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Weirdest wood coaster:

 

Tyrolean Tubtwist at Joyland Children's Theme Fun Park in the UK. It has so many unusual characteristics (for a wood roller coaster) that it's barely a roller coaster at all! It's one-of-a-kind, it's side-friction, it has spinning cars, it's electrically powered (except during the dips), and it's the only thing close to the old Virginia Reel-style of roller coaster that is currently operating.

 

http://rcdb.com/884.htm

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Weirdest steel coaster:

 

Hexenbesen at Seilbahnen Thale Erlebniswelt in Germany. It's one-of-a-kind, It's a flying AND a suspended model, it's self-operated, and it can only take one passenger at a time. It also has a strict weight limit of 65 kg. which, as an American, I find highly offensive and I will not stand for it (standing makes me tired).

 

http://rcdb.com/3050.htm

 

Actually this was designed to be a new form of transportation, so I guess this is kind of like a prototype?

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Have to agree on Hexenbesen and Tyrolean Tubtwist. Why doesn't Tubtwist get much attention? Is it just an out-of-the-way park? I assume adults can fit on it. I'm guessing it's one of those rides that is fun for sentimental and historical value rather than thrills, kind of like Leap-the-Dips or tamer Scenic Railways.

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I'm going with Space Fantasy at Universal Japan. The whole thing had some backstory about, oh, a princess and comets and stuff, but it was all in Japanese, so I have no idea what it was about. But that didn't matter, as the ride was a lot of fun--especially the seizure-inducing ending.

 

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YAY FOR THREAD NECROMANCY!

 

Anyways, time for some rides I found while browsing RCDB via the random coaster function.

 

http://rcdb.com/4332.htm?p=0

How is this even listed?

http://rcdb.com/8827.htm

Quite possibly the strangest suspended I have ever seen

http://rcdb.com/3313.htm?p=14097

Powered Side Friction Kiddie Coaster. Do I need to say anything more?

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/\ Yeah, I don't know why it counts either.

 

http://rcdb.com/2481.htm?p=7452

Somewhat ghetto-looking ride with motors in the cars that propel it up the lift, after which it becomes a gravity powered ride.

http://rcdb.com/11839.htm?p=52397

It's called Black Hole... Lets make it bright red and theme it to Asia!

 

http://rcdb.com/2502.htm?p=0

TOGO went through an "experemental" phrase before deciding on making torture devices.

 

http://rcdb.com/4492.htm?p=29725

this is what an Ultra Twister looks like when it is drunk.

 

http://rcdb.com/9054.htm?p=0

Extremely pointless ghetto inverted, with a hill over a rock climbing tower.

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OMG! OUCH! Whip Lash Baby! But yeah I'd still ride it!

 

Whiplash would actually be a pretty good name for a coaster.

 

Anyway..

 

http://rcdb.com/636.htm?p=18156

Steel coaster with a wooden coaster train

 

Yet another jet coaster with a weird name.

 

http://rcdb.com/11049.htm?p=45778

Chinese death machine with a perfectly circular loop.

 

http://rcdb.com/8604.htm?p=0

Even the RCDB Entry for this ride calls it "unusual looking"

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OMG! OUCH! Whip Lash Baby! But yeah I'd still ride it!

 

Whiplash would actually be a pretty good name for a coaster.

 

Anyway..

 

http://rcdb.com/636.htm?p=18156

Steel coaster with a wooden coaster train

Last year, during the TPR Mexico tour this was included and there is even a POV! (different trains, though)

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http://rcdb.com/4018.htm?p=0

 

Iranian death machine with soda can cars

 

http://rcdb.com/1614.htm?p=10961

 

Are there any non-weird Japanese kiddie coasters?

 

http://rcdb.com/2204.htm

 

Apparently, the cars on this coaster reverse at a certain point on the ride.

 

http://rcdb.com/6453.htm

 

Is it just me, or does "launched spinning coaster with a shooting section and a barrel roll" sound like a TPR running joke?

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