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Avalanche's LOOPING Vertical Drop Water Slide!


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They really need to have some form of drainage system or something to make sure riders' heads remain above the water at the end of the runoff.

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I'd definitely ride it, if one were to be located somewhere I was going already. However, I don't care for the cylinder ride "vehicle"... Wake me up when somebody invents a body slide that can safely circumnavigate a vertical loop!

 

This... Also the capacity seems like it'll be horrific

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I'm sure there's crapload of engineering and safety on this ride, but just the thought of one of these capsules coming down the runout upside down would turn me of from riding it.

 

Maybe in a few years when I have seen them operating for a while.

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I’ve ridden it. The drop is insanely scary, the loop is a disorienting blur and it is surprisingly very smooth.

Smooth? Not something I'd expect from this thing, but I'll take your word on it. The video about it puts me on the edge for many of the same reasons listed from others... but the creator(s), the German TV guy, and you have survived it. That's enough for me to give to a try, as terrified as I may be.

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I'm not terrified by the concept of this ride like many others in this thread apparently are, I'm just astounded by the fact that the designers ever even thought this was a good business idea. It has to be the most terrible loading process I've ever seen in my life. Verruckt had enough problems with their horrible capacity, but Verruckt will look like it has the people-eating capability of a Disney park compared to this.

 

Yet another unfortunate case of "cool idea, absolutely horrific execution."

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^Someone's gotta come up with the concept before it can be perfected. I applaud both for attempting something new and not copy-pasted in various forms and angles at different parks. On the flip side, I do think it would have been smarter to hold off on selling any of these to redesign a better capsule.

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