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The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« on: November 20, 2013, 08:06:47 AM »
This is being built in Kansas City, so I guess I'll be going on a short road trip next summer.

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Just how insane is the record-setting waterslide currently being erected at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark? Let's just say they didn't name it Verruckt (that's German for "insane") for nothing.

Dubbed "the world’s tallest, fastest and most extreme waterslide," the VERRUCKT MEG-A-BLASTER will reportedly "tower" over the current tallest waterslide  Brazil's 134.5-foot tall "Insano."

The final height will be formally announced once construction has been completed.

Not insane enough for you? You might think differently once you're "speed sliding" down the Verruckt at over 65 miles per hour with three of your buddies.

That's right: The Meg-A-Blaster is a four-person raft slide with an extra hump thrown in for good measure.

Announced last year and originally slated to open this year, the project is now expected to be completed in time for Opening Day 2014.

"This new MEG-A-BLASTER speed-slide is going to wow our guests and is going to be a game changer for our industry," Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry said in a statement. "Our greatest challenge will be to find thrill seekers brave enough to ride."

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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 08:11:40 AM »
Imagine the enema at the bottom.   :o

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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 08:28:12 AM »
That is...AWESOME!!!!!!!!! :eek:

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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 08:31:47 AM »
Nope! Nope nope nopenopenopenopenope... Nope.
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 08:39:05 AM »
I will hold your beer.
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 08:46:38 AM »
looks like a reason to go to KC :)
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 08:56:27 AM »
One word. Cup.
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2013, 10:22:12 AM »
Looks like a blast!    :thumbsup:
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013, 03:14:08 PM »
I'll wear a GoPro when I take the plunge.

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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 03:15:39 PM »
One word. Cup.

puss... ;)

anyone ever go down the tall-ass water slide at Wet n Wild in Florida?  I am afraid of heights and took the plunge. nothing like falling thru the air without touching anything until the angle of the slide changes.  :o
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2013, 04:25:08 PM »
I'd hit it, looks like scary fun. :burnout:




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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2013, 05:39:59 PM »
Nope. Uh-uh. No frickin' way, man.

Gawd, I hate heights and that picture gives me the willies just THINKING about going down that sucker.  :o
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2013, 05:43:56 PM »
I'd hit it in a heart beat.  And shat water for the next day and a half.   :bigok:  It'd be worth it!
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2013, 06:40:43 PM »
200 MPH enema.  :wow:

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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2013, 08:50:50 PM »
Imagine the enema at the bottom.   :o

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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2013, 09:28:31 PM »
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2013, 10:34:19 PM »
I'd hit it.  I bungee jumped and it scared the piss out of me.  So I'm ready to do the water slide now.
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2013, 11:08:13 PM »
Yikes!


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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2013, 09:36:51 AM »
Not gonna happen.  No way, no how.

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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2013, 10:01:18 AM »
I went down a relatively big and and almost straight down slide in the Bahamas last year.
The instructions were to wear shorts, cross your arms and legs or enjoy the enema.  :eek:

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It doesn't look like much but check this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyc3J-3jSK4

I would pass on this one.  :crazy:
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2013, 01:13:38 PM »
Cross your arms and legs, yes, but also arch your back so you only contact with your heels and shoulder blades- you get a lot more speed that way.   :bigok:
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2013, 01:26:56 PM »
Cross your arms and legs, yes, but also arch your back so you only contact with your heels and shoulder blades- you get a lot more speed that way.   :bigok:

perhaps skip like a stone on a pond?
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2013, 01:47:19 PM »
If you get to much vertical you can lift right out of that track but I am sure the engineers have that all ironed out.  ;D

This slide lacks vertical....


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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2013, 01:49:58 PM »
If you get to much vertical you can lift right out of that track but I am sure the engineers have that all ironed out.


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« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2013, 01:51:24 PM »
Do I have to register as a sex offender for watching that video?

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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2013, 02:00:13 PM »
Do I have to register as a sex offender for watching that video?

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Nope, that is unless you have dirty feelings.
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« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2013, 02:04:06 PM »
I call them normal feelings.

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« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2013, 02:52:29 PM »
I call them normal feelings.

It has 3000000 hits. He has made around a $1000 with that vid.
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Re: The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2013, 07:55:16 AM »
Cross your arms and legs, yes, but also arch your back so you only contact with your heels and shoulder blades- you get a lot more speed that way.   :bigok:


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On the one on the left, utilizing the method miles describes, my brother has pictures of my in the air over the second hill.  Not much air, but air none-the-less.  I think they are the favorite slide for my brother and I.
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