Since I was a young kid, I’ve been fascinated with roller coasters. I have build many functioning model and Lego roller coasters over the years. In fact, after a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain, I decided to build my own!
While that attempt didn’t work well (sorry Emily), I did go on to become an engineer and know a lot more about the mechanics of roller coasters.
Now that my kids are older, they are starting to share my love of roller coasters as well. So I thought, why not build one for them…..(and me) to enjoy in the yard.
I also wanted to expand this to everyone else by showing you exactly how I will be designing and constructing all aspects of the roller coaster.
And so, planning began on a backyard roller coaster named the “Black Widow” (My kids have a sudden love of spiders.)
As with most things, I stand on the shoulders of giants! There have been many other backyard roller coaster enthusiasts out there who have paved the way for me. I would like to point out Paul Gregg as a backyard roller coaster researcher who has opened the door to many non-engineers creating their own back yard roller coasters.
I wanted to share this channel playlist with you in the video link below. Enjoy!
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