VIDEO: Animation gives first glimpse at how Bournemouth Pier zip wire will look

A computer generated view of the zipwire

A computer generated view of the zipwire

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THE architects behind a new zip wire for Bournemouth Pier have produced a video clip giving a rider's perspective of the exhilarating attraction.

Work on constructing a 250m long zip wire from the end of the pier is currently underway, with the attraction set to open in July.

The scheme is fully funded by pier operators Openwide and is designed to complement their new RockReef indoor adventure park in the former pier theatre.

The video clip has been produced by Wimborne-based architects DMWA Ltd, who achieved planning approval from the council for the project last November.

The zip line will be launched from a 17.5m platform at the end of pier, which riders travelling 250m over the sea and beach before reaching a landing platform, which has been designed to look like an upturned boat.

The dual track means two riders will be able to race each other to the beach.

It is believed to be the first zip line in the world where riders start on a pier, travel across the sea and land on a beach.

Steve Cutbush, managing director of Openwide International, said: “It will be a unique first for Bournemouth, becoming an iconic, modern and dynamic landmark for Bournemouth's Pier over the coming years.

“Openwide International Ltd has fully financed this exceptional new attraction from our own resources without any input from the public purse.

“We are delighted by the initial reactions to the indoor attractions, which opened on May 24, and are sure that the zip line will add even more excitement and thrills to beach goers this summer.”

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1:55pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Great that the kids rides and junk will no longer clutter up the end of the pier.
Great that the kids rides and junk will no longer clutter up the end of the pier. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 4

2:18pm Thu 19 Jun 14

dorsettech says...

Looks good. Something different!!

I await the Imax, surf reef, airport drop off comments.....
Looks good. Something different!! I await the Imax, surf reef, airport drop off comments..... dorsettech
  • Score: 5

2:41pm Thu 19 Jun 14

chris100 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Great that the kids rides and junk will no longer clutter up the end of the pier.
Get a life

the kids rides have been there for years hamlins had them on there first and didnt realy put new stuff there then lee took over and he has spent thousands on new rides
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Great that the kids rides and junk will no longer clutter up the end of the pier.[/p][/quote]Get a life the kids rides have been there for years hamlins had them on there first and didnt realy put new stuff there then lee took over and he has spent thousands on new rides chris100
  • Score: -4

2:44pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

chris100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Great that the kids rides and junk will no longer clutter up the end of the pier.
Get a life

the kids rides have been there for years hamlins had them on there first and didnt realy put new stuff there then lee took over and he has spent thousands on new rides
.....and they look hideous.
[quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Great that the kids rides and junk will no longer clutter up the end of the pier.[/p][/quote]Get a life the kids rides have been there for years hamlins had them on there first and didnt realy put new stuff there then lee took over and he has spent thousands on new rides[/p][/quote].....and they look hideous. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

3:04pm Thu 19 Jun 14

BmthNewshound says...

I've already given my opinion of this new eyesore. But interesting to pick up on this comment by Steve Cutbush “Openwide International Ltd has fully financed this exceptional new attraction from our own resources without any input from the public purse"......... It seems to be common knowledge that the Council has softened the impact of this investment through the very favourable lease Openwide enjoy. But this aside doesn't the fact Openwide are willing to invest in Bournemouth fly in the face of the Councils claim that the proposed Navitus wind farm will damage the towns tourism industry ?
I've already given my opinion of this new eyesore. But interesting to pick up on this comment by Steve Cutbush “Openwide International Ltd has fully financed this exceptional new attraction from our own resources without any input from the public purse"......... It seems to be common knowledge that the Council has softened the impact of this investment through the very favourable lease Openwide enjoy. But this aside doesn't the fact Openwide are willing to invest in Bournemouth fly in the face of the Councils claim that the proposed Navitus wind farm will damage the towns tourism industry ? BmthNewshound
  • Score: 3

3:37pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

Some G5RV and over salt water or is it an end feed Windom.
Some G5RV and over salt water or is it an end feed Windom. Lord Spring
  • Score: -7

