The water park is the first choice for many families to enjoy the broiling summer with crazy experience of soaring fall-backs, rolling collisions, expressing dives and thrilling slides. How exactly is the excitement? What are the potential dangers of water slides such as the giant horns, the myriad rainbows and the spirals? Among inertia, friction and gravity, which one is the key?
Frequent as water slide accidents are, the reason lies in the ultimate design of the height and angle. Therefore, dangers go hand in hand with the thrilling excitement. Then how to protect oneself while enjoying the excitement? We're here to find out.
The Myriad Rainbow Slide
Myriad rainbow slides
are the most widely used ones in the water park for their pleasing appearances. Slide mats assist the players whose number is in accordance with that of the slide lane. Being one of the variable slope slides, the myriad rainbow slide is common in accidents of bouncing and rushing out of its chutes. To find the key, Jing Wang invited five volunteers of different genders, heights, weights and ages to slide down together. Weight and the center of gravity differ the speed to some extent. High-speed ones in an unreasonable designed slide are prone to dangerous bouncing, at worst, rushing out of the chute.
The Straight Slide and the Variable Slope Slide
The high-speed straight slide generates the thrill of an ultimate drop. How fast is it? Is it faster than a variable slope slide? Without any slowdown slopes, the ongoing gravitational acceleration together with the great inertia becomes the peak troublemaker, which also may be a small pool easily to rush out or a deep one likely to drown in.
The Fully and Semi-enclosed Spiral Slide
The spiral slide
is a long meandering and twisting one, which can be stuck by players inside with little or plenty of water. The fully enclosed one blinds the players and panics them in a stuck slide. To make it worse, the one ready to get in has no idea of the worried stuck one inside. As a result, the collision injures the two of them.
The Rotational Slide--The Giant Horn Slide
The giant horn is one of the most popular and challenging rotational slides. Under the action of gravity, players take a slide loop to plunge down the horn and sway side to side with the turbulent current, enjoying the feeling of agravity. Improper allocation of weight together with the gravity is prone to turn over the slide loop and dump out the players. We will test repeatedly with buckets of diverse weight to discover the key to the accident.
The water slide is a popular amusement item adopting friction, inertia, gravity and other physical principles to excite players. However, safety goes first. Follow the directions of the staff, correct the posture, be clear of the key to safety hazards and enjoy a feasible excitement. Never let go of the safety in bunches of adventurous cheer and a feast of summer cool.