World's Tallest Waterslide Verrückt in Kansas City

  • metta

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    Jan 12, 2014 6:41 PM GMT
    Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark






    Opening summer 2014!

    17 stories high (taller than Brazil's 134.5 foot tall "Insano"). 264 steps to get to the top. 65 miles per hour speed.


    http://instinctmagazine.com/post/worlds-tallest-waterslide-unveils-terrifying-video-tour


    http://theverruckt.com/



    Tallest water slide
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    Jan 13, 2014 2:03 AM GMT
    My jaw just dropped. I don't think I could handle it...
  • Whipmagic

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    Jan 13, 2014 2:10 AM GMT
    Ok, this is indeed verrueckt. Personally, I don't think I'd try it. I have no problems with having thousand feet of air under my feet in rock climbing, but any man made structure that sways just makes me nauseous. Getting up there without throwing up would be hard for me.
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    Jan 13, 2014 2:11 AM GMT
    no
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    Jan 13, 2014 2:15 AM GMT
    Not. In. A. Million. Years.
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    Jan 13, 2014 2:17 AM GMT
    Whipmagic saidOk, this is indeed verrueckt

    Oder wahnsinnig.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Jan 13, 2014 2:20 AM GMT
    Yes.
    After driving by it like 6 or 7 times I think it looks fun.
    It will be cool to see what the park will be like when it is finished. Considering the company went like bankrupt. Glad to see they are starting construction again. From what I have been on there, it seems like it will be cool.
  • noshirt4me

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    Jan 13, 2014 2:32 AM GMT
    oh heck yeah that's my kind of fun =)
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    Jan 13, 2014 2:38 AM GMT
    I'm afraid someone is going to fall out of the slide. Don't look like there are high enough side walls. This is crazy.
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:09 AM GMT
    Water slides are very dangerous because you can fly off.However I would gladly give my enemies a push icon_smile.gif Ry
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:24 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    Whipmagic saidOk, this is indeed verrueckt

    Oder wahnsinnig.


    Viel besser verrueckt als ein bisschen verklempt!

    Viel Vergnuegen!
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:56 AM GMT
    I think I just figured out where I'm going on one of my vacations this summer. That thing looks like it would be a LOT of fun.
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    Jan 13, 2014 7:01 AM GMT
    Looks like fun, but is not Kansas prime Tornado Alley countryicon_rolleyes.gif Hope the Engineers figure that one out.
  • metta

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    Jan 13, 2014 7:16 AM GMT
    Austria: Mieders Alpine Coaster (with no brakes!!)



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqCkICXWdWI
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    Jan 13, 2014 3:44 PM GMT
    NOPE
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:02 PM GMT
    I live for water parks. In fact, I got my boyfriend (and myself) season passes for Christmas this year. BUT.....a waterslide should make you go "weeeeee"......not "ARGGHHHHHOHMYGODSOMEONEPLEASESAVEMEIMDYING!!!!" We have one here that practically goes straight down. I've done it many times but I decided last year I really don't enjoy the experience. I think a lot of people confuse terror with excitement, because they both have the same bodily symptoms, but they cause quite different emotions. I love excitement, but I don't find fear enjoyable.
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:05 PM GMT
    Shouldn't the wall guards be a little bit taller for a ride with such height and speed?icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:35 PM GMT
    Hope there is plenty of water going down it as well to provide proper body "lube" and "cooling"... LOL.
  • niceguy_321

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    Jan 13, 2014 4:56 PM GMT
    Looks like a lot of fun! Can't wait to go visit KC this summer!
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    Jan 13, 2014 4:57 PM GMT
    metta8 saidAustria: Mieders Alpine Coaster (with no brakes!!)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqCkICXWdWI



    Now THAT looks like fun! Weeeeeeeeeee!
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:01 PM GMT
    I want to go on it NOW! (along with the Alpine Coaster)
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    Jan 13, 2014 5:19 PM GMT
    but theres no guard rails on the side....
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    Jan 13, 2014 8:53 PM GMT
    Wow! I almost want to go visit Kansas City this Summer just so I can go ride that!
  • HPgeek934

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    Jan 13, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    I'd legit eat my own shit before I ever got on that thing. Nothing about the height of the those walls (or even the staircase bringing you to the top) looks safe
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    Jan 13, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
    Well, it wasn't normally used for humans (not legally, anyway) but the record might belong to the old log flume that used to be nearby when I was growing up. Nine miles long, 1000 feet high. I can't verify that any kids actually rode it down, but there were always rumors. (They filmed an episode of the old TV show "Lassie," with an actor and the dog riding it.)

    There are only some ruins left, up on the cliffs now. I did hike the length of it, just before they shut it down, and took a couple of rolls of kodachromes. I wonder if I could even find those slides. This is one of somebody else's:
    1095602775_Qujst-L.jpg

    I have also seen some kids sliding down the Esquatzel Coulee Wasteway chute, where unused irrigation water flows back into the Columbia in a long concrete chute about half a mile long - the final drop is probably about 200 feet. I could see it from my office window.