Vertigo Ride

Vertigo Ride


Location: Rotorua, New Zealand

Client: Velocity Valley

Scope: Mechanical design of the ride’s cable mechanisms

Design Considerations: 

  • FEA Strength and fatigue analysis under 43m free-fall impact loading
  • Design and specification of bearings and bushings
  • Detailed fabrication drawings
  • Provisions for safe assembly, inspection and maintenance

Design Requirements: AS3533.1 Amusement Rides & Devices

Project Features: First free-fall ride of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. Users comment that this ride is notably more terrifying than bungee jumping or skydiving. Check it out here: