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Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« on: November 20, 2013, 11:22:46 AM »
So two interesting things popped up recently.

First, this water slide in Kentucky. Yeaah. I think I'll pass on ever riding that thanks!



http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/19/4633721/take-a-peek-at-verruckt-the-worlds.html

And then there is news from Screamscape of a 520ft version of a Poler Coaster (never heard of it until I looked it up) coming to central Florida? That could be interesting.



http://www.usthrillrides.com/products/polercoaster/

I'm confused on how the poler coaster works - I see the trains go up on the red track, but there is also an elevator - do guests ride up to the top to get on?

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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 01:56:33 PM »
It's a combo observation tower and rollercoaster.  I believe one is currently being built in Vegas as well? 

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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 03:56:04 PM »
Does that water slide require a raft?
Raft or No raft.... I don't think so!  Crazy.

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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 03:59:37 PM »
Does that water slide require a raft?
Raft or No raft.... I don't think so!  Crazy.

They apparently have never been to Action Park lol  The bottom of that drop will destroy peoples neck and back and THEN you get to go back up and go airborne over a bunny hill LOL

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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 10:12:07 PM »
Does that water slide require a raft?
Raft or No raft.... I don't think so!  Crazy.

It's a 4 person tube apparently, which I think makes it even worse!

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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 03:06:31 PM »
So you could possibly be going down that drop backwards?
That shouldn't even be legal!

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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 09:19:08 PM »
Bring it on!

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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 08:09:05 AM »
The Poler Coaster take 24 months to complete.  It sounds like building a skyscraper. Hopefully they will build one in the middle of NYC someday.
As soon as you get to the top it flips you upside down!  This will be interesting.

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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2013, 06:24:52 PM »
Why do I feel like someone is going to shoot off that slide.


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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2013, 02:31:31 PM »
Somehow I missed the mention of the slide being a 4-person tube. I feel anxious just looking at that picture.
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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2014, 04:03:12 PM »
Will this new Polar Coaster officially be taller than Ka? If so, that would be bad news for Great Adventure and Six Flags, right?

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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2014, 03:07:18 PM »
They can still market it as the fastest roller coaster in the western hemisphere. NBD IMO, especially with how (relatively) uninspiring the two coasters that beat the individual records are. Also, I doubt that people are less excited about TTD simply because Kingda Ka exists.
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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
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Re: Poler Coasters and Insane Slides
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2014, 08:53:09 AM »
I might be going to Kansas City for a work trip in early May, if it's open by then I'm doing it!