News: Splashy Tech Spawns Water Rides Gnarly Enough for Coaster Snobs

Nemo - June 2, 2007 09:11AM in General News

Roller coaster connoisseurs tend to dismiss water rides as too slow, too tame, and too wet. But the next generation of splashy tech should make coaster snobs take a closer look. Clever engineering is sending thrill — seekers higher and faster than ever (up to 135 feet and 65 mph), while sophisticated modeling software is enabling gnarly chute and flume designs that won't fling riders to a horrible, horrible death. Here are six slides that will squeeze a scream out of even the most jaded coaster fans.