Inversions Intensity Rattle

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Kumba features
Chain lift hill
Shoulder harness
Reviews  218
  • Inverted Thrills
    Inverted Thrills 26 days ago

    Inversions Fun Layout Disappointing!

    This is a very good ride. It has several great fun inversions. However, it wasn't as intense as I was expecting

  • Coaster Nut
    Coaster Nut 29 days ago

    Inversions Nice surprise! Fun

    I went to BGT thinking Montu would be my favorite ride, but Kumba surprised me, and it was the coaster I rode the most. I really enjoyed this ride. The layout led naturally into the inversions, which were smooth and fun. Very underrated, in my opinion.

  • Keaton Knippel
    Keaton Knippel 2 months ago

    Capacity Layout Rattle Headbanging

    This one is certainly a rough ride, and while it has a great layout, the constant headbanging can distract from what would be a very thrilling and fun experience. I would recommend going for the front row on this one. UPDATE 2022-02-04: I rode front row on this one with a full train and it was phenomenal. Definitely the most underrated coaster in the park, if not the whole state of Florida.

  • Jordan Pelaez
    Jordan Pelaez 2 months ago

    First Drop Capacity Intensity

    A good sit down B&M with a good first drop and awesome first loop over the chain lift. Packs some decent positives during the ride and the roar of the track fits the theme so well.

  • Jack Jack J.
    Jack Jack J. 3 months ago

    Pace Intensity Layout

    Kumba is a fantastic classic coaster. The layout, terrain, and intensity make this one of Florida's best coasters. The color scheme is phenomenal with those yellow trains and the location wrapping around pathways and diving into tunnels is fantastic. You go up the lift hill and pre-drop to the left. The first drop isn't anything special but then you enter the vertical loop where the positives begin to crush you. The dive loop following is even more intense and also has some good whip thrown in. You enter the zero-g roll which is one of the whippiest inversions in the world. You dive under a bridge and enter a smooth and whippy cobra roll. You hop up into the mid-course brake run and dive to the left. You enter the only portion of the ride that features a rattle, the interlocking corkscrews. Rattle aside the corkscrews are whippy and forceful. You hop up left into a stengel dive which is fantastic. You dive into a tunnel and go through the final bone-crushing helix. Kumba is just so intense and whippy there isn't another coaster out there like it to me. One of B&Ms best creations.

  • Liight
    Liight 7 months ago

    Inversions Intensity Rattle Headbanging Discomfort

    This coaster has some great intense elements, such as the cobra roll, the interlocking corkscrews, and the helix. This sounds like a good layout on paper but this ride is very rough, and has over the shoulder restraints which make it painful to ride. My friend got sick after riding it from all his headbanging, and i had a headache.

  • Capital Coasters
    Capital Coasters 9 months ago

    Comfort Intensity Layout


  • Drive Safely
    Drive Safely 10 months ago

    Inversions Intensity Layout Rattle Headbanging

    Kumba features some really forceful elements and inversions, my favorite being that awesome zero-g roll, but the constant headbanging after that elements detracts from the amazing layout.

  • jovialethan123
    jovialethan123 10 months ago

    Inversions Pace Masterpiece Rattle

    Visually stunning, amazing forces, large capacity, this coaster has it all. Unfortunately, “all” includes a slight rattle, but it doesn’t detract too much. B&M were making damn near perfect rides even in 1993.

  • Mr. Roller Coasters
    Mr. Roller Coasters 11 months ago

    Inversions Pace Fun

    It feels like a sit-down version of Kraken with a worse drop, but the drop is still fun. I like this ride!

  • Waluigi’s Perfect Potato

    Inversions Intensity Duration

    A really fun old B&M looper, not as good as it's made out to be, but I did go on a cold, rainy day, so that might impact my opinion.

  • Sean Matias
    Sean Matias 1 year ago

    Inversions Intensity Layout Rattle

    One of the most intense rides

  • IronChef C.
    IronChef C. 1 year ago

    why did they stop building these? so intense, so long, so much fun. i absolutely loved kumba. every element hits so hard, i greyed out, i loved it, maybe the best ride in the park for me.

  • Kommi
    Kommi 1 year ago

    Capacity Inversions Location Rattle

    This ride is a classic. Great capacity, (all three trains running when I went), rock solid inversions that are still fun to this day, and the secluded location in the back of the park, not to mention the interlocking corkscrews that are extremely photogenic. The only slight problem with this ride is that it has a rattle.

