AllegroCrab

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About AllegroCrab

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    Flying B&M Strata Standup Inverted Dueling Dive Coasters
  • Birthday 18/01/1997

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    Sydney
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    Roller Coasters, Football (Sokkah), Cars

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    Wild West Falls
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  1. AllegroCrab

    Superman Escape: Third Train

    Unless there's a hidden block section somewhere that I don't know of, I'm going to say no. The unload platform is after the magnetic brakes which are not a block, they just slow the train for entry into the unload area (think of them as massive trims). The other train doesn't launch until the previous train has left the unload area into the station, so that the unload block is free. In terms of adding a block, even if you added one where the magnetic brakes are now, the ops would have to work significantly faster than they currently do. Even then I think the trains would stack very regularly, including before the launch if unload operations are slow, which isn't desirable.
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    Where do you get coaster news?

    The r/rollercoasters and coaster bot discords are where i get most of my international news. I'd say I get my Australian news from here but sometimes the guys on these discord servers are faster to learn about aussie stuff than I am. There's a really great group of people on there who I recently went on a coaster trip around the UK meeting. A few odd balls are annoying but where doesn't have that on the internet? If anyone wants to join, here's the invites: r/rollercoasters: https://discord.gg/zJf3Gz CoasterBot: https://discord.gg/2Ez9M9 Feel free to @PooDiePie (me) if you join. People are always having really in depth discussions on coasters and parks, or about anything really. They love hearing the Australian view on things, if you've ridden dc rivals they'll all be jealous.
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    DC Rivals Hypercoaster Climb

    Make it a tour behind the operation of the coaster with a knowledgeable guide, as well as a climb, and it's well worth $99.
  4. AllegroCrab

    2019 International Coaster Announcments

    https://m.onenewspage.com/video/20180830/10713638/Six-Flags-Great-America-announces-new-coaster-Maxx.htm This is something I'm happy to see. I'm bagging on S&S a few posts ago but this looks much better from them. Hopefully the issues I have with Steel Curtain are from the quality of the nolimits recreation they've got of it and don't reflect the real thing.
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    Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    If you've ridden any other Mack, you'd know DC Rivals is like nothing else they've made force wise. It is a first of its kind in that sense, the other hyper is so tame in comparison.
  6. AllegroCrab

    Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2018

    This is too expensive and too much of a logistical nightmare to be routine maintenance. I don't know why they'd be doing this if there wasn't something wrong with that piece of track that needs to be repaired or replaced.
  7. AllegroCrab

    2019 International Coaster Announcments

    I'm kinda concerned for Steel Curtain. Going with S&S as a manufacturer was a very unexpected move. The layout and supports are wacky as hell, never seen anything like it, and I'd be very interested to ride it, but I don't expect it'll be that nice to ride. It just doesn't have the quality of layout design and element shaping that we're used to seeing these days (at least based on that nolimits video they showed for the reveal). I'll be pleasantly surprised by S&S if they get it open on schedule.
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    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    From these images the new paint job makes it look less like the stone it's trying to imitate and more like plastic. Not sure I'm a fan.
  9. In July I went on pretty much the same trip you've done here. Good to see some Nemesis love. The UK enthusiasts I was with told me over and over again that Nemesis is overrated, but all I've ever heard about Nemesis is that it's overrated to the point where I'm not sure if it's really overrated at all. It was a phenomenal ride, I don't buy the "most intense ride experience" line (The Smiler is more intense), but it certainly is my favourite coaster I rode in the UK. I didn't share the love of icon to the same level as the others in the group I was with. Sure, it's a fun coaster, and insanely re-rideable, but I found it not as good as Nemesis or even the Smiler. I want to be able to explain it logically but it's really difficult to. Icon had some amazing moments, (top hat, immelman, the roll, and a couple of the airtime hills) but Nemesis' layout just destroys it as far as I'm concerned, even if it has a much shorter ride time. Perhaps riding DC Rivals killed Icon for me. I know they're quite different coasters but both rides have twists and airtime bunny hills, icon's were lacklustre in comparison, (as you'd expect when comparing a mack multi-launch with a hyper), yet they make up the majority of the layout. The unique elements that icon has were its standouts, perhaps it should have focused more on things like that. When thinking about it though, at a park like blackpool the limitations on what they could design must have been really difficult to work with, I think they've done an incredible job considering the circumstances. Nemesis just had an incredible layout, it's like nothing else I've ever ridden. The way it dives multiple times into the terrain and picks up speed as it continues rather than having one big drop at the start and slowing down afterwards like most coasters do was an amazing feeling. I think I annoyed people with my opinion on it compared to my opinion on icon, maybe they're so used to nemesis that they don't realise how good it is.
  10. AllegroCrab

    The Off Topic Topic

    I wonder if they know it's a German ride 😃
  11. AllegroCrab

    Thunder River Rapids Incident Coronial Inquest

    Really goes to show how nothing ever really is a complete unforeseeable accident. Also how there's never only one cause for an accident.
  12. AllegroCrab

    Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster refurb in Nov/Dec 2017

    100% need practical effects alongside the screens and projections. There's a trend in parks nowadays of getting carried away with screens, it really should be avoided.
  13. AllegroCrab

    Falling Standards at Our Parks

    Can confirm. I work in a cafe where they let us eat the food, whenever we put chips and wedges on we almost subconsciously put a bit more in than necessary and snack on the rest. The boss is snacking away with us though.
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    Restraint movement during a ride

    Hahaha brilliant. The only way.
  15. AllegroCrab

    Restraint movement during a ride

    Why would the restraints tightening during the ride lead to catastrophic consequences? They definitely cannot loosen, but they seem to tighten. I've sat as far back as I can to avoid exactly what you've described, and the restraint just ends up pushing in further forwards on my thighs (which is much worse than it pushing down at the top of the thighs, it's like a pressure point).