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VB06Hokie

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Saw this article about construction of the first alpine coaster in North Carolina, looks like it's close to the NC/TN border between Boone and Asheville. Anybody have any experience with these rides? Article has a POV as well.

Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster
 
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Saw this article about construction of the first alpine coaster in North Carolina, looks like it's close to the NC/TN border between Boone and Asheville. Anybody have any experience with these rides? Article has a POV as well.

Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster
I did one in Colorado and thoroughly enjoyed it! I loved being able to control your speed, even though I didn’t use the brakes at all
 
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If its unnecessary to apply the brakes, why do they have brakes? Seems like they just ruin the fun.
 

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Some people feel too out of control without them, I think? I was trapped behind a couple once, who were breaking all the way down the track.

More importantly, you need a way to stop your car at the bottom, and along the course, if something happens.
 
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