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Nemesis features
Operating
United Kingdom
Bolliger & Mabillard
Steel
Inverted
B&M Inverted Coaster
Chain lift hill
Shoulder harness
3/19/94
Reviews  203
  • Sam P.
    Sam P. 8 hours ago

    Location Masterpiece Intensity

    This ride is in a league of it's own. It dominates the whole of Forbidden Valley, the noise it makes and the shaking of the ground as the train passes is one hell of a spectacle whether you're queuing or just watching it go. The queue line has some brilliant views of the ride, and the soundtrack is really nice too, when you can hear it over the ride anyway! Despite it's age I find Nemesis very smooth and comfortable to ride. It's a tough call between back row or front row for me, as back is definitely where the intensity is, but the near misses as the front are superb, so it's pretty much a dead heat. The whole ride from start to finish is go go go, there's no let up at all from the first corkscrew right to the brake run. Overall I don't have a bad thing to say about Nemesis and it's a ride I will always look forward to riding again and again. And as it doesn't get the queues that other AT rides get, that's something that can easily be done!

  • Hana E.
    Hana E. 23 days ago

    Capacity Inversions Intensity Discomfort Intensity

    A very intense but amazing ride! Nemesis doesn't give you a break and I've found over the past few years that the queues are becoming surprisingly smaller! The theming is a little out-of-date now but this still continues to be (IMP) Alton Towers' most intense ride.

  • James Kerfoot
    James Kerfoot 27 days ago

    Inversions Intensity

    I had rode Nemesis a handful of times mid train, and must admit I just didn’t get the hype. I then rode it front seat, and boy was it a whole different experience. The near misses and sight of rocks/water whizzing by your feet completely changed the whole experience. It’s totally different admittedly, but comes just behind Icon @ Blackpool as one of my favourite coasters in the UK.

  • Last Action Weeaboo

    Inversions Location Layout Dead spots

    This ride has a legendary status amongst UK enthusiasts, despite that, on my first ride I was very disappointed with the ride. I came back, just over a year later, and the more I rode it, the more I liked it! Front Row is where it's at for the stunning terrain usage and area around the ride. The back rows are better for pure intensity, but personally, the terrain is what makes the ride. The layout itself is stunning, despite the area from after the 0 G Roll to the exit of the wing over it loosing some speed. While I disagree with it being the top dog in the UK, it's still a really fun ride.

  • Robert A.
    Robert A. 2 months ago

    Theming Inversions Location Disappointing! Dead spots

    I really wanted to love this ride but ended up ranking it as barely my fourth favourite Alton Towers coaster. If I did front seat this review could've been 4-4.5 stars but I didn't get the option as I was forced to fast track it due to the absurd queues that day, giving me back seat. I wanted to come off the ride saying "OH MY GOD I JUST DID THAT" but instead I thought "alright, time for the next ride". When I get to the park for my next trip, I need to do the front seat in hopes of saving this coaster for me. I want this in my top 10. But it's not there.

  • Brendan Jackson
    Brendan Jackson 3 months ago

    Location Masterpiece Intensity

    Perfect short burst of thrill. Always going to be a personal favourite of mine. Amazing piece of engineering.

  • Mr Coller Roaster
    Mr Coller Roaster 4 months ago

    Theming Headbanging Discomfort

    I really wanted to love this ride - but I didn’t. I know many people love it and this will be an unpopular opinion. I respect that this ride is very iconic but it is not comfortable. Either it was too intense or just too much head banging. I gave this ride 3 chances but I just didn’t enjoy it. It is only my 6th favourite ride at the park and if I wanted to go on something fun, I would just go to the ride next to it (Galactica). But the theming is cool and it never has long queues.

