NCF, that is truly terrifying to behold.
R&E, that's a credit you definitely don't have!
I've seen photos of another backyard woodie called Elijah's Chariot, It's not as big as the one in OK, but it is also a complete circuit like that one.
It's actually in a small neighborhood park, but it has a station and lifthill!
I'm not positive exactly where it is, but there are bunches of pics if you know where to look!
I made VertiShock, a freefall sort ride. I attached a normal 1 seat swing to 2 seperate pulley systems. Then I tied that to a 25 ft. tall branch. By using 1 pulley system for each side. It takes off half of the weight resulting in an ease to lift someone your own weight.
Usually just let it drop a little and run with it but you can do extreme drop mode. Muah Hah Hah!
nannerdw wrote:This is the coaster that is in my backyard!
Not really, I just made it with AutoCAD and put in into a pic I took of my backyard. I got the idea from a 1st gen freefall. My ride has two 15-ft vertical track sections, with an airtime hill in-between.
Two riders board the ride at the top, and then they are released down the short drop. They are lying on their backs at the bottom. The hill provides great negative acceleration g airtime!. Then the car continues up the second tower until gravity brings it back down. The riders will experience upside-down freefall on the descent from the second tower! The ride continues back and forth along the same track until coming to a stop on one side of the airtime hill.
The riders are only held in by a ratcheting lap bar! This ride will make a great addition to the "Bench: The Ride" collection, since the seats are flat, wooden benches!
My friend, you have just given me a great revision for an alternative layout...(if I can get it to work that is...) I'm not saying I currently lack ideas...I'm currently plotting it as a terrain figure-8 coaster with a lift in the middle of the ride (it starts on top of a hill...) But given the space, a freefall with a airtime hill works out quite nicely. As for the other guy who actually made one, how smooth does that run? I noticed that you didnt really curve the track all that much....
Jared"still revising plans for Project: Wildcat"Becker
Yes, Project: Wildcat is currently the working name of my coaster. The alternative would be something with Cobra in it...
Proud Coney Island Ride-op for 6 years! Kings Island MSD/Racer crew of 2011 Kings Island Vortex/Windseeker crew of 2012-2013 Best Coaster Ever: Phoenix Top Steel: Intimidator 305 (Maverick in CLOSE 2nd)
Project: Wildcat sounds amazing!
I do not have the money or the woodworking tools to make a backyard coaster. So, what's the projected cost for the finished coaster, $2,000,000? Have you made a model or Nolimits version of it yet to see if it will work?
And don't you have to get a building permit for something like this?
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