Posted Thursday, August 9, 2012 10:02 AM | Contributed by Aaronosmer
Using only PVC pipes, treated lumber and concrete, YouTube user makethesale1 has raised the bar for backyard fun by building a 12-foot-high personal roller-coaster for his family.
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The construction on that looks quite good. The capacity sucks, though. It probably should be an upcharge.
Coolest. Dad. Ever.
That is the true definition of "lift hill" :)
I've seen a number of videos of backyard coasters, and that has to be the STURDIEST looking one of the bunch.
The little girl's having a blast. And why shouldn't she? It's more fun than Dark Knight.
They need one of these at Michigan's Adventure.
Right about mid-Tim...nah, never mind.
Who needs LIM's, when you have broom sticks?Last edited by Aaronosmer, Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:50 PM
PVC does not seem like a good material for track rails. When it does break, I would assume it would make sharp pieces.
When it does break, Jeff, I'm sure the daughter will sue the ride manufacturer.
It's going to have a relatively short life span true, but it was inexpensive and not to difficult to work with. In a year or two exposed to the elements like that it's going to get brittle, and that's when you're going to have problems.
By then, the kid will probably be to big to ride it anyway.
I'm curious as to why this particular coaster/video has gotten so much media play. There's dozens of these around the country. As I previously mentioned, this one is very well done. But it's been featured on Yahoo, CNN, and five separate (non-coaster enthusiast) friends have either sent me the link or made me aware of it.
That is so awesome!
PVC's an extremely strong material, the wood supports are more likely to fail long before any of the PVC rails do.
Tell that to the dudes who maintain the Blue Man Group PVC!
You guys think THAT'S good? Look what I finally found? :)
I wonder if you can buy a fast-pass and cut in line in front of the other neighborhood kids.
I assume they enforce a MAXIMUM weight limit
Oh that's sweet!
I forgot you built that awesome piece of awesome Josh.
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