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World's Tallest Waterslide Unveils Terrifying Video Tour

"Verrukt," which translates into "insane" in German, is being touted as the world's tallest waterslide and already seared itself in our nightmares when its construction was announced back in November.

Now the Kansas City, Kansas based waterslide of terror, which you'll find at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, has a virtual tour video that will inevitably find a way to haunt our dreams. 

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

Watch!

Those stairs. Nope. 

 

(H/T: Kansas.com / Towleroad)

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some did not watch the video. It says, you and three of your friends. It's a raft ride, at Schlitterbaun in kansas City. Read, people read. And if you are too chicken to ride then don't. I personally just wish that there was some other way to get up but stairs! lol

I can just picture the engineers designing this:

"Dude, I've got this awesome idea for a roller coaster! It'll be like dropping off the side of a skyscraper!"

"I don't know... sounds like it'll make people piss their pants."

"Yeah, I guess you're right. Better make it a water slide!"

Its a 4 person slide with a raft lift.... You will not be sliding by yourself. Also, the curves in the slide represent angles that are less than that of gravity and so your raft falls faster than the slide, holding you to the slide. Engineers are not dumb and have taken necessary precautions to make sure their slide does not kill people. That would not be a very profitable slide if it caused multiple lawsuits.....

What angle is gravity again? I always forget that one.

This is clearly a raft slide... you people are ridiculous... im sure protective measures will be taken and no one will
Die... rather than knocking it before u try it... just shut up and stay home.
ignorance is bliss

It's not going to be a bodyslide it is too wide. Also the black things on the hill look like the electromagnetic propulsion systems like Holiday World's water coasters. It will probably have a four seater raft.

Like to see how many injuries or deaths this slide is going to cause :-\ lol

You would definitely need a strong bathing suit to survive the speed and friction in the slide or else end up naked at the bottom.  

The Germans like people.

and its in the middle of nowhere... cool.

after climbing that many stairs you d be so angry that any fear would be gone and only to possibly fall off would be your best bet to surpass the pain your legs would be in lmao...I need to get my passport made i'm comin kansas :)

IT'S IN GERMANY

No, it's in Kansas City. The water park is German themed. Reading the article is generally helpful when commenting on the article, just for future reference. 

Haahaahaa!!!

I guess the 17 story climb will insure that your heart won't stop on the way down!

I love the idea of this, but I went to a much smaller one and somehow the momentum and speed flipped me from my back to my front and I almost went over the side and dropped 25 feet (according to those watching me). It definitely needs sides for safety!

I am afraid that they would have "hash marks" on that new white slide!

How about knocking off a few more of us. I would never allow any of my children or grandchildren to go on a ride like that. I would be sending them to their death.

American engineering.. never looks complete! sure this isn't Russian

I'm sorry.  I couldn't hear you from history's back-pages.

The biggest wedgie in the history of Mankind awaits you!

I think I just shipped my pants

They seriously need to add protective siding to this!

Completely agree. When I first saw this, I immediately thought "but what if someone falls off the sides?"

Exactly. It is a raft slide, but the raft thing could still go over.

CAN MY GREAT NIECE AND I BE THE  FIRST TO GO ON

Yes.

My sphincter would pucker so bad that you couldn't drive a 16 penny nail up it with a jack hammer.

All in!!!!!! Who's going with me..................

That shit cray! Similar body slide in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, only a lot smaller but hella fun.

How do you not just tip forward and fall off with the degree of the slide, it looks like a straight drop surely gravity would just have you falling forward????

No it won't happen. Physics. 

Gravity only pulls you down.

but wouldn't the Coriolus Effect attempt to turn you in a clock-wise direction? or is that counter clock-wise???   

towards the hemisphear 

Coriolis effect does not work o a body that small..... The raft would have to be miles across for coriolis to affect.

I think they should charge people to mark the surrounding field where they think the bodies will land then give the winner a free ride 

Funny but true.

They should charge people to mark the nearby field where they think the bodies will land and give the winner a free ride

I bet Chase would love that!

They say people die in three's....Here ya go !!!!!!!!!

It seats four.

lol yes it sure does you and three friends, so that makes four, lol

Aw but the three friends will be going to their doom.  You, being the fourth person in the statistic, would be the one to survive.

Look great until they get their first fatility then the youknowwhat will hit the fans all over the world.

It's not the slide that bothers me its the 17 story stair climb I can do five stories that's good exercise but damn how about an escalator or something lol

watching that video made my stomach drop, fucccccccck that.

Try sliding it headfirst if sliding it normally is no challenge ^^

No Ernie-thats

​Hosenscheischer!

It's a roller coaster with water...you're in a four - person raft. I just saw the entire article and video online. Looks awesome. I'd ride it anytime. Long lines and all.

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