Insane Wave Pool

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 5:42 PM
^ Would they drain the whole pool, scrub and disinfect it?
Top 5, in no particular order: 1. MF 2. Maverick, 3. Kraken 3. El Toro, 4. TTD 5. Superman Krypton Coaster Top overrated coasters: 1. Incredible Hulk (Boooooring!) 2. Nitro 3. Expedition G-force 4. Goliath(SFMM) 5. Any Dive Coaster
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 6:29 PM
a_hoffman50's avatar umm, my guess would be no.
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Thursday, March 6, 2008 3:49 AM
That defeats the entire purpose of a wave pool having that many people in it, shouldn't there be some restrictions as to how crowded it gets even for safety reasons alone?
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Thursday, March 6, 2008 4:29 AM
CoasterDiscern's avatar ^ I will agree with you entirely.

I have been at the beach before and gone out to far. It is pretty scary when your running out of energy and the swim back in is still a ways away.

I'm a large guy and I can push my muscles hard even when their not agreeing, but there are people I'm sure who cannot.

I know near the front of that wave pool even if your six foot tall your feet do not touch. The wave pool as packed as that video, thirty three degree temp, someone near the front who didn't eat lunch or fuel up and they begin to get tired and try to get out, with that many people.

On second thought, if someone were to cry out for help, then maybe a system shut down is in place so the waves will stop and the life guards can retrieve that person.

Seems like a recipe for disaster.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008 10:49 AM
janfrederick's avatar Then again, with that many people in there, you might just be held up by the people around you. ;)
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Thursday, March 6, 2008 11:08 AM
1) A 'six-foot deep' wave pool is a foot or two shallower while the impellers are pushing a wave

2) Hold your arms out, push--ohhhh, let's see, your great and second toe perhaps?--when the wave's on it's way and you'll float right to the top

3) The folks who don't know this are generally a few feet farther back where it's shallow anyway

4) Unlike your uh 'stereotypical' coaster enthusiast, most of your wavepoolers are there with a mob of family and friends who aren't keen on letting them drown

5) An experienced eye can spot somebody 'under' while the crowd is riding fairly easily

6) Help is generally as far as...well, pretty much the word 'Help!' You'll get it.

My 2nd favorite wavepool is an outrageously violent local model and I generally snatch out a half-dozen to a dozen kids for a ride back to shore each season. But that's only cuz I'm there once or twice a week. And of course, because the waves are cranked up to 'brutal.' Which is also why I'm there so often. You get the picture.

I'm not saying it's totally devoid of any danger. But no more than a coaster. In most cases, less.

Which doesn't stop folks from saying all sorts of silly nonsense about either one.

-CO
(who obviously isn't at WavePoolBuzz)

*** Edited 3/6/2008 4:09:23 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***


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Thursday, March 6, 2008 1:37 PM
Where is this wave pool you speak of, Playa? And are there any videos of it online that you know of? You've certainly piqued my interest! *** Edited 3/6/2008 6:38:20 PM UTC by DannyThompson***
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Thursday, March 6, 2008 1:43 PM
There's only one outdoor wavepool in the state...

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Thursday, March 6, 2008 1:56 PM
Sorry, don't know where you live.
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Thursday, March 6, 2008 2:46 PM
janfrederick's avatar He lives in "Right Here" ;)

*** Edited 3/6/2008 7:46:17 PM UTC by janfrederick***


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Thursday, March 6, 2008 3:00 PM
** sigh **
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Thursday, March 6, 2008 3:12 PM
What? I really AM right here.
As a matter of fact, I'm right here wherever I go!

-CO


NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.

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