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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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That Loop at Action Park was designed by some idiot employee who worked at Action Park, and they admitted to 'winging the design' with no safety measures other than guestimating the angles/momentum and testing it with a simulated "human" sack. And yes there are engineers who design water slides and it would be business suicide to invest so much into a slide this large without proper assurances and safety checks both internally as well as externally/independent such as insurance companies and the like.

Action Park was INSANE!!!!

I agree, sides are way too low it should be a tube or have higher sides. No F*^&*^g would they get me on that.

It is tube ride people. And I'm sure there will be plenty of safety measures. Some of y'all are so negative. Jeez

wonder how many broken bones and freshly cleaned out organs there are going to be after this ride opens 

Summit Plummet in Blizzard Beach Orlando Looks Higher Than This

Whats the height of this?

The official height has not yet been released, but 17 stories is somewhere between 165 and 180 feet.

I wish there are elevators to these type of rides.. It's like a workout just get up to the top and all you want was the thrill and fun..and usually you are already wet from other rides, so you would also be freezing too as you go through the breeze..

This is why Americans are fat. 

So, are you telling me that if you work on the seventeenth floor of a building, you're going to take the stairs?

I think the stairs are probably for emergency purposes.  I'm sure there is an elevator going up the center.

If you look at the construction, that is a structural tube, not an elevator.  And an elevator would have to extend above the platform to let people unload.  An elevator would be extremely inefficient to move a large number of people on a continual basis.  NO ELEVATOR.  You will have to walk up to ride this disaster of a ride.  I would hope they have custom designed tubes that minimize the aerodynamic lift.  Those sides are way too low.

BAHAHAHAHA very true

The wait time for the ride is going to be days. 

Sorry....I just saw footage of the slide in Brazil. There's a cover over the slide, not yet installed on this one. I guess it's a better promo seeing the slide like this...

Sorry....I just saw footage of the slide in Brazil. There's a cover over the slide, not yet installed on this one. I guess it's a better promo seeing the slide like this...

Why do brazilians talk so much shit..

Have it.

The one in Fortaleza, Brazil is 130+ feet tall, called Insano.

Not possible....Where's footage of the slide in Brazil being used??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElY2r8zmJpE

Here you go!

I went on one in Kisseemee Florida...that just about tore my nutsack off...cover those puppies...or you will feel like you got hit by a line drive.

If your ass don't pucker up after the initial drop, then YES you will get an enema. My ass will be water tight like a frogs ass.

Not only would it give you and enema but also the wedgy of your life.  I would like to rename this slide the "shiiterbahn." 

I think the true translation of  "Verrukt" is "Shit your pants!" 

Say no to Drone cinematography!!!  

What makes you think this is a drone? Get some logic and intelligence lodged into your face before you spout out words you have no fucking idea about. A multicopter is not a drone you joke.

Just a guess, but it might be the drone you see in the shot at 1:12.

I don't see a drone at 1:12, although I do see a quadrocopter. God damn people are stupid...

Mate- the team that does this consists of: A well regarded camera operator, a well regarded film editor, and a well regarded pilot.

It's not 'drone' filming. It's allowing you to get angles you otherwise couldn't. Would you prefer them to rent a helicopter + waste money on gas, a pilot, and every other safety precaution?

Think...

I wonder how many test dummies this slide has killed

You will be shitting water for a week. Who needs enemas when you have this ride! Uughh no thanks!

This was not terrifying! Choose better adjectives!

Speak for yourself. I'm terrified of heights. 

I'm terrified of heights too, but the slide didn't look scary at all. I'd be more concerned about the stairs.

I can't wait to ride it!!!

It's in water. By the time you are going up the "hump", you'll be going slow enough not to fly off the track. It's a great additional thrill and a good way to further slow the tube/pontoon/raft.

notice the conveyer belt left of the slide to send up the "pontoons" - 4 passengers will be strapped into the pontoon for safety and avoid a most certain enema.

They should require rubber or plastic pants or another type device of to prevent a dangerous enema.  This is NOT A JOKE.       

wont the water be going/falling at the same speed as the rectum ergo no added pressure ?

rectum? Damn near killed 'em!

Slide is not in vacuum where all object has the same weigth. So no, water is not fall in the same speed as "rectum" :D

Gravity does not care how much you or your rectum weighs. Weight is completely irrelevant in the topic of how fast something falls. The water will be traveling downward at the same speed as the craft carrying four people, with maybe some slight differences due to variables such as friction and air resistance. This concept is one of the more basic one would learn in physics

Except the enema happens... at the bottom.. not while your falling... so all your scientific thoughts about gravity don't have anything to do with once your "rectum" gets to the bottom and your moving faster than the water is.