4:19pm Thu 19 Jun 14

pauls55 says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
I've already given my opinion of this new eyesore. But interesting to pick up on this comment by Steve Cutbush “Openwide International Ltd has fully financed this exceptional new attraction from our own resources without any input from the public purse"......... It seems to be common knowledge that the Council has softened the impact of this investment through the very favourable lease Openwide enjoy. But this aside doesn't the fact Openwide are willing to invest in Bournemouth fly in the face of the Councils claim that the proposed Navitus wind farm will damage the towns tourism industry ?
Hardly an eyesore! I'm sure kids will love it and have an enjoyable time, something you sound in desparate need of, you miserable so and so.
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: I've already given my opinion of this new eyesore. But interesting to pick up on this comment by Steve Cutbush “Openwide International Ltd has fully financed this exceptional new attraction from our own resources without any input from the public purse"......... It seems to be common knowledge that the Council has softened the impact of this investment through the very favourable lease Openwide enjoy. But this aside doesn't the fact Openwide are willing to invest in Bournemouth fly in the face of the Councils claim that the proposed Navitus wind farm will damage the towns tourism industry ?[/p][/quote]Hardly an eyesore! I'm sure kids will love it and have an enjoyable time, something you sound in desparate need of, you miserable so and so. pauls55
  • Score: 5

4:59pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Bob49 says...

dorsettech wrote:
Looks good. Something different!!

I await the Imax, surf reef, airport drop off comments.....
I have a huge sum of money locked away in a Nigerian bank ..... you sound just the chap to help me get it moved to the UK.
[quote][p][bold]dorsettech[/bold] wrote: Looks good. Something different!! I await the Imax, surf reef, airport drop off comments.....[/p][/quote]I have a huge sum of money locked away in a Nigerian bank ..... you sound just the chap to help me get it moved to the UK. Bob49
  • Score: 7

5:26pm Thu 19 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Bournemouth need something to return it too it's original up market spa resort .ice rinks swimming pools quality entertainment trouble free parking ..What it needs,are a world class art gallery,museum .less litter and affordable parking boutique restaurants and hotels .sure the Zip wire Is only a short term solution.before someone with some class and vision is elected .I wish
Bournemouth need something to return it too it's original up market spa resort .ice rinks swimming pools quality entertainment trouble free parking ..What it needs,are a world class art gallery,museum .less litter and affordable parking boutique restaurants and hotels .sure the Zip wire Is only a short term solution.before someone with some class and vision is elected .I wish kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 12

5:31pm Thu 19 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Bournemouth could become famous as having the longest clothes line in the world for the Irish caravan club
Bournemouth could become famous as having the longest clothes line in the world for the Irish caravan club kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 27

5:39pm Thu 19 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

At least you will be able to see this attempt at sympathetic architecture unlike the wind farm
At least you will be able to see this attempt at sympathetic architecture unlike the wind farm kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -10

7:11pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

At last something visitors can actually use and get a little excitement into the bargain, only problem I can see is that the council will overprice the charge and no one will use it.
At last something visitors can actually use and get a little excitement into the bargain, only problem I can see is that the council will overprice the charge and no one will use it. Hessenford
  • Score: 3

7:58pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Baysider says...

Hessenford wrote:
At last something visitors can actually use and get a little excitement into the bargain, only problem I can see is that the council will overprice the charge and no one will use it.
Just how stupid are you Hessenford??? The whole story is about the private COMPANY running it and the council do not control it. I'm convinced half the numbnuts on this site do not read the stories before they give us the benefit of their 'wisdom'...
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: At last something visitors can actually use and get a little excitement into the bargain, only problem I can see is that the council will overprice the charge and no one will use it.[/p][/quote]Just how stupid are you Hessenford??? The whole story is about the private COMPANY running it and the council do not control it. I'm convinced half the numbnuts on this site do not read the stories before they give us the benefit of their 'wisdom'... Baysider
  • Score: 6

8:01pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Baysider says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
At least you will be able to see this attempt at sympathetic architecture unlike the wind farm
You better get to Specsavers if you think you won't be able to see a 200m high structure from that distance.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: At least you will be able to see this attempt at sympathetic architecture unlike the wind farm[/p][/quote]You better get to Specsavers if you think you won't be able to see a 200m high structure from that distance. Baysider
  • Score: 5

