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    NEW Track in the Bikepark Brandnertal – FIRST Ride!
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    NEW Track in the Bikepark Brandnertal – FIRST Ride!

    February 10, 2020


    Hey guys, it´s me Elias I´m here with my friend Davide Palazzari today we´re here at the Bikepark Brandnertal the opening of the brand new Line called Tscharlie Tschäplin I´m so stoked – you guy´s can follow us down a ride and I would say – let´s Go!

    2017 Mazda MX5 Miata ‘RF’ – (Track) One Take
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    2017 Mazda MX5 Miata ‘RF’ – (Track) One Take

    January 26, 2020


    MATT FARAH: Good morning everybody!
    Welcome to the Thermal Club Racetrack – a private, membership-based track
    outside Palm Springs, California. Where I have been invited to drive a
    couple of Mazdas. Forgive the driving suit, it’s a little
    silly for a road car but I’m getting in silly for a road car but I’m getting in
    that, the MX5 Cup so I figured, just stay dressed. This is the 2017 MX5 RF
    and that stands for Retractable Hardtop.
    [LAUGHS] I don’t know what the letters stand for. Roof Folder? Maybe.
    Don’t know. The point is, it replaces the power [retractable] version of the
    Miata. It has a folding hard roof. It’s a good-looking little car.
    I like it immediately just from looking at it. This is the Club
    version which starts at $31,500 It weighs a little bit more –
    about 100 lbs more than the soft roof Miata. 2450 lbs with the 6-speed
    manual as tested. It’s got the same 2 liter, 155 horsepower
    148 lb/ft torque SKYACTIV N/A motor. It should be a lot of fun!
    The biggest complaint I had with the regular ND Miata is that the wind noise
    and the refinement at highway speeds were not what I wanted them to be.
    So this RF should change that. I’m a little scrunched in here with a
    helmet although, without the helmet, I actually fit just fine with the
    exception of my knee which gets hit on this window switch panel
    on the door. So we’re gonna go head out on the
    Thermal track and see how this guy does. The regular MX5 is super tossable
    and flickable. And this Thermal course is a beautiful
    facility. I haven’t driven the current configuration
    before today but I did get some orientation laps so I
    know where I’m going. A little extra bolstering in the seat
    could do some wonders here. Not a lot of power, obviously. This is the definition of ‘momentum car’. I have traction control off but I’ve been
    told that I should stay off some of the curbs or it might come back on on its own
    which could be interesting I love the notchiness of the gear lever. Great pedals for heel-toeing. Sharp turn-in. You get some body roll
    but it’s very predictable. Really fun in the transitions. It is, as I said, heavier than the soft
    roof by about 100 lbs but still pretty flickable. Little bit of tire squeal.
    Oh, I’m feeling it though! Tightens… Oversteer… Bumpy curbs on exit.
    This is a really fun little track. Oh, I’m feeling this right now! A lot of full throttle in this car
    so far, though. Good, firm brake pedal. Right to that 7000 RPM redline.
    Ran out of revs just at the right time there.
    Eyes up, Farah. Eyes up, eyes up! Onto that curb, transition through these
    over-the-hill s’s. Oh, this thing feels really good.
    This would be a really good learning car. Definitely not too much power,
    definitely not gonna get in over your head in one of these. Really direct gear lever – I like that a
    lot. And much, much quieter in here than
    the soft roof car. Much quieter! Brake pedal’s getting a little soft a
    little early, though. Like most Miatas, I image this thing will
    see pads and a fluid swap very soon. But, if you can hear it, in the soft roof
    car you get a lot of wind noise. Especially at highway speed and we are
    certainly at highway speeds here. At least highway speeds. There’s 70… There’s 80… 85… 90… 95… And there it is, touching 100 right as
    is come time to brake for this right-hander without much track out
    to work with afterwards. It’s good. I’ve got my AC crankin’.
    It’s very hot today, about 85 degrees here in Palm Desert. Really predictable car, though. This is
    good. A lot of fun! Light, flickable. A car with a folding
    hard roof for 2400 lbs – 2450 Oh, god did I blow that corner.
    That was a mess of an exit and I apologize for my clumsiness there.
    Still learning the track, still learning the car.
    Brakes are getting a little warm. Well they said ‘stay off the curbs
    otherwise the traction control might bring itself back on’ but so far that has
    not happened. Trying to keep that momentum.
    And I ran out of revs but it doesn’t die. When you hit redline, it just stays
    there. So you can ride that redline a bit if
    you need to at the track. What you don’t want to see in a
    track car is, when you hit that redline, you don’t want the power to just
    completely die. That’s no bueno. So fortunately, it doesn’t do that.
    If you run out of gear, it just lets you ride it a little bit, for a second or 2
    until you get to that next corner. The inputs are really good here.
    The steering is very light. The pedals have good placement. Tires talk to you. They’re squealing.
    It’s really easy to lose a bit of traction without it becoming a problem. You can correct pretty much anything. 205 section rear tyres. Sorry I don’t know what they are at the
    front. Maybe square. Would be good economically if they were
    square so you could rotate them. Into 4th gear. Pretty good! That’s pretty good. I’m not gonna brake too deep into these
    corners, I can feel that pedal getting a little soft. I don’t wanna find myself
    in a wall – which there are plenty of here at Thermal. Really lovely little track, though. Yes! Oversteer is easy and
    very correctable. Look at that! See? So you can oversteer it
    under braking and then just go flat to the floor. You don’t even need to modulate
    You can correct it by just going flat and steering out of it. It’s quite brilliant.
    [LAUGHS] It’s good! Very good. Here’s where I run out of gear…
    Nope, not quite. This is very nice.
    I’m having a good old time. Here’s where I run out of gear but
    it doesn’t die. Tires are starting to get a little greasy.
    Little greasy… I can feel possible oversteer coming. Ride that curb, ride that curb, stay off
    this curb. I’m not gonna drift it there because
    there’s a wall that I don’t like very much But it feels flickable. Really good front-
    rear balance. Really easy to steer, really easy to point, really easy to
    recover if you end up in a place you’re maybe not supposed to be. Temps are looking good. Right in the
    middle. Right at about 210 Fahrenheit. Hasn’t moved an inch. Well, an inch would be overheating in
    this gauge but it hasn’t moved a metaphorical inch! I’m definitely feeling this guy.
    This is a fun little ride. Also this track is like pretty much
    perfect MX5 racetrack. This is great! I might have to get one
    of these at the presser. Went a little harder on the brakes there.
    Although the pedal gets some softness after even one lap, the brakes themselves
    have not really lost any of their effectiveness. That’s good, keeping me
    safe. Probably go in after this lap though. Really easy to oversteer there. Down to 3rd gear. Beautiful! Beautiful fun little car. My foot slipped off the pedal for the
    blip there. That was my fault. It happens. Getting a little hot and toasty in the old
    Farah helmet. Well, let me cool off the brakes before
    I bring it in so we don’t start a fuego. This a neat little car, man.
    I was a fan of the power hardtop car the NC and I’m definitely a fan of this.
    If you’re my height which is 6’3″ you might have a little bit of trouble
    with a helmet. Although you can clearly see that it
    is doable, it is just not ideal. Without a helmet, not a problem at all. And I’ve got Batim in the Clubsport Cayman
    and I’m gonna bail off here and let him do his thing. That was quite lovely. This car is a lot
    of fun to toss around, to move around, to get to slide, to feel the front and
    the back moving as the tires warm up and then recover it. You could really learn how to be a good
    driver in one of these cars. That’s nothing new. It doesn’t feel too
    heavy, it doesn’t feel too messy. And, unless you drove it really directly
    back-to-back with the soft top, you probably wouldn’t feel the weight
    difference which you may really come to appreciate the difference
    in refinement on the highway. So, thank you to Mazda for having
    me out to Thermal today. This was great. I’m going to hop out of this RF and into
    the MX5 Cup racecar which should be a lot of fun. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you
    next time.

