Mar 4, 2012

This is totally about ponies


A theme park in London is set to debut a powerful new winged roller coaster this month. The self-described "flight through apocalyptic devastation on Europe's tallest winged rollercoaster" propels up to 28 riders at a time with their arms and legs dangling freely at 62 miles per hour and includes trips through an inverted 127-foot drop and several close encounters with walled structures that are designed to make passengers feel like they are about to crash. The ride's designers ran some test runs with crash test dummies, leaving many shocked when the dummies returned from the experience missing arms and legs.

 
A team of former British fighter pilots were then brought in as the coaster's preparation neared completion. Mark Cutmore, team leader of the Blades, a stunt pilot organization, told the Metro: "I am a self-confessed adrenaline junkie, but even as a pilot used to G-force there were some gut-wrenching moments, and I have to admit the near miss element is eye-watering -- you really do feel as if you are going to crash into the structures."



Screw Florida, I'm heading for London this summer.

Also, these are the awesome knuckleheads people I spend my Friday nights with. If I were you, I would turn my speakers reaaaaaaaally low.

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    1. Lol, well said. That video was pretty darn entertaining. Also, there was a pony spray, which automatically makes the entire video relevant to this site... XD

      On another note, I'm probably the biggest roller coaster junkie I know, and that particular winged one seems too intense even for me. I mean, the dummies lost their limbs!? That can't be a good sign, lol.

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