You haven’t experienced a water slide, until you’ve tried SkyCaliber, set to open next year. According to Adrian Duke, CEO of Avalanche Waterslides Inc,, who manufactured the ride: “It is a 100ft tower, the rider is launched from 90ft down a completely vertical free fall that leads into a 30 foot tall vertical loop. It reaches speeds over 50 miles per hour and over 5Gs.” Continue reading for the video and more information.
Duke adds: “SkyCaliber will be the world’s fastest water slide. It will also be the first vertical freefall and tallest vertical loop in a waterslide. We have undergone extensive testing and engineering to ensure that riders are safe. We designed and patented the raft which is the innovation that allows the rider to be safe when completing a vertical loop. We have also added in mesh siding so that the riders cannot put their hands out and touch the slide at the same time as maintaining airflow so that the rider isn’t claustrophobic and still gets wet, after all it is a waterslide. We can confidently say that our testing to this point has proven that the concept is very safe and the ride experience is unrivaled in the water park industry.”