Looks Safe: A Mobile Roller Coaster Towed By A Tractor

February 18, 2016


This is a short video of a homemade one-person roller coaster float being paraded down the street in Bassersdorf, Switzerland. Locals spent "several hundred hours" building the death trap, which a man rides at the end of the video. It even does a loopty-loop. I kept waiting for something awful to happen, but it all went relatively smoothly. I wish I could say the same for my homemade roller coaster. "You pushed your brother off the roof in a wheelbarrow." Yeah yeah, so I forgot to build the track. He's suing me now, you know.

Hit the jump for the video, then let's eat cotton candy and funnel cakes till we puke. It will be a bonding experience.

Thanks to LukeP, who agrees the best roller coasters are the ones you're fairly certain you can fall out of. Adds EXCITEMENT.

  • freeform2020

    Not even kidding - I was working in Bassersdorf yesterday. This would have been for their Fasnacht - a yearly celebration of shenanigans - I'm not a local so I'm not sure of the origin. Good to see no-one got hurt... Swiss engineering and all :)

  • TheQiwiMan

    PROTIP: Skip to 0:45


  • MustacheHam

    Thanks, because the guy who neglected to temp. dye his beard orange to match the fro was bothering me.

  • Kaizer Chief

    I'd happily ride that thing, given that it was built by the Swiss. If this was in Russia (or pretty much anywhere else), not so much.

  • whacko

    I don't see a problem. The clown in the pink hair that is running the rider is wearing a safety vest. Clearly these people are professionals!

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