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    Being it, y'all! Lizzie Beth's Avatar
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    Swingsets for older kids?

    My older kids still adore their swingset, but it's falling apart. My older daughter (12) is almost as tall as me and about 100 lbs, my neighbor (who may as well be my fourth daughter) is about 125, and they show no signs of losing interest in the swings.

    We have a really nice set from Creative Playthings, about 7 years old, and has been loosening, coming up on one side, etc. Sh keeps fixing it, but he added a metal brace on the top beam (where the swings are suspended from) and now that beam is beginning to split.

    I could try to claim warrantee, but he's altered it somewhat which might have voided it plus clearly I need something sturdier for the long haul. Any ideas?

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    This one has swings rated up to 150 pounds.
    https://www.amazon.com/Lifetime-2900...cae23bf54a7e95

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaena View Post
    This one has swings rated up to 150 pounds.
    https://www.amazon.com/Lifetime-2900...cae23bf54a7e95
    That actually looks perfect..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzie Beth View Post
    That actually looks perfect..
    I kinda want one for me! We still have a smaller one in my yard, and we still play!

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    We're lucky to have nearby parks with swings and amazing playground equipment. DD2 probably used them until sophomore year... I might have used the swings a few times, too.

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    My girls are big gamers, but they take breaks to go outside and swing. Sometimes they're out there after dark, even in the winter. Everyone goes straight to the swings when they get off the bus.

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    I want one of these but a two-seater. I do wonder, as an adult, how the sling seats work. I grew up swinging on "the big swings" at the park that had wooden seats. I probably was a regular swinger until I was 14 or so. (If they were in my backyard, I'd swing every day.)

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    I need to get one of these, too. Everyone in my family still swings when we are at the park. I have the best audio recording of Matthew when he was maybe 4 going on and on about swinging. At one point, he very earnestly says, "And when you swing, swinging comes to life." I still say that to him every time we see a swing.

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    My sister's boyfriend built a swing for her when she bought her house like 25 years ago. It still is in great shape.

    I'd look into getting something built if I had to do it again. Ours was like $800 and it didn't hold up.

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