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Thrill-Seeking Diver Jumps Down Extreme Waterslide, Ignoring The Strict Ban For Women
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Thrill-Seeking Diver Jumps Down Extreme Waterslide, Ignoring The Strict Ban For Women

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An Australian diving champion wasn’t going to let boys have all the fun and decided to try out a water slide that women were not allowed on.

Rhiannan Iffland was visiting Austria’s Area 47 adventure park when she created the viral moment, which left netizens bewildered and intrigued.

The famous theme park is described as the ultimate outdoor playground with options to go bungy jumping, canyoning and rafting. It also hosts an extreme water slide that not only is one of Europe’s fastest but also led to Rhiannan sparking multiple headlines.

Rhiannan Iffland went viral for riding one of Europe’s fastest waterslides that prohibits women due to the risk of injury

Image credits: rhiannan_iffland

Image credits: Wiegand Waterrides

The 32-year-old woman, a seven-time consecutive Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series champion, shared a video of herself at the top of the water slide.

In the viral clip that amassed nearly 150K views on Instagram, Rhiannan pointed at a sign that said women are not allowed to ride the water slide due to the risk of injury.

“Apparently women are not supposed to do this slide,” read the text on the clip.

The terrifying ride can send visitors on a speed of up to 50mph, according to LADbible.

“Here for a good time not a long time! Another YOLO moment,” the fearless Australian diver wrote in the caption.

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Social media users shared their thoughts after watching the heart-stopping moment.

“I got the worst enema on that slide bahhaha you are brave girl,” one said while another wrote, “No women allowed- unless you are a cliff diver because then you are used to it.”

Riding down the extreme waterslide is an experience offered to visitors at the Area 47 adventure park in Austria

Image credits: rhiannan_iffland

Image credits: rhiannan_iffland

“The amount of people that don’t understand why women aren’t supposed to go on this slide is scary!” read a third comment.

Some comments were TMI, including: “Unfortunately I got a water slide enema. Peed out half the swimming pool in the toilet from my behind. I literally couldn’t stand upright after it happened. Weirdest thing I’ve ever experienced.”

“OMG I had no idea it had a name. Water slide enema, this perfectly describes what happened to me,” another wrote.

Rhiannan later said it was not her intention to look down upon the water slide’s rules and asserted that safety must always be top priority.

“It was never my intent to mock the safety regulations of this water slide,” she told news.com.au.

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“A person’s safety is paramount and I am constantly weighing up any danger with my job. To suggest otherwise, is wrong,” she added.

“Here for a good time not a long time! Another YOLO moment,” the fearless Australian diver wrote in the caption of her video

Image credits: rhiannan_iffland

Image credits: rhiannan_iffland

The thrill-seeking athlete is a trailblazer in her sport of cliff diving. She took up elite trampolining at the age of 9 and eventually moved to Olympic diving, both of which she believes contributed to her cliff diving skills.

Despite having dived numerous times, the self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie said she still feels some amount of fear every single time she’s on a cliff’s edge, staring down at the stretch of blue sprawling several feet away from her.

“My greatest challenge is jumping off that platform, every single time,” she said in a Red Bull interview. “We take a really long break in the off-season, only training from 10m (32.8 feet). The greatest challenge is relearning everything at the beginning of the season.”

When onlookers watch her dive, they see her exude confidence with a cool, calm, and composed exterior. But the diving champion admitted that it takes a great deal of physical skill and mental clarity to perform the dives.

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“The higher you get and the more nervous you get, the harder it is. You’re simply trying to control what’s going on in your mind to make sure it all goes well. You have more adrenaline and there’s a lot more danger up there,” she said.

The self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie said it was never her intention to “mock” the safety regulations and is “constantly weighing up any danger with my job”

Image credits: rhiannan_iffland

The 32-year-old also shared that she has a process to build up “the courage to step up there and give it a shot.”

