I was listening to NPR today after hearing a bit yesterday about a man who created a roller coaster in his backyard/corn field in Indiana. Who wouldn't want to attempt an inversion in a van's bucket seat. I think the best part of the story had to be that the man's reason for all of this was that he loved roller coasters; he just hated waiting in the lines. Funny too is that the actual speed of the roller coaster was determined by the police who came out with a radar gun.
I would really suggest listening to the whole story as well as checking out the pics.
Glitch01 said: Very cool! I remember seeing this way back...but always neat to see again...and better yet, it's in my home-state, I should go down there sometime.
Does anyone remember the site of that one guy who built a wooden coaster in his back yard? There were photos and videos on it...
His name is Jeremy Reid, Heres the link:http://www.jeremyreid.com/. They are both works of art and It must be great to be able to invest in something like that. The wooden one seems to be a bit more tricky to build with all of the treating of the wood and such. either way they did a great job on them! *** Edited 7/11/2004 4:49:40 AM UTC by P18***
Your welcome, and yeah I agree it does look to give some major air on the second hill with all of that speed, as well as some lats on the fan turn. I wonder how "smooth" it is (or they are), can you tell by the pics/vid? *** Edited 7/11/2004 7:01:44 PM UTC by P18***
Does DragonKahn post here? He visited this guy and also took the oportunity to take a couple of pictures of the cars that will be running on the second coaster he's going to build. They actually almost looks like real rolling stocks. Aparently the second coaster will be easier to asemble and will be up for sale.