    Why Roller Coaster Track is Filled with Sand
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    Why Roller Coaster Track is Filled with Sand

    January 17, 2020


    For the past century, theme parks all over
    the world have been battling one another to construct taller, faster, and more exhilarating
    thrill machines in order to outshine the competition and attract the largest crowds. Driving this battle forward are the engineers
    and roller coaster designers who have developed innovative ways to build these towering structures
    so that they are both safe and reliable. Over the years, each roller coaster design
    company has established their own signature design style with recognizable characteristics
    that set their coasters apart from the rest. A few examples include the I-beam design of
    Rocky Mountain Construction, or RMC, which consists of a continuous steel I-section with
    integrated rails; The truss design of Intamin, which consists
    of small steel tubes that are welded together to form a 3-dimensional truss;
    And the box beam design of Bolliger and Mabillard, or B&M, which consists of a continuous steel
    box section that supports two rails using fin plates. Although the various design styles are quite
    unique, they all accomplish the same task of supporting high-speed roller coaster trains
    as they hurtle through the air. If you have ever been to a major theme park,
    you may have noticed that in addition to having a unique visual appearance, each track design
    also produces a distinct sound as the trains speed over them. The sound produced by a given roller coaster
    is directly related to the design of the track, and of all the various track styles, the box
    beam design produces one of the loudest and most recognizable sounds. The box beam track design developed by B&M
    has a continuous steel spine that is formed by a hollow rectangular cross-section. Steel fin plates are welded to the top of
    the spine at regular intervals, and these fin plates support the two rails which are
    made from circular steel tubes. When trains travel along the rails at high
    speeds, vibrations are induced in the track which propagate throughout the entire cross-section. These vibrations generate sound that we can
    hear, and the large hollow box beams actually amplify the sound due to their size and geometry. Although the roar of a B&M roller coaster
    is iconic and downright intimidating, the noise can be a problem in certain situations,
    particularly when theme parks are located adjacent to residential areas. A prime example of this is Canada’s Wonderland,
    which is a theme park located in Ontario, Canada. The park first opened in the early 1980’s,
    and at that time it was surrounded only by farm land. However, that farm land was gradually overtaken
    by urban sprawl as the nearby city expanded, and a large residential area was eventually
    constructed adjacent to the park. Now perhaps you shouldn’t move into a house
    located across the street from a theme park if you don’t like the sound of roller coasters,
    but a lot people may have overlooked this issue at the time. In 2006, Canada’s Wonderland was purchased
    by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, which invested millions of dollars into the park
    to build numerous world-class thrill rides. The biggest of them all came 2012, when Canada’s
    Wonderland introduced Leviathan; The tallest roller coaster that B&M had ever built to
    date, standing at 93 m tall and reaching speeds of nearly 150 km/hr. The giga coaster was constructed right at
    the front of the park, and it extended out into the parking lot just a few hundred meters
    away from the neighboring residential area. And was this coaster ever loud. Every time a train dived down the first drop,
    the sound could clearly be heard by the residents across the street, and this obviously led
    to numerous noise complaints. The park hired an acoustical consultant to
    perform an assessment of the sound produced by the ride, and it was determined that something
    had to be done to quiet down the Leviathan. In the end, it was decided that the best way
    to reduce the noise produced by the roller coaster would be to fill the track with sand. Since the first drop was the primary culprit
    of the noise problem, attention was focused only on this part of the ride. It was not possible to fill the rails with
    sand because this would require the rails to be cut open and welded closed, which would
    be detrimental to the smoothness of the ride, however they could cut open and fill the box
    beams. Once engineers determined that the structure
    and its foundations could support the additional weight, the park moved forward with their
    plan. First, a hole was cut into each box beam section
    of the first drop by workers on a large boom lift. Sand was then blown into each section using
    an aggregate blower, which used compressed air to deliver the sand to the required height
    through a long tube. Since each section of track is sealed at both
    ends where the individual pieces are bolted together, sand had to be blown into each track
    section individually rather than filling the entire box beam at once. After the entire drop was filled, the holes
    in the box beams were welded shut and the work was complete. This method of noise reduction was successful,
    and the noise produced by the roller coaster was greatly reduced. The sand inside the track works by damping
    the vibration of the steel which reduces the amplitude of the resulting sound waves. As the steel walls of the box beam vibrate
    against the sand, the walls push against the sand and move the individual particles, which
    transfers energy away from the steel. This loss of energy translates to a reduction
    in the amplitude of the vibrations, and the volume of the sound is therefore reduced. The same technique has been used for a number
    of other roller coasters as well, including Gatekeeper at Cedar Point in Ohio, and Yukon
    Striker at Canada’s Wonderland. However, for these two coasters, it was known
    in advance that noise could be a potential problem, and so the rails were filled with
    sand during track fabrication before the roller coasters were erected. It’s likely that the engineers decided to
    fill the rails and not the box beams in these two cases because a smaller volume of sand
    is required, and it would have been very difficult to transport and install the track pieces
    if they were completely filled with sand due to the huge increase in weight. Even though less sand is used, filling the
    rails alone is still an effective method for reducing the level of sound produced by a
    roller coaster. Filling roller coaster track with sand has
    been shown to be a good solution to the noisy roller coaster problem, and it can be used
    for both new roller coasters as well as existing roller coasters. It is a clever yet simple technique, and perhaps
    we will see it implemented more frequently in the future. Hey everyone, thank you for watching this
    video, I really hope you enjoyed it. Don’t forget to subscribe if you would like
    to see more videos from this channel, and please consider supporting me on Patreon using
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    the comments below for topics that you want to see in future videos. Again, thanks for watching, and I’ll see
    you in the next one.

    Race The Tube – London Parkour POV 🇬🇧
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    Race The Tube – London Parkour POV 🇬🇧

    January 15, 2020


    Rolling! Max Cave: What’s up Youtube, today we have got a very good challenge. Drew Taylor: This is the train that we are racing.
    Benj Cave: Oh my god it’s happening now! Storror Army wish us luck. M: We can leave our bags with you?
    B: Yeah yeah leave your bags to us. We saw this video that went crazy viral years ago of some dude who raced the tube like two stops in London. But we think we can do better than that.. Sacha Powell: So the route is from Moorgate to Farringdon. There’s gonna be a lot of running but we found some nice parkour shortcut. M: Can we get some Let’s Go’s in the comments below?
    B: Can we get some fucking Let’s Go’s! I think they’re gonna have to run so hard, but it is possible. We’ve scouted the route and like found some shortcuts that save time. Max is gonna be filming it all on the GoPro. Me and Callum are gonna be in here, with their bags. [Train]: The next station is Moorgate Here we are, come on boys, come on boys! Toby Segar: Yeah, it’s good to go. Max is rolling. This is it. Attempt one, Storror versus the Tube. It’s so fast.
    Okay here we go C’mon boys, hit it. Go go go Okay, halfway point Barbican. Oh my god they must be close to around here by now. Callum Powell: What is faster, the Tube or parkour? We could just hold up the doors a little bit. At Barbican station. We’re halfway. Let’s go! Okay the final stride. Callum it could just be.. It could just happen that they’re not gonna get on the train. Yea what happens if they’re just not there? I mean that is a very strong possibility. Are they actually gonna be there? I don’t know! Any signs, any signs? C’mon boys, c’mon Okay. Where are they? Oooh no fucking way! No way! No fucking way!! You made it! Can you believe that? I’m fully fucked. Wow. What are you gonna say to that? That was hard. That’s good effort mate, that’s really good effort that’s what it is.

