Backyard Flume

Saturday, March 13, 2004 11:48 AM
Since everybody had his own backyard coaster these days ;-) some German kid decided to build his own backyard logflume. I think its very funny, yet very ugly and simplistic.

Pictures here:

SOQUET to me!

Saturday, March 13, 2004 11:59 AM
That is very ugly but amazing at the same time! I would have loved to have done something like that when I was younger. Very interesting...
Saturday, March 13, 2004 12:01 PM
Totally fugly... looks like something out of the projects.

Yet, it gets the job done, and looks fun...
...but dangerous... never know where there's a bent nail sticking out or some other sharp object. Looks like it could collapse at any time.

But I do give him props for trying.

Saturday, March 13, 2004 12:05 PM
Soon to replace Buzzsaw Falls at Silver Dollar City...
Saturday, March 13, 2004 12:28 PM
The head clearance looks pretty close. Pretty awesome that you would build something like that.
Saturday, March 13, 2004 3:32 PM
Now THAT is cool.

My sister just said that's me in a year.:)

Saturday, March 13, 2004 4:17 PM
I just wonder what the neighbors think!
Saturday, March 13, 2004 4:50 PM
That's hilarious!

Can anyone say "Junkyard Wars"? ;)

Saturday, March 13, 2004 5:21 PM
Thats craptastic.I give him props for attempting it.That must be the fine german engineering Ive been hearing about.
Saturday, March 13, 2004 9:46 PM
Nahh....that's definitely not any of Anton's handy work.

Good old Shwartzkoph,now he made fine use of German engineeriing when it came down to his coasters but this guy's attempt at a water flume wouldn't even pass any building inspections...let alone the quality control evaluation officials.

Saturday, March 13, 2004 9:51 PM
Toward the bottom of the forum there was some scary looking water in that flume ride!!!!!!! It looks like a combination flume and biology project! =) I can smell the wet wood and plastic now. =)
Saturday, March 13, 2004 9:56 PM
I don't know Batwing, Did you ever see the Williams Grove Cyclone? That flum is probably safer than the Cyclone!
Sunday, March 14, 2004 9:53 AM
To justify the "craptastic" look a bit: The kid who built the ride claims that the whole thing consists of found materials!
The wheels on the car are from an old lawn-mower and the foil used to cover a swimming pool.
There is even a warning sign that says "you´ll get wet" :-)
Sunday, March 14, 2004 12:50 PM
I havn't seen it but I've heard quite a bit about it & from what I heard it's not good.

People who have ridden the cyclone (Williams grove) often comment on how the ride shakes so much that it looks & feels like it would collapse at any minute....the shoddy construction on that backyard flume appears to be no better.

Sunday, March 14, 2004 1:17 PM
thats kind of cool tho...i would want one..
Sunday, March 14, 2004 9:24 PM
*scratches head I don't get it, hehe
Sunday, March 14, 2004 9:52 PM
Is there a lift or something or is the little cart just pulled up the hill when its done?
Monday, March 15, 2004 12:14 PM
That's way cooler than our attempt at a flume: Slip-N-Slide placed on a hill. The grass stains never come out.....
Thursday, March 18, 2004 12:29 AM
Mile High Falls at SFKK! It doesn't look like it but I bet it smells the same! That water looks alittle brown to me! Better get some water softner tablets!


Thursday, March 18, 2004 9:31 AM
Those Germans... first Benzes and Beemers, now backyard log flumes! That's one impressive example of backyard engineering.

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