What is best way to create a roller slide

by Kim5612292
I am creating a playarea in our back yard and one aspect I would like to include is a roller slide. I am unsure of what materials would be best to use for the rollers themselves? I am also unsure of how best to attach the rollers to the frame of the slide. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you very much for your time.
Picture of a roller slide at a playground
  10 answers
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Apr 13, 2016
    Although it looks good, I have to wonder if they are they even safe. I would be afraid of a child choking because of clothing getting caught or pinched fingers.
  • William William on Apr 13, 2016
    I would not take a chance trying to make one even though I can design two concepts I have in mind. I would not want the responsibility if someone got hurt or , heaven forbid, killed. Many people do make their own playsets buy generally buy the accessories. Manufacturers of these playsets have to follow strict regulations in the research, development, and manufacture of them.
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Apr 13, 2016
    I'm sorry I have too agree with the other 2.
  • Linda Santo Linda Santo on Apr 13, 2016
    We have similar rollers in our wearhouse. I'm 100% sure that kids will get hurt and I'm usually not the one poo-pooing things because kids could get hurt (like the warning labels on 5 gallon buckets). I'd re-think this whole idea
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 14, 2016
    I'm not sure this type of slide is the best idea
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Apr 14, 2016
    Beyond the idiocy of the safety hazards involved, the moving parts would rust or break down in outdoor weather conditions and become even more of a hazard. Think again.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Apr 14, 2016
    And I would check with your local building code and home insurance as I would bet it is not allowed by either so you might be breaking the law as well as voiding your home owners insurance..
  • Ely2512234 Ely2512234 on Apr 14, 2016
    Oh my word...l want to play in your yard. What fun. Sorry l don't have any suggestions but just wanted to post some encouragement for you. The pic u posted has such a small gradient ..the kids will love it. What a cool parent you are. Maybe check out industrial rollers online and see if there are any ideas you can copy.
  • Ely2512234 Ely2512234 on Apr 14, 2016
    I found a site for you called playgroundology check them out. It's a very investing blog. Maybe they can help you😊
    • Kim5612292 Kim5612292 on Apr 14, 2016
      Thank You Elynnmcm ive seen a few home made ones done with pvc pipe and stuff industtrial rollers are a good idea i'll have to look into it. Thank you also for the website suggestion ;)
  • Sabrina Dane Sabrina Dane on Apr 07, 2020

    Kim - It would seem like the responses so far must be from people terrified to drink from a garden hose! Get creative and have fun! The local pumpkin patch built one of these and it has lasted years with no major incidents. They used 3" heavy industrial PVC over steel poles.

    We are building an obstacle course with tires, pallets, rope, and sea nets. If you google DIY tire projects you should find lots of ideas. Cheers - S