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(Metro)   Think of it as taking your kids backyard swing set to eleventy   (metro.co.uk) divider line 42
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2013-07-18 11:50:23 PM
Not quite as terrifying as . . .

www.instructables.com
 
2013-07-19 12:11:07 AM
RTFA assuming this swing was part of the new platform overhanging the Grand Canyon


/was wrong
 
2013-07-19 02:41:51 AM
enhancing the natural beauty of the area
 
2013-07-19 02:43:29 AM
 
2013-07-19 02:46:40 AM
I just want a swing for adult fatasses at the local park.  Low impact, some cardio and weeeeeeeeeee!!!  weeeeeeeeeee!!!   weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
 
2013-07-19 02:47:59 AM
Well. I can't seem to delete that comment, so...just click on one of those links if  you want to see what I was trying to post.

/Sorry 'bout that
 
2013-07-19 02:50:24 AM
70?

You mean like 1970? Back when we could still have swingsets that were FUN?
 
2013-07-19 02:52:04 AM
I wouldn't touch that with *your children*


/that may have come out wrong
//I blame the fear of heights
 
2013-07-19 02:57:19 AM
Heh!  My son would love that!  Emailed the link to him.

Thanks, subby.

/me, idk if i'd puke or shiat first, but i'd definitely do both
 
2013-07-19 03:00:54 AM
YouTube vid of this thing in action
 
2013-07-19 03:08:35 AM
Waiting for the first death.
 
2013-07-19 03:12:31 AM
I would ride that.  It looks like fun.

/that is, indeed, what she said
 
2013-07-19 03:18:06 AM

IAAl: Not quite as terrifying as . . .

[www.instructables.com image 320x320]


deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-19 03:26:26 AM
Not, the scariest ride is this huge wooden roller-coast who skipped a bit backward during the slow ascent with a huge "clunk", and then realising during the ride that it's going a slightly bit faster than you remember from the last time.

And this picture really does not do it justice. This first drop is huge,

c6.img.v4.skyrock.net
 
2013-07-19 03:30:20 AM
I just used 'eleventy' as a descriptor of my nephew-in-law's cuteness on facebook so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/pushing too far with the reference?
//I don't care, and I said 'aww x eleventy billion'
///:-p
 
2013-07-19 03:40:22 AM
I survived Action Park, I can survive this.
 
2013-07-19 03:40:47 AM

HoratioGates: I just want a swing for adult fatasses at the local park.  Low impact, some cardio and weeeeeeeeeee!!!  weeeeeeeeeee!!!   weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!


Make sure no kids are around when you weewee in the park.
 
2013-07-19 04:02:37 AM
A swing over one of the biggest holes in America is a moneymaker? My ex-wife should find that interesting.
 
2013-07-19 04:39:49 AM
I was going to be really pissed if they actually installed that in the Grand Canyon.

As it is now, I'm slightly less pissed.  Hey, why not fark up the view some more?  I'm sure a roller coaster would look lovely there.  Maybe they could even build some public housing in Yosemite.
 
2013-07-19 05:11:50 AM

BarkingUnicorn: YouTube vid of this thing in action


Looks pretty lame.
 
2013-07-19 06:01:35 AM
You haven't lived until you've been on an old swingset going back and forth and the chains break, sending you backwards into the fence behind you.

/real life experiences!
 
2013-07-19 06:05:58 AM

padraig: Not, the scariest ride is this huge wooden roller-coast who skipped a bit backward during the slow ascent with a huge "clunk", and then realising during the ride that it's going a slightly bit faster than you remember from the last time.

And this picture really does not do it justice. This first drop is huge,

[c6.img.v4.skyrock.net image 640x479]


That's not The Beast, is it?
 
2013-07-19 06:07:39 AM

diaphoresis: Waiting for the first death.


and the first lawsuit after the first death.

IANAL, but I've read here that signing a waiver does not necessarily protect the owner from liability.

FTFA:  Don't look to owner Steve Beckley for help, he has only tried the Giant Canyon Swing once - and he makes sure you sign a waiver stating 'falls, injuries and/or death may result from engaging in the activity'.

Not sure what the big amusement parks' tickets say in the fine print, but I'm sure that if you are injured due to no fault of your own, they are liable.
 
2013-07-19 06:21:56 AM

Crewmannumber6: padraig: Not, the scariest ride is this huge wooden roller-coast who skipped a bit backward during the slow ascent with a huge "clunk", and then realising during the ride that it's going a slightly bit faster than you remember from the last time.

And this picture really does not do it justice. This first drop is huge,

[c6.img.v4.skyrock.net image 640x479]

That's not The Beast, is it?


"Tonnerre de Zeus", in France.
 
2013-07-19 06:35:35 AM
Since the Colorado River likely won't have much water for long...at least anything besides sewage... probably a good idea to plan for other recreational activities to keep tourism up.
 
2013-07-19 07:14:31 AM

gfid: I was going to be really pissed if they actually installed that in the Grand Canyon.

As it is now, I'm slightly less pissed.  Hey, why not fark up the view some more?  I'm sure a roller coaster would look lovely there.  Maybe they could even build some public housing in Yosemite.


Woah...just imagining how fast a coaster could get after going over the edge of the canyon...
 
