Stupid question but what the heck!!!!

Friday, June 23, 2000 9:46 PM
Has there ever been another class of coaster besides steel and wood? I know this is off the wall but has there ever been a plastic, glass, metal, lead, fiberglass coaster. Some of those options obviously are impossible but you get my point.
Saturday, June 24, 2000 6:25 AM
There is a plastic coaster. K'NEX that is. But you can't count that out as a coaster type!!! It is complete with a 5 ft. drop, a 1.5 ft. loop, and a non- banked helix!!!!
Saturday, June 24, 2000 7:38 AM
Not really that stuipid of a question.
The Bobsled rollercoasters are in part made of fiberglass I believe.
A metal roller coaster would be a steel coaster since steel is just made up of a few different metals. Rather or not all rollercoasters have been made of steel that is a good question. I am sure there have been a few made with iron or stainless steel but no matter how you look at it they are all made of a metals.
Some of the first rollercoaster types of rides were made of ice in the form of slides. I am also sure that some of these slides like some that exist today with sleds with wheels are also made of concrete or even asphalt. Rather you consider them coasters or not they sort of gave birth to the idea of coasters.
#1 Steel-Incredible Hulk
#1 Wood--Timber Wolf
*** This post was edited by T-Wolf on 6/24/2000. ***

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