Thursday, 8 July 2010

Cross Your Arms and Clench Your Cheeks For Australia's First Looping Body Slide at WhiteWater World

Gut wrenching, heart pounding, teeth chattering. That’s the feeling you get when you step inside the launch chamber of WhiteWater World’s newest power slide, The Wedgie, cross your arms behind your head and peer face first over the sissies five-storeys below.

The wildest doom drop of them all, The Wedgie has no nanny mats and no support tubes. As the trap door triggers, it’s simply fast flesh on fibreglass as you plummet feet first down a near vertical descent, barrelling through a human sized helix before smashing into the splash pool down below.

Here the classic Aussie Cossie braking system kicks in and you feel the fast tug on cheeks as your bathing suit once again assumes control, giving “rise” to the slide’s bold name.

The Wedgie is not for the faint hearted, the loose pants brigade, or anyone under 130cm in height. And, it’s only on impact that you realise you’ve been “Wedgied by WhiteWater World”.

Go on. Cross your arms, clench your cheeks and be daring. Only the bravest will do it in Speedos!

Ride Facts:

Super accelerated start hurtles riders into the looping slide at speeds of up to 45kph
• Height: 17.42 m
• Capacity per Hour: 240 persons
• Speed: up to 45kph or 11.7m/s
• Thrill Rating (out of 4): 4 +
• Requirements Riders must be 130cm and 12 years of age
• Cycle time TBC approximately 7 seconds
• Total length 85m

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