Monday, February 2, 2009

The Best Dad Ever: Backyard Ice Luge is 22 Ft High!

All I can say is, WOW! When I watched this video, my adrenaline started pumping. Wouldn't you love to have this in your backyard? I would!

John Mastrangelo builds a homemade ice luge each winter. He started small seven years ago, but he expands the project each year. Now, with the help of his family and Mother Nature, his ice luge is over two stories tall.

"It took a good 14 to 21 days of solid work," John told News 4.

The luge is a continual work in progress. This year its 22 feet high, the run is 200 feet long and this year its bigger than ever.

It's fun for everyone, the kids, the neighbors, and even Dad.

"It's become quite an obsession," John confessed.

"So cool, fun we get to go on it everyday," said Dante Mastrangelo, about having the luge in his yard.

As for next winter, John plans to make two longer slides. If Mother Nature cooperates you can be sure it'll be taller too.

Source: here

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Paul Eilers said...

Maybe in 2014, they can host the Winter Olympics!

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Sandee said...

Bwahahahaha on what Paul said.

This is cool as heck. What a great thing to do.

Thanks for sharing a smile. Have a terrific day. :)

Anonymous said...

At first I thought, wow we ought to do that too. Then I remembered we live in a zero lot line house in Dallas where it is 70 degrees today. Oh, well :-)ing

Davida said...

I can admire it from afar, but honestly, I wouldn't want to be anywhere near it. Me and cold weather, especially snow and ice, just don't mix. Great video.


Matt said...

This is a very cool dad. What a wonderful thing to do for the neighborhood kids (big and small, lol).

Laura said...

Paul - Hahahaha! Good one. :)

Sadie - Yup! I agree!

Sandee - I know! It's incredible.

Kim - LOL! I know... this last weekend was SO nice here in central Arkansas.

Davida - I'm with you, though I would persevere for a ride on the luge! So cool!!!

Matt - I know! I wish I lived nearby! I would want to go down head-first. WEEEEEEE!

Reese said...

Oh man, I can't let my husband see this picture!

carol at A Secnd Cup said...

It is really cool but I would have to live in a cold climate to have it in my backyard. I will stick to videos.

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