    One of Germany’s finest and most famous and superb model railway with steam trains in HO scale
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    One of Germany’s finest and most famous and superb model railway with steam trains in HO scale

    November 20, 2019


    In this video, Pilentum Television
    will introduce you one of the finest, most famous and superb model railways
    built in HO scale in Germany. If you’re asking German model
    railroaders and railway enthusiast, where to find
    the most outstanding permanent model railway
    exhibition in Germany, they will probably answer, this
    is the “Modellbundesbahn”. Let me explain the word “Modellbundesbahn”. It is an artificial word that
    consists of two parts, namely the German phrase “Bundesbahn”, which
    is the name for the German Federal Railroad Company, and namely the
    German phrase “Modellbahn”, which means model railway or model
    railroad in the English language. On the contrary to many other
    model railway layouts, which are presented in Germany,
    this HO scale display is an accurate and historically correct
    scale model of Ottbergen railway station and its locomotive
    shed as they were in 1975. Buildings, locomotives and
    trains are carefully weathered. There are no high speed trains. No, there are freight trains, local passenger
    trains and a lot of railway traffic at the classification yard or marshalling yard
    as it was usual in the early seventies. For example, take a look at the trains
    and note the correct speed of them. On this model railway
    layout, the true speed of locomotives was correctly
    converted into the scale model. When building this miniature world a
    lot of emphasis was put on reality. Therefore, I would like to explain the
    history of this miniature railway project. When the railway conquered Germany
    in the 19th century, the various railway companies needed a central
    location for a railway depot. The loco depot had been established close
    to the small village of Ottbergen. Ottbergen is a city in eastern North
    Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, approximately 60 kilometers south of Bielefeld and
    approximately 50 kilometers north of Kassel. In Germany, we call it
    “Weserbergland”, meaning something like “The Weser
    Uplands”, a hill region. For example, driving
    by car from Cologne to Ottbergen, you will need
    at least 2 ½ hours. Coming from Hannover, you
    will need 90 minutes by car. But the area is also
    accessible by train; it takes about three hours from
    Frankfurt to Ottbergen. Okay, back to the history: Railway operation was never
    simple here, and the hilly terrain required
    suitably powerful locos. Over time traffic became
    even heavier with the opening of new railway
    lines in the 20th century. Therefore, the loco depot grew with the
    allocation of more and larger locos. And then, the strong steam loco,
    type Class 44, was often in use. In the early 1970’s, two things happened: On the hand the Swiss brothers
    Bernard and François Huguenin realized that the steam age was
    coming to an end in Germany. They wanted to document a typical
    steam shed, and eventually decided to concentrate on observing
    the use of the famous Class 44 locomotives working from the loco
    depot at Ottbergen, which was to become famous as one of the last
    major centers of steam in Germany. So the Swiss brothers did not just
    photograph the steam locos, in action and at rest, but also recorded in great
    detail every aspect of the related operations and infrastructure, photographing
    and measuring all the structures and equipment, and watching the personnel
    going about their daily duties. On the other hand, in the early
    1970’s, there was a small boy, called Karl Fischer, living near
    the railway line in Ottbergen. When he was a young boy, for countless
    hours, he stood near the railway line and watched the large steam locomotives
    of the German Federal Railroad. He was fascinated by the Class 44 steam train
    locomotives built between 1926 and 1949. And of course, he was
    fascinated by the big marshalling yard – right
    behind his parent’s house. Twenty years later, Karl
    Fischer, had a dream: He wanted to recreate Ottbergen in
    miniature as an authentic historic record. Karl Fischer, his team and
    the two Swiss brothers agreed to make all their
    research material available, and co-operated with the design
    and planning of the miniature world project. Fischer was also able to draw
    on the knowledge of local historians and retired railway
    men with direct experience. Captured by its memories
    of the steam age, 30 years later in October 2005, the
    first stage was opened as “Modellbahnschau Ottbergen”
    in the historic goods shed, near the railway
    station of Bad Driburg. Bad Driburg, by the way, is a town,
    also in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, approximately 20
    kilometers away from Ottbergen. I guess, in this video, you get
    to know a lot of German cities. Sorry, but I want to describe the
    places as accurately as possible because maybe you want to visit this
