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One intense ride

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Realstone, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    Those Germans are radicalous!


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  2. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    Wow, wow, and wow. I hope he is strapped in.


    Worth the price of admission.
  3. Backwoods Savage

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    That would be one wild ride, but fun too! Yet the thought of a deer or any animal running across at the wrong time sends some shivers, especially with no brakes.
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    Seeing the tree stumps and walkways whizz by don't help either.
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  5. Realstone

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    There is a link at the top of the flic. Click it and you will see that this was a brake-less test run. Halfway through the video there are mothers cradling tots on their lap at a near dead stop, with other moms & tots gently bumping from behind. That would kind of take the thrill out.
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    I wonder if you get to keep it in Germany?
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    looks like fun.
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    I rode the Attitash Mountain (NH) Alpine slide a few summers ago - this looks a lot more intense :)

    The first time I rode attitash I got behind a 20 year old kid who was terrified of the thing and riding the brake all the way down... I was really wishing it didn't have a brake at that point.....
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    Bring extra pants
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    WoooooaaaaaaaHHH!!
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    HehHeh . . . that sounds like my wife and I when we went down . . . only it was my wife ahead of me who had been sobbing and terrified on the chairlift ride up who was hauling you-know-what down the slide without using her brake and laughing all the way while I was riding the brake the whole way and yelling at her to slow down and stay in control. Sometimes I am such a pansy. ;)
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    Thanks to this thread I had to go take a look at the Attitash website... Looks like in addition to the alpine slide they added a new Alpine coaster... and its open in the winter!

    The wife and I are taking a winter weekend getaway up to Mt. Washington next month... might have to go over there and check out the new ride, Ill report back if we do.
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    Was camping with my oldest son this summer (age 9) and we checked out the Alpine Slide at Bromley Mountain in VT. (Very similar to Attitash)

    Anyway, my son would go down first, then I would start up about 30 seconds later.....usually caught him mid way down the mountain.....well, we were on say our 10th run of the day, and lets just say that I got a little overzealous with NOT USING THE BRAKE...and I came out of turn 32 a little sideways and dumped myself on the alpine slide and dragged along the concrete track for about 30 feet. Had 3 sections of my body that had no skin left....ripped my shirt....5 inch scar on my arm that just wont heal right, lol. Worst part of it was, when I wiped out everyone on the lift going to the top of the Mtn saw my wipeout :)

    If the sign says use the brake, USE THE BRAKE :)

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    Worth the airfare! Sign me up.
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    Speaking of Mt. Washington, here is a little tidbit about the workers that built the railway up the mountain. They rode slide boards down, until one of them was killed...


    http://www.cog-railway.com/03devils.htm
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    Pretty nasty, but my kid would eat that giant scab if she had it. Like a potato chip.
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    That Depends!
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    Wow, sorry to hear, ouch! This is one of those instances where you want to hit the 'Like' button in agreement, but don't out of respect, pity etc.
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    I, on the other hand hit the like button kuzz your pain is funny to me. Long as everybody can walk after (and sometimes when we can't- like when I broke my ankle).

    Isn't everyone like that with their buddies?
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    WOW:eek: I am nutz but that looks like fun!
  21. ScotO

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    that friggin thing is BAD AZZ! That would be a blast! I could see the wife getting pizzed off at me, I'd be riding that thing the whole vacation......
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    And to think I opened this thread and expected to see a bunch of scantily clad blonde, redhead and brunette gals.....
    My mind must be in the gutter again.......
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    The video also reminded me of something Wil E. Coyote would build to catch the road runner at the bottom of a canyon with a rocket strapped to his back.

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