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  1. Weeeee! At least My top 10: Expedition GeForce Maverick Favorite Wood Coaster (El Toro, SFGAd) Blue Fire Megacoaster Shambhala Nitro Silver Star Goliath (Walibi World) Magnum XL-200 Black Mamba My bottom 10: Trace Du Hourra Temple of Nighthawk Saw - The Ride Steeplechase Xpress Green Lantern (SFGAd) Indiana Jones et le temple du péril Fav Chance Toboggan Fav Spinning Mouse Goudurix My fav. sensations: Sensation of Speed Floating Airtime Out of Control Feeling/Directional Changes Abrupt Airtime Lateral Forces Positive G's/Loops -- Mental note: next year, I will use the grouping method.
  2. Oh God, this ride is full of amazingness. Can't wait until june. I'm really addicted to Europa Park, it's 1.000 km. from my home but each visit worths the travel.
  3. An Intamin's Mega Lite and all happy No, seriously, some Maurer or Mack spinning ride should mark the spot.
  4. Damn... we're going to CP this month in our Barcelona - USA trip. Last year happened the same to us with Expedition Ge Force. But everyone is fine and is not a major ride. It's something...
  5. My Top 3: 3) Colossos (Heide Park, Germany): I balanced my body forwards on the drop, and the positive G forces pushed my stomach against the lap bar, resulting in my back being crushed mercilessly. Pain lasted about 3 days. 2) Stampida (Port Aventura, Spain): Bruises in my legs, headache, dizziness... Need more reasons? 1) The Ultimate (Lightwater Valley, England): I was having lots of expectatives. The POV in youtube showed me a smoooooth, intense and funny ride. This day I was suffering migraine, but I thought that the ride was going to be smooth. Haahhaaahahaha... The ride was ROUGH AS HELL, and my brain tried to leave my cranium during 7 eternal minutes. It didn't reach its goal, but obligated me to rest in the bar the rest of the day. Some bruises appeared later in my legs, too.
  6. Well... Some fresh news: (thanks to google translator again) --- Barcelona (EFE) .- The head of the magistrate court number 2 in Barcelona called to testify as defendants ten technicians for the fatal accident of "El Pèndol", at the Tibidabo amusement park, as reported by Efe (news agency) judicial sources . The judge has accused the new people who requested the Office of Catalunya and added one tenth, an official of the Italian company that designed the attraction. The defendants are three maintenance technicians of the attraction, which in July 2010 killed one child, as well as engineers and technicians responsible for the design of the park, construction, installation and maintenance of the attraction. One of the suspects is the Tibidabo park technician responsible for coordinating maintenance actions of the attractions, as well as employees of both companies had commissioned external review of "el Pèndol". One of these is outside employees, according to judicial sources, the operator who only hours before the accident was told that emitted strange noises and moved in unusual ways. They will also have to declare as engineers charged with the manufacturer of the attraction (Fabbri) and technicians of the municipal Tibidabo Amusement Park responsible for the project for the installation of El Pèndol. Other objections are those of the COPISA construction professionals, responsible for the installation works and foundation of attraction in the park of the Tibidabo. The allegations of the prosecution is based on the expert report on the causes of the accident at El Pèndol, which states that the appeal fell due to an accumulation of deficiencies in both its design and its installation and maintenance of it. Specifically, the report argues that the appeal fell by a groove in its anchorage and progressive mechanical fatigue of steel with which it was built. In the opinion of experts, selected steel for the manufacture of the anchor of attraction was not adequate, or correctly applied mortar fill to ensure the integrity of the structure. The expert report also notes deficiencies in the maintenance of the attraction, which was commissioned two external companies that made periodic reviews of the installation. --- It's scary and serious. Really serious. source: http://www.lavanguardia.es/sucesos/20110322/54131280232/diez-imputados-por-el-accidente-mortal-de-la-atraccion-de-el-pendol.html
  7. The results about the investigation will be released (theorycally) in February 2011. But we have an advance... google-translated summary, i rectified the most noticiable mistakes: Tibidabo's Pndol fell by poor construction of the ride The Pndol, the attraction of Tibidabo which collapsed last July 16, killed a young woman and wounded three other teenagers, fell by poor construction of the attraction, as a first step of the expert report submitted in court , which, however, still can not advance the ultimate reason for the loss. In fact, the expert's work is not over, and until February will not provide the final outcome of their study. [...] The screws were broken by the fall, and and not vice versa. [...] The area where the ride was built was very wet, and this may undermine the basis. http://www.lavanguardia.es/sucesos/noticias/20101124/54073790165/el-pendol-del-tibidabo-cayo-por-la-mala-construccion-de-la-atraccion.html
  8. I just have listened to an interview with two important people. The first one, the president of the structure consultor college, and the second one an ex-maintenance worker in tibidabo. I will paste the link of the interview later, but it's in catalan and spanish. They said some very interesting things. The radio station is very serious, it's not a "yellow station". IMPORTANT QUOTES STRUCTURE CONSULTORS COLLEGE PRESIDENT (Don't remember the name) - Force calculation problems discarted. They made A LOT of tests involving forces. They MUST be approved in order to use the ride. - Hot didn't cause the noises because it only affects one or two inches deep. - He said that the problem were the anchors. They "had been" pulled appart from the concrete base. The pictures are so clear with that (he told). - The main investigation will try to determinate WHY the anchors had been separated from concrete base. EX-MAINTENANCE WORKER - The ride was very problematic since it started in june/july 2006. The first test determined structure problems and they had to remove one iron rod. - In july 2007, the main axis broke. They didn't made any analysis, the staff simply replaced the axis with another one, bigger. - They found many hydraulic break problems. ------ The link: http://www.racalacarta.com/download.php?file=0719%2016h%20(Dilluns%2019-07-10)%20%20VERSIO%20RAC1.mp3 1st interview (only catalan): 42:15 2nd interview (questions in catalan, answers in spanish): 52:35
  9. The thing that I can't understand is HOW the yellow and red arm broke that way. Looking the renders made by TV3 (catalan TV), the arm should have been whole, in one piece. It's so shocking, if fireman didn't touch anything and looking the images, the cabin fell just in front of the queue line. I can't imagine the dantesque scenes there, really. And I don't want to. By the way, Fabbri Air Driver is a little bit rude in my opinion. When I rode it, I almost lost some APPRECIATED parts of my anatomy in the 4.5G moment. I think that who rode it can understand me.
  10. Hahaha, the name is a "sms style" abreviation of "Pèndol" (Pendulum in catalan language).
  11. Not internal investigation made by Tibidabo, It's ordered by Tibidabo to an external company. Sorry, I suffer a little bit with english, but well that's what i was trying to say.
  12. First news that I heard today in the radio tells that possibly the pilotages were too weak. Not a maintenance fail. But it's the day after, maybe it's too early. There are TWO investigations at this time: a juridicial one, and another internal made by Tibidabo. I'll try to inform you about news when i'll know something.
  13. Thank you for the translation, Airtime&Gravity. I hope they recover too, but sadly one of the girls lost her legs. It's worrying that things like that happens only one month after a security review. So sick.
  14. BTW, I talked to a Tibidabo worker, and he told me that not only the arm collapsed... the full ride did it, including the base tower.
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