    model railway exhibition someday. Let’s go ahead: In 2005, the layout had been built in sections
    and was assembled as a large U shape. On one side is a scale model of Ottbergen
    railway station and the famous loco depot. On the other side is an accurate scale
    model of Bad Driburg railway station. Both of these railway stations
    are built as they were in 1975. Trains run at authentic
    scale speeds. The landscape is modelled to
    a very high standard, packed with realistic details and
    enhanced with cameo scenes, with a certain number of
    animated features, some replicating railway activity,
    operated by push-buttons. On the railway, a signalman
    leans out of the window of his box to show a special hand
    signal to a passing loco. While these were designed to entertain
    the general public, they never dominate. They were added to increase the realism of
    the scene, often with an amusing aspect. The first stage of the railway layout
    was constructed by professional builder Gerhard Dauscher, while the second stage
    has been supervised by Michael Butkay. The buildings are mostly
    scratchbuilt, or at least heavily adapted, as few commercially
    available kits were correct. Parts for the buildings were
    CNC-milled from original CAD drawings. The HO scale display was built
    over a period of eight years. Taking around 35,000 man hours. Occupies about 100 square
    meters and consists of 1,100 meters of track, 216
    points and 83 signals. In fact, the “Modellbundesbahn”
    is a superb HO scale permanent display layout,
    constructed to museum quality. In 2007, the British railway
    journal “Continental Modeller” called this layout the “German
    equivalent of Pendon Museum”. As you know, the Pendom Museum,
    located in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, recaptures scenes
    from the English countryside as it was in the 1920’s and
    1930’s, using exquisite models to explain an exciting era of
    the British railway history. Although the “Modellbundesbahn”
    is operated as a commercial enterprise,
    there are no gimmicks, just high quality railway
    modelling at realistic speeds, using authentic
    train formations. Cameos to entertain the
    general public are carefully arranged to be natural
    parts of the scene. In 2009 Karl Fischer and his team
    decided to expand the layout. This was not just a simple
    case of an addition but involved modification of
    the existing installation. A large new central module was
    added with a new railway station. Of course, this new module had to be built
    in the same design of the seventies. If you look at the cab ride, you
    will discover this new section because it was used as a
    starting point of the POV drive. Furthermore, this “point
    of view video”, some say “first person view video”,
    which are made by Pilentum with great passion,
    are a very good way to get to know this model
    railway layout exactly. The size of the whole installation
    makes it necessary to use a digital control system, using
    the software “TrainController”. Control of trains, control of accessories,
    occupancy detectors and locomotive decoders are based on the “Selectrix”
    digital model train control system. Finally, there are more than 80
    locomotives, 900 items of rolling stock, 150 buildings, 7,000 figures, more
    than 1,500 trees and 2,500 shrubs. Everything was fine by the year 2017. But then, Karl Fischer and his team, especially
    Norbert Sickmann, decided on a change. The old location of the model railway
    exhibition had become too small. An enlargement of the layout or an extension
    of the exhibition area was not possible. Therefore, the entire installation
    was dismantled in the summer of 2017 and rebuilt in a
    completely new exhibition hall. At the end of May 2018, the new
    exhibition was opened in the city of Brakel, approximately 15 kilometers
    away from the old location. As you can see on the cab
    ride train journey, there is enough space to expand
    the railway installation. The team is developing the
    ability to exchange locos and modify train formations
    automatically, using remotely controlled intelligent digital
    couplings, in order to be able to replicate railway
    operations even more accurately. There is an ongoing programming to fit
    interior lighting to all coaches. Actually, the new car system is running. And, the team is going to
    double the exhibition space from 100 square meters to
    at least 200 square meters. Pilentum Television is sure, that whatever
    is done, will look wonderful and work well. Now, dear friends of
    Pilentum Television, I have talked enough about this
    beautiful model railway. I am going to use the famous expression
    “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Please, enjoy the next 25 minutes
    of this video without any comment. There will be another cab
    ride and many outstanding video shootings of steam
    trains and steam locomotives. Whenever you want, take a look at
    Pilentum’s website on www.pilentum.de. On the website, you will find some great
    photos of this model train layout. And, don’t forget to visit this
    layout, called “Modellbundesbahn”, when you are going to make
    a journey to Germany.

