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Crazy Human Powered Ferris Wheel

OMG. I hate ferris wheels. They give me the willies big or small. But this is insane and kind of awesome.

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What do you think? Awesome or stupid?

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

76 comments
Cynthia Lee
Cynthia Lee

You should see the human powered wheels in Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away! Amazing stuff.

Daysha Mooney
Daysha Mooney

I love roller coasters and basically any other ride, Ive even been sky diving, but I am scared of ferris wheels.

Brandi0423
Brandi0423

Crazy!  But you've gotta make due with what you've got...... 


Nicca Archer
Nicca Archer

Love heights! Looks like fun to be one of the "electrons"!

Cynthia Bohli
Cynthia Bohli

It's all fun & games until somebody gets decapitated! Those guys are insane! I don't like rides as much as I used to. I can still handle the tilt-a-whirl & bob sleds. No rides that go up high, or turn me upside down. :p

Marcus Hackley
Marcus Hackley

looks like it's more fun for the spinners! cool!!!

Leslyn Wiese
Leslyn Wiese

fun for everyone, no OSHA busybodies at this fair :)

Jim Estyle
Jim Estyle

lol, sho' nuff, darlin (-; started on a tiltawhirl back in "72", and never really stopped until the summer i met all y'all in genealogy (-; took a break here n yonder for a season ( or part of one, now n then ) was usually just bummin' 'round on my ole panhead, workin' the pig-iron, slingin' ink, lovin' the lasses, pleasin' the masses (-;

Outi Arroyo
Outi Arroyo

I hate ferris wheels. Last time I hang on to my five y old the entire time we were on, and not for the fear of her falling. The fear of me falling.. And it was an itty fair ferris wheel.. Smh lol

ME
ME

Beyond. Stupid.

Mike Martinez
Mike Martinez

Come to Chicago and go to Navy Pier, We have a 12 story high Ferris wheel. It is fully enclosed, but you can make the gondola rock if you have the nerve.

Amanda Hayden Callow
Amanda Hayden Callow

I also hate any fair/carnival rides (elevators also give me motion sickness), but I can see the value in removing the need for electricity... just wondering how many people might die because they aren't paying attention.

Doug Young
Doug Young

Having been to India, I'd have to say this doesn't even look surprising. Like the traffic there, complete with workers working in rush hour traffic with no cones, etc ... it's scary, but it works for them. Definitely not for me, though!

Alisha R
Alisha R

That looks awsome! Great workout for the guys

Amity Riha
Amity Riha

Only time I really hated the ferris wheel was when we were at California Adventure and my daughter convinced me to go on the Screaming Roller Coaster which was an awful, horrible ride that I screamed my lungs out through the whole ride while my 7 year old daughter said, "Mom, just close your eyes," and I don't know how that was going to help matters. After that she insisted we go on the ferris wheel and we got on the one that the gondola (or whatever they call it) swings while it goes around. I was sick as a freaking dog afterwards. I must have looked horrible because someone standing in line for the ride asked me if it was really that bad as I stumbled by after the ride.

Jim Estyle
Jim Estyle

i love 'em, when i was a carnie, i tended to do wheels, any and everything from a lil bitty eli bridge HY-5, to a chance skywheel, ( which was the subject of journey's hit, wheel in the sky ) on up to the Texas Star at the Dallas Texas State Fair Grounds... almost 30 years in the biz, and most of them gettin' high on iron* (-; * means workin' the high rides, not the "stoner" version of high, lol

Michele Goodman
Michele Goodman

Omg I hate Ferris wheels too!! Yet I will get on a roller coaster. Stupid!!

Kelie
Kelie

The guy in the white shirts and blue jeans is a nut! lol!

April Duggins
April Duggins

If I show this to my daughter, she'll be building one in the front yard before dinner. :/

Kelly Jerry Shoup
Kelly Jerry Shoup

I think its great they worked with what they had :) We don't all have the luxury of electricity :)