What is an embankment slide?

Embankment Slides are a fun way to move down a slope. Safety is important, we don’t want Jack and Jill “tumbling” down the hill, but safely sliding! Hillside, embankment or slope slides are NOT terribly complicated, but do take some planning to ensure that safety, form and function all meet together at the end.

What is the best slope for a slide?

According to the CPSC Playground Safety Handbook and ASTM F1487-11, an embankment slide should be designed to an average angle of 30 degrees and it must not exceed 50 degrees at any point. The material of the slide is also something important to keep in mind.

How do you make a hillside slide?

Steps to Creating the Hillside Slide Natural Playground

  1. Step 1: Purchase a slide. First you need to locate or purchase a slide.
  2. Step 2: Shaping and Compacting the Soil.
  3. Step 3: Cover the Hill with Sod.
  4. Step 4: Water, water, water!
  5. Step 5: Maintain the Hill.

What is the average slope of a slide?

It is recommended that the average incline of a slide chute be no more than 30 degrees. This can be measured by determining that the height to length ratio (as shown in Figure 18) does not exceed 0.577. No span on the slide chute should have a slope greater than 50 degrees.

What is a roller slide?

For children with sensory processing issues, the Roller Slide provides a calming sensory experience and can be incorporated into an occupational therapy protocol. Constructed entirely of steel and aluminum, it’s also an ideal option when designing a playground for children with cochlear implants.

How tall should Slides be?

Slides up to 4 feet in height should have an exit height of 11 inches or less. Slides over 4 feet in height should have an exit height of at least 7 inches but no more than 15 inches. The exit region of slides should be essentially horizontal and have a minimum length of 11 inches.

How do you slow down a plastic slide?

Rub wax paper over the entire plastic slide surface. It sounds too simple, but it actually works. When you rub the wax paper on the surface of your plastic slide, it transfers the food-safe wax making your slide slippery again.

How high should Slides be?

What is the best material for a slide?

Steel is the classic option for a playground slide. It’s durable and slick, which lets kids reach higher speeds. Plastic isn’t quite as durable are steel, but it’s cheaper and much safer. This is the preferred material for the modern commercial-grade playground.

How high can Slides be?

Climbing and sliding equipment used by children under the age of 2 should be no more than 32 inches high. Slides should have an exit height of 6 inches or less, and the length of the exit region should be at least 7 inches but not more than 10 inches.

Why do slides have rollers?

Tactile: Rollers provide exaggerated tactile input with their vibrational movement and texture. Develops body awareness. Vestibular: The pull of gravity is enhanced through the rotation of the rollers along with differing speeds and differing positions, allowing for a variety of vestibular stimulation.

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