  • Joel Simon
    Joel Simon 1 year ago

    Inversions Fun Intensity Rattle

    One of my fav. rides at the park, its very fun to ride with many inversions (amazing zero g rolls). Also its beautiful to look at and there is never waiting in line. Only con is that became a bit rough, after 4 rides in a row I got a headache.

  • Tom F.
    Tom F. 1 year ago

    Inversions Rattle Layout

    Its a B&M multilooper with no standout elements. No snap, no interesting inversions, just eh.

  • Santino Rodriguez

    Inversions Masterpiece Intensity

    Best B&M Looper I've ever ridden, (and most intense too!).

  • Rags Aki
    Rags Aki 2 years ago

    Location Masterpiece Layout


  • Raymond Jackson
    Raymond Jackson 3 years ago

    Inversions Pace Headbanging

    7.6 out of 10. many inversions that fun and enjoyable. little rough at times.

  • Kw6sTheater
    Kw6sTheater 3 years ago

    Inversions Masterpiece Intensity

    Kumba was the coaster that got me into coasters. I love this ride to death for that, and many more reasons. I haven’t ridden it in nearly four years (but I will return to my former home park, Busch Gardens Tampa, this April) so my very fond memories might be a bit outdated. I remember a few months before I rode this coaster, how I’d just been getting into the enthusiast gig. I watched POVs of coasters online on a daily basis, which helped me get over my fear, and began to focus my attention on breaking that fear of inversions. Against my better judgement I decided to ride Kumba in February 2015. Walking up to it, my gut feeling began to kick in. Was I REALLY about to ride this huge B&M looper? I punched my stomach for being afraid and went into the nonexistent line. I fastened the shoulder harness, took some deep breaths in disbelief, and soon we were off. The slow and agonizing climb up the chain lift did nothing to ease my fear. Quicker than I would’ve liked it to be, the train disengaged from the chain dogs and we plummeted thirteen stories down. I didn’t scream; I never really have on coasters. Then the test of my will came; the 114-foot vertical loop. One of the most ridiculous things I thought about inversions was, with all the blood rushing to your head would that make you dumber? How did it exactly feel to go upside down? Would I end up upset after my ride, like I was at SooperDooperLooper back in 2014? That all came to a head as the train inverted. It was a glorious feeling, being upside down for so long. My questions had finally been answered. The train soared through a dive loop and into the “Hell Roll” — Kumba’s overly forceful zero-g roll, the term unbeknownst to me at the time — but my favorite part of the ride was right up ahead. This cobra roll has a lot of whip and G’s to it, I thought to myself, and before I could contemplate the ride up to this point we were already dropping out of the mid-course. The pair of corkscrews and the banked turn, as photogenic as they are, offer high G’s to boot; then we dove under the station, into the dark tunnel, and burst out into a surprisingly high-G helix. I was pinned to my seat! Yet all too soon we hit the brake run, and with that, my undying obsession with roller coasters had just been amplified. All in all, biased or not, Kumba is a literal masterpiece. I am more than ecstatic to ride this beast again this April, after nearly four looong years of waiting, along with my other old friends at Busch Gardens Tampa; Montu, SheiKra and (even though I don’t like to admit it) Cheetah Hunt. For many reasons it will forever be my favorite coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa, even if RMC Gwazi turns out to be as incredible as us coasterfans expect it to. While Voyage may be my #1 coaster overall, Kumba holds a special place in my heart for being the coaster that helped me over my fear. I love this ride!!!

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 3 years ago

    Inversions Location Rattle

    I was one of the lucky ones to ride Kumba in it's opening year, completely oblivious to it's significance at the time. Still a great ride this far down the line and Busch work very hard to look after it - allegedly it's one of the more complex B&M's to maintain. It doesn't share the same structural features as virtually all other B&M's, take a close look at the joints between track and structure. It can be a bit rattley at times but it's also not scared to apply forces, something newer rides often back away from.


    Inversions Masterpiece Intensity Theming

    MAN THIS ride is powerful, these old school B&Ms really rock. This ride is relentless from start to finish it is a must ride.

