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This Twisted, Spinning Waterslide Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

Ride if you dare.

01/11/2017 3:57 AM AEDT

If you thought an ultra-tall waterslide was terrifying, just wait till you see this twisted creation.

German waterslide supplier Wiegand.maelzer unveiled plans for a giant slide-Ferris wheel hybrid that rotates as passengers zip through a tangled chute that stretches nearly 80 feet high. They call it the Slidewheel, and it looks utterly gut-jolting. 

Videos from Slidewheel test runs show passengers sloshing around in the tube as it rotates. Passengers ride in four-person rafts, and the entire experience lasts about two minutes, Wiegand.maelzer co-founder Rainer Maelzer told Attractions Magazine. The rotation speed can be adjusted for a more family-friendly ride or a harrowing g-force experience, with rafts reaching a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour, according to Hackaday.

Slidewheel isn’t in waterparks just yet, but the company has sealed three deals in yet-to-be-named locations to make it a reality, Attractions reports. 

Gulp.

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