Backyard Coasters

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DIY Movement in the Coaster World
The Blue Flash is quite an achivement. It’s not only a backyard, home-made steel coaster, but it has a loop. I don’t want to know how the testing went for that loop or how many times it didn’t work. The creator’s even working on Blue 2, his follow-up to the Blue Flash. Blue 2 will be a family coaster and it will seat four instead of just one.

Jeremy Reid of Oklahoma built a wooden coaster for under $6,000. Sure it only has a top speed of 20 mph, but you got to tip your hat to such a do-it-yourself mentality. If only I had the engineering skills. And a yard. And time. And money. And …

Founder of My favorite coasters are B&M hypers and gigas. I'm also a huge fan of terrain roller coasters.


  1. Tom has a video of a backyard rollercoster on his yoputube page. just click on his name over one of his comments.

  2. I bet I would have built one of those by now if I had more time and money…


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