Dad builds backyard roller coaster for daughter

Posted | 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.

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Coolest. Dad. Ever.

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That is the true definition of "lift hill" :)

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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.

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They need one of these at Michigan's Adventure.

Right about mid-Tim...nah, never mind.

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Who needs LIM's, when you have broom sticks?

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Jeff's avatar

PVC does not seem like a good material for track rails. When it does break, I would assume it would make sharp pieces.

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Just awesome.

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.

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By then, the kid will probably be to big to ride it anyway.

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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.

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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.

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Tell that to the dudes who maintain the Blue Man Group PVC!

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You guys think THAT'S good? Look what I finally found? :)

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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

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Oh that's sweet!

I forgot you built that awesome piece of awesome Josh.

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