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    Fun Ride – Testing The Alpine Coaster Of Hahnenklee

    October 23, 2019


    [Zip, Boom, Bang] [Heartbeat] Testing the alpine coaster of Hahnenklee – Visiting the Bocksberg
    [Music: UnderwaterBeats – Delete] The alpine coaster on the Bocksberg mountain at Hahnenklee … has been built in March 2012 at a cost of 1.5 Million Euro. It is 1250 meters long and has a total drop of about 290 meters.
    [Start signal] Production + Direction + Camera: XXLRay Musik (CC BY 3.0 License): UnderwaterBeats – Delete Software: avidemux, ffmpeg, gimp, Inkscape, hydrogen, LibreOffice, LMMS, openshot Tools: Nikon 1 J2, Blue Snowball Ice

    Review Attractiepark Slagharen [ENGLISH VERSION]
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    Review Attractiepark Slagharen [ENGLISH VERSION]

    October 11, 2019


    Hello everybody! Welcome to Slagharen, the funfair cemetery of The Netherlands. Let’s see what we can find here. Themepark Slagharen was founded in the year 1963. A man called Henk Bemboom built a few houses accompanied by a pony ride through the park. Pony rides were very unique in that time, which resulted in a success for this park. The first name of this park was Pony Park Slagharen. The founder added extra houses and built a playground for day people. Only since 2008, the park changed it’s name to Themepark Slagharen. The current owner nowadays is Parques Reunidos which became owner in 2011. This Spanish company also owns Movie Park Germany and Bobbejaanland. The first attractions of this park were the Enterprise in 1977, the Ski lift in 1976, funhouse mirrors, the swimmingpool, Apollo and the water organ. Slagharen is actually a funfair cemetery. However, the last few years Slagharen spend much more money in theming. It used to be in a funfair style, but nowadays they have added lots of decoration in the Wild Western style, which is the main style at the moment. The park also acquired a few parades, for example a lights parade and a parade hosted by a national television station. All in all a worthy themepark! This is the playground of today! The Minetrain replaced the old Beetle rollercoaster which was shaped in an eight. The Minetrain is a Vekoma Junior Coaster in a Western theme. The track is 13 meters high, 335 meters long and reaches a top speed of 46 km/h. I’d say it’s closed now, don’t you? A Minetrain coaster with a bell in the front train which drives you nuts. But here we go! This is the location of the old Beetle coaster which got replaced. And the brakes. That’s it! The Ripsaw waterfall was opened in 1992. It used to be very bland, but they added more decoration later resulting in a more Western themed Logflume I usually visit the park on calmer days, but it’s way too crowded now! You can really see the effect of the crisis here. There used to be 1 and 2 Euro coins in here, but now you can only find cents. The whole attraction is powered by one big pump. The water starts here, going all the way to the station. Passing through the small waterfall and ending below the big lifthill. You can buy your onride photo here. Funny thing here is that the water flows below the photostall. So here we go, the Logflume! With two boys that love eachother tenderly… Sailing, sailing, over the sea! I normally don’t feel like getting wet, but with this nice weather I think otherwise! Nice! That’s awesome. The lifthill is very noisy, but Slagharen doesn’t have any noise restrictions so they can do what they want. There’s no water at this curve, only wheels on the track. Unlike Mack Rides, who does add water here. Here we go for the big drop! 3..2..1..Go! Water! Yay, that’s nice! Could’ve been more wet for me, due to the warm weather. Too bad that there aren’t any extra effects here, it’s a pity. There are in fact some extra effects, but they are turned off. The Enterprise is an attraction that was ready to be destroyed for a long time, but fans became angry and thus it’s still here. Which is a good thing because it’s here since 1977 and they have no idea how special this one is. There are countless HUSS Enterprises, but this one from Schwarzkopf is unique. What’s so special about this model is that you must sit instead of laying down. Also the roofs of the gondolas can be moved in order to get in and out. A nice system. Well that’s an awkward round. This is Schwarzkopf quality guys! The best attraction builder in the world! Just to think about that they want to demolish this ride. Are they out of their minds? There used to be a Caterpillar ride here, but they transformed it into a playground for young and old. There used to be the Ocean of Darkness, a Neptune Darkride/Haunted House here, but they replaced it with a Mini-Cars. It’s set up way too big. It’s actually a traffic park. Looks like traffic park Assen. It’s green man, drive! Oh look, the police woman also wants to play. The Babyflug that has been restyled well into a Jules Verne theme. Also this is new, Magic Bikes that were introduced by Plopsaland. Now you can find them in many parks. Not all new rides are done yet, like this new boat ride. What really catches the eye here is that the Traumboot got removed here. Another new ride is the Expedition Nautilus featuring some old parts form the Ocean of Darkness, like this bowl. Same goes for these things, the old gondolas who now protect you from the water. This is the first Mack ride built here, and you’re getting soaked! It’s a kind of Splash Battle, but then as a flatride. A nice ride for warmer days, but I’m going to keep some distance if you don’t mind. The people at the side can defend themselves with their own water pistols. It’s an honest battle. Slagharen is putting more effort in theming obviously, since the personnel is getting dressed now. The Polyp is a Monster II by Schwarzkopf. Schwarzkopf has built many series of Monsters. Everybody knows the Monster III on the funfairs like the German rides Octopussy, Die Krake and Big Monster. Before that, Schwarzkopf released the Monster II. Those were Monsters like this one. Before that type, Schwarzkopf came with the Monster or Monster I. The Monster II is a nice polyp that moves smoothly and gets you spinning in no time as I will demonstrate. Well now we’re moving in the gondola that you can spin very well as long as you go forwards