2013-07-19 08:21:55 AM

skinink: A swing over one of the biggest holes in America is a moneymaker? My ex-wife should find that interesting.


We were married to the same woman?
 
2013-07-19 08:26:42 AM
How about NO.

/NOPE.
//HELL to the NO.
 
2013-07-19 08:27:34 AM

skinink: A swing over one of the biggest holes in America is a moneymaker? My ex-wife should find that interesting.


i2.listal.com
 
2013-07-19 08:31:19 AM
I showed the pic in TFA to my daughter. She just said, "Nope," and walked away.
 
2013-07-19 08:36:55 AM

skinink: A swing over one of the biggest holes in America is a moneymaker? My ex-wife should find that interesting.


ecx.images-amazon.com

...you're welcome.
 
2013-07-19 09:04:04 AM
It's easy to make a scarier ride than that one.  Just paint it a rusted-out color, put an illiterate carney in charge, and use an actuator to make a couple bolts fall right in front of the riders right before it starts.
 
2013-07-19 09:06:53 AM
Eh.  When I was a kid someone had managed to tie a long length of 1/4" hemp rope over a branch *way* off the ground on the side of a steep hill in the woods behind their house.  There was a board tied to the end; you sat on the board, backed up about thirty feet, and then swung out over the hill.  I was walking by one afternoon after school, thought I'd give it a go, and of course the rope snapped right as I was at the end of the arc.  I remember sailing down through the trees and into the dirt.  Got shook up a bunch, lots of scratches from flying through the trees, but no serious injuries.  I guess kids really do bounce.
 
2013-07-19 09:51:18 AM
No.

/never
//chicken
///not even for eleventy dollars.
 
2013-07-19 10:00:39 AM

The Southern Dandy: BarkingUnicorn: YouTube vid of this thing in action

Looks pretty lame.


I know; all that safety shiat when a truck tire and a frayed rope is all you really need.
 
2013-07-19 10:02:12 AM

MBrady: diaphoresis: Waiting for the first death.

and the first lawsuit after the first death.

IANAL, but I've read here that signing a waiver does not necessarily protect the owner from liability.

FTFA:  Don't look to owner Steve Beckley for help, he has only tried the Giant Canyon Swing once - and he makes sure you sign a waiver stating 'falls, injuries and/or death may result from engaging in the activity'.

Not sure what the big amusement parks' tickets say in the fine print, but I'm sure that if you are injured due to no fault of your own, they are liable.


Try that on ski resorts in Colorado; you'll lose.
 
2013-07-19 10:30:00 AM
Glenwood Springs, CO. A cheesy 2-bit 'amusement' park stuffed on the side of a steep mountain overlooking the town.

Come for the mountains, stay for the rotten egg smelling hot springs. Doc Holliday died there.
 
2013-07-19 10:42:08 AM

gfid: I was going to be really pissed if they actually installed that in the Grand Canyon.

As it is now, I'm slightly less pissed.  Hey, why not fark up the view some more?  I'm sure a roller coaster would look lovely there.  Maybe they could even build some public housing in Yosemite.


Back in the 70s my family went camping at the grand canyon, at the first look out we came to we all said WOW, THAT'S BEAUTIFUL, at the next look out, that's nice, we skipped the third look out.
 
2013-07-19 11:15:02 AM

petec: gfid: I was going to be really pissed if they actually installed that in the Grand Canyon.

As it is now, I'm slightly less pissed.  Hey, why not fark up the view some more?  I'm sure a roller coaster would look lovely there.  Maybe they could even build some public housing in Yosemite.

Back in the 70s my family went camping at the grand canyon, at the first look out we came to we all said WOW, THAT'S BEAUTIFUL, at the next look out, that's nice, we skipped the third look out.


You probably just needed more pot.
 
2013-07-19 11:15:49 AM
For you haters TFA said it is ~800 km away from the canyon.  Here is the address:

51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Per Google Maps
 
2013-07-19 11:53:48 AM

BarkingUnicorn: MBrady: diaphoresis: Waiting for the first death.

and the first lawsuit after the first death.

IANAL, but I've read here that signing a waiver does not necessarily protect the owner from liability.

FTFA:  Don't look to owner Steve Beckley for help, he has only tried the Giant Canyon Swing once - and he makes sure you sign a waiver stating 'falls, injuries and/or death may result from engaging in the activity'.

Not sure what the big amusement parks' tickets say in the fine print, but I'm sure that if you are injured due to no fault of your own, they are liable.

Try that on ski resorts in Colorado; you'll lose.


A ski resort is a place where you, yourself are in control of yourself going down a mountain covered in icy water. 
In a roller coaster, you are usually strapped, harnessed into a chair that typically has an interlock which will prevent you from separating from said chair during the ride.  Said roller coaster/chairs are inspected by either the state or are self inspected.   You are not in control of the ride.

Except for the equipment that lifts skiers to the top of the mountain, the lodge/hotel, I highly doubt that the mountain/ice/snow are inspected (unless there are avalanche dangers).   So I would not infer or expect that the ski resort is liable for me falling on the slope and injuring myself (unless a trail is mis-marked, or something that the resort did to make the slope unsafe.

apples vs oranges - you lose.
 
2013-07-19 01:11:49 PM
fark and No.
 
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