  • Syd Carandang
    Syd Carandang 4 months ago

    Theming Inversions Intensity

    Amazing, Fantastic, Fabulous, you name it, Nemesis is that. It's intensity is unmatched, the theming is fab. I'm speechless. Easily the best coaster in the UK for me

  • ROLLERCOASTING DAILY

    Pace Intensity Layout

    Nemesis is, without a single doubt in my mind the best UK coaster out of the ones that I have currently ridden. This opinion may change when I visit Blackpool Pleasure Beach however i find that unlikely. Everything about is is just sheer magic. It has an amazing throughput, the inversions are intense, whippy and forceful, the drop is one of the most unique on any coaster, the downwards helix and zero g roll combination can cause severe greyouts and theming -immersion wise the coaster is in a completely different league to most. Even after 26 years the coaster is running relatively smoothly as well with one of the best technical histories of any coaster in the UK! It truly is absolutely incredible and will remain my favorite coaster for the forseeable future

  • Samuel Hammond
    Samuel Hammond 7 months ago

    Location Intensity Layout Dead spots

    Unique layout, some very intense moments. But there is a dead spot at the over banked turn and the final tunnel.

  • Tom F.
    Tom F. 7 months ago

    Location Layout

    Not the intense ride people tout it to be but certainly good fun, great at night.

  • Tyler M.
    Tyler M. 7 months ago

    Pace Masterpiece Layout

    Nemesis is worthy of it's legendary status. It's got a creative, terrain hugging and intense layout, especially when it's sped up towards the end of the day, and it gives FANTASTIC front row night rides during Scarefest. I love this machine. It's the uniqueness of Nemesis' layout that gives it such a good place in my rankings. The vast majority of B&M inverts have a pretty similar layout, usually starting with a drop into a vertical loop, followed by a zero-g roll and some corkscrews, with a fancy turnaround thrown in if you're lucky (examples include Black Mamba, Nemesis Inferno and the Batman clones) however Nemesis shakes up the element sequence to make for a far more interesting experience, especially when combined with the unique terrain interaction unlike any other coaster in the world (at least that I can think of). It builds and maintains speed throughout the layout, and whilst it may no longer be the best ride in the UK (hello Icon) or 'the world's most intense ride experience' (hello i305... probably... I haven't ridden it yet) it is still the best ride at Towers.

  • Luca Boucher
    Luca Boucher 7 months ago

    Location Fun Intensity Dead spots

    It is a fun ride however some moments, mainly the over banked turns are quite boring.

  • Charlie Thornton
    Charlie Thornton 10 months ago

    Pace Intensity Layout Headbanging Too short

    A very intense ride, speeding up from start to finish. Hard to see what's happening at points because of this, and has a great layout riding the terrain. Too short, and could be spectacular if a little longer.

  • Joep van Baren
    Joep van Baren 10 months ago

    Theming Location Pace Headbanging

    This ride is intense. It keeps its speed form the beginning to the end. You sometimes don't really see where you are going because of the caves and tunnels and therefore it is unexpectedly fast. The small (floater/airtime?) hill after the chain lift gives a great view over the ride.

  • Theo Brigham
    Theo Brigham 1 year ago

    Location Pace Intensity Too short Dead spots

    Really not many problems with Nemesis - no longer my number one super incredible coaster blah de blah de blah because other coasters have just overshadowed it now, both new rides in the UK and also coasters abroad i'm riding for the first time. It could be longer and there is one dead spot which is that banked turn before the loop but like it certainly is good, just inversions no longer cut it for me! p.s. kind of feels weird only giving it 4 stars at it would have been 5 just a year or two ago for me but yeah :/

  • Moogal
    Moogal 1 year ago

    Inversions Location Intensity Too short

    Still my favourite coaster in the UK. It packs a punch from the moment you come off the lift hill and doesn't let up until you hit the brakes. The vertical loop is a particular highlight. Ride it in the front row for the best view - it can be a little rough at the back but it's aged very well. The theming is still excellent even though the rivers no longer run red. Capacity is good, even on a busy day the queue moves well.

  • Aalan Ddunsmuir

    Pace Masterpiece Intensity Too short

    Been on this ride so many times and still is my favourite coaster. From start to finish it is so intense and never lets up. Despite its short ride time it manages to cram so much in and is relentless. It is simply fantastic

  • Nicky Borrill
    Nicky Borrill 1 year ago

    Location Masterpiece Intensity Too short

    Still amongst the best B&M inverts!

