Rated 3 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by Triscopic Great once built - building is a nightmare
Now that this slide is built, our 22mo couldn't be more delighted. She is very happy with her slide, and we are (now) equally happy with our purchase.
However, the assembly is ridiculous. Apart from requiring a block of wood (which I didn't have, having just moved house) to hammer against, the hinge rod is the stupidest design idea ever conceived. Hammering a metal cap onto a plastic rod by hitting the plastic rod caused the rod to deform and makes the second cap even harder to apply - especially annoying since a threaded rod would have made assembly so trivial.
I ended up using a penknife and sand paper to make the ends of the rod slightly more receptive to the cap, and after an hour or two of cursing, finally got it done.
Would I recommend it? Probably, but only to someone both willing to modify the plans and in possession of a very large hammer. I'd also say to look at other choices first.
22 June 2014