  • Eric Esty
    Eric Esty 4 years ago

    Inversions Pace Intensity Rattle

    Kumba is my favorite looping coaster. Given the context of the time, the layout is incredibly original. Unfortunately Kumba's winning inversion sequence and formula has been copied around by B&M themselves, but none of them do it as well as the original. The pacing is absolutely perfect. Every element is incredibly smooth and astoundingly forceful. The zero-g roll is particularly incredible. The setting is amazing, like plunging and prowling through the Congo jungle. It even has a dark, loud tunnel, and a forceful final helix. Unfortunately it has developed a rattle, especially in the back, but it is smoother the closer you are to the front. Kumba leaves me breathless every time. It's my favorite coaster in my home state of Florida, and my favorite looping coaster I've yet ridden.

  • Lachlan S.
    Lachlan S. 4 years ago

    First Drop Inversions Headbanging

    A great ride with a decent duration as well. The zero-g roll is my favourite inversion. There was some headbanging towards the end however.

  • Paul Ellis
    Paul Ellis 17 hours ago
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    Yann Müller 19 hours ago
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    Coaster_ B. 4 days ago

    Inversions Pace Intensity Rattle

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    Shizzle 99 4 days ago
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    Slovis Celery 5 days ago

    Inversions Location Intensity Rattle

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    Bruno D. 6 days ago
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    Isaiah Wolfe 6 days ago
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    Michael Y. 9 days ago
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    Kevin Gordon 9 days ago
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    Tom Fairnie 16 days ago

    Inversions Intensity Layout Rattle

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    JB T 19 days ago
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    Nathan Durringer 29 days ago
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    Owen Gohr 1 month ago

    Inversions Pace Intensity Rattle Headbanging

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    Bellies R Us 1 month ago
  • Alexandre Humbert

    Capacity Inversions Nice surprise!

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    Ja Pe 1 month ago
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    Josh K 1 month ago
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    Coach Rolo 1 month ago
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    Adrien Desmoru 1 month ago
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    Joe Random 2 months ago
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    Makayla G 2 months ago
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    jerem coaster 2 months ago
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    Anthony S. 2 months ago
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    Joseph Antone 2 months ago
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    JoshH 2 months ago
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    Parker Wallace 2 months ago
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    Zek Teh Kek 3 months ago
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    Gabriel G. 3 months ago
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    Oran K. 4 months ago
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    Howard Marron 4 months ago
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    Maddox Cox 4 months ago
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    AirtimeCrazy 4 months ago
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    Alex D. 5 months ago
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    Dennis P. 5 months ago
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    Coaster Delta 5 months ago
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    Martin T. 6 months ago
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    Michael Hagan 6 months ago
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    Eduardo Vega 6 months ago
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    Chris Martin 7 months ago
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    Tilen B. 7 months ago
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    Brian Sheldon 7 months ago
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    Cameron Smith 8 months ago
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    Jason King 8 months ago
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    Daksh Gahlot 8 months ago
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    SortaKindaQuasi 8 months ago
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    Romain Le gall 8 months ago
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    oofpeachy 8 months ago
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    Geoffrey Lovato 8 months ago
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    Laurent Beauchamp 8 months ago

    Inversions Intensity Headbanging

  • Owen Rohm
    Owen Rohm 9 months ago
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    Tom G. 9 months ago
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    Joe 9 months ago

    Inversions Intensity Rattle Headbanging

  • Clément Loutre
    Clément Loutre 9 months ago
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    Quentin P. 10 months ago

    Inversions Fun Intensity Rattle Harness

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    Matthew C. 10 months ago
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    Ky 10 months ago
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    A.j. Hummel 10 months ago
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    Matt K 10 months ago
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    Delphine Dumortier 10 months ago

    Inversions Intensity Headbanging

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    Nasi Edgos 11 months ago
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    Tales of the Thrill 11 months ago
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    Mark Merkx 11 months ago
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    Alexandre CF 11 months ago
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    Inversions Location Intensity

  • Edward M
    Edward M 1 year ago

    Theming Masterpiece Intensity

  • Kévin F.
    Kévin F. 1 year ago
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    Matt Newman 1 year ago

    Intensity Dead spots

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    Gaël S. 1 year ago
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    Juju mignon 1 year ago
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    Anthony A. 1 year ago
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    Skylar S. 1 year ago
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    Dylan McIntyre 1 year ago
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    Andrew E. 1 year ago

