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Rated 5 out of 5Â by bigtimef150 Well worth the money
The slide is quite sturdy once it is put together and braced. I put it together by myself in about an hour and a half. I recommend that you have another person there to help when it is time to mount the slide to the play set
April 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by theDudeFromColorado It's great and the kid's love it. Installation is not trivial.
This is a great slide and the children and their friends all love it. It seems reasonably sturdy. I went down it at 175lb and it's still hanging. It does move and shake a bit when kids go down it, so it isn't rock solid like the slides you see at the public playgrounds. I am very happy that I bought this slide and spent the time to install it.
The setup is a royal pain. It isn't technically challenging, it's just a lot of bolts that take a long time to put together and I found the pieces to be a bit unwieldy when I started putting the entire thing together. I had to use a tremendous amount of finger and wrist force to muscle the plastic into shape for some of the bolts. I developed tennis elbow from the assembly.
You can put nearly the entire thing together by yourself, but lifting it into place for the final mounting to the playset requires two people. I tried doing it myself, but I couldn't figure out a way to do it solo.
In other reviews on other popular online sites many people complain of the instructions being terrible. Because of this I got myself familiar with the instructions and installation prior to it arriving. There are some details in the instructions that are difficult but for the most part it is reasonably straight forward. The hardest part that I found was when doing the second phase of bolting the pieces together, when connecting the entry portion to the first of the bend pieces it says to match up the bevels which should be a twist to the right of two bolts. The bevels aren't in the right place so you really have to fight it to get those pieces together. I spent a lot of time trying different orientations (yes.. all of those bolts) and turning two bolts to the right is correct, even if the bevels do not line up. The final part of the instructions that weren't very clear is where to mount the metal brace and the orientation to mount it in. I can't really describe it here, but I can tell you it does go on the exit assembly and to look for the slight curve in the metal and align that to the plastic.
I also share concerns that the plastic might not hold up over time. It is sturdy now, but it feels like something that is going to break after weathering. Only time will tell and we've only had ours up for a week.
It comes in an 82lb box. The UPS guy might be able to muscle it through your front door, but what are you doing to do after he sets it down?
July 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by lopes nice slide
took most of the day to put up, but seems sturdy. needed extra wood for bracing. seam at top of slide is a little soft, but hoping it'll hold up for a long time. our son is only 3. but mom has gone down with him and it seems ok. wish there were more slides available for a 5ft deck
April 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by mandy Dissapointed
We were so excited to find an enclosed slide at an affordable price, but we were very dissapointed when we took it out to assemble it. The slide is in many pieces and many bolts. It took my husband 8hrs to assemble & attach to the playset, his fingers were numb by the time he finished. Once we had the slide up we noticed the slide had a hole in it & very thin spots in areas. The plastic doesn't seem too sturdy, but has hardened since being in the sun.
May 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by roeh61 the kids love the slide.
It wasn't that hard to install even as it was snowing. We were able to put most of it together inside then brought it out and put the last two pieces together. It was actually easier to align the holes when child than when warm. I hadto readjust the last section in this picture.
December 24, 2013