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Six Flags St. Louis new water slide

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Posted:
1/7/12 at
4:17:01 AM

Hey everyone, does everyone remember me on here. I haven't been on in almost 3 years. But I was just a little curious. I know that Six Flags St. Louis is putting in a looping water coaster this year at Hurricane Harbor, but I can not figure out how this is going to work. It's just a little confusing on how this will happen without restraints and how it will get enough speed to make it through. Any clarification would be appreciated.

And sorry I haven't been on in awhile but I'm going to try to get on again.

Re: Six Flags St. Louis new water slide by Eric_Gieszl Eric_Gieszl Profile at 1/7/12 11:18:56 AM

It's not really a loop. It's more like an inclined loop. The word "loop" means different things. It doesn't have to be vertical to be called a loop. The drop is nearly straight down so the slider gets plenty of speed and there are restraints - think about it.

On most inversions on a roller coaster the restraints don't keep you in your seat. Something else does.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis new water slide by Eric_Gieszl Eric_Gieszl Profile at 1/7/12 11:20:30 AM
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis new water slide by rollercoastersfreak rollercoastersfreak Profile at 1/7/12 11:47:01 AM

Ahh I get it now. Thank you. And I didn't know there was going to be restraints.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis new water slide by Eric_Gieszl Eric_Gieszl Profile at 1/7/12 12:07:59 PM

The flume is the restraint. It's what keeps you in the ride.

Re: Six Flags St. Louis new water slide by rollercoastersfreak rollercoastersfreak Profile at 1/7/12 10:24:15 PM

Okay I now understand. That definitly looks like it will be a fun ride

Re: Six Flags St. Louis new water slide by Absimilliard Absimilliard Profile at 1/7/12 11:51:49 PM

Actually Eric, that's a Whitewater West Aqualoop. Six Flags St. Louis is getting a Proslide Superloop slide. Here is what it look like: http://www.proslide.com/rides_08_d.php .