I had an idea to had a water column slow down and catch
divers jumping from hundreds of feet above and Max
suggested after catching them they could suspend them
So I'm taking that idea and moving it to the next step:
moving that column once you've got a person atop it to
Ferris wheels, roller coasters, teeter totter style rides,
would be possible by sequentially moving the columns of
water by opening and closing the nozzles in the
Now the design of the basic column is critical. If you just
have a column of water spraying up the person wouldn't
able to stay atop it. What you have is a tube of water of
very high velocity with an interior of slightly lower
water that forms a sort of cup the person sits in.
This column moves around the body of water carrying
person with it and rises and falls, moves left and right,
circles and does whatever pattern necessary to establish
the ride path.
Picture a park with hundreds of these columns, each with
a person atop it moving to form various rides.
OHH! You could even have it throw people with one
column and catch them with another!
OK, Max showed up to work and simplified the concept
such that it might actually be doable. Plastic balls stay
on station without the complicated dual flow water
column and also offer some safety padding.
Ok, you've earned your G&T for the day. Let's break for