Blue Flash

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Blue Flash
Home-Made
Location Vincennes, Indiana, USA
Statistics
Designer / calculations John Ivers
Type Steel
Riders per train 1
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 1
HELP

Blue Flash is a homemade roller coaster, designed and developed by John Ivers, and located in Columbus, Ohio.[1] The ride began development in 2000, and was completed in roughly 2005, and has since been opened to the public. A second coaster, named "Blue Too" has also been developed by Ivers and is built in close proximity to the original. In late 2019 Ivers announced that he would no longer be operating the coaster. In 2020 the ride was bought by the Haunted Hoochie in Columbus, Ohio where it now operates

Design

Elements

The ride lacks a proper station and has to be pushed by hand to the lift hill. The hill itself goes up the side of a metal barn propelled by a chain lift, and then drops while twisting to the left. The quick and forceful vertical loop follows immediately, and leads into the final helix.

Trains

The train is nothing more than an office chair with a few modifications to attach wheels designed for the track. It also has a seatbelt to hold riders in.

References