Thrilling Videos of Unusual Coasters

November 29, 2011

There are plenty of popular roller coaster videos on YouTube; some are of the riders and some are of the rides themselves. Recently, a very specific kind of roller coaster, the single-rail alpine coaster, has become particularly widely-spread.

A little over a week ago, David Ellis posted a video of him riding one in Austria in which he decided not to touch the breaks. It's been seen roughly 3 million times since.



Meanwhile, this 3 year old video -- also from Mieders, Austria -- suddenly spiked in popularity as well:



Not all popular videos are of the single-rail variety, of course. Earlier this year, thrillseekers may recall this POV video going viral; it was a first look at Japan's Takabisha, the world's new steepest roller coaster:

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