Boring Company tunnel prototype works like a side-friction roller coaster

Posted | Contributed by kpjb

The wooden Leap-the-Dips ride is the oldest roller coaster still running in the United States. It's known as a side-friction roller coaster, a type so outmoded that only a handful of vintage amusement parks worldwide still have one. Some roller coaster fans were surprised to see the same set-up used in the futuristic Loop test tunnel unveiled Dec. 18 by Boring Company founder Elon Musk.

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Jason Hammond's avatar

I originally read the headline as if the company tunnel was boring, as in uninteresting. :-)

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kpjb's avatar

I absolutely LOVE that he named it the Boring Company. That's just brilliant.


Even break time there is awful.

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