8:04pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
At last something visitors can actually use and get a little excitement into the bargain, only problem I can see is that the council will overprice the charge and no one will use it.
Just how stupid are you Hessenford??? The whole story is about the private COMPANY running it and the council do not control it. I'm convinced half the numbnuts on this site do not read the stories before they give us the benefit of their 'wisdom'...
Bournemouth council wont let them use all this space and the pier for free, the price will reflect the probable extortionate rent they will have to pay
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: At last something visitors can actually use and get a little excitement into the bargain, only problem I can see is that the council will overprice the charge and no one will use it.[/p][/quote]Just how stupid are you Hessenford??? The whole story is about the private COMPANY running it and the council do not control it. I'm convinced half the numbnuts on this site do not read the stories before they give us the benefit of their 'wisdom'...[/p][/quote]Bournemouth council wont let them use all this space and the pier for free, the price will reflect the probable extortionate rent they will have to pay Hessenford
  • Score: 3

8:10pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Bournefre says...

What I want to know is if you have a bag with you but don't want to risk it falling into the sea when you go on the zipwire, will you have to pay again to get back onto the pier to get your bag back?
What I want to know is if you have a bag with you but don't want to risk it falling into the sea when you go on the zipwire, will you have to pay again to get back onto the pier to get your bag back? Bournefre
  • Score: 4

9:07pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Baysider says...

Hessenford wrote:
Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
At last something visitors can actually use and get a little excitement into the bargain, only problem I can see is that the council will overprice the charge and no one will use it.
Just how stupid are you Hessenford??? The whole story is about the private COMPANY running it and the council do not control it. I'm convinced half the numbnuts on this site do not read the stories before they give us the benefit of their 'wisdom'...
Bournemouth council wont let them use all this space and the pier for free, the price will reflect the probable extortionate rent they will have to pay
Very poor attempt to wriggle out of getting shown up for commenting on the headline and your anti-public sector bias. I'd have more respect for you if you just admited it. BTW someone else on this thread has critised the council for giving it to them too cheap you'll notice...you can't both be right can you and there in a nutshell is a perfect demonstration of how, whatever the council do, they will get criticism from the usual numpties.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: At last something visitors can actually use and get a little excitement into the bargain, only problem I can see is that the council will overprice the charge and no one will use it.[/p][/quote]Just how stupid are you Hessenford??? The whole story is about the private COMPANY running it and the council do not control it. I'm convinced half the numbnuts on this site do not read the stories before they give us the benefit of their 'wisdom'...[/p][/quote]Bournemouth council wont let them use all this space and the pier for free, the price will reflect the probable extortionate rent they will have to pay[/p][/quote]Very poor attempt to wriggle out of getting shown up for commenting on the headline and your anti-public sector bias. I'd have more respect for you if you just admited it. BTW someone else on this thread has critised the council for giving it to them too cheap you'll notice...you can't both be right can you and there in a nutshell is a perfect demonstration of how, whatever the council do, they will get criticism from the usual numpties. Baysider
  • Score: 4

10:12pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Bournefre wrote:
What I want to know is if you have a bag with you but don't want to risk it falling into the sea when you go on the zipwire, will you have to pay again to get back onto the pier to get your bag back?
Fear not Bournefre, there will be a gang of Romanians or similar that will take care of your bag. By the time you hit the other end of the wire you'll be 300 quid lighter in your bank account.

Or, leave all your valuables at home apart from the 18 quid for the ride.
[quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: What I want to know is if you have a bag with you but don't want to risk it falling into the sea when you go on the zipwire, will you have to pay again to get back onto the pier to get your bag back?[/p][/quote]Fear not Bournefre, there will be a gang of Romanians or similar that will take care of your bag. By the time you hit the other end of the wire you'll be 300 quid lighter in your bank account. Or, leave all your valuables at home apart from the 18 quid for the ride. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

10:40pm Thu 19 Jun 14

wadjit says...

