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2012-05-29 01:27:51 AM
This is the craziest one I've been down:

jbraftandski.files.wordpress.com

Upper Gauley river in WV.
 
2012-05-29 10:05:47 AM
Ziggy Piggy, Ziggy Piggy, Ziggy Piggy, Ziggy Piggy, Ziggy Piggy!
 
2012-05-29 10:32:14 AM
I'll just leave this here:

i947.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-29 12:21:47 PM
Wyld Stallions approve of the headline.
 
2012-05-29 12:22:40 PM
No pics of a went off Niagra falls in a barrel guy with a big "Unimpressed" caption
 
2012-05-29 12:26:57 PM
I live twenty minutes from Schlitterbahn, so I'm getting a kick....
 
2012-05-29 12:27:12 PM

Grables'Daughter: I'll just leave this here:

[i947.photobucket.com image 504x339]


God I miss Accident Park.
 
2012-05-29 12:27:18 PM

vossiewulf: This is the craziest one I've been down:



Upper Gauley river in WV.


Rivers are like women. You always compare them to the best you've every had. I rode that one, and I wasn't impressed. The best I've ever had was the Arkansas River in the Royal Gorge in Colorado.
 
2012-05-29 12:27:24 PM
But forget about just coasting into a pool, because first you'll cruise through a lagoon aquarium brimming with a variety of large, toothy sharks. You'll get a good view, too, since the only thing separating you from the predators is a clear acrylic tube.

Terrifying? A little, though worse than that is what happens when a shark finds a way to leap out of the lagoon and onto the slide. Yes, that actually happened.


Sometimes you jump the shark and sometimes the shark jump you.
 
2012-05-29 12:27:35 PM
MOJO WORLD
Where there's:
Waterslides
and loop-de-loops
and barbecue sauce in the waterslides
and go-kart tracks
going through the loop-de-loops of the waterslides
 
2012-05-29 12:29:56 PM

LineNoise: Grables'Daughter: I'll just leave this here:

[i947.photobucket.com image 504x339]

God I miss Accident Park.


I always preferred Class Action Park.
 
2012-05-29 12:30:04 PM

vossiewulf: This is the craziest one I've been down:

[jbraftandski.files.wordpress.com image 604x402]

Upper Gauley river in WV.


That's not a water slide. It's a boat.
 
2012-05-29 12:30:05 PM
The weirdest one I have seen is like a giant toilet bowl and you kinda get "flushed" you spin around a few times then drop out the bottom into a pool. I saw it on the travel channel IIRC.
 
2012-05-29 12:31:18 PM
But Scorpion's Tail packs an even nastier surprise for those willing to brave its sting: a freefall drop to get you started. Rather than gently pushing themselves off, riders stand in a capsule for a few seconds until the ground abruptly gives way. Suddenly, that loop makes more sense, as it's the only thing slowing you down from the 2.5 gs of gravitational force driving you through the spray. Yikes.

i244.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-29 12:33:15 PM
Was expecting this link to be boring and lame.

Now I have my travel plans for the next couple years.

Also, I realize I may need to strengthen my ass muscles to mitigate the massive wedgie these things produce.
 
2012-05-29 12:36:54 PM
Road trip!
 
2012-05-29 12:37:42 PM
Having been to South America I gotta guess that one of the last things they have money for is waterslide inspectors. So good luck buttercup...
 
2012-05-29 12:37:57 PM
The action park wikipedia is always a hysterical read:

Link

The funny thing is, the place was actual more insane and dangerous than the entry on it makes it out to be. You never went there with less than 2 cars, because SOMEONE was going to get hurt on the trip and need to go home or to the hospital.
 
2012-05-29 12:39:11 PM
The Summit Plummet, man... I still remember the couple of seconds of "ohshiatohshiatoshiat itfeelslikei'mnottouchingthebackoftheslideanymore ohshiatohshiatohshiat" a dozen years later.
 
2012-05-29 12:40:04 PM
l3.yimg.com

oyster.ignimgs.com

Approves!
 
2012-05-29 12:40:41 PM
Waterslides, aka Bikini Strippers.
 
2012-05-29 12:42:06 PM
Im betting that those pools get a lot of "Code B's" IF you know what I'm sayin'.

/ Code Barf
// Code Brown
 
2012-05-29 12:42:39 PM

groppet: The weirdest one I have seen is like a giant toilet bowl and you kinda get "flushed" you spin around a few times then drop out the bottom into a pool. I saw it on the travel channel IIRC.


My guess is you're talking about the Tornado, a pretty common slide at Six Flags. Pretty fun, though a short ride.

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-29 12:43:49 PM

cgraves67: vossiewulf: This is the craziest one I've been down:



Upper Gauley river in WV.

Rivers are like women. You always compare them to the best you've every had. I rode that one, and I wasn't impressed. The best I've ever had was the Arkansas River in the Royal Gorge in Colorado.


ahh white water rafting.. the bst ever was the place in BC. we were on a school trip, we were all in grade 7 or 8 and one of the guides who was at least 18 or so and VERY hot looking was wearing a very small one piece bright yellow bathing suit that both clung to her superb ass and showed off the fact that she had quite recently shaved her pussy.

cant really remember the raft at all I think maybe one of my classmates fell out? but that ass and that shaved pussy will remain in my head forever.
 