and backwards. Here we go. this is fun! You can keep this up all day like this This is how you change a symple Polyp into an Xtreme ride! This Monster II is much easier to spin than the III because that one is straight. These ones are under an angle which makes it spin faster. Feeling sick? No, not really! I don’t get sick that fast 😉 The Freefall Tower is 40 meters high and is built by Fabbri Group. It can take 12 people up to the top and it let’s you fall down once. It’s a complete freefall and no up-down effect like the Power Tower. It’s ”click” and you’re loose. This Fabbri Tower also travelled on the Dutch funfair like the Mega Drop and Space Fall, but they both left at around 2001-2002 Here we go, the Freefall. Up to 40 meters. Enjoy the view! In a few moments it will pop and we’re loose. First it’s going to build up some excitement… Just kidding here… 3..2..1..Now. No..? Well, it takes a while.. How about now? Still not? Here we go, and we’re already at the ground. That’s the freefall. Well?
    – Fucking nice! The brakes start at 10 meters from the ground already, So you’re actually falling around 20 meters. The other meters are extra space. Now this is a unique thing. There used to be only 2 of these types but not as a swing. These were transportable attractions for the funfair, but I believe that there has never actually been one on it. You had to sit in a capsule in the original version. The capsule lifted you up at one of the poles where you rotated like in a Ferris Wheel. The capsules rotated, just like this swing, around the Apollo. It was comparable with the Heksentanz but with less speed and force. First there was only 1 Apollo in this park, but they added a second one which was converted into a giant swing. In 1979 there were two of these in the park. A few years later, 1 of the two spheres was sold to a themepark in England. I’m not sure if it’s still in use or not. This is one of the very few Schwarzkopf products that didn’t sell too well. Here you can see the Zeppelin with the two Apollo’s. You can see the capsules hanging here. There is a Skilift going over the Main Street with 62 chairs. It’s normally used in the mountains, but this one is here since 1976. The lift is 11.5 meters high. I’d say it’s an odd choice for a ride in a themepark. The gondolas are hanging loose on the cable, so if you’d swing you might just fall off. Watch out! Spitting is prohibited because it leads to agression. They can better say that it will get you expelled from the park! there is no other themepark that has a skilift. Only Plopsa Co has one, but that one is only used to get up the mountain, which was there before the park itself was. It’s surely a unique thing for The Netherlands. It’s a better system than walking. It’s a long walk between the two parksides since there are no attractions in between. Except for the Ferris wheel and the Skytower, but that’s nothing much. We are now entering the far side of the park which is the closest to the town Slagharen, where the park lies nearby. This is where the cable from the lift gets stretched by concrete blocks. Looks like they needed some extra weights, since they added extra stones. These are also gondolas. No idea where they are for.. Maybe something for the artists? “Randy & Rosie live here. Leave a message in their mailbox, and maybe you will get a reaction!” I’ve never actually been here. This mill stands here since 1859, let’s take a look Randy & Rosie live here. How amazing. You can look inside. Looks like they ain’t home We just saw them on the truck in the park The Thunder Loop, former name Looping Star, came from the funfair and was built here in 1979. It’s a beatiful track which is 24 meters high and 592 meters long. The maximum speed is 77 km/h. This track is, compared to the rest, the most nostalgic one. This track used to travel over the German fun fairs. England still has one. It’s a shame that the name changed to Thunder Loop, resulting in a different train than the original one. Let’s go for a ride. Strange is that the junior coasters have full queues, but this one has not. I guess it has something to do with this park attracting families instead of youth. It has an odd lifthill, which starts in the station. And the train hooks onto these things which then gets dragged up to the top. It keeps running like this until the train has reached the drop, which is right now. The safety bars are a speciality, since they only have a “lap-bar”, as it’s called. Even though you’re going through a looping. But apparently it’s enough. Welcome aboard on the Schwarzkopf Looping Star! A funfair classic that was built here years ago. It only has a single looping but such Schwarzkopf has excellent curves, so we’re in for a treat. We’re going upside down! It’s riding marvelous even though it has a mine train. What a classic this is! Schwarzkopf quality! And we’re breaking! Even though they fucked up with the appearance, the ride itself is good. This is the switch. But no second train. They removed that years ago. This coaster has it’s brakes at the sides instead of below the track The Pirate is an original HUSS rocking ship which is located here since 1997. It’s comparable with the boat at Drievliet, which is also a HUSS boat. A water playground. The Tomahawk is a HUSS Troika which is part of this park for a very long time. It used to be in fun fair style, but it changed more and more into the current state over time. It looks a lot like the Condor. It’s exactly the same structure, except for the gondolas, which are different. Well, how bland would you like your Troika? Leave that to Slagharen… There’s absolutely nothing attached! Welcome in the Troika. Lovely machine to ride. It’s nice to have your face in the wind like this. the ridelengths in this park are pretty nice. They are long, but not too long, nor too short like in other parks. Next to the Sky Tower is a Ferris wheel, but here’s one aswell. How they came up with that, no idea… There’s a chapel in the middle of the park. Goddamnit it’s nice here, guys! The Wild West Adventure, which is currently the only darkride in this park. There used to be the Ocean of Darkness, but that was more like a haunted house with an underwater theme. It’s a pretty special darkride because you’re sitting in round boats. It’s built by Mack Rides. The dolls are