Rumor has it that sometimes sane people enjoy the thrill of an adrenaline rush, but Six Flags Over Texas' new SkyScreamer seems reserved for the insane.
The Texas SkyScreamer officially opens today and stands a whopping 400 feet tall, dwarfing its second tallest brother in Georgia which seems tiny at a mere 242 feet. While the Texas SkyScreamer is based on a pretty tried and true formula, parts of it were actually toned back on account of its crazy height. Unlike other models, it only supports 12 two-seat swings instead of the normal 16, and they spin at a reduced 35 mph as opposed to the usual 43 pmh.
But 400 feet. It's still pretty ridiculous. Just seeing it in action on YouTube is enough to get my knees shaking. I guess I must be a coward. A sane coward. [Reddit]