Skip to comments.Alpine Coaster with no brakes
Posted on 04/10/2013 3:40:13 PM PDT by navysealdad
Jaw dropping, high-speed, brakeless journey down the mountain. Austrian downhill coaster is nevertheless terrifying. The coaster located Mieders, Austria, starts at the top of a mountain, reachable by a cable car.
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This is why you should pack extra underwear when visiting Austria
As Gomer Pyle might say "Surprise, surprise, surprise."
I need to book an airline ticket. Looks like a blast!
#1, Why does every video now ask whether homo marriage should be legal?
#2, I saw this on a different video and it looks like it has a brake handle between your legs.
#3, I’d ride it.
I would put brakes on them that only work the first time before making a snapping sound and don’t work again.
Wow — that is dangerous. It wouldn’t take much for someone to mess with that track and then there would be two of you.
Oh, I would SO ride that ... love the drop just past the tunnel, about 3/4 of the way through. Very cool!!!
“What could possibly go wrong”?
Cool video, but it ended before I got to see what would be the most interesting part to me: the braking at the end of the ride. How do they slow it down? Brick wall, hay bales, what?
Good question ... maybe a gradual upslope of the track and let gravity do the work?
Here is a nicer video and longer video of thei ride. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS28iU_vnMM
Also the cars do have a hand brake as you can see in the video. They also allow multiple cars to descend right behind each other. I would not be surprised if there are rear-end collisions? Cost was $15 in 2011.