Everyone loves a good waterslide, but few live and breathe them like Ray Smegal. The professional hockey player-turned builder of flowing dreams heads up product development for Canada-based waterpark design firm ProSlide, which recently snipped the ribbon on a record- breaking ride in Melbourne.
If the slide at your local swimming pool gives you vertigo, then look away now. The tallest waterslide in the world has opened in the US. The Verrückt at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark is 168.6 ft (51.4 m) tall, making it taller than than Niagara Falls.