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Insane Waterslide



The above is a photograph of the currently in progress construction of VERRUCK, which is German for MEG-A-BLASTER, soon to be the worlds tallest water slide.  I gotta say, that is insane.

Ridiculously crazy suicidally insane.

It’s hard to tell from the above photo, but this is a raft ride.  So that’s somewhat better in that you won’t be dropping down 130+ feet with just a thin stream of water between your and miles of hard plastic.  Still, it’s a 4 person raft, which means it just takes one ass-whole to rock the raft, and cause that 5 seconds to feel like forever.

It’s also hard to tell from the photo, but there is a second drop on this slide too.  That is concerning.  I’d feel much better if they covered the top of that with a tube of some sorts.

The actual final height is still classified, because the park where it’s located, Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, wants to keep it under wraps until it’s finished in order to keep the crown for longer, reminds me of the skyscraper building contests of the turn of the century.  Anyway, the current tallest is at 134.5 feet tall in Brazil, Schlitterbahn says this one will be taller.

Here’s a blueprint of it with from the side to get a better idea:


So, question now is, would you go down this?

{wheat city | reddit}


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That really is some insane piece of work.  I read the forum post, and looked at the pictures, and even then I can only sorta kinda understand all the stuff that went into making that thing.  I want to make one, but I don’t think that I have the technical knowledge to make it work as well as that video, cause let’s be honest, that video is pretty ace.

Ok, well, maybe the whole assembly doesn’t look that ace, but the video of it in the dark on the other hand, that’s pure gold right there.

Just look at the detail in that frame, which is made of LED leadoffs, soldered together.  I am no where near skilled enough to do that.  But I’d try.


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This guy is insane.  He straps some custom made inline skates to his feet and decides that a normal skating trip down a steep hill isn’t scary enough, so he goes down a roller coaster.  Wow.  And if that’s not enough, he made some other custom skates and got pulled behind a car going 190 MPH,  and went behind a Bobsled, and raced an airplane, and it looks like he has his own custom roller coaster in his back yard that he practices on.  This guy is crazy.  I mean, I would be hard pressed to ride these Ski slope slides, this guy rides a roller coaster on a skates.

Ok, I figured out what he needs to do to top this one.  He needs to go on a steel coaster, and do some loops.

{Gizmodo | Daily Mail}