“When competing, there’s a lot of visualisation – going through the dive in your mind and preparing the mind and body for what it’s about to do,” she explained.

Music, singing, and even visualizing moments that transport her to her “happy place” are part of her fear-facing process.

“It’s always music blasting in my ears. I’m singing at the top of my lungs and really trying to get out a lot of emotions through that music and singing,” she told the outlet

“When I step up on the platform, I do a lot of breathing. I find myself closing my eyes imagining my niece running down the beach in her tutu, taking me to my happy place,” she continued.

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The daredevil diver has more than 114K followers on Instagram, watching her inspiring journey of passion and dedication.

“Sometimes we take one step forward and take another step back. However, it is in those moments that challenge us where we find the most valuable lessons,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

“These experiences shape our character and can teach us more than we know. This is why I continue doing what I do, embracing every challenge and learning on this crazy journey,” she concluded.

Social media users shared their thoughts after watching the heart-stopping moment of the thrill-seeker plunging down the waterslide

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sturmwesen
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You know what? I would be thankful to be told that it might hurt my vagina/intestines...liability aside.

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Verena
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2 weeks ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The interesting thing is, how many people immediately scream "sexist!!1!!!1!", skipping the "what might be the reason for that" thinking process. Maybe all of them should be put on that slide for a quick lesson in the differences of the male/female anatomy. To put it short and blunt: Baby hole is not made for kärchering, neither is the pee hole. Men do not have a baby hole, and can point the pee hole out of the danger direction. Back hole of both are not immediately pointing in the danger zone, does have a sphincter and can take some water. However, it might be healthier to design special shorts for both genders, if such a slide really must exist.

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Sophia Athene
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How about allowing both genders if they're wearing appropriate clothing/gear to protect said holes on both genders?

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm no stranger to water slides. Popping out of the water with one tit over my top, one tit pulled out below, and camel toe like none other... How is it safe for men and not for women? Honestly curious. I get no pregnant women... but if this water is damaging you'd think it'd damage mens outside parts too?

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Elvira394
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The backside of a person has a long, long tube than can potentially hold a lot of water before permanent damage. The front part of a woman is has two small cavities attached by a tiny connection, ending in a blunt end. Those spaces are not capable of accommodating large amounts of water under high pressure. And there is no sphincter allowing us to tighten the entrance potentially keeping the water out. Imagine shoving a pressure washer in there and turning it on....both cavities could quickly fill and then rupture....That's about best way I can say it.

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sturmwesen
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You know what? I would be thankful to be told that it might hurt my vagina/intestines...liability aside.

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Verena
Community Member
2 weeks ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The interesting thing is, how many people immediately scream "sexist!!1!!!1!", skipping the "what might be the reason for that" thinking process. Maybe all of them should be put on that slide for a quick lesson in the differences of the male/female anatomy. To put it short and blunt: Baby hole is not made for kärchering, neither is the pee hole. Men do not have a baby hole, and can point the pee hole out of the danger direction. Back hole of both are not immediately pointing in the danger zone, does have a sphincter and can take some water. However, it might be healthier to design special shorts for both genders, if such a slide really must exist.

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Sophia Athene
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How about allowing both genders if they're wearing appropriate clothing/gear to protect said holes on both genders?

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ElfVibratorGlitter
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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm no stranger to water slides. Popping out of the water with one tit over my top, one tit pulled out below, and camel toe like none other... How is it safe for men and not for women? Honestly curious. I get no pregnant women... but if this water is damaging you'd think it'd damage mens outside parts too?

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Elvira394
Community Member
2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The backside of a person has a long, long tube than can potentially hold a lot of water before permanent damage. The front part of a woman is has two small cavities attached by a tiny connection, ending in a blunt end. Those spaces are not capable of accommodating large amounts of water under high pressure. And there is no sphincter allowing us to tighten the entrance potentially keeping the water out. Imagine shoving a pressure washer in there and turning it on....both cavities could quickly fill and then rupture....That's about best way I can say it.

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