  • Oscar Pinchbeck

    Inversions Masterpiece Intensity Headbanging

    This coaster is super intense and packs in a lot in its short layout. I thought that there was minimal roughness, as always with a B&M invert the corkscrews and zero G rolls can be a bit painful. This coaster also has the best helix of any coaster. Overall my third favourite coaster and I think the way it interacts with the terrain to be masterful.

  • Poodz
    Poodz 1 year ago

    Theming Masterpiece Layout Headbanging

    I love Nemesis. Not for its "intensity" as advertised, (far more intense coasters exist out there) but for the relentless layout that seems to build speed as you traverse it, the dives into the valleys after every element, and especially that zero G roll with the near miss. I honestly couldn't care less that I sometimes get my head whipped against the restraint in the inversions, everything else makes up for it.

  • kai phillips
    kai phillips 1 year ago

    Inversions Intensity Layout

    Fantastic, so intense. one of the worlds best.

  • Semina S.
    Semina S. 1 year ago

    Inversions Masterpiece Intensity

    It’s one of the best rides in the world for a reason. Forceful, intense and fun is what this coaster is. The layout is great and the pace is outstanding for such a small coaster. The terrain is what makes this coaster so great as it’s mostly underground!! I would give it 6 if I could.

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 1 year ago

    Inversions Masterpiece Intensity Headbanging Too short

    Nemesis is the reason I'm a coaster fan, closely followed by Rollercoaster Tycoon. It may well have been responsible for staving off insanity! The ride is highly original, substituting raw speed for high rates of turn and close proximity to the ground. For such a simple and effective trick not to be used widely elsewhere is a travesty. If by some miracle you can catch Nemesis on a cold, wet night you will hardly ever find a better time on a rollercoaster. Watching the Towers Fireworks from Nemesis is highly recommended!

  • Lachlan S.
    Lachlan S. 1 year ago

    Inversions Intensity Layout Too short

    Fantastic roller coaster with great pacing. The layout makes the most of the tight height restriction, with high speed turns and snappy inversions. Still comfortable despite its age. Nice theme and usually running at a high capacity.

  • Samantha P.
    Samantha P. 2 years ago

    Theming Location Intensity Headbanging Discomfort

    Controversially not a fan of this B&M .. find the layout too 'tight' and the corners uncomfortable, always been a bit of a headbasher for me ..

  • Graham Cairns
    Graham Cairns 2 years ago

    Theming Intensity Layout

    One of my all time favourites

  • Philippe-Minh N.
    Philippe-Minh N. 2 years ago

    Theming Intensity Layout Too short

    Alton Towers' 1994 Inverted coaster deserved its legendary reputation. Its short but action-packed layout stands out with its unique element order. Each element seamlessly leads to the next one and the pacing is excellent. The extremely forceful downwards helix following the first Corkscrew is arguably the highlight of a ride devoid of any dead spots. In addition, the ride aged gracefully - Europe's first B&M it is still glossy smooth! Simply put, Nemesis is a masterpiece and the best coaster in England in my opinion.

  • Luke Freeman
    Luke Freeman 2 years ago

    Theming Location Intensity Too short

    One of Britain's best rides, the 1994 classic still delivers a good ride to this day, but is a bit too short for me to rank this any higher than my number 5 spot.

  • Cressida Person Thing

    Intensity Layout

    Fantastic coaster with beautiful scenery. It is so intense! The corkscrew followed by the helix gets me every time I go in it. It is short but it doesn't feel incomplete and and therefore isn't "too short"

  • Francois S.
    Francois S. 3 years ago

    Fun Masterpiece Intensity

    I saw it on pictures before being on it. I remember my face in front of it.... Jaw dropping and the I rode it and it is a perfect ride.

