quote:almost vertical at the biginning of the slope
Yeah... only for about 15 feet then it mellows out. It was a bit freaky (my wife decided not to do it) but us boys just couldn't resist. Once you're over the lip you forget all about the steepness... it's a pretty short drop comnpared to the length of the slide. After that you are more concerned with the snow spraying into your face and those ripples from the melting snow that give your butt a pretty good beating.