Re: Assortoodalini

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I didn't realize Schlitterbahn was expanding outside of Texas.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 11:51 AM
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In other chuckleworthy police stories: Sergeant fired his gun twice, managed to hit a colleague and a fire extinguisher.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 12:14 PM
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That tripping thing, god what dumb thing to do. Hey buddy, kind of a lot of cameras around at these events.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 12:28 PM
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2: I like that the linked story lists the fire extinguisher first. Also I like that your state legislature has rolled things back enough that you have cops named "Barefoot".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 12:41 PM
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As discussed in the Action Park loop water slide thread, any water slide with a drop followed by a rise is impossibly inconsistent. It's not a roller coaster where you know what the interaction of the track and vehicle will be- people can greatly vary their speed on a slide by how much they arch their back, spread their legs, what kind of/whether they wear a bathing suit.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 1:01 PM
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Now if they had a slide where the system measured your exit speed from the drop and dynamically changed the height of the subsequent hill, or added some momentum as necessary via water jets, now that would be cool.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 1:02 PM
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5: What about when everyone is in a tube, or some specialized equivalent? That's how I remember the biggest Schlitterbahn rides working.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 1:19 PM
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5 cont: how deep a wedgie you'll withstand.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 1:28 PM
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I would totally put in a bid for a system as in 6. It would be a blast to design, though I'd prefer somebody else test it. I don't like water slides and roller coasters.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 1:32 PM
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1: Oh great--now, as inevitably happens whenever I come across that word, I will have that super annoying mid-90's commercial jingle stuck in my head for days. I think something like 3/4 of all Austin radio advertising in the 90s was the same damn Schlitterbahn ad.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 1:39 PM
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The resort I was at in Greater Tampa had one of those water jetpacks available, but I didn't try it. I probably should have tried it. That seems like a sound way to make water and gravity fight.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 1:55 PM
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The hottest coolest time in Texas?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 1:58 PM
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Maybe you could do some semi-passive design, where going around corners the fast people go higher up the sides and hit the slowing jets. Or maybe you goose the slow people in the middle.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 1:59 PM
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In the loop-d-loop if they're too slow to stay pressed against the side they get hit with a firehose.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 2:04 PM
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On the cop front, this is not going to end well for the cop.

A Salt Lake City police officer has been put on leave due to allegations that he refused to work at this weekend's Utah Pride Parade.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 2:05 PM
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The hottest coolest time in Texas?

Oh god I hope I don't start unconsciously muttering it on the train. SchlitterBAHN! Schlitterbahn bahn bahn bahn....


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 2:25 PM
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14: It loops the loops or it gets the hose again.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 2:32 PM
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Re: the link in 15
A union leader said the officer is not a member.

This bit right at the end of the article looked really strange to me. Is it common for police officers to not be part of the union? I would think that would be a pretty bad idea, given how effective police unions typically are at protecting their members.


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 3:03 PM
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18: It's a right to work state so they don't have to be a part of it. A few opt out but our participation rate's pretty high, around 90 percent IIRC.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 06- 6-14 3:12 PM
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