Backyard Rides

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Postby IceDragon » Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:33 am

i would love to get funding to make my own, lol. a small, tacky one that was (or will be) connected to a car battery or two, winches you up the hill, down a 6/7 ft hill, and up another hill. rocks backwards and forewards

if not, im saving up for a ride, then lending it out to people :P


edit: latest update: its now being developed. we may introduce a gravity-based spin aswell :)




also: if anyone knows any blueprints for a backyard rollercoaster, could they post links here please?


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Postby hazzaman » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:50 am

Sounds really good!

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Postby jsguilkey » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:02 pm

I was catching up with Yahoo! News and I happen to see this. It look pretty good for a homemade roller coaster and kind of dangerous as well. I thought I should share this. This was homebase in Oklahoma and I'm guessing it is called Oklahoma Land Run. What do you think?

The video clip didn't work in this seciton so go to Official Website... http://www.jeremyreid.com/ for more information... It look's pretty clever! :b

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Postby bulldogmom » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:01 pm

Wow, that's really cool. I wonder how long it took him to build that and what it cost. Dangerous? Probably, but so are things like walking (for me, anyway- I walked into the edge of my door the other day) I'd ride it!
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Postby jmccalip » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:14 pm

Looks Really fun. Wish I has the money, and the room.

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Postby ConleyKE » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:47 pm

www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=609&highlight=backyard+rides&sid=f3fec22e1da1956308307620237aea0e

This topic has come up alot, so be sure to search before starting new threads.

Either way that sure does look awesome! =)
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Postby jsguilkey » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:56 pm

^ Hey Thanks... I thought there wasn't any even I look through before I posted it. I guess I didn't look hard enough. That thread look awesome! Thanks

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Postby jmccalip » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:54 pm

Haha, you guys didn't get my post. The bold "R" was supposed to be the the first letter of "repost". Ya'll were supposed to finish it.


Oh well, different forum games.

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Postby Menghini » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:22 am

Wow, just read the other topic... This is cool! Didn't know it is kind of cheap to build such a coaster yourself.

To rent a coaster you already pay more!

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Postby raptorcrew2002 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:59 am

Ideas….

Wonder why no one has built a launched backyard coaster yet. Would not be to hard. Just need a pulley and weight system with quick release latches (don’t use rope). Build the track as a shuttle style ride and hope you build the return spike taller then your velocity :lmao:

Hey 8 – 15’ tower with enough weight and I’m to lazy to do math right now but I would guess very possible to reach 25-35 mph with avg. adult weight.

(Backyard boomerang) Any takers?

As for braking. Automate. 2x4’s with rubber strips fixed to load springs (go to the junk yard and grab some auto springs to cut), hurray friction brakes :o) (Would inspect often, also water dummy, water filled blowup doll whatever you have test before riding)

Not that I would be anywhere NEAR that thing for its first test but still. It would be cheaper, and could be built out of wood or steel. Just make sure your math isn’t too fuzzy on the launch and stress of car and frame.

Then once complete you need this guy’s backyard monorail. This rock.
Only things missing on this guys project is better details to the cars & a spiel in Spanish.
http://www.monorails.org/tMspages/Niles.html



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