Each year amusement parks around the world try to one-up one another by building bigger, faster and more intense amusement rides. Here, Sinorides takes a look at some of the strangest, scariest and most innovative non-roller-coaster rides. And now we are going to unravel the mystery of the 11-12 in the list of 30 strangest rides around the whole world.
11. Freefall Xtreme
Those who want to experience body flying should check out Agroventures' Freefall Xtreme. The park says the device is the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere, noting that the Royal New Zealand Air Force regularly books time on the machine for training. A 1000-hp V12 twin-turbo engine generates winds up to 120 mph, allowing modestly sized riders to "fly" to about 8 feet. Custom wind suits and a few minutes of training are obviously required, but riders with some skills can pull 360s and other nifty maneuvers.
The concept of this ride dates back to the '70s, but its austerity and straightforward approach to inducing nausea give it a timeless feel. Texas-based Larson International manufactures several versions of the ride, including the Fireball, which has a 60-foot diameter. Roller coasters aren't exactly portable machines, but this ride is small enough to be hauled on a trailer and big enough to frighten riders of all ages.