David Ellis, an English accountant from Lowestoft, had the crazy idea of riding an Austrian single-pipe alpine coaster without any use of the hand brake. Luck for us he was wearing a helmet-cam which gives us all a glimpse of the world through the eyes of a bedlamite.
This is a single-pipe alpine coaster in Mieders, Austria. You reach the summit via a cablecar and then sit on a small car with a brake lever and off you go. Having ridden it once using a little braking, I decided to try it a second time without using the brakes. This is SCARY! Enjoy the ride!
Off-ride footage here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA-k3G1F7k0
Note – for websites linking the video, please note that my name is David Ellis (the J is my middle initial).
WARNING – I have ridden almost 900 roller coasters around the world and am highly experienced with on-ride filming…so don’t try to copy this. Coasters are fun, but taking risks could be dangerous. So always ride safely and abide by the operator’s instructions and ride rules! David Ellis