Think of it like free-climbing a mountain face. If you slip, it's not the fall that kills you, but the sudden stop at the bottom.
 

Can't you people just clamp down a sphincter? What's all this enema talk? Bunch a people with weak sphincters? Shrug. I'm pretty confident that would not be an issue.

What a boner

These rides usually are insanely built first in United States- which is a huge market for crazy people, fearless and not afraid of death. A great country to test this kind of thrill. 

cant wait to ride it!!!!!!!!!!!!! ive been waiting for something as awesome as this!!!!!!

Not an engineer but that second hill seems a bit tricky to stay  on the track.   I would cover certain areas for safety.  

Stairs are a good idea. No chance for the obese to get up there. My guess is lines will be short. 

Smart. That's exactly why they did that.

For lack of a better phrase....keep your mouth quiet and your ignorant comments to yourself.  I'm obese, and unless there was a weight restriction I was over, I would so do this ride....and guess what....obese doesn't mean out of shape.  I can do those stairs no problem!!!!!!!!!!!!   Must be nice to be you and be perfect with no flaws of your own so you can ridicule obese people.!

chill man if you're obese you are by definition out of shape -- i used to be just like you, fat and secretly/inwardly unhappy... just change your mindset brotha and figure out the correct things to eat .... high in protein low in bad fats and low in sodium as a general rule -- you just gota think thin and not enjoy eating your emotional pain away and just lay off the greesey nasty food.... you can do it man get in shape for yourself and lose that weight.
 

I can't believe you are Defending Obese as some Healthy Alternative, You Think you can get up those steps, Cool, But don't call people Ignorant when they Equate Obese to Unhealthy, cause that is a Fact. Your Lack of a better Phrase brought the ridicule that it deserved. Coming to a forum such as this to defend Fat People isn't a Good idea

Put down the triple cheeseburger and quit being proud of being obese. I highly doubt you could get to the top of this without falling over dead or taking an hr to get to the top

Y'all realize she could be a body builder and by some definitions be obese right? Muscle weighs more than fat, if you do the height to weight ratio, you could be considered obese. You don't know who is writing the comment. I am sure none of you know anyone personally on this feed. Quite the assumption from someone, just going off of the words of another person.

Lol i bet by the time i'm at the end of the slide, you'll only be a quarter of the way up the stairs. Exercise you stupid asshole

maybe you should eat healthier and exercise more  if you are worried about being obese instead of sitting behind a computer presumably playing world of warcraft

Why do people have to be so cruel?

Sorry Wendy for you having to deal with ignorant people who can't even realize that 'Wendy' is a woman's name, who most likely does not play 'world of Warcraft'.  However, it is not just for your own benefit, but for the benefit of your loved ones that you take care of your health.  No one needs to hear that a loved one needs to undergo surgery or god forbid, anything worse that can be detrimental to ones psychiatric being.  For whatever case may be, whether you inherited the obesity from your mother because she cooked too much, or perhaps may its due to depression, you need to one day ask yourself, 'is this who i am going to be for the rest of my life?  Is this who i want to be?  Is this beneficial for my own sake?'.  i myself am not in shape, i am not obese either, but i do recognize my health.  I eat an apple every morning, i try to enjoy oatmeal at night, i try to walk as much as i can, and you do not need to eat as much as you think you do.  The simplest thing i did to help my little belly and my budget, eat half, and save the rest for later.  I assure you, it'll never fail.  Just try it for a week or two and you'll later see how much food and money is being wasted for no apparent reason! Good luck, and god speed! =)

OMG you people are all so cruel.  All Wendy said was that even though she's obese she still feels should could climb the stairs!  Nothing wrong with that.  There are plenty of skinny or "normal weight" people who are completely out of shape and could never climb the stairs.  To be rude and condescending is idiotic.  this post is about the new slide and nothing else.  Don't pass judgement and/or offer advice.  I didn't notice anyone asking for advice.  None of us know here situation so its really none of our business.  Her comment was triggered by the ridiculous comments of people saying obese people couldn't do the slide!  Wendy - try out the slide and have some fun.  Ignore these idiots!  

No one is being cruel, but to be proud at being obese is unhealthy, not only to ones own self, but to the public as well who younger children might look up to that person and say to themselves, 'hey, i guess i can eat all i want, look, he/she is doing it'.  You are not teaching our children the proper way of being healthy.  Sure Wendy should enjoy the ride, but she should not jump to the conclusion that being obese does not mean being out of shape.  It is a health issue, and i am only concerned about her health as much as she should be concerned about her own health.  Is it wrong to point out that being obese is in fact not being in shape?  Try to be supportive in health, not in 'fun', for she will probably enjoy her life more being healthy than having people like you 'feeling sorry for her'.  She is not a child and does not need you to hold her hand and tell her everything will be ok, maybe you need someone to tell you that everything will be ok!

