New true attraction coming to Wisconsin Dells

Posted Friday, October 12, 2001 4:17 AM | Contributed by Chitown

You knew it had to come eventually. A sports park in Wisconsin Dells is building a true free fall ride where you fall several stories into a big net. You aren't attached to anything at all on what they're calling a "Suspended Catch Air Device."

Read more from Extreme World's official site.

Friday, October 12, 2001 4:19 AM
Now the question is, how many lifetimes will it take to be able to pay for this overpriced park?

Oh well, I'll go on it anyways. WI Dells is a tourist trap, so of course it'll be expensive.

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Friday, October 12, 2001 4:22 AM
I saw this attraction being hyped 6 or 7 years ago but had not heard if anyone built it.  If I recall correctly, it was supposed to include multiple "rides" like bungee jumps, this "uncontrolled but controlled frefall", etc all on one tower.

What keeps you from landing on your head?

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Friday, October 12, 2001 4:39 AM
What keeps you from landing on your head?  ~wahoo skipper

physics?  at least I hope so.  I saw this ride on one of the discovery channel things.  looks fun, but too short.  my question is what happens if the wind picks up?

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Friday, October 12, 2001 5:30 AM
The restraint used prevents you from turning or moving, always making sure you land on your back. To see a picture of the tower go here:
http://archives.lonestarthrills.com/backup/zero_gravity/zg-0801_scad001.jpg"
http://archives.lonestarthrills.com/backup/zero_gravity/zg-0801_scad002.jpg"

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*** This post was edited by Jeff on 10/12/2001. ***

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Friday, October 12, 2001 6:07 AM
There's one in Dallas.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 9:16 AM

You aren't attached to anything at all on what they're calling a "Suspended Catch Air Device."

 

Ummm...  how can the restraints used prevent you from "turning or moving" or falling on your head for that matter, when there are no restraints being used on the ride according to the article...

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Friday, October 12, 2001 10:57 AM
in the video it looks like you have some kind of harness, that keeps you in a semi-tucked position, and you land on your back... It looks pretty extreme, i have to admit. You'd think that the experience would be scary enough to keep you from screwing around on it. I know when I rode the 300 ft. Skycoaster in Kissimee, Florida I was scared out of my wits, but when I rode the 100 ft. Skycoaster at SFMW, I was totally flailing around on the drop to attempt a somersault, as I knew the harness would save me from any foolishness. 

 

-djansi

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Friday, October 12, 2001 11:31 AM
Yes it's a harness that limits your motion. It's designed to keep the motion very limited and ensure landing on your back every time.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 11:31 AM
Is this a S&S type of ride it looks like it?

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Friday, October 12, 2001 12:03 PM
It's called a SCAD dive.  Not S&S.  They were presenting in the 1999 and 2000 IAAPA shows.  Basically, you are put into a harness, connected to a rope, hung out over the opening on the toip, and the guy pulls a lever and you drop down into the net.

At the Zero Gravity Thrill Park in Texas, they soak the net in water during the summer months, so that when you hit, you dissapear in an explosion of mist!

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Friday, October 12, 2001 12:25 PM
janfrederick's avatar They had one of these at the Del Mar Fair this past summer here in San Diego. It wasn't open when I went though. I think I'll stick with S&S stuff.
BTW...doesn't this kinda remind you of that movie "Contact"? *** This post was edited by janfrederick on 10/12/2001. ***
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Friday, October 12, 2001 1:35 PM
Jeez!!  40 dollars for one ride on a Skycoaster?!  I think thats a little high but the ride its self looks awesome.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 2:06 PM
On their website for this at the Dells, it reads:

The free fall is completely without attachments.

So there is NO ROPES at all, period. You are in a harness that conects you to the lift but thats it and it does makesure you fall on your back. They plan to price it at about $30-60, in average to everything else thats there. Though within the past 5 years Wisconsin Dells, WI has sure become an indrenaline junkies dream come true. There might be a real rollercoaster park being built within the next 5-10 years.

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Friday, October 12, 2001 6:56 PM
That has got to be fun.  The anticipation must be huge.  I would be scared but of course I would try it.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 7:56 PM
They have America's largest Waterpark there allready..

If Cedar Fair was smart they would make another Cedar Point @ The Dells.. That would rock, and would make them quite a bit of cash..

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Friday, October 12, 2001 8:02 PM
Cedar Dells? Yeah, that would have a nice ring to it.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 8:27 PM
I also like that idea maybe Cedar Fair should be thinking of buying the dells. You could only imagine what a new giga coaster or some type of B&M would do for the dells one place I could think of were they could put more coasters would be Big Cheif Carts & Coasters.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 9:54 PM
Big Chief owns ALOT of land especially around its 2 parks. If you notice the wooded areas next to Zeus and Cyclops, thats all owned by them and then some.
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I may be from IL, but i sure can't get enough of the FORCE. MF!!!
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Saturday, October 13, 2001 9:02 AM
How tall is it?
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