Stratosphere Wants To Add Another Ride

Friday, April 9, 2004 3:57 PM
This looks pretty freaky. I get a little wigged out with my ass in a wicker basket on a regular old Waveswinger. It would take more than a little nerve to hop on.

http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=1774260&nav=15MVMB49

Make sure you watch the video, it includes an animation.

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Friday, April 9, 2004 3:59 PM
I noticed that this morning. There's no way in hell I'd ride that or X-Scream.
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Friday, April 9, 2004 4:14 PM
Why not? :)

I'm impressed with thier innovations but where the heck do they go from here? How much more insane can you get?!!?

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Friday, April 9, 2004 4:17 PM
That thing does look Crazy! Why don't they just make a ride that swings you over the edge only secured by your ankles? Thats the only thing I think could be crazier.
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Friday, April 9, 2004 4:20 PM
I think they'll need to pass out diapers in the station. ;)
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Friday, April 9, 2004 4:21 PM
wow. That just looks amazing. It looks like something you would see in a futuristic movie or something. I also agree with Craig, how much further are they gonna push the envelope?
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Friday, April 9, 2004 4:30 PM
Insane! I'm not sure I would ride that.
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Friday, April 9, 2004 4:37 PM
HOLY [insert explative here].
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Friday, April 9, 2004 5:02 PM
Glad to see I'm not the only one who have some reservations about riding.
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Friday, April 9, 2004 5:30 PM
What's next, a 700-foot drop ride off the side of the tower that crosses over the strip?!?
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Friday, April 9, 2004 5:30 PM
Jesus...

The thing is... I don't think I'd ride it because I don't trust the engineering of a ride like that. A structure collapse, or a cable failure, and you're bye-bye.

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Friday, April 9, 2004 5:40 PM
And actually, another thought.

What if someone loses a shoe? Surely that'd be enough to kill someone on the ground.

Also, what if someone throws up? :)

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Friday, April 9, 2004 5:53 PM
Bring it on....;)
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Friday, April 9, 2004 5:54 PM
Besides the psychological effects (and the possibility of a rider throwing an object off the side) I don't see how this ride is any more dangerous than most amusement park rides. Once you get over a certain height and/or speed, falling out of a ride will kill you. Falling a hundred feet and falling a thousand feet will both kill you. Falling further will not make you more dead.
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Friday, April 9, 2004 5:54 PM
I would surely ride it, in fact, to me it looky much less "freaky" than the over the top X-Scream. Richard brings up a good point.
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Friday, April 9, 2004 5:56 PM
OK, I know I posted a bit back going UH UH to Xscream, but you know what? I think I might ride this one... that is as long as you paid me one MILLION dollars.

-Escher

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Friday, April 9, 2004 6:01 PM

Den said:
What's next, a 700-foot drop ride off the side of the tower that crosses over the strip?!?

Almost! City rejected that idea...

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Friday, April 9, 2004 6:28 PM
FP.....pretty sure Den knew about that, no idea why he failed to include one of these...;)

LOL @ the idea that "we had room for one more ride"....if that's your idea of "room", the suites must be REALLY small...;)

It IS good they *paired* the seats, you'll need to squeeze someone's hand to ride that sucker...:)

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Friday, April 9, 2004 6:43 PM
I'm gonna have to agree with jpb on this one when he asserts that the threat is primarily pyschological. I can't believe all you pyschos are scared! ;) I'm in, who's coming with me?
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Friday, April 9, 2004 6:55 PM
I'll get on there with ya, DM....
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