Ferris Wheel At Burning Man?

Ferris Wheel At Burning Man?

Postby toki_bear25 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:11 am

I just had the crazy idea that i probably won't ever be able to create but am totally willing to let someone else take it but....
Has there ever been a ferris wheel at burning man? I think that would be the coolest shit ever...
Just an idea.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:28 am

You're willing to let someone else take that idea? That's so generous of you!
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Postby Sham » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:34 am

I would love to see bumper cars and a hurl-a-whirl ride. I don't want to do it, but I want to see it!
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Postby jkisha » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:30 am

Maybe BM can partner with Six Flags?

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Postby Sail Man » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:57 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:You're willing to let someone else take that idea? That's so generous of you!


It's his gift to the rest of us :D

But let's step it up a notch and make it mobile, as opposed to stationary. Why, it could revolutionize travel on the playa. Think about it, hundreds of giant ferris wheels roaming about, woman and children running scared, countless tents and rv's destroyed, while sweet calliope music waft's about the playa.

Sigh........ :wink:
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Postby pinemom » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:00 am

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Postby Kinetik V » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:13 am

I just don't get people's interest in Ferris Wheels. I've rode a few and I think they have to be the most boring things one can possibly find for amusement. They fall into my category of things worth avoiding...clowns are the same way...can't stand 'em.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:12 am

It's been done already.

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Postby fciron » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:06 am

Sail Man wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:You're willing to let someone else take that idea? That's so generous of you!


It's his gift to the rest of us :D

But let's step it up a notch and make it mobile, as opposed to stationary. Why, it could revolutionize travel on the playa. Think about it, hundreds of giant ferris wheels roaming about, woman and children running scared, countless tents and rv's destroyed, while sweet calliope music waft's about the playa.

Sigh........ :wink:


Oooh, gotta think on that. Yeah.
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Postby BAS » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:50 pm

Kinetic V wrote:I just don't get people's interest in Ferris Wheels. I've rode a few and I think they have to be the most boring things one can possibly find for amusement. They fall into my category of things worth avoiding...clowns are the same way...can't stand 'em.


How about the risk of being left sitting up top when the operator decides to take a break?! Huh? You ever think of that danger?!? :P

As far as I can tell, the appeal is getting up high and being able to see around... that, or maybe spitting, spilling a drink, etc. on people beneath you...
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Postby Sail Man » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:35 pm

fciron wrote:
Sail Man wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:You're willing to let someone else take that idea? That's so generous of you!


It's his gift to the rest of us :D

But let's step it up a notch and make it mobile, as opposed to stationary. Why, it could revolutionize travel on the playa. Think about it, hundreds of giant ferris wheels roaming about, woman and children running scared, countless tents and rv's destroyed, while sweet calliope music waft's about the playa.

Sigh........ :wink:


Oooh, gotta think on that. Yeah.


Something ala Wild wild West, eh? :D
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Postby toki_bear25 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:14 pm

LoL... Well Actually i'm a girl... but i am totally willing to let someone take the idea... I just think that it would be super cool... especially at night... lol. just on top of a ferris wheel looking down at all the lights.
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Postby dragonfly Jafe » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:58 pm

image gallery is your friend....

http://octopup.org/burning-man

...and yes there has been a roller coaster too

http://images.burningman.com/gallery/gl ... e.7255.jpg

that one made people vomit at the bottom - oh the good old days

(there have also been some wood coaster attempts that did not go so well)
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Postby Sham » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:00 pm

Several years ago, someone brought and old traveling fun house. As I recall, the inside was modified for the playa. It was very cool to walk through it. This was at their camp and visitors could enjoy this amazing art project. I also remember that it ended up on eBay a few years later, but not sure if it ever sold.
Amusement park rides might be ok, but I would imagine that they must be modified so much, that you could not recognize them.
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Postby pinemom » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:19 pm

How bout Tilt a whirl!
that would be fun to disquise... heheh...if anyone wanted to take the idea...ar ar ar ....I wouldnt be offended....