Baysider wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
At least you will be able to see this attempt at sympathetic architecture unlike the wind farm
You better get to Specsavers if you think you won't be able to see a 200m high structure from that distance.
Where did you get 200m high from?
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: At least you will be able to see this attempt at sympathetic architecture unlike the wind farm[/p][/quote]You better get to Specsavers if you think you won't be able to see a 200m high structure from that distance.[/p][/quote]Where did you get 200m high from? wadjit
  • Score: -2

11:40pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Some G5RV and over salt water or is it an end feed Windom.
So that's above the head of most of you, who depend to much on your phones frequencies which are Giga Hertz.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Some G5RV and over salt water or is it an end feed Windom.[/p][/quote]So that's above the head of most of you, who depend to much on your phones frequencies which are Giga Hertz. Lord Spring
  • Score: -5

11:53pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Yankee1 says...

It looks like the aerial love child of the Boscombe 'surf reef'.

What was that song? 'Money for nothing...Kicks for free....'
It looks like the aerial love child of the Boscombe 'surf reef'. What was that song? 'Money for nothing...Kicks for free....' Yankee1
  • Score: 1

12:59am Fri 20 Jun 14

hadvar says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Bournemouth need something to return it too it's original up market spa resort .ice rinks swimming pools quality entertainment trouble free parking ..What it needs,are a world class art gallery,museum .less litter and affordable parking boutique restaurants and hotels .sure the Zip wire Is only a short term solution.before someone with some class and vision is elected .I wish
On the whole, I'd say it's a large 'Meh' sandwich with a side order of 'pffff'. Nothing that'll make a deal of difference really. D+, the town could do better.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth need something to return it too it's original up market spa resort .ice rinks swimming pools quality entertainment trouble free parking ..What it needs,are a world class art gallery,museum .less litter and affordable parking boutique restaurants and hotels .sure the Zip wire Is only a short term solution.before someone with some class and vision is elected .I wish[/p][/quote]On the whole, I'd say it's a large 'Meh' sandwich with a side order of 'pffff'. Nothing that'll make a deal of difference really. D+, the town could do better. hadvar
  • Score: 2

1:08am Fri 20 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Yankee1 wrote:
It looks like the aerial love child of the Boscombe 'surf reef'.

What was that song? 'Money for nothing...Kicks for free....'
"Money For Nothing" (music and lyrics by Mark Knopfler)

Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and chicks for free
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's

See the little **** with the earring and the makeup
Yeah buddy that's his own hair
That little **** got his own jet airplane
That little **** he's a millionaire

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchens deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's

I shoulda learned to play the guitar
I shoulda learned to play them drums
Look at that mama, she got it stickin' in the camera
Man we could have some fun
And he's up there, what's that? Hawaiian noises?
Bangin' on the bongoes like a chimpanzee
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothin' get your chicks for free

We gotta install microwave ovens
Custom kitchen deliveries
We gotta move these refrigerators
We gotta move these colour TV's, Lord

Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free
Money for nothin' and chicks for free
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: It looks like the aerial love child of the Boscombe 'surf reef'. What was that song? 'Money for nothing...Kicks for free....'[/p][/quote]"Money For Nothing" (music and lyrics by Mark Knopfler) Now look at them yo-yo's that's the way you do it You play the guitar on the MTV That ain't workin' that's the way you do it Money for nothin' and chicks for free Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it Lemme tell ya them guys ain't dumb Maybe get a blister on your little finger Maybe get a blister on your thumb We gotta install microwave ovens Custom kitchen deliveries We gotta move these refrigerators We gotta move these colour TV's See the little **** with the earring and the makeup Yeah buddy that's his own hair That little **** got his own jet airplane That little **** he's a millionaire We gotta install microwave ovens Custom kitchens deliveries We gotta move these refrigerators We gotta move these colour TV's I shoulda learned to play the guitar I shoulda learned to play them drums Look at that mama, she got it stickin' in the camera Man we could have some fun And he's up there, what's that? Hawaiian noises? Bangin' on the bongoes like a chimpanzee That ain't workin' that's the way you do it Get your money for nothin' get your chicks for free We gotta install microwave ovens Custom kitchen deliveries We gotta move these refrigerators We gotta move these colour TV's, Lord Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it You play the guitar on the MTV That ain't workin' that's the way you do it Money for nothin' and your chicks for free Money for nothin' and chicks for free Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -7

