Tag Archives | Roller-Coaster

…Dirk Auer is a record setting in-line skater?

Dirk Auer

Dirk Auer recently set a new world record by speeding down an 860-meter roller coaster track on a pair of in-line skates that he built himself after setting the world record for the fastest in-line skating at 190mph while being towed behind a Porsche GT2.

Where do I sign up?

[Via: Daily Mail]

…Fahrenheit looks scarry?


The new Fahrenheit coaster at Hershey Park now features the steepest drop of any coaster in the US.

How steep?

Try 97 degrees. (For those of you wondering: Yes, that is PAST vertical.)

The coaster, which features a 121 foot drop, a 107 foot inverted loop, two inverted corkscrew rolls, a Cobra element, an Airborne inverted S roll, two hills called Airtime hill, and two High-speed/banked curves, reaches a maximum speed of 58 mph, and takes 12 riders on an 85 second ride of their life.

Check out Popular Mechanics for a behind the scenes look at how the coaster was made, and hold on to your lunch if you’re going to watch the video.


[Popular Mechanics – Build A Roller Coaster]

…Frigits make your fridge more fun?

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Frigits turn your fridge into magnetic roller coaster where marbles go through a series of funnels, tunnels, catapults, spinners and sheer drops in a kind of Rube Goldberg machine that is sure to keep you entertained for hours.

[Frigits Deluxe]

[Via: Sci Fi Tech]