2012-05-29 12:45:33 PM
"so you're a 19th century dictator in modern day California. Where would you go?"
 
2012-05-29 12:47:41 PM
media.silive.com

Disney Cruise line has one that goes over the side of the ship.
 
2012-05-29 12:50:38 PM
Yup. For every accident you heard about on the news there was 3 you didn't hear about except through word of mouth channels. Nevermind all the other shananigans.
 
2012-05-29 12:58:22 PM
The "Scorpion's Tail" doesn't really belong. Sure it's cool, but it's one of over a dozen cookie-cutter "AquaLoop" water slides that have been built over the past couple years. Expect a dozen more in the next couple as well.
 
2012-05-29 12:58:54 PM

Oldiron_79: No pics of a went off Niagra falls in a barrel guy with a big "Unimpressed" caption


Niagra falls? Is that some sort of cheap Chinese knock off of Niagara falls?

/MF'in PET PEEVE LIKE A MF'ER
 
2012-05-29 01:02:36 PM

LineNoise: The action park wikipedia is always a hysterical read


Yes it is. Recommended reading, even if you don't live nearby.

Supes: LineNoise: Grables'Daughter:

God I miss Accident Park.

I always preferred Class Action Park.


I thought it was Traction Park.

Supposedly, it's been reopened, but apparently it's not the hedonistic death trap it once was. Shame. The pain was part of the experience.
 
2012-05-29 01:06:53 PM

Snatch Bandergrip: LineNoise: The action park wikipedia is always a hysterical read

Yes it is. Recommended reading, even if you don't live nearby.

Supes: LineNoise: Grables'Daughter:

God I miss Accident Park.

I always preferred Class Action Park.

I thought it was Traction Park.

Supposedly, it's been reopened, but apparently it's not the hedonistic death trap it once was. Shame. The pain was part of the experience.


They should have kept all the old dangerous stuff of to the side as a kind of warped memorial/museum
 
2012-05-29 01:12:30 PM

vossiewulf: This is the craziest one I've been down:

[jbraftandski.files.wordpress.com image 604x402]

Upper Gauley river in WV.


Watch out for The Dildo...

Grables'Daughter: I'll just leave this here:

[i947.photobucket.com image 504x339]


Yaay - Action Park thread. Thanks, GD.
 
2012-05-29 01:12:36 PM

groppet: They should have kept all the old dangerous stuff of to the side as a kind of warped memorial/museum


I have a soft spot for visiting abandoned amusement/theme parks. They're really pretty awesome. Last weekend I took the trek up to Holy Land USA and it was great. Hopefully I'll get a chance to hit up another place or two this summer, always fun adventures.
 
2012-05-29 01:16:09 PM
came in here to cover Traction Park, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-05-29 01:22:28 PM
You should try the ride at Faction Park...
prote.in
 
2012-05-29 01:23:06 PM
I've been on Summit Plummet. Glad to see it on the list. Great place to see boobies at the bottom of the slide.
 
2012-05-29 01:23:31 PM
Oddly missing from the list:

www.regentpg.com
 
2012-05-29 01:38:02 PM

Supes: The "Scorpion's Tail" doesn't really belong. Sure it's cool, but it's one of over a dozen cookie-cutter "AquaLoop" water slides that have been built over the past couple years. Expect a dozen more in the next couple as well.


I think the localized gravity spike is what earned it a place on that list:

Suddenly, that loop makes more sense, as it's the only thing slowing you down from the 2.5 gs of gravitational force driving you through the spray.
 
2012-05-29 01:47:38 PM

Thunderboy: Supes: The "Scorpion's Tail" doesn't really belong. Sure it's cool, but it's one of over a dozen cookie-cutter "AquaLoop" water slides that have been built over the past couple years. Expect a dozen more in the next couple as well.

I think the localized gravity spike is what earned it a place on that list:

Suddenly, that loop makes more sense, as it's the only thing slowing you down from the 2.5 gs of gravitational force driving you through the spray.


And why would identical waterslides built in different parts of the world have different g-forces? Something about the rotation of the earth or the gravitational tug of the moon maybe?
 
2012-05-29 01:48:20 PM
Came for the Traction Park comments, leaving satisfied.

Grew up a few towns over, still remember seeing all the billboards. I had to fight off the urge to get a can of spray paint, put an asterisk next to the price and then put at the bottom "Includes a FREE trip to Newton Memorial Hospital!"

Even driving by that place used to give me the creeps, just thinking about how many people were going to be carried out on stretchers on that given day.
 
2012-05-29 02:10:27 PM

Supes: Thunderboy: Supes: The "Scorpion's Tail" doesn't really belong. Sure it's cool, but it's one of over a dozen cookie-cutter "AquaLoop" water slides that have been built over the past couple years. Expect a dozen more in the next couple as well.

