Undertoad Wednesday Feb 22 04:53 PM
2/22/2006: Man builds own rollercoaster
glatt Wednesday Feb 22 05:06 PM
I want one!
richlevy Wednesday Feb 22 05:10 PM
capnhowdy Wednesday Feb 22 05:18 PM
The insurance companies frown on pools in your backyard. I bet they'd have a blast with one of these.
seakdivers Wednesday Feb 22 05:28 PM
I saw this a few years ago - the guy has a webpage, and if I remember correctly the guy has/ had a webpage with video clips of the coaster in action.
seakdivers Wednesday Feb 22 05:39 PM
Elspode Wednesday Feb 22 06:21 PM
Okay, the one with the kid riding a pallet is pretty lame. The wooden one is a remarkable achievement...but the steel rig with the frigging corkscrew roll is *awesome*!
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Feb 22 06:37 PM
How does he mow the grass under the corkscrew? I imagine it's well fertilized.
seakdivers Wednesday Feb 22 08:35 PM
Yes, the pallet one is somewhat lame, but it's about all I would be able to handle.
astrodex Wednesday Feb 22 08:47 PM
My husband's grandfather built a rollercoster in his backyard for his kids (my father-in-law and his sister). Must have been in the early 50's. He was manic-depressive, very rich and had lots of cool hobbies. Wood carving, gem cutting, butterfly collecting, roller coaster building....He killed himself long before my husband was born but left him his manic-depression and his passion for interesting pursuits but no money. Here's to modern pharmaceutical advancements.
capnhowdy Wednesday Feb 22 09:57 PM
astrodex Thursday Feb 23 09:36 AM
Now that would be a good family story.
SteveDallas Thursday Feb 23 09:48 AM
Beats the hell out of building your own telescope!
Saknussem Thursday Feb 23 09:55 AM
Ipecac is cheaper, thanks.
Pancake Man Thursday Feb 23 12:13 PM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Feb 23 05:22 PM
True, but did you ever taste a roller coaster?