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Super no brakes coaster
Spock
Brisbane, Queensland
2023 posts
holy carp this looks awesome

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Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
19679 posts
Holy f*****g s*** that looks like fun. Why can't we have awesome stuff like that here?
10:41am 16/01/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18261 posts
that looks kick ass. probably violates so many australian safety laws.
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Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
6388 posts
hahaha, safety laws. This thing laughs in the face of safety laws.

One of these from the top of Mt Hotham, Baw Baw or Buller is the way to go :D
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fade
Brisbane, Queensland
7275 posts
so much more fun than the skylift above.
11:18am 16/01/12 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15091 posts
so much more fun than the skylift above.
No way man, I'm going to catch the lift to the bottom of the mountain, then sled back up

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Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8498 posts
Why can't we have awesome stuff like that here?

haha Mr health and safety would not approve.


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mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8227 posts
Wasn't there something like this in the Blue Mountains in the early 80's?

Probably not as long but I'm pretty sure there was some insane coaster there, the track followed the cable car thingo down the hill, which was STEEP, and went out over the cliff edge.

EDIT: it is actually still getting built, 20+ years later :/

Rumours of carriages crashing 200 metres to the floor of the valley below and the train returning with sandbag test dummies missing have kept tourists and locals intrigued.



http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/rollercoaster-is-going-nowhere-fast/2006/01/28/1138319491227.html


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scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15092 posts
There was a Grass Ski and a Bobsled/Toboggan track in Samford eons ago
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Linker
Brisbane, Queensland
1543 posts
There are controllable brakes for the rider, it's just he didn't use them on his go. Check his other vid, there's heaps of people bunched up near each other on the things.

super cool thing though.
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Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
19682 posts
Was that back in the 80's scuzzy? I remember there was a grass skiing place on the way to the Big Pineapple and there was also a waterslide place up that way too.
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XaltD
Queensland
953 posts
Man... that roller coaster went for AGES! Wonder how long it takes to get back up the top for another go :)
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scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15093 posts
Was that back in the 80's scuzzy?
80's or early 90's I'm guessing, but yeah, it was definitely the Samford area.

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CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
8420 posts
There was a Grass Ski and a Bobsled/Toboggan track in Samford eons ago
I barely remember going on the toboggan at Samford, must have been around 1990 and it wasn't on a rail but rather a water-slide/half tube setup.


Samford Grass Ski Park
Brisbane, Queensland
Status: Operated
Open Date: 30 November 1984
Close Date: 30 November 1993


http://www.roller-coaster.com.au/park.php?pid=18

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Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
4895 posts
Whoa that goes for kilometres. I went on a luge ride in New Zealand, was waaaay to much fun. Wish we had that kind of stuff here :(

http://www.skyline.co.nz/
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maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3499 posts
there was some amusement park in adelaide somewhere and they had the toboggan ride. I remember my old man and I going nuts on it. so many years ago, ahh the memories. so these toboggan things were closed down cause they awere deemed unsafe?

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Murderer
Tasmania
1785 posts
driving is unsafe.

so is crossing the road and flying in an aeroplane.

Woopty f*****' do, all there should be is a signed thing saying. I am doing this understanding I may die. etc. That way people can still do the crazy s*** that they love (to get their thrills etc)!

Instead of do it anyway, die and then not let anyone else do it.

Like sky diving, you can die from a parachute twist if the wind does a certain thing so!?
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qmass
Queensland
10272 posts
no helmets and you control your own speed, so what happens if you come up behind some fat ass middle aged woman going slow and belt into the back of them?

Would be wicked if you knew nobody was in front of you though...
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CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
8421 posts
Like sky diving, you can die from a parachute twist if the wind does a certain thing so!?
I have no clue what that means, you don't sound like you skydive.
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thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
8712 posts
chub you're my hero cos you do skydive
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CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
8423 posts
You just can't go making stuff up.

qmass I vaguely remember that happening on the Samford one quite a bit.

Also happened HEAPS at Aussie World, so many possibilities for injury on that ride.
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