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Old 06-04-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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Default Home made waterslide...

I was thinking this week that I have a bunch of random pieces of lumber at the cabin. (I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to materials)

I watched a video of some home made waterslides.....lightbulb!

Can't seem to find what these guys are using.

Thoughts?

What are they sliding on? (some look like billboard sign stuff, but I don't know what that stuff is like)

How to make it so it isn't a rough slide...ie: plastic on wood. Layer of foam or something.

Ultra farmer rigged.....
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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Maybe a couple sheets of that styrofoam insulation? Do you have a link to what they look like?
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In watching a view videos it seems there are as many ways to build the as there are materials to choose from.

One guy - http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...bm=isch&itbs=1 - said he only went $12,000 over budget???
Hope that's an error and he meant to write $1200.
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Just use rough sawn cedar. I don't see ANY problems with that.
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There was an episode of 1000 Ways To Die, where a couple had broken into someones yard to use their pool while the owners were on holiday.

The owners were having renos done as there were tools lying everywhere.

The two spotted a waterslide (one of the ones you launch yourself horizontally down your yard accompanied by sprinkler hoses - not sure if thats the sort of one you mean in your post..........) - so the guy takes a massive run and catapults himself down this thing, however there was a nail sticking up from the ground about half way down it and (apparently I'm never sure whether to believe some of the stuff that happens to be on those shows) it ripped open his belly and pulled his intestines out as he slid.

True or not I will never go on a water slide again
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In watching a view videos it seems there are as many ways to build the as there are materials to choose from.

One guy - http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...bm=isch&itbs=1 - said he only went $12,000 over budget???
Hope that's an error and he meant to write $1200.
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I've been mulling this over today.

Funny.....for some reason I didn't think of rough sawn cedar.

Nice story Hotwing.....I'll do a double check before launching.

Ya, RH...something kinda-sorta like that. Trough like OSB and we have a bunch of styrofoam surf boards from Costco.

There is about a 17' drop on our shore. Can get some decent momentum before hitting the water.

I'm intrigued.
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what's your budget ?

EPDM can get slippery when wet and so can the vinyl they use for pool liners.


Or how about those roller ramps you see in manufacturing plants. Slide down one of those and onto the water with a boogy board.





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what's your budget ?

EPDM can get slippery when wet and so can the vinyl they use for pool liners.


Or how about those roller ramps you see in manufacturing plants. Slide down one of those and onto the water with a boogy board.


If he can make that out of a few 'random pieces of lumber' - then he's in the wrong business
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Since you're in Winnipeg Canada, and winter seems to last most of the year, you could always go this route.
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