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Post by Top Gunner14 » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:18 pm

I noticed last year that Show West got a new ride called the Nitro. Does anyone know where this came from or who manufactured it?Will this be at Perth Royal competin against the Hard Rock. This looks a bit different to the Hard Rock cause the seats face outwards. It looks great but does anyone know anymore about it. Here's a pic:

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Post by CoinKing » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:08 pm

its a zamperla discovery. It will be at the perth royal show this year

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Post by Vee » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:23 pm

A new ride last year and a new ride this year! :wink:

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Post by princess » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:33 am

Great to see the west getting some new rides :lol:

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Post by benclare » Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:06 pm

Show West have an exceptional stable of rides; it's a shame they no longer travel to the eastern states. Their Ranger and roller coaster used to do the Sydney RES in the early 90's.

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Post by Top Gunner14 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:16 pm

I didn't think it was a technical park street fighter. So its Zamperla. Ur right ben, show west have some great rides. They present them so well too. Their orbitor, ranger, crazy dance and all of their rides look fantastic. So the nitro will be competin against hard rock. I wonder how this will go.

Also has the superbowl been sold yet?

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Post by benclare » Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:08 pm

Top Gunner14 wrote: . Ur right ben, show west have some great rides. They present them so well too. Their orbitor, ranger, crazy dance and all of their rides look fantastic. So the nitro will be competin against hard rock. I wonder how this will go.

Also has the superbowl been sold yet?

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Ah, there's another great ride that has disappeared from our major east coast shows. Hopefully we'll see the Superbowl again some time.

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Post by Top Gunner14 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:32 pm

Its a great ride from what i can gather. Last i saw it was hawkesbury a couple of years back

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Post by Zamperla » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:01 pm

my mistake I stand corrected on Nitro.

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Post by CoinKing » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:30 pm

Top Gunner14 wrote:I didn't think it was a technical park street fighter. So its Zamperla. Ur right ben, show west have some great rides. They present them so well too. Their orbitor, ranger, crazy dance and all of their rides look fantastic. So the nitro will be competin against hard rock. I wonder how this will go.

Also has the superbowl been sold yet?

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i thought the johnsons would be taking the hard rock to melbourne with their sky view wheel?

superbowl is still in perth.

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Post by benclare » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:29 pm

I'm pretty sure Hard Rock will be in Melbourne as will Skyview Wheel. I haven't seen an official ride list for Melb yet; it'll be interesting no doubt about that.

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Post by HUSSRAINBOW » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:38 pm

skyview is confirmed... most likely hard rock will... i dont see why not
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Post by Top Gunner14 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:48 pm

Ur right huss, skyview is goin and i'm pretty sure hard rock is going. That's a great ride.

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Post by Hurricane » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:42 pm

I also don't see why Hard Rock wouldn't go, as it's a very fun ride. I honestly can't decide if I prefer Hard Rock or Dreamworld's Claw as they both have their good and bad points. On another note, is the SkyView wheel the one that was at Ekka or the one from last year's Melbourne show that is going?
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Post by HUSSRAINBOW » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:58 pm

melbourne will have both wheels....

Verfurths purple and white wheel, which is still currently at Birrarung Marr for an extended stay, and Sky View will be there also.... nice!

also I cant say im a fan of West's Ranger, the appearance is a bit basic... if you notice the lighting is a little different from the usual fabbri models (im talking the star in the middle)
but then again, i only have eyes for O'Neills Ranger! :mrgreen:
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Post by Hurricane » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:06 am

I didn't really like O'neil's ranger from the pictures I've seen of it until it was refurbished. It now looks like a top ride, although I can't really comment as I've never seen it. I really do however like Watkins Kamikaze as well as Verfuth's Hangover.
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Post by benclare » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:07 pm

I haven't seen Show West's Ranger for ages but I remember it being a lot louder than O'Neil's one which is really saying something! In contrast, the Hangover and Kamikaze are a lot quieter and Topgun is in between. Not sure which Ranger I prefer, O'Neil's has the best sound and goes the fastest I think but it doesn't stay upside down very long. Hangover which doesn't seem to tour NSW any more stays upside down for ages too long but is a laugh for sure.

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Post by Zamperla » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:10 pm

Pretty sure Show West's Ranger was the first in Australia - it is a first-generation 1984-85 design.

O'Neils would be around 1988-89.

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Post by Top Gunner14 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:08 pm

Also with showest's, they have all the lights up and down the arms. Watkin's kamikaze looks great with all the different coloured lights and artwork. O'neills looks great and gives u a good ride. But Top Gun i give the thumbs up too :D :D . It now looks great, good ride expierience, one of the best :!: i'll post some pics soon with its new paintjob.

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Post by CoinKing » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:16 pm

i have heard that the TWIN FLIP has arrived at the showgrounds in perth, another new ride for perth this year

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Post by Top Gunner14 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:01 am

WOW, that's very interesting for the twin flip to go. I know TPA do go but i'd never thought the twin flip would end up goin

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Post by Vee » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:47 am

I should be there on the 16th for initial setup so I'll be sure to get plenty of photos

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Post by Top Gunner14 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:43 pm

Great 2 hear Vee. It's always good 2 see some pre-show foto's and see what rides are at this years show

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Post by benclare » Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:34 pm

Very surprising about Twin Flip being back in operation but definitely good news. Has it been sold perhaps?

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Post by Top Gunner14 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:05 pm

I don't think its been sold yet. But it has been operatin a couple of times this year. When hawkesbury was on, i was told by one of the TPA crew it was at Orange in central NSW

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