Swurfer® Skyline Swing Suspension System
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We bought this for my son’s b’day to use the swingboard. It is really a cool idea considering there are hardly any sturdy limbs in the few trees we have. Really fun swing/board!
I think the system is great- however, the instructions could be so much better. The written instructions weren't very helpful, so we turned to the video. The video is about a minute and a half, and the guy showing you how to install the skyline is standing on the ground.
The reality: standing on an extension ladder, holding the slackline in one hand and trying to back up and rewatch the part where the slackline gets threaded through the ratchet while not dropping your phone, the slackline, or falling off the ladder. Our ratchet arrived with the post unscrewed, so we were also using wrenches to put the ratchet together. The video should tell viewers that the tree protecting wrapper will stick to the bark of the tree- that would have been helpful to know. It should tell people that using two ladders will make the process MUCH easier instead of going back and forth and having the line hang down as you move- and when you only have one extension ladder, as most people do, the side you are not on will likely fall down and you'll have to do it again. (If we had known ahead of time, we could have borrowed our neighbor's extension ladder so we had two). Also, tightening the ratchet on a ladder is harder than the guy makes it look standing on the ground.
So, while the product is great, the process of getting it installed took us about an hour. If the instructions had been much slower and not so jaunty and quick it wouldn't have been so annoying.
Also, the slack line says the weight limit is for 200 lbs, same as for the swurfer swing- but it also says good for adults. The teenage and adult men in our household are all around 205/215 lbs as are many adult men. So that's kind of frustrating also- something marketed for adults shouldn't stop at 200 lbs.
These buckles are genus! I didn't have the right branch for a tree swing but had two great cottonwoods to tie the skyline too. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a unique swing set!
I bought the swurfer on a hunch and the kids are in love with it. They can’t wait to get on it and have bets to see who can go higher. It’s an awesome product! Well built, quality material and the various accessories are nice additions.
It is bouncy so keep that in mind for swings. Doesn’t work well for multiple kids swinging, and is a little bouncy/unpredictable for little ones. Other than that we love it!!