People have huge concerns after seeing how world's first stand-up waterslide works
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Some things just don't need to be messed with, and waterslides, perhaps, belong in that category. You slide down on your belly or a**e and enjoy the ride. The end.
So you can understand some people's concerns over what's been dubbed the 'world's first stand-up waterslide'. Check it out:
The tech whizzes at AquaMagis in Plettenberg, Germany, have reimagined the humble waterslide, creating a version that allows you to remain standing up the entire way round.
Understandably, the idea has raised many an eyebrow with people who've come across it online.
Footage shared on TikTok actually shows someone giving the Sauerland Surfer a go.
In the clip, the POV shot sees the person doing exactly what you'd expect, standing upright as water flows around them, pushing them around.
The only saving grace it seems from the entire ordeal is that it's a relatively short course, any longer and you'd be at serious risk of catching some Zs and doing yourself a mischief.
But it's not just the entertainment value people have raised questions over, many have shared concerns over how safe the ride actually is.
Reacting to a clip of the slide on TikTok, one user shared: "I've been on one of those and I fell and it hurt so bad."
Another commented: “Sometimes there’s a reason why nobody has done it before."
"All I think is knee injury," put a third.
While someone else added: "I feel like my toe would get stuck and my foot would roll over it."
Now, I imagine plenty of health and safety checks have been done on the ride, but I for one am gonna stick to the traditional slides, thanks.
But if you think potentially rolling your ankle is a big deal, think again.
A horrifying clip emerged recently of a guy getting wedged inside the tube of a waterslide.
It shows a man in a wetsuit being shot down a super fast water slide. He seems to be enjoying it at first, but around eight seconds in things take a turn for the worst.
The man suddenly slows down but manages to gain momentum again for a few seconds before going back the way he came and coming to a complete stop in the middle of the tube.
Clearly panicked, the man uses the small amount of space he has to move around and yell for help
Luckily, the ride attendant is on hand to help him out of a small trap door on the side of the slide, designed for emergencies like these.
It's not clear where this clip was filmed but the good news is the man escape uninjured.