Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy 50th Anniversary Slip ‘N Slide!


Slip ‘N Slide celebrates it's 50th anniversary this year. Slip ‘N Slide was invented by an upholsterer (Robert Carrier) but was released by Wham-O in 1961. Since it was first launched it has become extremely popular and lead to many imitators.
Slip ‘N Slide has become one of America’s favorite backyard activities over the years. It's definitely one of ours. Logan and Sam each received their very own product (for their birthdays!) and they've had a lot of fun! Sam received Rainforest Falls. It's for children ages 3-5. This splash pool features a 60" x 72" rectangle pool with rock cave slide waterfall. Sam and Logan enjoyed soaking in the cool refreshing waters on the rainforest floor. Sam blasted through the rock cave waterfall and slid down the rock slide for a big splash. The slide isn't attached, so you can move it anywhere around the pool! If you place the slide below the arch, a (very cold) waterfall makes sliding so much easier! This pool takes a while to inflate and it takes a while to fill. It's worth the wait! The seams are built to last, and after several uses, we haven't had a leak. And my boys are pretty rough! The pool also features a drain so it's easy to empty!
 Logan received Slip 'N Slide's Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide and it was a lot of fun! For ages 5 and up, this slide features a water-filled ramp (shown in last picture) that launches you into the Giant Splash Pool and with the HydroGlide Technology you're in for a fast ride! The slide is 16 feet long and includes 2 slide anchors and 2 repair patch kits. The splash pool at the end also features a drain to make emptying the pool easy! Sam is a little too young to get the full Slip 'N Slide experience, but he had a lot of fun trying to copy his big brother!
Beat the heat this summer with your own splash pool or Slip 'N Slide! And remember, if it’s not yellow it’s not a Slip ‘N Slide! One lucky US reader will win their choice of a Rainforest Falls Splash Pool or an Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide! To enter, leave a comment and tell me which product your kids would like to have. For two extra entries, follow Slip 'N Slide on Facebook. Follow me on Google/Networked Blogs/Facebook/Twitter for one entry each follow. Links are on my sidebar. Follow (on Google/GFC) my new blog, Away We Go, for one extra entry! For 5 bonus entries, leave a comment and tell me about your favorite childhood memories with Slip 'N Slide! Please leave 5 numbered comments for each of these bonus entries. Giveaway ends midnight May 17, 2011. Good luck!
Disclosure: I was sent these products in order to complete this post. No monetary compensation received.

178 comments:

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

mine would love the pool mrs.mommyyatgmail

AB Smith said...

Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide would be a big hit at this house!

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AB Smith said...

we always tried to make our own slip and slide with trash bags or other plastic sheets - never did work right though - you had to have the real deal. My brother got croc alley slip and slide after I was too old to use it and I was very jealous!

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AB Smith said...

we always tried to make our own slip and slide with trash bags or other plastic sheets - never did work right though - you had to have the real deal. My brother got croc alley slip and slide after I was too old to use it and I was very jealous!

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AB Smith said...

we always tried to make our own slip and slide with trash bags or other plastic sheets - never did work right though - you had to have the real deal. My brother got croc alley slip and slide after I was too old to use it and I was very jealous!

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AB Smith said...

we always tried to make our own slip and slide with trash bags or other plastic sheets - never did work right though - you had to have the real deal. My brother got croc alley slip and slide after I was too old to use it and I was very jealous!

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AB Smith said...

we always tried to make our own slip and slide with trash bags or other plastic sheets - never did work right though - you had to have the real deal. My brother got croc alley slip and slide after I was too old to use it and I was very jealous!

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mverno said...

the cgrandchildren would love the Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide
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Sue E said...

Tough choice, but I think they would like the pool.

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Deborah said...

My grandson would love Rainforest Falls. asthenight at gmail dot com

Sue E said...

I "Like" Slip 'N Slide on FB

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Deborah said...

I followed Slip 'N Slide on Facebook (Deborah Rosen) (1).

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Sue E said...

