Ind. man builds roller coasters in his own backyard

Ind. man builds roller coasters in his own backyard

Ind. man builds roller coasters in his own backyard

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by CNN

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Posted on July 15, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 15 at 3:33 PM

builds-roller-coaster-in-backyard.wthi">CNN -- Hit the road and just outside of Vincennes, Ind. off route 41, you'll see it.

Like a mirage in the desert, you might not believe your eyes – a roller coaster.

The first thing you hear when you meet John  Ivers is he doesn't just like roller coasters.

"I love roller coasters and I never got to ride them too much, " Ivers said.

What better way to solve that problem than build your own. But, there's no store that sells roller coaster tracks so Ivers started where worked.

"Most of this stuff was right there in the shop and I could just kinda 'well, look at that. Yea I could use those and I could use some of this,' you know?” he said.

Ivers isn't a rollercoaster engineer, but after almost two years of trial and error he constructed a 20-foot-tall coaster with a g-force splitting drop that cascades into a gravity pulling loop and comes home – the ride all over in a matter of seconds.

He calls it the “Blue Flash.”

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