1:16am Fri 20 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

The starred out word was f.a.g.g.o.t

Not exactly a derogatory word, particularly if you are discussing
Mr Brains fag.gots and how best to cook them.
The starred out word was f.a.g.g.o.t Not exactly a derogatory word, particularly if you are discussing Mr Brains fag.gots and how best to cook them. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -4

7:29am Fri 20 Jun 14

Baysider says...

wadjit wrote:
Baysider wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
At least you will be able to see this attempt at sympathetic architecture unlike the wind farm
You better get to Specsavers if you think you won't be able to see a 200m high structure from that distance.
Where did you get 200m high from?
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-273
39304

...that okay with you? A source from that well known anti-renewables organisation the BBC
[quote][p][bold]wadjit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: At least you will be able to see this attempt at sympathetic architecture unlike the wind farm[/p][/quote]You better get to Specsavers if you think you won't be able to see a 200m high structure from that distance.[/p][/quote]Where did you get 200m high from?[/p][/quote]http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-273 39304 ...that okay with you? A source from that well known anti-renewables organisation the BBC Baysider
  • Score: 1

8:59am Fri 20 Jun 14

chris100 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
chris100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Great that the kids rides and junk will no longer clutter up the end of the pier.
Get a life

the kids rides have been there for years hamlins had them on there first and didnt realy put new stuff there then lee took over and he has spent thousands on new rides
.....and they look hideous.
Sir beachy head You realy are a miserable old git

May I suggest that you take a very long walk off the pier
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Great that the kids rides and junk will no longer clutter up the end of the pier.[/p][/quote]Get a life the kids rides have been there for years hamlins had them on there first and didnt realy put new stuff there then lee took over and he has spent thousands on new rides[/p][/quote].....and they look hideous.[/p][/quote]Sir beachy head You realy are a miserable old git May I suggest that you take a very long walk off the pier chris100
  • Score: 1

10:22am Fri 20 Jun 14

Bournefre says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
The starred out word was f.a.g.g.o.t

Not exactly a derogatory word, particularly if you are discussing
Mr Brains fag.gots and how best to cook them.
A moot point considering you were using it in a derogatory context.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: The starred out word was f.a.g.g.o.t Not exactly a derogatory word, particularly if you are discussing Mr Brains fag.gots and how best to cook them.[/p][/quote]A moot point considering you were using it in a derogatory context. Bournefre
  • Score: 0

10:43am Fri 20 Jun 14

TheDistrict says...

Additional fun one presumes, but at what cost to the users. I wonder how long those whinging about the sight of the windfarm, will whinge about this towere much closer and blocking the view across the bay.......lol
Additional fun one presumes, but at what cost to the users. I wonder how long those whinging about the sight of the windfarm, will whinge about this towere much closer and blocking the view across the bay.......lol TheDistrict
  • Score: -4

10:52am Fri 20 Jun 14

poshiesymons says...

i bet it will cost at least £5 a go , possibly even £10
i bet it will cost at least £5 a go , possibly even £10 poshiesymons
  • Score: 2

3:48pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Mimmi29 says...

poshiesymons wrote:
i bet it will cost at least £5 a go , possibly even £10
And worth every penny, much more exciting than the balloon and that costs £12.50 a go.
[quote][p][bold]poshiesymons[/bold] wrote: i bet it will cost at least £5 a go , possibly even £10[/p][/quote]And worth every penny, much more exciting than the balloon and that costs £12.50 a go. Mimmi29
  • Score: 2

3:55pm Fri 20 Jun 14

PRF says...

More sophistication is required around the Bournemouth seafront area ... another 'here we goer' tatty attraction is not the answer. Bournemouth Council ... is this really the best you can do? For goodness sake, get a grip!
More sophistication is required around the Bournemouth seafront area ... another 'here we goer' tatty attraction is not the answer. Bournemouth Council ... is this really the best you can do? For goodness sake, get a grip! PRF
  • Score: 5

7:50pm Fri 20 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Baysider wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
At least you will be able to see this attempt at sympathetic architecture unlike the wind farm
You better get to Specsavers if you think you won't be able to see a 200m high structure from that distance.
I would want to see the wind farm as it is very unlikely you'll be able to see it from ground level go to Margate the second biggest wind farm in the world you will have to go on a very rare clear day to get a look
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: At least you will be able to see this attempt at sympathetic architecture unlike the wind farm[/p][/quote]You better get to Specsavers if you think you won't be able to see a 200m high structure from that distance.[/p][/quote]I would want to see the wind farm as it is very unlikely you'll be able to see it from ground level go to Margate the second biggest wind farm in the world you will have to go on a very rare clear day to get a look kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

