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Old 05-08-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Great Idea!

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Old 05-09-2012, 06:56 AM   #2
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We had a blast playing at one of these in Canterbury.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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I want proper playgrounds, just adult size.
I would happily burn calories off in them.

An outdoor gym doesn't give me enough reward.
I would rather poubd up the steps to a wide bumpy slide than use an outside step machine any day.

Or run round one of those things that lifts you up in the air, but is the right height for me not to badly graze my knees on the lower stretches (that bloody hurt!)

Myabe then, when I lost enough weight, I might be interested in the outside gym equipment.
Nah - it's surely aimed at parents in this climate.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #4
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Those are all over the place in Singapore. Some people were actually using them too.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:43 PM   #5
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I want proper playgrounds, just adult size.
I would happily burn calories off in them.
really? Because most modern playground equipment -in US and UK- does fit adults. So what's stopping you?

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[Nah - it's surely aimed at parents in this climate.
correct. but the majority of adults become parents at some point and many get very, very bored while their kids play sometimes.... and don't have tim ein the rest of their busy lives to work out..... So it is a great idea.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:37 AM   #6
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many get very, very bored while their kids play sometimes
I've been so tired, and so bored, when my kids were playing at the park when they were younger, that I've almost fallen asleep lying flat on one of the benches. It happened more than once. I'd be struggling to stay awake, because what kind of father falls asleep in a public park near a busy street when they are supposed to be watching their toddler?
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #7
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It's like a parcourse without all that damn running.

They have a very small area of outside exercise stuffy at my old job.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #8
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I didn't suggest it was a bad idea.
I was responding from a personal point of view.

And no, I could not fit down a slide in the UK.
And I don't just mean now I have a super-fat arse. It's been the case since I was a UK size 14. They're built for children.

Tyre swings, yes.
Average swings, no.
Slides, no.
Climbing frames, no.
Those long rocking horses and barrell runs, no.
Those things that spin you around on the end of a rope - no. As I said, I was too tall for the part where you are supposed to run to get momentum and took the skin off my knees.

I'm not saying that's wrong. And neither are exercise machines in these locations.
It's great for parents who want to use them while watching their kids.

I'm just saying I want, I want, I want a playground please.
Pref with a witch's hat
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #9
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Woah, wait. You have Tyra swings? I LOVE her.

Oh. Tyre. Ooops. Carry on.

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:58 PM   #10
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And no, I could not fit down a slide in the UK.
And I don't just mean now I have a super-fat arse. It's been the case since I was a UK size 14. They're built for children.

The ones in Birmingham fit adults. I went on them all the time with my kids.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:53 AM   #11
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Bye, I'm off to Black Patch Park...
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:48 AM   #12
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None of the ones near me would fit adults. And besides, you'd look a proper pratt swinging in a kiddie park, without any kiddies in tow. And in the event any local council workers, wardens or community police officers were to pass by you'd be asked, politely but firmly, not to use the play equipment which is intended (and insured accordingly) for the use of children.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:18 AM   #13
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:13 AM   #14
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I would definitely give it a go if one were to sprout up in my town...but I would also definitly prefer it if there was a fort and a witch's hat
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:38 AM   #15
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Oh! a witches hat! Don't even know how to apostrophise that.
I'm sure I've sung its praises before.

For a small skinny girl it was even better than a roller coaster, because it was free and (in my case) Mum and Dad weren't there.
Big boys and girls controlled it, made it fast, weighed it down so you went up impossibly high in the air but didn't dare scream in case they thought you were a gommy and chucked you off.

They were hard to find in '79-'82 (the years I base my WH memories on)
And gone completely after that.

I have to have a bumpy slide in our adult playground.
One where you take off after each bump.
Might take some figuring out, but I need to recreate the literal air-time I had as a kid in Jubilee Gardens, Waterloo, London SE1. Where the London Eye is now.
Their bumpy slide was literally breathtaking; it was a reasonable trade-off for the hurt to my boney buttocks.
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