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Man loves roller coasters, builds two in his backyard

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An Indiana man has such a strong passion for roller coasters he decided to build two of them in his backyard.

After almost two years of trial and error, you get this: a 20 foot tall climb with a G-force splitting drop that cascades into a gravity pulling loop and comes home all in a matter of seconds.  He calls it The Blue Flash.

"Well, after I built The Blue Flash I realized my grandkids were just toddlers and couldn't ride this," said Ivers.  "It's pretty much an adult ride. So, I had to build another coaster that they could ride."

And from that came, Blue Too, a roller coaster built for kids that even john could enjoy.  While he loves the thrilling twists and turns, Ivers now does it all to spread the joy with others.

"We've met so many people because of it which, you know, I never thought about all that in the beginning," said Ivers.  "I didn't build it for that. It was just something unique to have fun on for the kids and grandkids and this turned out to really be something really special."

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