9:03pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Bournefre wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
The starred out word was f.a.g.g.o.t

Not exactly a derogatory word, particularly if you are discussing
Mr Brains fag.gots and how best to cook them.
A moot point considering you were using it in a derogatory context.
I wasn't using the word at all. It is in the lyrics of a song that I didn't write.
[quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: The starred out word was f.a.g.g.o.t Not exactly a derogatory word, particularly if you are discussing Mr Brains fag.gots and how best to cook them.[/p][/quote]A moot point considering you were using it in a derogatory context.[/p][/quote]I wasn't using the word at all. It is in the lyrics of a song that I didn't write. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 1

9:10pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

chris100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
chris100 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Great that the kids rides and junk will no longer clutter up the end of the pier.
Get a life

the kids rides have been there for years hamlins had them on there first and didnt realy put new stuff there then lee took over and he has spent thousands on new rides
.....and they look hideous.
Sir beachy head You realy are a miserable old git

May I suggest that you take a very long walk off the pier
You may.
[quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Great that the kids rides and junk will no longer clutter up the end of the pier.[/p][/quote]Get a life the kids rides have been there for years hamlins had them on there first and didnt realy put new stuff there then lee took over and he has spent thousands on new rides[/p][/quote].....and they look hideous.[/p][/quote]Sir beachy head You realy are a miserable old git May I suggest that you take a very long walk off the pier[/p][/quote]You may. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 1

3:01pm Sat 21 Jun 14

MrPitiful says...

Coming soon - the water slide from top o' Richmond Hill.

Doubles up as an ice slide during Jan/Feb.

On a serious point, they should have put 2 of these zip wires in. One going to each side of the pier in a symetrical fashion.

There is one - or used to be one - similar at Lusty Glaze beach in Newquay, Cornwall as part of a beach-based adventure centre. Works very well but not sure on how much they charged etc. This went over the beach - or sea depending on the tide - from one cliff headland to another.

I hope this goes well. I don't agree with the "tacky" opinions. It hardly looks tacky and with today's holidaymakers loking for more interactive and unique attractions, it could be a good thing to have. Time will tell if it makes the company involved any money though.
Coming soon - the water slide from top o' Richmond Hill. Doubles up as an ice slide during Jan/Feb. On a serious point, they should have put 2 of these zip wires in. One going to each side of the pier in a symetrical fashion. There is one - or used to be one - similar at Lusty Glaze beach in Newquay, Cornwall as part of a beach-based adventure centre. Works very well but not sure on how much they charged etc. This went over the beach - or sea depending on the tide - from one cliff headland to another. I hope this goes well. I don't agree with the "tacky" opinions. It hardly looks tacky and with today's holidaymakers loking for more interactive and unique attractions, it could be a good thing to have. Time will tell if it makes the company involved any money though. MrPitiful
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8:47pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Bournefre says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Bournefre wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
The starred out word was f.a.g.g.o.t

Not exactly a derogatory word, particularly if you are discussing
Mr Brains fag.gots and how best to cook them.
A moot point considering you were using it in a derogatory context.
I wasn't using the word at all. It is in the lyrics of a song that I didn't write.
It doesn't make any difference whether you wrote the song or not, for some reason you saw fit to attempt to post offensive song lyrics under an unrelated newspaper article about a zip wire, and then complain about censorship.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: The starred out word was f.a.g.g.o.t Not exactly a derogatory word, particularly if you are discussing Mr Brains fag.gots and how best to cook them.[/p][/quote]A moot point considering you were using it in a derogatory context.[/p][/quote]I wasn't using the word at all. It is in the lyrics of a song that I didn't write.[/p][/quote]It doesn't make any difference whether you wrote the song or not, for some reason you saw fit to attempt to post offensive song lyrics under an unrelated newspaper article about a zip wire, and then complain about censorship. Bournefre
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