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Yo-yo Head

They’re dying to be strung up.
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Yo-yo Head is a giant yo-yo ride that guarantees kamikaze freefalls and recoils in terror. The key to the attraction is the double-cabled, quick crane operated by skilled Yo-yo Headmen who have yo-yoed since the cradle and run cranes since the sandbox and know the ropes like the back of their middle fingers.

The two (for stability and safety) steel cables are connected to the one meter diameter yo-yo’s axle that’s connected to the helmet roller bearing that’s connected to the helmet that’s connected to the parachute-like harness that’s connected to the fall guy/gal who should be of good constitution and adrenaline tolerant.

When buckled in, the yo-yo spindle is first wound with a power wrench before the rotor and rider are lifted high to start a full minute of 5 +-G bungee ricochets. Experienced customers can fly through tricks like Walk the Dog, Skin the Cat and Spank the Baby.

The anxious queues will be distracted and entertained by our new theme song:

Yo, yo, yo your bod’
Un-gently down and overhead.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a and bread.

FarmerJohn, Nov 09 2004

(?) What's wrong with this picture? http://www.geocitie...nnie/yoyohead.html?
You're missing from it! [FarmerJohn, Nov 09 2004]

(?) Farmer John's backyard http://www.farmerjo...rtners/?p=retailers
website says they are partners with six flags. So is this being baked? [pashute, Mar 13 2011]

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       Looks like something could go horribly wrong. +   

       Welcome back. I'd tell you what you missed but you didn't miss much.
sartep, Nov 09 2004
  

       ...then land on a giant exploding mattress, heh, heh!
skinflaps, Nov 09 2004
  

       some kind of cat's cradle as a safety net?
po, Nov 09 2004
  

       "Around the World in 80 Deciseconds".
Shz, Nov 09 2004
  

       Huzzah! Top stuff, in so many ways, FJ. The "walk the dog" allusion does kind of fill me with dread (and visions of broken legs) though. And I'm hoping you made up the "Spank the Baby" thing.
lostdog, Nov 09 2004
  

       It does look like there might be some scary entanglement/ neck-break/ hospitalisation issues to iron out, especially for those prone to squirming whilst experiencing moments of abject terror.
zen_tom, Nov 09 2004
  

       <cold shiver> Oh, and can we make sure the helmet roller bearing is freshly lubricated on a daily basis. I guess I'm just not a fairground kind of guy.</cold shiver>
zen_tom, Nov 09 2004
  

       Yo! Yo! Head this way for a WIIIILD time!
wagster, Nov 09 2004
  

       This sounds like a lot of fun! I'd go for it. If I wanted to die. Glad to see you back, [FJ]. :)
Machiavelli, Nov 10 2004
  

       Thanks, can't keep me down on the farm after I've seen halfbakeree.
FarmerJohn, Nov 10 2004
  

       Because of the high rate of spin, I can see this being a much more efficient vomit distribution mechanism than other fairground rides.
hippo, Nov 10 2004
  
      
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