College students create quite a thrillride

by Mark R

I suppose that the new Formula Rossa roller coaster at Ferrari World could be one of the newest thrill rides.

I’ll bet it took a team of professional engineers to make that roller coaster that goes 149.1 miles per hour. However, a pair of college students named Mike Nawrot and Romain Teil have designed this particular wooden wonder.

I believe that it was designed for Rush 2010, and it certain looks like quite the adrenaline rush. Apparently, it dropped “its riders vertically, then turned them face down as they skimmed 2 feet above the ground, face down and strapped with their backs to the cart, before bringing them back to vertical upside-down”.

Yeah, you might want to fill out a certain form before you go on it. I don’t have the name of the college where this Reverse Cowgirl is located, but if the pledges have to go on this in order to get into a fraternity or sorority, then their Greek system might be severely depleted before the semester even begins.

This is the Reverse Cowgirl, and yes, that is the name of a sexual position. There’s a funny story about how I entered the words “Reverse Cowgirl” into a search engine. I’m going to let you figure out how it goes.


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Gadget Thumbnails for 13-Dec-2010 » Coolest Gadgets Says: December 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm

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Aya Says: December 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

This is at MIT. I saw it while leaving work one day. The students had some kind of dramatic, Soviet-sounding anthem blasting from speakers as they strapped someone in, hauled them up, spent a great deal of time with safety checks or something, and then let them loose. A lot of cheering when the coaster finished moving and they got the person out.

(Last year they had a more normal coaster built similarly out of wood, for the same event.)

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