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Backyard Rides

Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:11 pm

Just out of curiosity, who here has made a backyard ride and rode it? I'll tell you a few that we did when I was younger:
Giant Swing on Steroids-This tire swing had a rope tied to the bottom so rather than pushing the tire, it was pulled back by several people. It was tied to a branch 30 feet above. This ride was actually thrilling (lost my stomach, footchopper fence below, and reached good speeds and heights). This swing felt like a Huss Frisbee ride. We reached heights of 20 feet above flat ground.

Ghetto Coaster- We took 2 bed rails and propped them up on a workbench thing, nailed them in and put a red radio flyer wagon on it. we tied a rope to the axles and seated someone in it. The wagon was then towed up the rails (if the person wasn't too heavy) and as it reached the top, the rope was released (kinda like Boomerang's lift). This made a fun rough ride over the dirt after a pop of airtime hitting a flat part that stuck up on the bed rail.

Overall, the swing ride was the best. So, what were your backyard rides if any?

Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:23 pm

The only backyard coaster I've seen is one of these:
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Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:33 am

^^^^ Hey would that count as a credit

its not powered :lol:


I have heard of a guy who made a coaster in his backyard


here's some pics of the Blue Flash, backyard Coaster. Photos are from these site:
http://www.geocities.com/midwestamuseme ... eflash.htm
http://www.ektopia.co.uk/ektopia/archiv ... er-coaster

Please be sure to visit these sites for more photos and information about this coaster.
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Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:05 am

I remember seeing a story on the news about that coaster. I would love to ride it, but it's probably about as safe as the Crystal Beach Cyclone ..lol.

Something a little different. Not a coaster, but funny..
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/redneckrollercoaster.html

Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:30 pm

That actually looks pretty cool!

Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:46 pm

I wonder how many G's that loopscrew pulls... It looks kinda funny in any case, and I know that he will kick up the motor and give a ride if you make your way by, if you just tell him beforehand. And it IS a credit! ;)

Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:21 pm

I love the rednieck rollercoaster. There is also a backyard woodie and logflume floating around the web, but I will let you google them. Searching is half the fun.

Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:15 pm

I just found this back yard coaster the other night. I think it looks fun and it actually has airtime.
http://www.jeremyreid.com/

Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:05 pm

That looks cool.

My friend and I always used to take Skateboards and stuff, and ride them down the slide. It was cool until we tried a wagon, and got it stuck in the slide :lol:

Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:13 pm

^^ Woah...that looks REALLY messed up!

Fun....but messed up!!!! =)

--Robb
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