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East Campus Roller Coaster 2010: The Reverse Cowgirl

December 12, 2010

Christopher Jobson

This September students from MIT built a vertical wooden roller coaster from scratch. What happened to drinking beer and playing video games?

Rush 2010 featured EC’s first fully vertical wooden roller coaster track. The Reverse Cowgirl, designed by Mike Nawrot ’12 and Romain Teil ’11 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.

From what I can gather this appears to be part of an annual coaster tradition that is only vaguely documented online. Additional photos here. (via make)

 

 

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