Kamal I get where you're coming from, you think you're helping, but what I'm trying to point out to you is that she did not say "hey guys I'm obese and I love it and I'm just sitting here with a burger enjoying it".  All the woman said was she was obese (which could mean she's only 20 - 30 lbs overweight - not 600 lbs!) and could walk the stairs.  You're making judgement here that she's doing nothing and promoting being obese.  you don't know what she is doing, whether she's working to lose weight, whether she is under a doctor's care, etc.  How do you know she's not already concerned about her health? She responded that people were being cruel so I felt for her ... as should all of you.  If you find a post from her promoting obesity then go ahead and preach to her! But for now how about cutting her a little slack and just focusing on the topic of the forum.

Condescending bullshit. Why do people think fat people are stupid? Why do you think she needs to be told to eat less? Obviously you believe this is new information for fat people. You don't think she knows that? Unless she is 7 you can be pretty damn sure she already has that info you condescending nitwit.

Resorting to name-calling only suggests that you subconsciously find my logic to be sound.  Sure she may know she have an issue but to mention that although obese, it does not mean being out of shape, actually suggests as if she does not know she needs to be more aware of her health.  If she truly believes that she can climb those stairs with no problem sounds as if she is proud to be at her figure.  I did not suggest that she eats less, i only suggested a ROUTINE to eat less, and to also save some money as well.  Please try to understand that i am not telling her what needs to be done, but how to do it!  A tip of my hat to you sir, do not be negative, it only keeps you behind everyone else.

Tip of my middle finger to you, for it is YOU who continues to insist on being negative. How do you know she can't climb those stairs easily? How do you know she is proud to be at her weight? Maybe she is just pleased that she can climb stairs? In short, you know squat about her or what she thinks or knows so why don't you STFU and leave fat people alone you condescending nitwit.

and is that what we call them now, 'fat people'?!  What a way to be positive!

You are not behaving in a professional manner sir.  I never said she can't climb those stairs easily but she did herself say 'just because i am obese does not mean i am out of shape'.  Actually, being obese DOES mean being out of shape.

Wikipedia - Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.

I know enough that if she stated that she herself is obese, she has an issue and she should be concerned about her well being.  And to say that she is not out of shape can teach our children that you can be obese and in shape at the same time, which contradicts what she is saying.  sorry sir, 2+2 does not equal 5 in this matter.

Sigh. You just don't get it do you? Now you are quoting Wikipedia to EXPLAIN to "obese people" (yawn) that it is a medical condition, as if obese people are unaware of this. Ding ding ding. You win the trifecta of condescension Sir. Mind you own business. How simple is that? Don't give strangers health advice. Why is that such a hard concept for you to grasp? This has zero to do with 2+2 or about whether your information is accurate or not. This is about being respectful of other people and not being a condescending twit.

PS. Professional? What the hell are you talking about? This is "Instinct Magazine" - where do YOU think you are having this conversation? An office conference room?

Resorting to name-calling only suggests that you subconsciously find my logic to be sound.  Sure she may know she have an issue but to mention that although obese, it does not mean being out of shape, actually suggests as if she does not know she needs to be more aware of her health.  If she truly believes that she can climb those stairs with no problem sounds as if she is proud to be at her figure.  I did not suggest that she eats less, i only suggested a ROUTINE to eat less, and to also save some money as well.  Please try to understand that i am not telling her what needs to be done, but how to do it!  A tip of my hat to you sir, do not be negative, it only keeps you behind everyone else.

This ride is insane and I hope the first person to die is obese so that the resulting splat is louder and y'all can eat your words! Oh the irony!!

dip shits put a cage a and it defeats the entire purpose of the thrill.  Common sense... let the engineers do their work. and be make sure you wait a few months after others try it. and there is  your guarantee for safety... at least as close as one can get... just hope you don[t get a heart attack first. 

looks like it'll launch on a some sort of slide boat cuz it says you and 3 friends and there are some bot looking things at the bottom?? i think?

Oh, it needs a cage or something? *slow clap* Its glaringly obvious the slide is incomplete, and my money is on that whoever is building this is intelligent enough to know that killing people is not going to trump up tourism. Lol.

They need to put a safety

roof/net/cage over it or sure as s**t some idiot will go flying off the side and crash land in the mud and die.

hopefully no one dies from being launched full body off that thing

I think the first dead is going to end it in the opening day.... 

I'm from KCKS Now a reason to go back 

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