Thursday, June 21, 2007 9:29 AM
There is also an alpine coaster in park city, ut and a new one is being built at adventure ridge in vail.
most of the alpine coasters have a centrifugal brake that prevents you from going too fast.
Thursday, June 21, 2007 9:58 AM
That looks SO fun! :) They look more fun than the slides at Ober Gatlinburg.
Friday, June 22, 2007 3:13 PM
it's in italy so it has to be one of these:http://www.wiegandslide.com/references-alpine-coaster+M54e6509fff9.html]
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Friday, June 22, 2007 3:17 PM
So it's basically an Alpine Slide but with cars on a track?
Friday, June 22, 2007 3:26 PM
^It (alpine coaster) is basically a rollercoaster with an unconventional car...and user-controlled braking! :)
The Slide (now that I'm back "on track", so to speak) is more like a flying turns only with a trough of concrete instead of cypress...and an unconventional car.
Friday, June 22, 2007 3:30 PM
The slides can be fiberglass too.
The coasters have full wheel assemblies locking the cars to the rails.
Friday, June 22, 2007 11:27 PM
^^So alpine slides can be qualified as coasters? I need to update my count then! ;)
Friday, June 22, 2007 11:30 PM
I've started to include elevators, so why not? ;)
Friday, June 22, 2007 11:32 PM
Well, they DO coast. ;)
Friday, June 22, 2007 11:35 PM
The elevator in my office building is the closest thing to a Freefall outside of a Six Flags or Cedar Fair park. It's one step away from being it's own little Tower of Terror.
Friday, June 22, 2007 11:39 PM
ooo, I'll have to grab that credit next time I'm wherever it is that you live.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 11:52 AM
Coming to northern NJ anytime soon? ;)
El Gato Coastro
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 12:17 PM
I beliieve there used to be a similar ride in Blue Mountain, in Ontario.