I "Like" Slip 'N Slide on FB #2

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Deborah said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect (Deborah).

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I follow on Networked Blogs

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I'm following with Networked Blogs.

Sue E said...

I remember pouring bubbles and/or dishwashing liquid on our slip n slide to make it even more slippery. Worked pretty well, but lots of soap and bubbles to wash off.
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Sue E said...

I remember pouring bubbles and/or dishwashing liquid on our slip n slide to make it even more slippery. Worked pretty well, but lots of soap and bubbles to wash off.
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Sue E said...

I remember pouring bubbles and/or dishwashing liquid on our slip n slide to make it even more slippery. Worked pretty well, but lots of soap and bubbles to wash off.
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Sue E said...

I remember pouring bubbles and/or dishwashing liquid on our slip n slide to make it even more slippery. Worked pretty well, but lots of soap and bubbles to wash off.
#4

Sue E said...

I remember pouring bubbles and/or dishwashing liquid on our slip n slide to make it even more slippery. Worked pretty well, but lots of soap and bubbles to wash off.
#5

mkjmc said...

MIne would love the slip and slide
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mkjmc said...

Getting a huge long tarp and putting dishwashing liquid on it at a family reunion (not toomany adults joined in)

mkjmc said...

Getting a huge long tarp and putting dishwashing liquid on it at a family reunion (not toomany adults joined in)

mkjmc said...

Getting a huge long tarp and putting dishwashing liquid on it at a family reunion (not toomany adults joined in)3

mkjmc said...

Getting a huge long tarp and putting dishwashing liquid on it at a family reunion (not toomany adults joined in) 4

mkjmc said...

Getting a huge long tarp and putting dishwashing liquid on it at a family reunion (not too many adults joined in)

katzkids by Kathy D. said...

I would love to have the Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide.
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I follow you via GFC.
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katzkids by Kathy D. said...

I like slip n slide on Facebook.Thanks:)
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katzkids by Kathy D. said...

We would have the neighborhood kids over for slip n slide parties when I was growing up.
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katzkids by Kathy D. said...

We would have the neighborhood kids over for slip n slide parties when I was growing up.
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katzkids by Kathy D. said...

We would have the neighborhood kids over for slip n slide parties when I was growing up.
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katzkids by Kathy D. said...

We would have the neighborhood kids over for slip n slide parties when I was growing up.
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katzkids by Kathy D. said...

We would have the neighborhood kids over for slip n slide parties when I was growing up.
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cloud10277 said...

My son would love the Rainforest Falls Splash Pool.
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cloud10277 said...

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TaraB12 said...

I like the Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide. My son would love it and the baby could chill in it without sliding.

Angie said...

My kids would love the Rainforest Falls Splash pool! :)

rsbryswrrl said...

My kids would love the Rainforest Falls Splash Pool.

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Ashley said...

They would love the Rainforest Falls Splash Pool!

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ellie said...

My boys would love the Rainforest Falls Splash Pool.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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ellie said...

I like Slip 'N Slide on FB (Ellie W)
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ellie said...

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ellie said...

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mogrill said...

My daughter would go crazy for the water slide!!
Thanks for the chance.
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dandmrobbins said...

Rainforest falls splash pool bc my little guy is still a bit too small for the other. Both look fun though.

Anne said...

My kids would love the Rainforest Falls Splash Pool
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Anne said...

I am a FB fan of Slip N Slide # 1

Anne said...

I am a FB fan of Slip N Slide # 2

Anne said...

we had a nice big backyard and put I think two slip n slides together :) # 1

Anne said...

we had a nice big backyard and put I think two slip n slides together :) # 2

Anne said...

we had a nice big backyard and put I think two slip n slides together :) # 3

Anne said...

we had a nice big backyard and put I think two slip n slides together :) # 4

Anne said...

we had a nice big backyard and put I think two slip n slides together :) # 5

paula michele said...

Mine would love the Rainforest Falls Pool.

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paula michele said...

