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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
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)
Tally ho indeed.
[MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 29 2015]
Dambuster bomb test [xenzag, Oct 30 2015]
Found something about the documentary
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).
||I had forgotten to include the rubber dam in my annotation of 2009
||Would the person be spinning also?
||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.
||A halfbaked idea then.....details of dambuster very
familiar. See link