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Zip-line Dambuster

tally ho!
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Zip-line Dambuster sends you down the usual zip-line experience, but contained within a reinforced glass and metal sphere, and over an expanse of water, like a reservoir. At the optimum point on the downward journey, the sphere is released, with you in it. - (suitably and securely strapped within its padded confines)

Free fall in a forward trajectory is the result, followed by the bouncing/skipping action of the sphere traversing the surface of the water below, (dambuster style) finally coming to rest as the buoyancy bags deploy, and a waiting boat manoeuvres into position to winch you on board. (paramedics are standing by)

xenzag, Oct 29 2015

Tally ho indeed. Barnes-Wallace_20Of...Skydiving_20Society
[MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 29 2015]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bOGRTlrYCIE Dambuster bomb test [xenzag, Oct 30 2015]

Found something about the documentary http://www.pbs.org/...ng-hitler-dams.html
As mentioned in an annotation. [Vernon, Oct 31 2015]

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       Zip-line? Pshaw. Any customers in search of a more realistic experience are invited to join the Barnes- Wallace Offshore Skydiving Society (link).
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 29 2015

       I had forgotten to include the rubber dam in my annotation of 2009
xenzag, Oct 29 2015

       Would the person be spinning also?
travbm, Oct 30 2015

       There is an actual video documentary about the original dam busters of WW2, and they didn't use spheres. They used barrel-shaped bombs, and they were pre-spun before getting released from the bombers. If you had a person inside such a spinning barrel, the weight distribution would probably have awful side effects, and the rate of spin alone would likely be deadly.
Vernon, Oct 30 2015

       A halfbaked idea then.....details of dambuster very familiar. See link
xenzag, Oct 30 2015


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