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The Most Insane Six Flags ride opens in Texas Today


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The most insane and probably the most scariest ride opened today in Texas called "The Texas Skyscreamer". The Skycreamer is a extreme swing ride, it is 400ft tall and moves at 35mph.

http://gizmodo.com/watch-these-lunatics-ride-the-highest-swings-in-the-wor-509832981

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKnUURQzyuE

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OMFG

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I wonder if there's a weight limit, or if obese people are going to wear out the chains.

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^ Yes -- the chains break and you are crushed by 6 smelly fat people. :s

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This video needs more dubstep /s

But seriously, I don't know about everyone else, but it's one of these things I'd love to go on, but when it came to it I'd be like "f*** that!"

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One part of me thinks that looks awesome. Another part of me things that's a tragedy waiting to happen. Still pretty cool though, but I doubt I'd ever get on it.

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Would be awesome if the swings could turn around 180 on the way down.

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You don't get on something like that worrying about death. I mean, if my chains were to snap, I'd be like, "Okay, this isn't a bad way to go..." Well... at least, after I crapped myself anyway. :p

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whoa! i'd ride that! i'd want to twist the chains up and spin like we used to do on the normal ones!

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Those chains worry me! This ride is 400 feet up, moving 35mph, and there are only 3 chains apparently supporting the rider. I hope there is some other thing attached just in case. :|

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Those chains worry me! This ride is 400 feet up, moving 35mph, and there are only 3 chains apparently supporting the rider. I hope there is some other thing attached just in case. :|

yup, one bad link in the chain and someone is splattered somewhere down below

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no thanks, i was surprised when i saw the video that they just had lap belts and not full harnesses. then again i do not like any sort of heights or coaster rides.

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Am I the only one who would not want to be the "1st" to break that ride in? I'd like to let about a 1000 people break it in before me.

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good way to claim insurance, i guess.

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Those chains worry me! This ride is 400 feet up, moving 35mph, and there are only 3 chains apparently supporting the rider. I hope there is some other thing attached just in case. :|

A single one of those lengths of chain could probably support about a half ton of weight or more. It's not the same chain they use for your average swing set. ;)

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Made a trip out to the park a couple years back the last time I visited my sister, so would definitely like to try this out next time I visit her (assuming we have time to head out that ways again).

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I wouldn't ride it ,if the chains were made in china lol

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Looks like a good time to me :)

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Me too. Many summers spent on Cedar Point coasters etc. :)

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Just seeing the video made my hands sweat and testicles go into my throat.. yeesh

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A single one of those lengths of chain could probably support about a half ton of weight or more. It's not the same chain they use for your average swing set. ;)

Metal made from recycled beer cans ! :woot:

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No thanks.. I ****ed myself just watching that..

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About the same as in Stockholm, Sweden. 121 meters and 70 km/h swing.

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A single one of those lengths of chain could probably support about a half ton of weight or more. It's not the same chain they use for your average swing set. ;)

It's not the weight limit of the chains, but a single defect in one of the links which could be a problem. You'd think there would be some type of braided steel cable run between the chain links and some type of rubberized coating around the chain links themselves. It seems VERY dangerous and a huge pinch factor for your hands/fingers. This is DEFINITELY not up to the quality standard you see at a theme park in Florida like at Universal/Islands of Adventure.

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It's not the weight limit of the chains, but a single defect in one of the links which could be a problem. You'd think there would be some type of braided steel cable run between the chain links and some type of rubberized coating around the chain links themselves. It seems VERY dangerous and a huge pinch factor for your hands/fingers. This is DEFINITELY not up to the quality standard you see at a theme park in Florida like at Universal/Islands of Adventure.

A braided steel cable per chain link would add tons to the weight it already has to carry.

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