Learning the Science behind the Fun of Water Slides

When you hear the word “amusement park” you are probably thinking about many different rides and attractions that park have to offer. Of all these attractions, it is the roller coaster that reigns supreme and has people spending on it to be able to ride down the fast track and get their heart racing along with the surge of adrenaline. People love the roller coaster because of how exciting it can be, but when the hot summer days come in, another attraction knocks the coaster right out and that is the water slide.

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Going down a water slide can just be as exciting as riding down a roller coaster. The great thing about water slides is that instead of riding on a car going down the track, you are the car itself sliding down the slope of the water slides waiting for a water splash at the end. When water slides are treated with Gel Coat repair, you are sure that you will enjoy it as these water slides are the ones that are very smooth to go down on and will ensure a fun and frictionless ride.

Ever since the water slide was first introduced way back thirty years ago, they have become very popular and have become a staple in any water park. Many water slides contain a number of different water slides whether it is curved or straight and it different heights. You might even find some water parks that have really tall and steep water slides for those seeking a thrill along with the fun. We all know how fun water slides can be, but is it that makes these attractions so fun?

Well the fun that everyone has when going a water slide has something to do with the physics of falling or sliding down the water slide. Roller coasters make use of the same physics as water slides. The ascent of the roller coaster car is just similar to a person climbing up the ladder going to the top of the water slide. What this does is it increases you potential energy until you are at the highest point on the ride where your potential energy doesn’t climb anymore which means the taller the slide, the greater your potential energy.

Once the roller coaster descends or you slide down the water slide your potential energy turns into kinetic energy. Gel Coat repair is essential to make the water slide as smooth as possible to make the descent quicker.

Other than the height of the water slide, you also have to consider its angle. How angled the slide is will affect the speed in which you are going down. As you are sliding down, the primary force acting on your body is gravity which pulls it down. Other than gravity, the friction of the slide also acts on you but instead of pushing you down it acts against your body. That is why steep water slides make you go down faster because less friction acts on your body.

Water slides are very fun and the science behind them can be quite interesting but it is also important to make sure they are properly maintained through Water Slide Repair to ensure the safety of the people sliding down.