Great for inside the house
I have been looking for a bouncy type thing to use in the house, to replace a vinyl inflatable slide that my grandchildren have worn out. Everything that I have seen has too big for the area that I have for it. Then, I discovered this bouncy slide. When I looked at the measurements, and measured the area, it looked like it would just fit. After much debate, I decided to purchase it. The product arrived when it was supposed to, and it was in good shape. I also ordered a 450 Watt 0.6 HP Air Blower from someplace else. When I inflated it, I discovered that the stated dimensions were pretty accurate. Before I purchased it, I was concerned that if it was as tall as it said it was, it would hit the ceiling, which it did. To keep the slide from rubbing on the ceiling, and wearing a hole in it, I wrap a sheet around the top, and then I pull it down and tie it to the side post. That keeps it from hitting the ceiling, and it does not really interfere too much with anything. Of course, the sliding surface is not as big as the outside dimensions. The top of the slide, where the children sit, is about 55 inches from the ground. The width of the sliding area is about 27 inches. The length of the sliding surface is about 89 inches (from where it starts to go down, to where it first hits the ground). The sliding material is such that the children slide down it really nice. They do not get stuck at all, they just come sliding down. There is a bit of a jolt when they get to the bottom and hit the floor, but after a couple times, they realize it, and make the necessary adjustments with their body position. The children range from ages 4 to 10, and they all enjoy playing on it. It takes the younger ones a bit of effort to climb up, but they make it just fine. I try to allow only one child on the slide at a time. The slide is tall, and narrow, so when two are climbing at the same time, it can seem a little unstable because of the weight and movement. I don’t know if it would actually fall over, but since it is in the house, there are bookcases close to each side, and that keeps it from falling over. If I had it outside, I would definitely stake it to the ground. I am quite a bit heavier than 100 pounds, and I cannot climb it. I tried, but it doesn’t support the weight. All of the grandchildren are under 100 pounds, so it works fine for them. I have not used it outside, so I don’t know how it works with the water connected, but it works great inside. I bought it in February, and the children used it a few times at first. But, since they have been in quarantine for the last month or so, they have not been able to use it lately, so I cannot comment on the durability, but it seems well made. It looks like the price has gone up a bit since I purchased it, so I will not comment on the value for the money either.