#2 I remember how if you hit the slide the wrong way and it wasn't wet enough, it would hurt. lol I also remember my friend breaking his arm when he tried to do the "Pete Rose Slide" on the slip-and -slide. They're much safer now.
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paula michele said...

#4 I remember how if you hit the slide the wrong way and it wasn't wet enough, it would hurt. lol I also remember my friend breaking his arm when he tried to do the "Pete Rose Slide" on the slip-and -slide. They're much safer now.
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paula michele said...

#5 I remember how if you hit the slide the wrong way and it wasn't wet enough, it would hurt. lol I also remember my friend breaking his arm when he tried to do the "Pete Rose Slide" on the slip-and -slide. They're much safer now.
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paula michele said...

#1 I remember how if you hit the slide the wrong way and it wasn't wet enough, it would hurt. lol I also remember my friend breaking his arm when he tried to do the "Pete Rose Slide" on the slip-and -slide. They're much safer now.
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paula michele said...

#3 I remember how if you hit the slide the wrong way and it wasn't wet enough, it would hurt. lol I also remember my friend breaking his arm when he tried to do the "Pete Rose Slide" on the slip-and -slide. They're much safer now.
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Courtney said...

My kids would love the Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide.

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Erica C. said...

I think the Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide would be the biggest hit here!

Brittney said...

my daughter would like the extreme water slide.
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Brittney said...

I remember not being able to afford when i was younger, so my parents put out black garbage bags and hosed them down. we had just as much fun.
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Brittney said...

memory 2
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memory 4
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memory 5
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zeitersouth said...

I would love the Rainforest falls pool for my little guy!

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sjt42075 said...

my son would love the Rainforest Falls Splash Pool
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amy16323 said...

Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide.
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amy16323 said...

i like slip n slide on fb 1
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i like slip and slide on fb 2
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amy16323 said...

i use to spend hrs outside with my sister on slip n slide #1
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amy16323 said...

i use to spend hrs outside with my sister on slip n slide #2
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amy16323 said...

i use to spend hrs outside with my sister on slip n slide #3
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amy16323 said...

i use to spend hrs outside with my sister on slip n slide #4
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i use to spend hrs outside with my sister on slip n slide #5
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Becca Ann said...

My kids would love the slip n slide!

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I follow on gfc

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ckfrrt said...

I would love to have the Rainforest Falls Splash Pool
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Hotsnotty2 said...

We would love the Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide

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frvetere said...

I would, er I mean the girls would love to play on the Rainforest Falls...ha ha
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jandsfox_143 said...

My kids would love the monster splash water slide.
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Kitty Cardero said...

We'd love the Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide

amied027 said...

I would love to have the Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide for my kids! This would be awesome for our hot Texas summer's! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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#1 I remember trying to use trash bags to make the Slip N Slide longer and they never worked just right. It was still alot of fun though! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

amied027 said...

#2 I remember trying to use trash bags to make the Slip N Slide longer and they never worked just right. It was still alot of fun though! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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#3 I remember trying to use trash bags to make the Slip N Slide longer and they never worked just right. It was still alot of fun though! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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#4 I remember trying to use trash bags to make the Slip N Slide longer and they never worked just right. It was still alot of fun though! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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#5 I remember trying to use trash bags to make the Slip N Slide longer and they never worked just right. It was still alot of fun though! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

calvad said...

I would love the Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide! calvad at aol dot com

Tracey said...

Liz and Tristan would like the Rainforest Falls Pool.
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McKim said...

My little grandson would love the Rainforest Falls Splash Pool.

McKim said...

I 'like' Slip 'n Slide on Facebook.

McKim said...

I'm a follower via GFC.

McKim said...

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Leslie S. said...

My 4 kids would love the extreme monster splash water slide.Thanks!
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Becky said...

My kids would like the Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide.

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Nicole Greene said...

My daughter would love to have the Rainforest Falls Splash Pool

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Nicole Greene said...

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Nicole Greene said...

#1 I remember being a little kid and going over to my Pap's house and he had a HUGE yard and every time I would go over in the summer he would put out this giant size slip n slide for me to play with, with all my neighborhood friends. Good times :)

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Nicole Greene said...