  • Fabrice Lizin
    Fabrice Lizin 7 days ago
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    guy perfect 9 days ago
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    Nan Dave 15 days ago
  • Matt Newman
    Matt Newman 16 days ago

    Location Intensity Layout Headbanging Disappointing! Dead spots

  • Person Man
    Person Man 18 days ago

    Masterpiece Intensity Layout Too short

  • Harri dan
    Harri dan 18 days ago
  • Matt Burgess
    Matt Burgess 23 days ago
  • Daniel John
    Daniel John 25 days ago
  • Alexandre CF
    Alexandre CF 1 month ago

    Location Masterpiece

  • DJBKoasteRs
    DJBKoasteRs 1 month ago
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    Rémi Parent 1 month ago
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    Théo.coaster59 1 month ago
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    Muffled Donkey 1 month ago
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    melanie r. 1 month ago
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    Marcus Gear 1 month ago
  • Tomáš Pišúth
    Tomáš Pišúth 2 months ago

    Theming Intensity Layout

  • Angelina Fresnaye
    Angelina Fresnaye 2 months ago

    Comfort Pace Intensity

  • Sébastien V.
    Sébastien V. 2 months ago
  • Corentin Monin
    Corentin Monin 2 months ago
  • Julius A.
    Julius A. 2 months ago

    Capacity Masterpiece Smoothness Too short

  • Greg Hudson
    Greg Hudson 3 months ago

    Location Fun Intensity

  • coaster clans
    coaster clans 3 months ago
  • Nicolas Doise
    Nicolas Doise 3 months ago

    Location Intensity Layout Too short

  • Andrew E.
    Andrew E. 4 months ago

    Theming Location Intensity Too short

  • Arthur Glantzmann
    Arthur Glantzmann 5 months ago
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    Sean P. 6 months ago
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    Noraisha Y. 6 months ago
  • A Shambolic Enthusiast
  • Jeffrey E.
    Jeffrey E. 7 months ago

    Theming Intensity Layout Harness

  • Roskaa L.
    Roskaa L. 7 months ago
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    murl0c aka 8 months ago
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    Jeff T. 9 months ago
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    Richard T. 9 months ago
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  • Gaku N.
    Gaku N. 10 months ago
  • Steffen Hermes
    Steffen Hermes 10 months ago

    Location Smoothness Disappointing! Dead spots

  • Llorenç R.
    Llorenç R. 10 months ago
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    Leo W 10 months ago
  • AndiFlag
    AndiFlag 10 months ago

    Theming Intensity Too short

  • Nicolas L.
    Nicolas L. 11 months ago
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    Warren Duke 1 year ago
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  • Matthew Bradley
  • Justine Bonvallat
  • Will B
    Will B 1 year ago
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    James Fletcher 1 year ago
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    Julie L. 1 year ago
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    therealkci 1 year ago
  • Timo Draxler
    Timo Draxler 1 year ago
  • Sam Ellwood
    Sam Ellwood 1 year ago
  • Guillaume Toutain
  • Charles Muckenhirn

    Location Masterpiece Intensity

  • Simon M.
    Simon M. 1 year ago

    Theming Masterpiece Intensity Too short

  • Sam Dbart
    Sam Dbart 1 year ago
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    Wagstaff04 :/ 1 year ago
  • Wojciech Froń
    Wojciech Froń 1 year ago

    Masterpiece Intensity Layout

  • Owen Daniel
    Owen Daniel 1 year ago
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    Olly H. 1 year ago
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    james 1 year ago
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    Anthony C. 1 year ago
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    MUHR Franck 1 year ago
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    Laurent B. 1 year ago
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    Jamie T. 1 year ago
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    Rowena W 1 year ago
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    olivier kapoun 1 year ago
  • Expedition Coaster

    Inversions Pace Intensity Too short

  • Dan Price
    Dan Price 1 year ago
  • Swan Blanc
    Swan Blanc 1 year ago
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  • Daniel Balhatchet
  • Beloutre Daxter
  • Rémy D.
    Rémy D. 1 year ago
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    Victor V. 1 year ago
  • Steve Corning
    Steve Corning 1 year ago
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    coaster f. 1 year ago
  • Fabien F.
    Fabien F. 1 year ago

    Theming Masterpiece Intensity

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    Formula 1st 1 year ago
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  • Stéphane Richet

    Location Comfort Intensity

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    THEM0LE12 1 year ago
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    Nick B. 1 year ago
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  • Frederic Anneessens
  • Chris C.
    Chris C. 1 year ago
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    LiuKa_ 1 year ago