I think the localized gravity spike is what earned it a place on that list:

Suddenly, that loop makes more sense, as it's the only thing slowing you down from the 2.5 gs of gravitational force driving you through the spray.

And why would identical waterslides built in different parts of the world have different g-forces? Something about the rotation of the earth or the gravitational tug of the moon maybe?


Your guess is as good as mine.

/my guess is "aliens"
 
2012-05-29 02:13:17 PM
the homemade ones on youtube would have been better choices.
 
2012-05-29 02:13:48 PM
The greatest water ride is the Devastator at Thrill World.
 
2012-05-29 02:20:00 PM

Grables'Daughter: I'll just leave this here:



blog.inthewildtesting.com

 
2012-05-29 02:27:54 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Steampunk Waterslide: 1904. Off South Bass Island in Lake Erie circa 1904

/old school
 
2012-05-29 02:29:16 PM

Supes: Thunderboy: Supes: The "Scorpion's Tail" doesn't really belong. Sure it's cool, but it's one of over a dozen cookie-cutter "AquaLoop" water slides that have been built over the past couple years. Expect a dozen more in the next couple as well.

I think the localized gravity spike is what earned it a place on that list:

Suddenly, that loop makes more sense, as it's the only thing slowing you down from the 2.5 gs of gravitational force driving you through the spray.

And why would identical waterslides built in different parts of the world have different g-forces? Something about the rotation of the earth or the gravitational tug of the moon maybe?


Would only matter there if the moon was in geostationary orbit. Different parts of the earth do experience different acceleration downwards due to the rotation of the earth - you weigh slightly less at the equator - but that's a minor difference.
However, if this water slide were built on top of a naturally occurring concentration of a really dense mineral, like osmium or uranium, then one would experience a higher gravitational acceleration there than elsewhere.

To get to 2.5g, you only need 2.2*10^13 kg of mass under there, or 22 trillion kilograms, so, not that bad. It may seem huge, but you're actually smaller than many big asteroids. For example, this guy is 5*10^13kg and is only 4.5x2.4x1.9km. But, osmium is 10 times denser, so shrink those down and you're basically talking about something the size of the Pentagon.
Big, but not impossible*.

*good luck finding that much osmium
 
2012-05-29 02:36:23 PM
If you got to the Arenal volcano area in Costa Rica there is a "Hot springs" water park that has a slide that will jack you up if you don't go down it with perfect form. On your way down there is a steep drop that wasn't designed very well, you will actually come off the slide as you over the top and then slam back into it as it flattens out. you must protect ya neck.
 
2012-05-29 02:44:33 PM
Where's Der Stuka?
encrypted-tbn0.google.com
/gotta be obscure
 
2012-05-29 02:46:45 PM

Theaetetus: Supes: Thunderboy: Supes: The "Scorpion's Tail" doesn't really belong. Sure it's cool, but it's one of over a dozen cookie-cutter "AquaLoop" water slides that have been built over the past couple years. Expect a dozen more in the next couple as well.

I think the localized gravity spike is what earned it a place on that list:

Suddenly, that loop makes more sense, as it's the only thing slowing you down from the 2.5 gs of gravitational force driving you through the spray.

And why would identical waterslides built in different parts of the world have different g-forces? Something about the rotation of the earth or the gravitational tug of the moon maybe?

Would only matter there if the moon was in geostationary orbit. Different parts of the earth do experience different acceleration downwards due to the rotation of the earth - you weigh slightly less at the equator - but that's a minor difference.
However, if this water slide were built on top of a naturally occurring concentration of a really dense mineral, like osmium or uranium, then one would experience a higher gravitational acceleration there than elsewhere.

To get to 2.5g, you only need 2.2*10^13 kg of mass under there, or 22 trillion kilograms, so, not that bad. It may seem huge, but you're actually smaller than many big asteroids. For example, this guy is 5*10^13kg and is only 4.5x2.4x1.9km. But, osmium is 10 times denser, so shrink those down and you're basically talking about something the size of the Pentagon.
Big, but not impossible*.

*good luck finding that much osmium


So if you had a block of osmium or uranium the size of the pentagon, you would experience 2g above it? That would be a novelty, possibly good for tourism and science experiments. But a tunnel underneath the block would be weightless? That would be usefull. The question is how far this 2G effect would be significant. A few inches, a few feet, or more? Withoug breaking out my physics books, I'm going to guess it wouldn't extend out of the block by much if at all.
 
2012-05-29 02:54:00 PM

TheGogmagog: So if you had a block of osmium or uranium the size of the pentagon, you would experience 2g above it? That would be a novelty, possibly good for tourism and science experiments. But a tunnel underneath the block would be weightless? That would be usefull. The question is how far this 2G effect would be significant. A few inches, a few feet, or more? Withoug breaking out my physics books, I'm going to guess it wouldn't extend out of the block by much if at all.


I based my calculations on 10m from the center, so... no, not that far.
Plus, you'd get wicked tidal effects due to the difference in pull from your head to your feet.
 
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