Teens were bored so they built a backyard roller coaster


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/24/teens-were-bored-so-they-built.html


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#3

Hells yeah, chalk one up for science!


#4

Yeah for smart kids!


#5

And for understanding parents!


#6

And for the school board for acknowledging rather than suspending them.


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BREAKING: AG Jeff Sessions opens probe into “Teen Roller Coastering.”

“Not good people. Taking jobs from hard working carnies. Probably take girls on those things and grabs them.”


#8

Hey! Why can’t I just say, “WANT!!!”?


#9

Where’s Perry?


#10

Amended that for you! :wink:


#11

Might as well add art in there if you want to be pedantic.


#12

Nice!
Those boys are going places.


#13

But, at the same time, right back to where they started.


#14

i wanted to see the entire run. : (


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It looks like the entire run took about 30 seconds. When I was younger, some friends had something like this, but it was not homebuilt, it was more like a commercially available slide, with a cart and tubular rails instead of metal sheet.


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Ask if you can go for a ride!
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#17

My brothers and I built our own Tower of Doom.

An open second-story window in my brother’s bedroom, and a bean-bag chair in the front yard.


#18

Bah, beaten to the Phineas and Ferb reference!


#19

They might want to get in touch with this guy in Italy, who can upgrade that wooden coaster to metal.


#20

Gravity eh… you’re not falling, the ground is just rushing up to meet you.