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Subject: This was such a great idea, wasn't it?? rss

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Hell, I've flung kids off one of those just by using my hands...
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Geosphere wrote:
Hell, I've flung kids off one of those just by using my hands...


Yeah, but look at those guns!!



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At the play area in the Berlin Zoo, I saw the best example of this class of playground toy ever.

It was a wooden disk about 2.5 m (8 feet) across. No handholds or bars to hold oneself in place, so it was not a matter of if one would slide off, but at what speed. But wait, there's more! It was mounted at an angle, so the low end was 0.5m or so while the high side was 1.5m or so. So when one did slide off, it could be a launch or a plow into the mulch.

American kids, alas, aren't smart enough to responsibly enjoy a device like that. cry
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qzhdad wrote:
American kids, alas, aren't smart enough to responsibly enjoy a device like that. cry
Too true. Although, I think it has more to do with their parents abusing the system than the kids. Learning that when you do stupid things and you get hurt, it's your fault, is an important lesson that isn't being taught on playgrounds anymore.

When I was in New Zealand, I was amazed at how awesome their playgrounds were, with 3 story metal slides, zip lines and crazy spinning balance devices. Made me wish I was young enough that I wouldn't look creepy while playing on them.
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I live in NZ, and I play on them all the time.

Thought the tilted spinny disc makes me queasy.
 
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tommynomad wrote:
I live in NZ, and I play on them all the time.

Thought the tilted spinny disc makes me queasy.
If my kids were old enough to do try them, I would have jumped on along with them. Without them though I didn't want to be the big dumb lunk of an American breakin' the Kiwi kids' toys. America has enough bad PR without my help.

Spinning in general makes me queasy now. I used to be able to get on a tire swing and spin for hours on end (or at least until I fell off and go the wind knocked out of me).
 
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