As If the Show Wasn't Already Insane... - TvTechnology

As If the Show Wasn't Already Insane...

Ever on the lookout for things to keep you busy at the upcoming NAB convention, TV Technology sister online site Radio World Online wants to point out a new attraction at the top of the Stratosphere Casino Tower. It's called Insanity-The Ride. Promoted as an "aggressive, new genre of extreme thrill ride," it spins yo
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Ever on the lookout for things to keep you busy at the upcoming NAB convention, TV Technology sister online site Radio World Online wants to point out a new attraction at the top of the Stratosphere Casino Tower. It's called Insanity-The Ride.

Promoted as an "aggressive, new genre of extreme thrill ride," it spins you out over the edge of the tower that dominates the Vegas skyline. The inverted centrifuge is the last of four rides planned for the top of the Stratosphere. This one holds 10 passengers and spins at 40 m.p.h.

"The key to the ride is that thrill seekers experience a centrifugal force of three Gs while being spun out 64 feet past the edge of the Stratosphere Tower overlooking the City of Las Vegas more than 900 feet below," the promoters said.

The casino's general manager was quoted in press material as saying, "Well, you'll have to be nuts to even think about getting on it."
It consists of an arm that extends 64 feet over the edge and will spin passengers at up to three G's.

"As the ride spins faster and faster, the riders are propelled up to an angle of 70 degrees. Riders will experience the thrill of being flung over the edge of the tower and literally facing downward at the City of Las Vegas below."

It was designed and manufactured by Interactive Rides Inc.

If you ride it, let us know how it goes.

(Radio World)