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Detroit giant slide reopens to brave and curious; 'It hurt'


August 26, 2022

DETROIT (AP) — A giant slide in Detroit reopened Friday to people willing to see if its modified surface was a bit tamer, days after video went viral of riders getting bounced around on the bumpy ramp.

The Department of Natural Resources scrubbed the surface at Belle Isle state park, sprayed water and advised riders to lean forward in their burlap sack. Indeed, some people found the slide more comfortable than it had been.

WDIV-TV reporter Nick Monacelli told viewers in a live report that the slide was slower.

"It helps," he said of adding water. "I still don't get it, the friction, but i...

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