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I like this idea, only I think it should be run by the government.
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We've all been envious of the careless and free "flight" of
certain primate species among the branches of jungle
canopies -- what child hasn't pretended to be Tarzan?
This ride, a top an artificial jungle canopy, will make the
primate's effortless glide available to the average
goer (with appropriate heart condition,
back pain and height exclusions) by using carefully
positioned netting and powerful air currents, similar in
strength to those used in wind tunnels where one can
practice sky diving.
Make your own course down the set of artificial jungle
giants without any tethering by jumping from branch to
branch and platform to platform as powerful air blasts slow
down your fall and let you adjust just in time to mistakes.
Is this the kind of thing you had in mind? Sounds similar. [nineteenthly, Aug 18 2011]
||//netting and powerful air currents// Also wireless
mikes and amplifiers, so you can do the Tarzan
||[+] Just for the air blasts.
||You should make it a quest to reach the summit, you
get to traverse trees and with the help of powerful
air blasts which propel you upwards you reach the
top to enjoy a spectacular view of the rest of the
||We think you're out of your tree ...
||I think this is probably baked in the form of "Go Ape".
||no, this is certainly not a zip line. The goal is to
jump free, no cables. Support comes from air
artificial air currents
||This would be a lot of fun. As long as it had nets and foam pits in case turbine buddy isn't quick enough on the draw. Or is this entirely computer controled? and would you be able to determine the air blast needed based on weight alone? A persons shape in the air will be a huge factor.
||If you get a free pass for making it through the entire course without needing get an air assist, sign me up.