midnight Madness... Russell owns Space Roller
by Hurricane
Fri May 10, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Sunnybank MAYFEST
Replies: 0
Views: 4921

Sunnybank MAYFEST

Hey, for anyone Brisbane way just letting you know there's a large fete happening tomorrow at McGreggor state school (Sunnybank) It's on the corner of Mains Road and McCullogh Street. Wristbands are $30 for unlimited rides too as far as i'm aware. Should hopefully be checking it out tomorrow and sho...
by Hurricane
Fri May 10, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gympie Show 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 18253

Re: Gympie Show 2013

Not a bad turn out really... am a bit surprised to see SPACE ROLLER showing up here though! Did it attend last year's Gympie show?
by Hurricane
Wed May 08, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gympie Show 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 18253

Re: Gympie Show 2013

Confirming that March's Hurricane will be at Gympie, will be working on it too (not sure doing what just yet)