Advice for a slide?

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Re: Advice for a slide?

Postby carefactornil » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:21 am

No danger? Did you not know we have a minotaur?! ;)
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Re: Advice for a slide?

Postby BBadger » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:32 am

Oh people are definitely going to try and climb up your slide. It's like showing that you can conquer a mountain.

You have three ways to prevent that from happening:

  • 1) Somebody who babysits the exit to stop people from going up the slide. This will be boring for whomever has to do it.
  • 2) Having an exhibit/art piece that is busy enough that enough people will be going down the slide to make anyone want to go up it.
  • 3) Adding one-way "traffic spikes" to your slide.

I don't think #3 will be an option.

What I would do is just accept and allow people to climb up the slide--if it not busy enough to prevent it. What harm is there in it? The only problem with people going up the slide is if people are going down. Oh, and maybe people scratching your slide with their shoes--so make sure you have a nice metal slide. Maybe even provide a piece of burlap for people to use to slide down. People can hand it back up to the people at the top.
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Re: Advice for a slide?

Postby Drawingablank » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:36 am

A slide that looks like it is made of sandpaper or some other abrasive while being absolutely smooth in reality might be fun to observe.
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Re: Advice for a slide?

Postby CarrieSnarf » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:33 pm

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Re: Advice for a slide?

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:50 pm

Nice - a hologram of that would be perfect.

On a lower tech note - they make linoleum tiles that are smooth, yet are printed realistically to look heavily textured like gravel, splintered wood, grass, etc...
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Re: Advice for a slide?

Postby carefactornil » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:55 pm

Awesome pic CarrieSnarf!

Now we just need to of those - one with linoleum to look like that and another that's the real thing with a sign at the top saying "shirtcockers only" ;)
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Re: Advice for a slide?

Postby gyre » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:03 pm

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Rotating barrier to keep climbing interesting

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Gentle anti-climb - multiple short sections rotate separately
harder than it looks

This is fun - never dries
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