Not your typical ATS thread topic, but I came across this clip and I felt I should share it with the rest of the ATS community. In Kansas City,
they've built the tallest waterslide in the world. It's over 17 stories tall (taller than Niagra Falls) with speeds of 65 mph for those who are brave
enough to try it out. As a person who doesn't do well with heights, I'm not sure I could do this, I'd like to think I'd be able to, but I'm sure I
was wuss out when push came to shove...
You might have heard the rumors that Kansas City is about the receive the world's largest waterslide, but if you haven't seen the new drone-shot
video.. you don't know how terrifying it's actually going to be.
The new ride, named, Verrückt, stands at 17 stories high (bigger than Niagara Falls!) and will send brave riders down the slide at 65 miles per hour
(faster than my first car!). Did I mention that verrückt means "insane" in German? Because that's pretty much what this ride is going to be.
Anyways, I felt I would share this with the rest of ATS. Could you bring yourself to do this? Being in Illinois I am relatively close to KC, so I
guess I will have to make the trek out there to face my fear of heights
Anyone else feel like those sides should be taller??
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Looks like it would be a blast.
This sort of ride is the type where you keep your fists clenched, your arms crossed and your legs firm to prevent injury or mishap while streaking
down the chute.
I'm sure if you follow the slides rules (and weight limit) that the sides shouldn't be an issue.
HOLY $HIT!!!! I would have a heart attack a quarter of the way down! I've always hated roller coasters and anything that had steep hills. This
slide is for those roller coaster junkies and dare devils. This park better have liability insurance, because it could have an adverse affect on
anyone that may unknowingly have heart problems. Whew, made me nervous just looking at it, lol.
I don't think I could do it. They at least strap you in on a roller coaster. As far as I can tell, there are no safety straps for this and they put
you on a raft with three other people. What if you wreck?
Nope, not for me. My husband thinks he can do it, and his life insurance is paid ... maybe I'll need to take out a high yield short-term policy
before he goes ... hmmm.
There's another video on youtube that shows a news report done on the slide. In the video, though not mentioned it shows a raft/tube type of vehicle
for the ride down. Looks like a blast btw!!! I would be thinking bobsled.
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