Waterslide amusement device
Water slide system
Water slide with modular, sectional flume construction
ApplicationNo. 07/111676 filed on 10/23/1987
US Classes:472/117, Water slide104/70Water dive
ExaminersPrimary: Scherbel, David A.
Assistant: Chilcot, Richard E. Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA63G 21/00 (20060101)
A63G 21/18 (20060101)
A63G 3/00 (20060101)
AbstractA water ride for swimmers utilizes the linear movement of a large quantity of water of swimming depth at minimal slopes so that the swimmer is moved by the water rather than through it. High volume pumps at low water heads move large quantities of water to create varying water velocity characteristics. A circuitous course is configured generally in the form of an S-curve with a complete 360° circular portion at the bottom with a straight connecting portion from the circle to the top of the S-curve. Water is pumped through the S-curve and connecting portion at a one rate and through the circular portion at another rate. The continuous channel varies along its length in depth, width, slope, and curvature to vary the velocity and flow characteristic of the flowing water. Entrances and exits are provided on the straight connecting portion and on the circular portion. The main entrance on the straight portion is less than 7 feet above the main entrance on the circular portion. A reservoir within the circular portion of the channel supplies water for the channel and is also used for swimming, wading, sunbathing, diving and other water recreation. The circular channel empties into the reservoir and an inclined walk way from the reservoir leads back to the main entrances on the circular portion and on the straight connecting portion.