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Postby cullen » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:11 pm

an intertube water slide
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Postby SonOfUgly » Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:56 am

cullen wrote:an intertube water slide


just what i was tinking :shock:
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Postby Sail Man » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:47 am

pinemom wrote:How bout Tilt a whirl!
that would be fun to disquise... heheh...if anyone wanted to take the idea...ar ar ar ....I wouldnt be offended.......damn.
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:shock: Don't you mean a Tilt-a-Hurl?
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:54 am

toki_bear25 wrote: but i am totally willing to let someone take the idea...
-Toki


That implies that you believe anyone needs your permission, and that no one's thought of it already.

That's why you're taking such teasing here, if you even realize that's what's happening!

What if you weren't willing to let someone use that idea?
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:15 am

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Postby pinemom » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:22 am

hehehe...ya...notice how big my Boobies got this yr as compared to last!
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:25 am

Hey Toki, you're fresh to this board, so just to give you a peek behind the curtain... in general, BM is a volunteer, self-reliant kind of event and whenever someone comes on here and says "It'd be so cool if someone else did some cool thing for me" it always sets off everyone's sarcasm-shit-slinger.
Except for Sail Man. He's just like that already.
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Postby klondike_bar » Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:36 am

Sail Man wrote:
pinemom wrote:How bout Tilt a whirl!
that would be fun to disquise... heheh...if anyone wanted to take the idea...ar ar ar ....I wouldnt be offended.......damn.
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:shock: Don't you mean a Tilt-a-Hurl?


actually, a berry-go-round (of death) would be better. fewer mechanical parts, and you can get youself rotating faster if you get 2/3 people working each pod properly.
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Postby Toolmaker » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:45 pm

SonOfUgly wrote:
cullen wrote:an intertube water slide


just what i was tinking :shock:


Prototype This! had a really neat standalone stationary waterslide on one of their episodes.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl3kqvVVGw4[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THw0ui9R3L0[/youtube]
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Postby Sail Man » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:30 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Hey Toki, you're fresh to this board, so just to give you a peek behind the curtain... in general, BM is a volunteer, self-reliant kind of event and whenever someone comes on here and says "It'd be so cool if someone else did some cool thing for me" it always sets off everyone's sarcasm-shit-slinger.
Except for Sail Man. He's just like that already.


Awwww, I wuv you too, you hunk of burning stinkpot :wink:
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Postby bigbluedoggy » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:23 pm

Toolmaker wrote:
SonOfUgly wrote:
cullen wrote:an intertube water slide


just what i was tinking :shock:


Prototype This! had a really neat standalone stationary waterslide on one of their episodes.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl3kqvVVGw4[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THw0ui9R3L0[/youtube]



Wow!! That is super cool! Don't you wish we all had that kind of budget for our playa projects??
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Postby LeChatNoir » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:35 pm

Sail Man wrote:But let's step it up a notch and make it mobile, as opposed to stationary. Why, it could revolutionize travel on the playa. Think about it, hundreds of giant ferris wheels roaming about, woman and children running scared, countless tents and rv's destroyed, while sweet calliope music waft's about the playa.

Sigh........ :wink:


Holy shit... that was a much needed howling fit of laughter. Thanks for that mental image, Sail Man.
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Postby Sail Man » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:34 am

LeChatNoir wrote:
Sail Man wrote:But let's step it up a notch and make it mobile, as opposed to stationary. Why, it could revolutionize travel on the playa. Think about it, hundreds of giant ferris wheels roaming about, woman and children running scared, countless tents and rv's destroyed, while sweet calliope music waft's about the playa.

Sigh........ :wink:


Holy shit... that was a much needed howling fit of laughter. Thanks for that mental image, Sail Man.


My pleasure LCN :D
Now, if I could just catch that damn Land Yacht... :P
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:42 am

It's hard to catch... it is a powerboat, after all.
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Postby Sail Man » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:46 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:It's hard to catch... it is a powerboat, after all.


So was the S.S. Minnow :P
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