#2 I remember being a little kid and going over to my Pap's house and he had a HUGE yard and every time I would go over in the summer he would put out this giant size slip n slide for me to play with, with all my neighborhood friends. Good times :)

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Nicole Greene said...

#3 I remember being a little kid and going over to my Pap's house and he had a HUGE yard and every time I would go over in the summer he would put out this giant size slip n slide for me to play with, with all my neighborhood friends. Good times :)

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Nicole Greene said...

#4 I remember being a little kid and going over to my Pap's house and he had a HUGE yard and every time I would go over in the summer he would put out this giant size slip n slide for me to play with, with all my neighborhood friends. Good times :)

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Nicole Greene said...

#5 I remember being a little kid and going over to my Pap's house and he had a HUGE yard and every time I would go over in the summer he would put out this giant size slip n slide for me to play with, with all my neighborhood friends. Good times :)

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Kellie Conklin said...

We would love Extreme Monster Splash Water Slide..it looks like so much fun! Thanks for the giveaway!
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I'm a GFC follower (kconklin1028), thanks!
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candy said...

My kids would love the extreme monster splash water slide. wilcarvic
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Kellie Conklin said...

Me and my brother bought this super detailed slip and slide with lots of animal extras when I was younger with our own money. We hardly ever pulled it out because my parents said it was too much work and killed the grass. One day my friends came over and we drug it out from the storage area. We used it for hours and had such a blast! It was such a fun slide! Thanks!
entry 1
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Kellie Conklin said...

Me and my brother bought this super detailed slip and slide with lots of animal extras when I was younger with our own money. We hardly ever pulled it out because my parents said it was too much work and killed the grass. One day my friends came over and we drug it out from the storage area. We used it for hours and had such a blast! It was such a fun slide! Thanks!
entry 2
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Kellie Conklin said...

Me and my brother bought this super detailed slip and slide with lots of animal extras when I was younger with our own money. We hardly ever pulled it out because my parents said it was too much work and killed the grass. One day my friends came over and we drug it out from the storage area. We used it for hours and had such a blast! It was such a fun slide! Thanks!
entry 3
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Kellie Conklin said...

Me and my brother bought this super detailed slip and slide with lots of animal extras when I was younger with our own money. We hardly ever pulled it out because my parents said it was too much work and killed the grass. One day my friends came over and we drug it out from the storage area. We used it for hours and had such a blast! It was such a fun slide! Thanks!
entry 4
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Kellie Conklin said...

Me and my brother bought this super detailed slip and slide with lots of animal extras when I was younger with our own money. We hardly ever pulled it out because my parents said it was too much work and killed the grass. One day my friends came over and we drug it out from the storage area. We used it for hours and had such a blast! It was such a fun slide! Thanks!
entry 5
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alissagreising said...

I think my baby would like the Rainforest Falls Splash Pool...=)

Anitra said...

We'd enjoy the extreme monster splash water slide!

Anitra said...

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Anitra said...

I remember the Slip n slide commercials. I wanted one so badly, but we never had much of a yard to put it in (1)

Anitra said...

I remember the Slip n slide commercials. I wanted one so badly, but we never had much of a yard to put it in (2)

Anitra said...

I remember the Slip n slide commercials. I wanted one so badly, but we never had much of a yard to put it in (3)

Anitra said...

I remember the Slip n slide commercials. I wanted one so badly, but we never had much of a yard to put it in (4)

Anitra said...

I remember the Slip n slide commercials. I wanted one so badly, but we never had much of a yard to put it in (5)

susansmoaks said...

we would love the pool
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missrantsypants said...

We'd love the Extreme Monster Splas Waterslide.

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mail4rosey said...

My kids would like Rainforest Falls splash pool.

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Kellye and Jamie said...

pool. kellyeandjosh@aol.com

vegan4life said...

the pool ty.
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Julie said...

My daughter would love the slip n slide.
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