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tv_vt
02-19-2012, 10:42 PM
Oh, you mean like this?

http://www.flixxy.com/alpine-coaster.htm

eddief
02-19-2012, 10:58 PM
that really does look like big fun.

GuyGadois
02-19-2012, 11:00 PM
Oh, you mean like this?

http://www.flixxy.com/alpine-coaster.htm

That is so awesome. Thanks for posting.

One son and I would do it. My wife and other son say no way.

GG

Chance
02-20-2012, 12:12 AM
Looks like a lot of fun, although lack of brakes requires a lot of trust in equipment and people maintaining system.

Would like to know if that's actual speed or if sped up for special effect. Video seems a little fast.

benitosan1972
02-20-2012, 12:33 AM
i'd try that... but only on an empty stomach.
that was a pretty long descent, lots of tight turns = G forces.
i'd estimate the top speed to maybe be around 60-70mph? definitely want a helmet and some goggles, maybe even a kevlar suit "just in case"

SamIAm
02-20-2012, 07:36 AM
I keep picturing an animal crossing the tracks at the wrong time.

Nooch
02-20-2012, 08:04 AM
reading the blurb, he chose not to use the brake on that run... so I wonder how strong they are in general, say if an animal crossed the track..

Elefantino
02-20-2012, 08:17 AM
Same guy, different coaster. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUVFiNVRvEU&src_vid=HIZkkQBdUdQ&annotation_id=annotation_61914&feature=iv) A tandem. Even more bad-*ss.

thwart
02-20-2012, 08:33 AM
Yeah, I dunno... the first one, without catch fences and its 'just hacked out of the woods' look, was best, IMO...

phcollard
02-20-2012, 09:03 AM
People in the Alps are never short of ideas to entertain summer tourists. I like this one too. Cable length a bit less than 1 mile. Speed 120 kph :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaMD-cjsCp8

jghall
02-20-2012, 09:41 AM
Pretty cool.

Chance
02-20-2012, 10:24 AM
People in the Alps are never short of ideas to entertain summer tourists. I like this one too. Cable length a bit less than 1 mile. Speed 120 kph :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaMD-cjsCp8
That is great. As close to flying like Superman as most of us could get. :beer:

tiretrax
02-20-2012, 10:57 AM
That's a lot of fun. I wouldn't want to become derailed and hit one of the many tree stumps on the course (well, anything for that matter).

Bud_E
02-20-2012, 02:14 PM
I keep picturing an animal crossing the tracks at the wrong time.


Those animals and their future offspring have been self-selected out of the population by now.

That ride looks like a blast. My daughter and I went on a similar ride at Big Bear that runs on a concrete track but it's probably 1/10th as long as this one and I was still all over the brake.

laupsi
02-20-2012, 03:36 PM
gotta fess up, I could never do that. too old and unwilling to push my excitement threshold at this stage in my life :o