made by Heimo and the length of the track is unknown, but it’s a fairly long ride. The Wild West Adventure, the only darkride in this park. Here’s the entrance. Here we go! It looks like a Rapids, well, kind of… I’ve got two monkeys on board, like team retard… The story behind this remains completely unclear to me… There’s a bear over here… There’s also a dead body… Well, only bones. Normally there’s waterfall here which turns off at the last moment, but it’s not working at the moment. That’s a decent flame! I’m surprised that this is allowed in The Netherlands! Not that I mind of course… but safety is made very important in this country. Look, it’s a pretty big gasflame coming from it! There’s a nice Rapids effect with two waterfalls that makes you pretty wet. “I beg you” Yes, you’re begging. “I beg you for mercy on my people!” Yeah, yeah, of course. No idea what he exactly means by that. But now we’re running into some Indians. It’s literally a dark ride since it’s pretty dark in here A bison with some Indians. With an ugly chief. And more Indians And at the end a cavilry that shoots all Indians There’s some water coming up, but very minimal, they could have added more. I have the idea that this hasn’t always been a darkride. It’s pretty big. The Goldmine. You can search for gold here with a sieve. That’s the gold. And you have to send in a full basked to win?
    – Yeah, you can get a medal! More parks have this, but I’ve never done this before. The Eagle is a HUSS Condor. It’s actually a Calypso that floats at 20 meters high. Also this attraction comes from the fun fair. It’s unfortunatly not rendable for the fun fair. There are plenty cables and wires on this thing. And we’re going up! Beautiful machines to ride. Let’s enjoy the view. We have safely landed and we can go towards the next attraction! White Water is a slide by Van Egdom with a length of 22 meters, featuring a few waves. It’s a very wet track which you cannot compare with the slides in Drievliet or Toverland. The slides in Toverland are very dry compared to this wet slide in Slagharen. The White Water is very wet. Van Egdom toys, a slide. It’s like you’re ordering Chinese. Everything passes through the hatch. Not only do they have old funfair attractions, but also old funfair games. The Mountain Pool is the swimming pool at Slagharen. With a small slide and a 25 meter pool. When you think of Slagharen, then you think about only 2 things: The Apollo and the Traumboot. (And of course the Looping Star) The Traumboot was first in the park in 1984, but it was moved in 2013 towards the old location of the Zwunka. The ship has been on the same location for about 30 years, but because of the new owners, things change. It always stood at the front of the park, but now it’s at the location of the Zwunka at the other side. Also it’s now called “The Flying Cloud” instead of Traumboot. It’s a Weber ride and not a HUSS. Many people think that it’s copied from HUSS Ranger. This is not true however. Weber was first with the Traumboot and HUSS came later with the Ranger. That is because Weber was taken over by HUSS. That’s why these ships were also built by HUSS. However, HUSS had way more success with the Ranger than Weber with the Traumboot. There it goes, the love boat! Looks like I wasn’t allowed to make an onride video… There used to be a giant sail on the arm, it was really beautiful, but it’s been removed for years. This is how it used to look like. Amazing sails. Germany has had two of these ships. Maier and Kaiser had one which travelled over the German funfairs for a few seasons, but they were then sold to Mexico. These ships still function in those themeparks. “Picture show, from Ponypark to Themepark, the fairytale of Slagharen” Old pictures from the park Looping Star back in the days, when it still looked good. This is how the park used to look like Haunted House, Troika, The Enterprise, completely in funfair style. This used to be the old Zierer track, the double eight. The swimming pool back then, plus a small wheel. What’s special is that the back of the park has nothing, only the mill. But the Sklift already went that way. A small piece of history from Slagharen. They also still have a water organ. It looks perfectly maintained. There are actually people here, unbelievable. The rest of the park isn’t maintained that well, but the water organ looks very neat. I even have the idea that it has been renewed. The Efteling spent a whole lot of money on this, but this is also a way! The Monorail is a Schwarzkopf Monorail just like in Phantasialand and Bobbejaanland. The Monorail has two stations, one at the Skilift station and one at the water organ, where the Skilift also stops. There’s no short coming when it comes up to transportation availability However, nothing stops at the middle of the park. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to build a station there aswell. Here’s the other train. There’s also one in the back. So this is also the maintenance building for the Monorail. Also some spare boats for the slide. Those were a few fairytails or something? The Skytower was the old Zeppelin, that used to travel over the Dutch funfairs. It’s 30 meters high and there used to fly zeppelins around it. The attraction was converted and placed here in 1999 against the Ferris wheel. A picture of the old Zeppelin as it used to travel over the fairs. Right now it’s the Sky Tower This is where they place the Sky Tower, and here’s the Ferris wheel. An odd choice. The park’s setup is quite chaotic. Attraction after attraction with some gardens between them. It’s not that it deserves an A+ The Ferris wheel is also a Schwarzkopf attraction, they have a lot of rides from this maker. The special thing about this wheel is that there aren’t many. It came here in 1979 and it’s been there ever since. The weather was nice for quite a while, but it’s finally raining now. It rains everytime I visit a themepark. I’ve never made a review of a themepark without rain. Gee, the Enterprise looks more like a washing machine in the rain. I’m soaked! Well it’s a shame that this day ended with rain. We’ve had a lot of fun here however. There are a couple of nice funfair rides here, it’s fun to ride them as a funfair fan. We’re off to the next park. Bye! Oh yeah! Please share and like the video. Thanks!

