Water Slide Question
A while back, I went to a water park with my family. They had recently installed a new slide. It was simple, consisting of a single giant slide at a steep angle. The thing was very high, seemingly 4 or 5 stories. At the top, the view was very nice, and I figured it would be just as nice on the way down.
Preparing to decend the slide, the operator instructed each rider to place one ankle over the other, cross our arms across our chest and lie back. I did so, and proceeded down the slide.
To my surprise, I apparently fell faster than the water was flowing down the slide, and my foot created a cone of water that surrounded me as I decended. I saw absolutely nothing after the first few feet of the slide. It was very disappointing.
So, here is my question. Why would I decend faster than the water? I imagine that Mr. Gallileo might want to take a look at this device
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