Backyard Rollercoaster

Thursday, March 14, 2002 2:36 AM
I recall reading on one of the forums of a fella who built his own rollercoaster in his backyard. A friend found some pictures of it on http://www.arcatia.com/flash/index.html
Thought this was so cool!

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 3:15 AM
That's so cool, I wish I had a back yard the size of that, plus the brains to know how to build it.

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:02 AM

All I can think is, "Oh my goodness!" That loop looks like it could break your neck. I have seen backyard coasters before but never a steel one with a loop and corkscrew!

...and those upstop wheels. They aren't hugging the track. When you flipped the car would "fall" onto the wheels....and the restrain system? No OTR's on that ride.

Man, oh man!

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 5:01 AM

That looks excellent! Did you read that if you are in the area, he'll let you ride it?? Vincennes really is not that far from Holiday World. I bet he would get a kick out of a hundred enthusiasts showing up at his door!

Wonder what the hourly capacity is? ;)

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 5:04 AM

Holy Toledo!

Is it just me or does this thing look absolutely insane? Looks to be ~30ft high lift! With loops...and a steel coaster. It's gotta go 20-30 mph...

Anyone know more details behind the creation of this coaster, as it seems even more complex/interesting than the guy who built his own woodie....

Anybody on this board ridden it?

Doug

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 5:09 AM
that is hilarious!

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 5:11 AM

This is something that Hacks me off, That is Pauls pictures and pauls effort and sombody posted his own page using Pauls stuff.

Paul Drabeks site is at www.negative-g.net And he has about 6 pages of pictures of this coaster and shows that they guy is building another one also.

Chuck

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Charles Nungester
167 coasters and hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002 :)

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 5:45 AM
I would love to look at that Charles but the link didn't work.
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Thursday, March 14, 2002 5:59 AM
...reminds me of the "powered parachute". Let me see it take off and land, if it looks safe, I'll give it a go...
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Thursday, March 14, 2002 6:01 AM

Sorry, I forgot that Paul changed his domain. The site is currently down due to bandwith limits but Paul says it should be back up by the end of today (Thursday)

The link is

http://www.negative-g.0catch.com/

Chuck

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Charles Nungester
167 coasters and hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002 :)

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 6:23 AM
There was a young guy in New Castle, Utah who built a wooden backyard coaster. Jake somethin', has his own website with it's pics, but I forgot it. I looked at it, it looks really cool, a lift, a drop, a hill, a drop, and then the cool part, the turnaround about 45 degrees. I want to ride it!
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Thursday, March 14, 2002 9:37 AM
Chris, I thought this thread was about the same one. I bookmarked the website of that other coaster. Jeremy Reid is his name, if we were thinking of the same person. http://www.jeremyreid.com

Amazing thing to do it yourself, though I'd love to have a B&M of my own in my backyard. :)

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 10:10 AM
Just out of curiosity, anyone know why these coasters aren't listed on rcdb?

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 10:42 AM
Probably because they're not at parks open to the public, with proper liability insurance and whatnot.

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 10:45 AM
My guess is that they aren't listed because they aren't at a park or open publicly.

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 10:51 AM
What I want to know is where they get the supplies and money to do something like this!

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 11:33 AM

Charles,

Those pics were mirrored because the main site was over it's bandwidth limit. This story was posted on Slashdot yesterday. The person is not "ripping off" the page, only trying to provide access since the original site is down.

Here's a better mirror:

http://people.cedarville.edu/Student/s1270113/

I believe this one is complete.

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:16 PM

Anyone know how much it cost. That would be so cool..........

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:28 PM
The track on this coaster looks like it would distort easily,but with one person capacity,that may not be a problem.

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Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:33 PM

Is it just me or does the first half of that ride translate into pure insanity?

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