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The World’s Tallest Waterslide Better End In the World’s Deepest Pool

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Either that or there's going to be a lot of squished people needing to be scraped off the tiles at the deep end. Currently under construction at the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, the Meg-a-Blaster slide will open in Spring 2014, dropping people from nearly 140 feet up.

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The current tallest waterslide in the world is Brazil's Insano, standing 134.5 feet high, with riders hitting speeds of 62.5 mph. The Meg-a-Blaster should go a little faster and, with a second hill at the bottom and my lack of a physics degree leaving me flummoxed, I can't see how people won't go flying off the end of the flume and into the sunset. [Imgur]


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To anybody wondering, the slide is not a complete vertical drop. These type of slides require a minimum slope angle 3 to 5 degree to get a safety rating. A majority of these slides involve no raft and have you cross your arms and legs to go down, dont forget to clench those cheeks too. You do experience a small moment of freefall on these slides but your always against the slide on the way down. The bottom has around a 30 foot radius turn followed by another 80 to 100 feet of flat slide at the bottom for you to slow down.

Yes this is more of a fear inducing slide but you are safe on them. Just dont be stupid on the way down. And girls, try not to pop out on this ride =D