pluk

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About pluk

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    not the Messiah
  • Birthday December 29

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Essex
  • Interests
    Apart from this stuff? Music and Skiing.

Previous Fields

  • Favourite ride
    The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
  • Favourite Theme Park
    Europa Park

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  1. @Marc Any idea what happened to my pictures? They were uploaded to the site, not linked from elsewhere, so I don't know how to fix them!
  2. I'm an 18 stone male, and while I don't know my measurements I imagine most females would be more chesty than I am, with chest size being the restricting factor on most retaints. I struggle with colossus and vortex restraints closing at all, with Samurai pretty snug too. I'd guess you might have to skip these, but other than that you should be fine. I'm not so sure about the wheelchair restrictions, I know some rides have evacuation and access issues, I'd hope these would very posted on their website?
  3. Blimey, that's a hell of a write up; I feel like I've been there myself after reading that! I didn't realise how easy it was to get to, certainly on my to do list.
  4. There has been no statement from anyone explaining the mechanics of how she came to he in the water. While rider error is by far the most likely reason it is totally unacceptable to blame the deceased for their death at the moment. To do so is insensitive and crass in the extreme. No ride of this or any type is ever 100% safe, there are many things that may have gone wrong.
  5. You got a source for that, or you just being a disrespectful prick?
  6. Ceremonial topic move complete. It is a shame, always enjoyed the uniqueness of the experience and glad I got a couple of rides at the end of last season. Probably about time it was put out of its misery though, and Thorpe should be praised for their efforts in keeping it going for so long.
  7. Never gonna happen. 2 will come out, bomb, and that's the last we'll ever hear of it.
  8. It all looks very pretty, but doesn't seem to be remotely interesting. Avatar? Who cares? I still don't understand this at all.
  9. That could look so good similarly lazily plonked elsewhere on park, but that is just a shocker. The embodiment of Merlin's true catchphrase; 'That'll do'
  10. Really hope the continuing investment works out for them after their previous financial issues. It's either brave or stupid considering how bad things have been, only time will tell.
  11. Gimme an F, gimme an A, gimme an S etc etc. What do queues make? SALES!
  12. Tallest/fastest claims are not gimmicks in my book, they are bona-fide records. Even 'most inversions' is a legitimate claim. There's nothing wrong with any of that. But with most legitimate records out of reach we end up with the gimmicks consisting of spurious world's firsts for generally unremarkable elements, or unquantifiable claims of 'scariest' or 'most intense' which are just PR puff. These are the ones I have problems with, where the shoehorning of some nonsense ends up detracting from delivering a solid attraction around it. Where marketing takes over from genuine creativity as the driving force of a project. If Thorpe are going to reach for a legitimate record I'd love them to go for the world's longest coaster, utilising the new island and going on around the perimeter. I'm sure it's doable on the site, never going to happen though!
  13. Yes, absolutely. What I can't see is that any part they need would take a whole season to be fabricated? It does feel to me like a longer term decision may have been made.
  14. It did really happen and is not PR. I think the last thing we want to do is assist in the promotion of this idiocy by these morons.