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Austria: Mieders alpine-coaster’s downhill descent without brakes

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An Austrian alpine-coaster which is located in Mieders offers what is perhaps the most frighteningly fast – and seemingly dangerous – downhill descent.

The single-pipe ride usually provides tourists with a slow, open trek down the mountainside.

But one hardy adventurer recorded video footage of himself hurtling down the steep incline without applying the brakes.

The result is a terrifying downhill plunge in small, open-topped car that appears to teeter on the edge of flying off the rail as it rounds tight bends.

An Austrian alpine-coaster which is located in Mieders offers what is perhaps the most frighteningly fast - and seemingly dangerous - downhill descent

An Austrian alpine-coaster which is located in Mieders offers what is perhaps the most frighteningly fast - and seemingly dangerous - downhill descent


Earlier this year, the world’s steepest roller coaster opened in the shadow of Mount Fuji in Japan.

Riders on the Takabisha plummet 141 feet in a single vertical drop Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park.


There is little time to enjoy the view of snow-capped mountain as the ride lasts just 112 seconds.

The ride’s designers even called in adjudicators from the Guinness Book of World Records, which ratified that the drop, involving a 121-degree freefall, is the steepest on any attraction anywhere in the world.

Takabisha (“dominant” in English) relies on a combination of gravity and a set of linear motors on the cars. These accelerate the coaster to speeds of 100 kmph.

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