Ok, so I know that we just did something on this, but I wanted to get something up that had more information, since there seemed to be some questions.
- Shubee will be the name of this Flowrider, but Flowrider is the name of an actual “ride”. A Flowrider is a proprietary name that describes an attraction that is essentially a man-made, surfable wave. The way it works is basically a jet-engine blasts a flattened stream of water at around 30,000 gallons a minute up a padded slope to create a wave. More can be found here, although something seems to be wrong with their web site as google was telling me its been blocked.
- The Flowrider surface is a padded material that has a plastic feeling with the slope gradual at first, then increases. I’ve been told by younger people that falling on it feels like you are falling on a cloud. We’ll see how my 30 year old body takes it.
- Steel structure is up, and has been for over a week. Next step? The roof.
- The Flowrider equipment and machinery will be installed once a roof is on the place. I’m unsure at this time whether they will have the building “dried-in” before this happens, or if they’ll have to leave the walls open. There wasn’t anyone there that knew the size of the equipment pieces before installation.
- The expected open time has been pushed back to August. There was a longer than expected cure time on the actual structure that houses the Flowrider, but everything should begin moving fairly quick.
- Most of the inventory is in, they’re just waiting for the roof and walls to start moving stuff in.