The single-pipe rollercoaster is generally used by tourists to enjoy the view of the Mieders mountains on a downhill cruise.
However, one rider had different ideas and took the alpine rollercoaster all the way down without applying the brakes. He filmed the result and posted it on Youtube under the title Mieders Alpine Coater (with no brakes!).
“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!” says poster davidjellis.
The video has been watched more than a million times and has elicited an enthusiastic response.
“Why is this not the most common form of transportation?” said one.
Another person demands: “Do it backwards!”
Chocolate-box village Mieders is a popular skiing and snowboarding destination. It’s located at the bottom of the 2,718 m high Serles mountain, in the Stubaital valley.
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