Tuesday, October 8, 2002 10:54 AM

http://www.vertical-reality.com/bobcoaster.htm

I thought this was kind of cool looking. I found it on there site....Just thought you guys would like to see it....what do you think?

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 11:49 AM

That sound awesome. I've always wanted to do one of those Alpine Sled things, but I would be really nervous of falling off.

One of those pictures move, I think that little thing would be a great idea for a Bobsled Simulator! Thats be cool!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002 11:54 AM

I thought Bobcoaster was a nickname for one of those middle-aged enthusiast leeches who goes to parks by himself and works his way into groups of enthusiasts. Also criticizes every ride intensely. You know the type....

Anyway - I couldn't see the video but I will say Alpine Slides are both very fun and dangerous. I saw a girl slide 50 feet on her face once.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2002 8:58 AM
Ahhhhh Coaster Bob, lol, I think I know who your talking about.
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-Joey-
2002 Sky princess laps-65 (in one day!)
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Wednesday, October 9, 2002 9:11 AM
Den - Bobcoaster and Coaster Bob are two different people. It sounds like you're thinking of Coaster Bob.

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'If there's been a way to build it, there'll be a way to destroy it. Things are not all that out of control.' - Stereolab 'Crest'

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Wednesday, October 9, 2002 9:13 AM
Ah - my bad.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2002 9:16 AM

Finally...coaster riding in the winter ! :)
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Wednesday, October 9, 2002 9:28 AM

The longest made by Wiegand is a alpine-slide built at a side of a mountain in Switzerland. With a lenght of 3100meters and a height difference at 480meters it's one big record holder.

Just one question, the cars runs on a track and it's driven by the gravity. Can this kind of ride be called a roller coaster? I wouldn't have any problems calling it a coaster but apperently Guiness record doesn't think it's a coaster.

A video of this kind of ride is aviable here: http://www.wiegandslide.com/en/alpine_coaster.htm

And a pic and stats of the ride here: http://www.pradaschier.ch/ferien/rodelbahn.html

So what you think?

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Wednesday, October 9, 2002 9:42 AM
Thats insane, anyone know if there have been any injuries reported?
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-Joey-
2002 Sky princess laps-65 (in one day!)
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