    Pace Intensity Smoothness

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    Brandon Meurer 1 year ago
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  • Ty Paylez
    Ty Paylez 1 year ago

    First Drop Inversions Intensity Discomfort

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    Mr Windshield 1 year ago
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    Cdub 1 year ago

    Inversions Intensity Smoothness

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    Jacob Q. 1 year ago
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    Michael F 1 year ago
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    zachary v. 1 year ago
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    Jake Cuppels 1 year ago
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    Logan L. 1 year ago
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    Jacob B. 1 year ago
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    Gabin Petit 1 year ago
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    Chad Brown 1 year ago
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    Matt Burgess 1 year ago
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    Daniel John 1 year ago
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    Jeffrey E. 1 year ago

    Location Intensity Airtimes Layout

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    Chris Vgl 1 year ago
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    DJBKoasteRs 1 year ago
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    Romain B. 1 year ago
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    Guido Horatz 1 year ago
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    Erwan Rocher 1 year ago
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    Muffled Donkey 1 year ago
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    Marcus Gear 1 year ago
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    Nicolas Doise 1 year ago
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    Esteban Heine 1 year ago
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    David R. 1 year ago
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    Joseph Bricout 1 year ago
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    Sam Grantham 2 years ago
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    Jambon Fender 2 years ago
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    Bob Vegana 2 years ago

    Inversions Intensity

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    Dominic B 2 years ago

    Inversions Pace Masterpiece

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    Florian L. 2 years ago
  • Coaster Cool Gaming
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    Eric Gray 2 years ago
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    Alexandre L. 2 years ago

    Layout Theming

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    Troy Fiorillo 2 years ago
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    matthew p. 2 years ago
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    Daniel Massey 2 years ago
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    Jeff T. 2 years ago
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    Mark McGivern 2 years ago
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    Jamie T. 2 years ago
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    Adam L 2 years ago
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    Nicolas L. 2 years ago
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    Wang Tony 2 years ago
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    Brice B. 2 years ago
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    Nad Cee 2 years ago
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    iac17 2 years ago
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    Mar cel 2 years ago
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    Jacob Selleck 2 years ago
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    Matthew Bradley 2 years ago
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    Alex M. 2 years ago
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    Matthew Ritchie 2 years ago
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    olivier kapoun 2 years ago
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    Xabi L. 2 years ago
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    Steve Corning 2 years ago
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    Chris Cronrath 2 years ago
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    Geoffrey B. 3 years ago
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    Nick B. 3 years ago
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    Chief Pancake 3 years ago
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    Rémy D. 3 years ago
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    James Cook 3 years ago
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    Jérémie Ngs 3 years ago
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    chase s. 3 years ago
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    Coaster Cupcake 3 years ago
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    Maxime Alix 3 years ago
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    Alex Brewer 3 years ago
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    Romuald Geiregat 3 years ago
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    Kyle Broxton 3 years ago
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    Luis H. 3 years ago
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    epstan 3 years ago
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    Dan Pianini 3 years ago

    Inversions Intensity Discomfort

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    Samantha P. 3 years ago

    Inversions Pace Intensity Rattle Headbanging Discomfort

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    Damien R. 3 years ago
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    Marijke D. 3 years ago
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    Julien RocKub 3 years ago
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    Scott Pecqueux 3 years ago
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    Jérôme Vincent 4 years ago
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    Usa tibo 4 years ago
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    Jeremy Cole 4 years ago
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    Katun GagaLefou 4 years ago

    Inversions Rattle Harness

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    Jared Wolber 4 years ago
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    Romain LABAT 4 years ago
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    Cyril Barbier 4 years ago
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    Michaël Rmn 4 years ago
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    Dan Hood 4 years ago
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    Frédéric Beck 4 years ago
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    Anthony Lesaffre 4 years ago
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    pinwheelguy 4 years ago
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    Coaster Crafter 4 years ago
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    Francois S. 4 years ago
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    Serge Vervloesem 4 years ago
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    Faykety Fayke 4 years ago
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    James G. 4 years ago
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    Anthony Crawford 4 years ago
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    Etienne Sainton 4 years ago
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    Florian Blond 4 years ago
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    Benjamin R. 4 years ago