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09-01-2012 10:37 PM  5 years agoPost 1
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Nice

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09-02-2012 01:07 AM  5 years agoPost 2
ShankBones

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That is WILD!!! This got my attention. I can only imagine the G's on those final turns....That had to of been a huge undertaking of construction for this ride....I would also like to see how the person gets strapped into this coaster ride...

Thanks for sharing

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09-02-2012 02:21 AM  5 years agoPost 3
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we had an Alpine Slide right up the road from my house, but this is much cooler

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09-03-2012 10:36 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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where the line start? I want a ride.

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09-03-2012 06:06 PM  5 years agoPost 5
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I have been on 3 different alpine slides, but that is really different. On the alpine slides, the only way you can go down with no brakes is if you lay down. It keeps your CG down low enough to keep from crashing. My favorite one was one in Germany and it was a stainless steel track. The other two were cement. There is one up at Big Bear in California. That is the only one that I know of in the States.

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09-03-2012 10:47 PM  5 years agoPost 6
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No thanks. That's too many little foundation pedestals. One small earth slide or a fallen tree could be fatal.

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09-03-2012 11:21 PM  5 years agoPost 7
JeffKollin

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Don't need brakes, there is a stop sign at the bottom of those hills

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09-04-2012 01:01 AM  5 years agoPost 8
Solmanbandit

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No thanks. That's too many little foundation pedestals. One small earth slide or a fallen tree could be fatal.
That is why you have a brake. It is no worse and any other coaster.

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09-04-2012 01:18 AM  5 years agoPost 9
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The alpine coaster looked a lot different than any roller coaster.

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09-04-2012 01:27 AM  5 years agoPost 10
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All fun and games until your best friend has to pry a tree branch from your a hole.

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09-04-2012 01:30 AM  5 years agoPost 11
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The alpine coaster looked a lot different than any roller coaster.
Same principle, just simpler.

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09-04-2012 03:12 AM  5 years agoPost 12
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man the track in the clip was 1/10 the length of the one up here,

Solmanbandit, the Alpine Slide (track) up here was fiberglass, man you did not want to fall off, if you did it would take the skin right off, one time I come around a corner and this little boy was junping up and down crying out "it hurts daddy it hurts", it dose hurt, I know LOL

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09-04-2012 04:08 PM  5 years agoPost 13
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The worst one that I have seen to bang you up in a crash is the cement track. The track itself was smooth, but can't say much for the edges. When we went to the good track in Germany, we were able to do all the stupid stuff and they didn't care. The funniest thing was to watch them go down as a train. About half of them would lose it on the second turn.
I just found one that I want to ride so bad. It last up to 9 minutes.

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09-06-2012 02:13 AM  5 years agoPost 14
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Same principle, just simpler.
Of course it is the same principle. My point was that the video posted by the OP was of a track down the mountain. Note the number of individual foundations constructed over a wide variety of terrains. You think they engineered each of the hundreds of pedestal foundations? Maybe. Maybe they inspect each of these pedestal foundations daily. Maybe you would bet your life on it, but I won't.

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09-06-2012 02:59 AM  5 years agoPost 15
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Looks cool, and pretty fast. I read it does have breaks. Some evidently don't need them.

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09-06-2012 03:32 AM  5 years agoPost 16
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Maybe they inspect each of these pedestal foundations daily. Maybe you would bet your life on it, but I won't.
Unless there is a major earthquake, the chances of it moving and failing is pretty slim. BTW, I am guessing that you wouldn't hang glide, bungee jump, or zip line.

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09-06-2012 04:10 AM  5 years agoPost 17
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Now THAT is friggin' cool! Nice vid

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09-06-2012 10:55 PM  5 years agoPost 18
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BTW, I am guessing that you wouldn't hang glide, bungee jump, or zip line.
I either have or would. Sky dived, too. Not nearly as many opportunities for failure.

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09-06-2012 11:15 PM  5 years agoPost 19
Solmanbandit

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I either have or would. Sky dived, too. Not nearly as many opportunities for failure.
I would hope not when falling out of the sky.

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09-13-2012 02:56 PM  5 years agoPost 20
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Maybe they inspect each of these pedestal foundations daily. Maybe you would bet your life on it, but I won't.
Guess you have never driven a car.

Love the alpine slides, been riding them here in the US for a while.

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