We'd allowed ourselves an entire morning to explore The Crazy Horse, an oddly named amusement park located about an hour south of Pisa. This turned out to be excessive; though a very pleasant park it is geared predominantly at young families, and thus anyone over the age of twelve is likely to be bored after an hour or two.
The park is owned by the Manfredini family, who operate rides at many of Italy's fun fairs throughout the year. Given that it was no surprise to learn that the main coaster can occasionally be found on tour during the off season. Project 1 (#1346) is a clone of a design first introduced in 2003, and like its twin it's a winner. There are simply no bumps anywhere on this ride; the train even manages to engage the lift chain without a lurch. L&T Systems have managed to engineer a travelling coaster that is as smooth as the best coasters out there; the only pity is that they've not sold more.
The other adult coaster is an older L&T design that appears to have been developed before the manufacturers mastered the art of track bending. Wild Mine (#1347) is a wild mouse in every sense of the word, with passengers being thrown from side to side. Though six of these rides have been built only three remain in operation beyond this one; Raton Loco, Wild Lightnin', and Wild Mine Ride. The one at Pedroland Park hasn't operated in six years, and the final version, at Six Flags New Orleans, has been closed since Hurricane Katrina.
The smallest of the coasters turned out to be a surprise gem. Topozorro (#1348) appears at first glance to be a standard big apple, and indeed the layout is similar. However the heavily braked main drop from the usual layout has been replaced here with a descending helix which works really well. This alteration eliminates the mid course brake outright, allowing a much more fluid experience than is the norm.
The final coaster at the time of writing is another L&T product. Like its larger cousin Speedy Gonzales (#1349) is ridiculously smooth, yet it packs a punch. Those not lucky enough to have experienced the late High Speed Thrill Coaster might not appreciate that small coasters can generate ridiculous airtime, but this ride certainly delivered.