The World's Tallest Waterslide: Absolute Insanity

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Found this romping through Gizmodo today and thought I'd share.

    http://roadtrippers.kinja.com/new-video-footage-of-worlds-tallest-waterslide-is-abso-1506535175

    Youtube clip included. Enjoy.



    BL.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I saw this yesterday. It is insane! No way would I ever ride it.
     
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  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Just pull the trigger, cause I'll die of a heart attack if I ride it.
     
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    Ill do it, I don't care.
     
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    sviato macrumors 68020

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    You go down in a tube I'm assuming? Otherwise there could be some serious butt-burn :D

    Also, there's a large chunk of the population who can't even climb 17 stories haha
     
  8. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    Not a chance in hell. I've done my share of heights while working on lighting systems. And having mis-stepped more than once and having that "falling" feeling, I won't do anything that gives me that feeling by choice.

    The stairs around the side make me nervous. 17 stories up with just a little rail on wet steps. I don't foresee things going well.
     
  9. Yester5 macrumors regular

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    The finished slide better have some higher sides:eek:
     
  10. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    That's what I thought. I see major liability issue here. The stairs alone look like an accident waiting to happen when it comes to rambunctious and reckless kids.
     
  11. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Oh I'm sure they'll make you sign some insanely long release that absolves them of all responsibility even in the case of gross negligence on their part. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    It looks cool as hell. I'd do it in a second. But then again I'm crazy :eek:
     
  13. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    Somebody is going to go off the side of that thing within a few weeks of it opening...
     
  14. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    no thank you, if i need a thrill ill go on a roller coaster where you aren't sliding with no restraints.
     
  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    At first when I heard "worlds tallest water slide in Kansas City" I thought "Oh, cool, I may have to drive across Missouri and check that out sometime!" then I actually watched the video. No thank you.
     
  16. firedept macrumors 603

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    I would ride it once for sure. Man would the adrenaline be such a rush.
     
  17. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Why the **** didn't Schlitterbahn New Braunfels get this?!!!
     
  18. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    The Vultu….err… the Lawyers are standing by!
     
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    If you remove the letter "l" from the name of the water park, you'll get a better idea of what people will do when they're on this slide. "Clean up on ride 7!" :)
     
  21. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    The World's Tallest Waterslide: Absolute Insanity

    I thought h2ohno was tall enough... Now this!! I would love to go down this!
     
  22. zyr123 macrumors 6502

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    Challenge accepted. I would go on this any day.
     
  23. danielowenuk macrumors 6502

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    Mah, summit plummet at blizzard beach is 120 feet (what's that 12 storeys) and reaches 60mph.

    I have been on that and it wasn't too bad.

    I would have a crack at this.
     
  24. Consultant macrumors G5

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    It's not quite a waterslide. More of a ride because they advertised "you and 3 friends." That means you are going on a detachable sled.

    At least they have a conveyor belt carrying the sled up, and you don't have to drag it up all the way like the snow version.
     
  25. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I would SO get stuck on that thing. Story of my life.
     

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