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    Race The Tube – London Parkour POV ??

    September 21, 2019


    Rolling! Max Cave: What’s up Youtube, today we have got a very good challenge. Drew Taylor: This is the train that we are racing.
    Benj Cave: Oh my god it’s happening now! Storror Army wish us luck. M: We can leave our bags with you?
    B: Yeah yeah leave your bags to us. We saw this video that went crazy viral years ago of some dude who raced the tube like two stops in London. But we think we can do better than that.. Sacha Powell: So the route is from Moorgate to Farringdon. There’s gonna be a lot of running but we found some nice parkour shortcut. M: Can we get some Let’s Go’s in the comments below?
    B: Can we get some fucking Let’s Go’s! I think they’re gonna have to run so hard, but it is possible. We’ve scouted the route and like found some shortcuts that save time. Max is gonna be filming it all on the GoPro. Me and Callum are gonna be in here, with their bags. [Train]: The next station is Moorgate Here we are, come on boys, come on boys! Toby Segar: Yeah, it’s good to go. Max is rolling. This is it. Attempt one, Storror versus the Tube. It’s so fast.
    Okay here we go C’mon boys, hit it. Go go go Okay, halfway point Barbican. Oh my god they must be close to around here by now. Callum Powell: What is faster, the Tube or parkour? We could just hold up the doors a little bit. At Barbican station. We’re halfway. Let’s go! Okay the final stride. Callum it could just be.. It could just happen that they’re not gonna get on the train. Yea what happens if they’re just not there? I mean that is a very strong possibility. Are they actually gonna be there? I don’t know! Any signs, any signs? C’mon boys, c’mon Okay. Where are they? Oooh no fucking way! No way! No fucking way!! You made it! Can you believe that? I’m fully fucked. Wow. What are you gonna say to that? That was hard. That’s good effort mate, that’s really good effort that’s what it is.