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BACKYARD ROLLERCOASTER

MIKE

Posted:
4/2/00 at
4:34:48 PM

Me and my friend are atempting to build a backyard rollercoaster. We are currently working on the car similar to a go-kart. The station will be on top of a hill in his backyard. There will be one hill and a bunny hop. It won't have enough energy to make it back around so we will end the ride and push it back to the station. We are having technical difficulties in the curving coming off the first hill. We have the plans but have only started on the car so far and most of the framework is done. I will soon have pictures of the car. If you want to recieve a copy of these pictures please reply with your e-mail address. If you have any comments of suggestions they will be taken into condsideration. E-mail them to gizmo@rochester.rr.com

Re: BACKYARD ROLLERCOASTER by Brian Grapes at 4/2/00 4:46:01 PM

> Me and my friend are atempting to build a
> backyard rollercoaster. We are currently
> working on the car similar to a go-kart. The
> station will be on top of a hill in his
> backyard. There will be one hill and a bunny
> hop. It won't have enough energy to make it
> back around so we will end the ride and push
> it back to the station. We are having
> technical difficulties in the curving coming
> off the first hill. We have the plans but
> have only started on the car so far and most
> of the framework is done. I will soon have
> pictures of the car. If you want to recieve
> a copy of these pictures please reply with
> your e-mail address. If you have any
> comments of suggestions they will be taken
> into condsideration. E-mail them to
> gizmo@rochester.rr.com

I would love to see pictures of your roller coaster. Maybe someday you and your friend will be ride designers. :o) E-mail them to me at brianraygrapes@hotmail.com

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Re: BACKYARD ROLLERCOASTER by Cedar Pointer at 4/2/00 6:10:31 PM

Im building a skycoaster

Re: BACKYARD ROLLERCOASTER by ben at 4/2/00 6:20:04 PM

> Me and my friend are atempting to build a
> backyard rollercoaster. We are currently
> working on the car similar to a go-kart. The
> station will be on top of a hill in his
> backyard. There will be one hill and a bunny
> hop. It won't have enough energy to make it
> back around so we will end the ride and push
> it back to the station. We are having
> technical difficulties in the curving coming
> off the first hill. We have the plans but
> have only started on the car so far and most
> of the framework is done. I will soon have
> pictures of the car. If you want to recieve
> a copy of these pictures please reply with
> your e-mail address. If you have any
> comments of suggestions they will be taken
> into condsideration. E-mail them to
> gizmo@rochester.rr.com

It would be great if you could just post a link to those photos, once you have them, here on the message board. Have fun building! -ben

Re: BACKYARD ROLLERCOASTER by Coasterdork at 4/2/00 6:54:00 PM

thats cool. i tried to build a rollercoaster once, it didint turn out to well, i had about a 6 foot drop and a bunny hill. i used my little sisters wagon as a car.

Re: BACKYARD ROLLERCOASTER by Michael at 4/2/00 11:53:27 PM

> Me and my friend are atempting to build a
> backyard rollercoaster. We are currently
> working on the car similar to a go-kart. The
> station will be on top of a hill in his
> backyard. There will be one hill and a bunny
> hop. It won't have enough energy to make it
> back around so we will end the ride and push
> it back to the station. We are having
> technical difficulties in the curving coming
> off the first hill. We have the plans but
> have only started on the car so far and most
> of the framework is done. I will soon have
> pictures of the car. If you want to recieve
> a copy of these pictures please reply with
> your e-mail address. If you have any
> comments of suggestions they will be taken
> into condsideration. E-mail them to
> gizmo@rochester.rr.com

Sounds like fun. I have over the course of three years, built two of them, each 42 feet long. They get rather expensive, but I have found that house siding (8 layers) makes great track, but I would recommend that you use a material other than wood for the car (alumminum?) because carting it out to the track can be quite a hassle. I should get pics up on my website soon, but until then, good luck!