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  • n  a narrow gorge with a stream running through it
  • n  watercourse that consists of an open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs

  • And biomechanists used flume testing (basically a lab set up in a pool, measuring drag as a current runs over the swimmer or mannequin) to measure exactly how much time each .
  • Six Flags, near Dallas, has the Aserradero (Spanish for sawmill), with a water flume ride that puts four passengers into a hollow log, runs them under a circular saw, shoots them .
  • Next year the Asia section opens, with a flume thrill ride and a second safari.
News & Articles

  • Mountain bikers patrol backcountry
    Published Caption: Tribune file photo Susan Warnick rounds a corner on the Flume Trail. Photographer's Caption: Published Caption: Tribune file photo Susan Warnick rounds a corner on the Flume Trail.
    June 10, 2013 - The Record-Courier
  • Maclan's "Original" Solid Urethane Flume Ride Wheel Reduces Maintenance Costs for ...
    Lakeland, FL - Maclan's "Original" Solid Urethane Flume Wheel reduces cost and down time for wheels exposed to water. Flume Rides started popping up in amusement parks and state fairs in the early 1960s.  Traditional flume ride wheels of that period were designed with pneumatic tires and metal hubs.  Over time, the metal hub would become oxidized, sometimes even causing damage to the ride ...
    June 6, 2013 - ThomasNet
  • Flume performing at the TLA
    Flume will be playing his first Philadelphia show ever on Thursday, September 12 at the TLA and tickets go on sale this Friday.
    June 5, 2013 - Philly.com

  • Annika Sörenstam in ESPN
    You hope you make it through,Sorenstam said of fording the deep water. "It's kind of like you're at Disney World on one of the flume rides. I'm amazed that we're playing."
  • Jack Reed in Providence Business News
    This is truly a landmark acquisition,said Reed, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, who in 2001 secured the first of two federal appropriations for the project. "We didn't purchase the Tilt-a-Whirl or the Flume, but the...

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