Adrenaline fueled adventure is like a drug. Once you start experiencing extreme adventure, it gets in your veins and you crave it. When you see a picture of someone skydiving, you want to be in the sky. When you see white water, you long to be riding it. When you stand on the top floor of a tall building, your thoughts are about jumping off of it or rappelling down it.
My name is Lesley Carter and I am an adventure addict!
While walking down the boardwalk in Virginia Beach, I saw something up ahead. It was taller than all of the buildings around it. Yes, it was a ride! My breath, heart, and stride quickened; my mouth agape. I had to do it.
Darren and I returned that evening with hopes of getting our adrenaline fix. The gates said, “Atlantic Fun Park” and someone was on The Sling Shot.
We spoke with Mang Scott and Rachael Smith, the operators, only to find out that two people were required to go on the ride. Since we had Athena with us, it was impossible to do it, but Mang offered to find someone to ride with each of us if we returned on Friday. They were the most accommodating, friendly people and I was beaming with excitement at their suggestion. They made my day! Without their kindness, we wouldn’t have been able to experience Sling Shot USA.
Today, we returned and I was practically running to the gates at 5pm. I couldn’t wait. I was smiling from ear to ear. Sling Shot USA is the world’s tallest, fastest, non-bungee, mobile unit. It slings riders over 200ft at speeds over 100mph.
I wonder what time they open tomorrow? I want to do it again and again! No experience would be complete without the photos and video to remember it. The expression on my face says it all. I was in my element.
No one looks graceful while flying through the air at 100mph, but I included the video anyway.
Check out other photos and videos at http://www.facebook.com/SlingShotUsaInVaBeach.
I love these rides! I have done the same thing in Ocean City, NJ and remember seeing it in VA Beach when I was there two years ago! I too am a major adrenaline junky and will do most anything for that rush. I will have to dig up some of these videos from family vacations in NJ sometime soon. Thanks for the inspiration to do something fun!
Love your face!!