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China Opens 1.3km Glass Bottomed Water Slide

Postby Gutterflower » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:17 pm

OK its not a roller coaster or a theme park but In the Taihang Mountains China has opened something quite unique.

This is essentially a glass bottomed water slide through the gorgeous mountain scenery. Stretching almost 1.3km down the mountain side with over a 100m in total height difference it certainly looks like great fun.

Now why is it glass bottomed? no idea.... Because China?

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http://www.he.xinhuanet.com/photo/2017-08/22/c_1121522816_3.htm

There's also a very short video of one of the rafts as it nears the bottom of the run. None one of the more scenic sections admittedly but I imagine one of the few easy places to get a photo.
http://weibo.com/tv/v/FhGVo4Re8?fid=1034:d4d233e7b1fdc8b3dba0c53503b3a44b
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Re: China Opens 1.3km Glass Bottomed Water Slide

Postby Rai Fox » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:20 pm

Completely unbanked? That looks so strange. I assume perhaps glass is harder to shape into big sweeping turns. At least from that video it doesn't look to move very fast, or that could get pretty uncomfortable in those turns.

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Re: China Opens 1.3km Glass Bottomed Water Slide

Postby coasterbill » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:39 pm

That's amazing.

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Re: China Opens 1.3km Glass Bottomed Water Slide

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:54 pm

That looks very cool. Literally. :smile:
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Re: China Opens 1.3km Glass Bottomed Water Slide

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:01 pm

This looks like the water slide version of an alpine coaster. It's in China, so it's probably super sketchy...but I'd probably ride it anyway.
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Re: China Opens 1.3km Glass Bottomed Water Slide

Postby bert425 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:29 pm

it's. . . it's. .

beautiful.


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Re: China Opens 1.3km Glass Bottomed Water Slide

Postby Dombot » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:31 pm

This looks amazing. :wtf:
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Re: China Opens 1.3km Glass Bottomed Water Slide

Postby larrygator » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:08 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:This looks like the water slide version of an alpine coaster. It's in China, so it's probably super sketchy...but I'd probably ride it anyway.


I think I would draw the line at this ride.
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Re: China Opens 1.3km Glass Bottomed Water Slide

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:13 pm

Did Golden Horse enter the water slide industry?

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Re: China Opens 1.3km Glass Bottomed Water Slide

Postby boldikus » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:26 pm

larrygator wrote:I think I would draw the line at this ride.


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But yeah, this ride (slide? I think it's more a of glass flume, no?) looks totally sketchy in the most beautiful way possible.

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