    Theming Smoothness Layout Too short

  • Chief Pancake
    Chief Pancake 1 year ago
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    Coaster Jon 1 year ago
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    Jules Dwd 1 year ago

    Theming Comfort Intensity Too short

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  • James Cook
    James Cook 1 year ago
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    Thibault M. 1 year ago
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    Fabien L. 1 year ago
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    TPC 1 year ago
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    Andrew N. 1 year ago
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    Elliot Taylor 1 year ago

    Location Masterpiece Intensity

  • Melissa Reid
    Melissa Reid 1 year ago
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    Co Fir 1 year ago
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    Steven Palisse 1 year ago
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  • Ben Zo
    Ben Zo 1 year ago

    Theming Location Intensity

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    James B. 1 year ago
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    Tilen B. 1 year ago
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    Morgan Price 1 year ago
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    Aleks W. 1 year ago
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    Luis H. 1 year ago
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    epstan 1 year ago
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    JB T 1 year ago
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    Daniel W. 1 year ago
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    Daniel Obier 1 year ago
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    Axelle T. 2 years ago
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    Theming Location Intensity Rattle

  • Antoine G.
    Antoine G. 2 years ago
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    Sven Popelier 2 years ago
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  • Marijke D.
    Marijke D. 2 years ago
  • Damien R.
    Damien R. 2 years ago

    Location Comfort Intensity

  • Luc R.
    Luc R. 2 years ago

    Theming Comfort Masterpiece

  • Julien RocKub
    Julien RocKub 2 years ago
  • Timothée Pons
    Timothée Pons 2 years ago

    Theming Intensity

  • Scott Pecqueux
    Scott Pecqueux 2 years ago
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    Joseph Bricout 2 years ago
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    bmx cc 2 years ago
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    Anne-marie C. 2 years ago
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    Florian Blond 2 years ago

    Theming Intensity Layout

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    Aurelien G. 2 years ago
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    Amadou T. 2 years ago
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    Adrien Crucet 2 years ago
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    Romuald Geiregat 2 years ago
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    Benjamin R. 2 years ago
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    Antoine P. 2 years ago
  • Nicolas R.
    Nicolas R. 2 years ago

    Location Pace Intensity

  • Jonny Morgan
    Jonny Morgan 2 years ago
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    Dan Wright 2 years ago
  • Jérôme Vincent
    Jérôme Vincent 2 years ago

    Theming Intensity Layout

  • Usa t.
    Usa t. 2 years ago
  • Harry D.
    Harry D. 2 years ago
  • Maxime Cretton
    Maxime Cretton 2 years ago

    Comfort Intensity Layout Too short

  • Victor Humbert
    Victor Humbert 2 years ago
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    Josh Ormerod 2 years ago
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    Teddy Groux 2 years ago
  • Jay Deloddere
    Jay Deloddere 2 years ago
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    Cyril Barbier 2 years ago
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    François D. 2 years ago
  • Alexandre Humbert

    Location Masterpiece Layout

  • Fabien Isnotme
    Fabien Isnotme 2 years ago
  • Guillaume F.
    Guillaume F. 3 years ago
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    Michaël Rmn 3 years ago
  • Anthony Spanagel
    Anthony Spanagel 3 years ago

    Nice surprise! Intensity Layout

  • Alexandre Luini
    Alexandre Luini 3 years ago
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    Anthony Crawford 3 years ago
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    Anthony Lesaffre 3 years ago
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    Katun GagaLefou 3 years ago

    Theming Headbanging

  • Will Garner
    Will Garner 3 years ago
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    S 3 years ago
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    Serge Vervloesem 3 years ago
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    Faykety Fayke 3 years ago
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    James G. 3 years ago
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    Titi Coquillage 3 years ago
  • Romain B.
    Romain B. 3 years ago

    Location Fun Masterpiece

  • Etienne Sainton
    Etienne Sainton 3 years ago
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    Frédéric Beck 3 years ago

    Masterpiece

  • Syl Splace
    Syl Splace 3 years ago

    Inversions Location Masterpiece

  • Louise B.
    Louise B. 3 years ago
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    Florian Yunquera 3 years ago
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    Aymeric Thomas 3 years ago
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    Antoine M. 3 years ago