You don’t need a rocket to be catapulted into space!
The Slingshot is a simple yet terrifying ride in which you practically become a human-sized pebble thrown through the air on the end of a giant rubber band. When you have mastered this concept, get ready for a unique and terrifying experience combining the best of two worlds: the high-speed launch followed immediately by an epic free fall.
Take a good look at the two huge steel spearheads that hold the flexible cable. This is just the beginning, because if you know how slingshots work, you know that whatever is being catapulted, in this case you, is very, very high in the sky!
Once the passengers are attached with the harness, the giant elastic band that serves as cables stretches and pulls the nacelle backwards as if an invisible hand operated a slingshot. Suddenly, the basket is released and thrown like a ball, straight in the air at a height of 75 meters. This is what can be described as quite impressive leverage!
As we know, what goes up must come down, like your gondola which will dive in free fall at an angle of 90 degrees. Boing, boing, you’ll feel the spring effect as your pod bounces up and down. Now you know how it feels when we’re