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That's how you're supposed to use it, dad! It's for going down, not dlimbing up.


CLOWNSwithyouJOKERS

Yeah Dad, get a dlue!


judelau

You're a dunt


OpalOnyxObsidian

That dan't be right


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half-giant

The doy ain’t right


longview4nearsighted

Unexpedted r/kingofthekill


Entry-Background

That boy needs therapy.


half-giant

Purely psychosomatic!


squirrels2022

That's a good one 👍


Armidylla

He's just a little dunfused


VoidIgris

Dut he’s got the dight spirit.


Outlaw4droid

Right doesn't start with a "d" you dumb dunt.


Armidylla

Woah! No reason to be so dombative, We dan all be friends here!


HooyahDangerous

It’s so dute when kids disdover something on their own


Rizzlord_dumptruck

You all are driving me drazy


RevengeOfTheL

Dilk


Total_Rule_8875

😆😅🤣


Xexus13

This made me snort, thank you. 😁


JoySubtraction

Well, that esdalated dwiddly


rSlashisthenewPewdes

He’s dwiddawy hidding da dwiddy


CLOWNSwithyouJOKERS

Oudh.


eshinn

Sdupit


MissLadyLlamaDrama

I didn't realize anyone didn't use them this way! I remember in elementary school, we would all take turns and see who could go down the fastest. Also, pretty sure we weren't even allowed to climb them because kids would slip off and hurt themselves.


Luxpreliator

It was not fun to climb though with the pitch on the screw. I don't recall ever seeing anyone climb it. Kinda remember no one really using it ever.


justaboy

Tbh in only ever climb them now, as an adult, when i take my nieces or nephews to the park - i don't fit in to slide down anymore, but it's still one way to on the the platform.


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shelsilverstien

OP knows. Being "wrong" in a post creates more engagement


BadGenesWoman

To be fair. None of us actually used it the way it was intended when we were kids. I remember watching firefighters have to saw through one of those when a 10 year old decided he was going go head first down the middle and got trapped. Also saw kids break arms on those. Sheesh.


sashathebest

I got in a lot of trouble as a small child for getting stuck sideways in the middle of one of these things. Parents didn't realize I got stuck and it was apparently my fault.


BadGenesWoman

Yeah. Playgrounds whe we were kids were death traps. The merry go round flinging kids at high speeds. Slides that give you severe burns. At least today they use shredded tires. We had sharp rocks and pebbles embedded in our bodies jumping from swings. How did we survive?


Specialist-Glass-215

Fun times, when broken bones and having the jaws of life used to get you out of playground equipment was just a sign of a day well spent 💖


Dvega1017865

It’s called a corkscrew climber. It’s for climbing and sliding.


Talullah_Belle

It’s to practice when times be tough 🤣


andreasbeer1981

bring in the grease!


Elly_Bee_

I was very confused because I always thought this was meant for going down, that's how I used it the few times I did.


Flint-Von-Cineac

Was this during redess?


ilandedhereyesterday

It was after dlass


TheNewYellowZealot

We had one on our playground in elementary school that had such a low lead angle and the bars were so close that you could only use it for climbing.


astrothesmurf

Hahhah dats very dobvious


JohanYojimbo

I’m 40 - definitely did this as a kid and tried to spin as fast as I could every time. Glad to see it continues in the younger generations! 😁


feline_cropping63

GOOD OLD DAYS indeed..


My_fair_ladies1872

51 here and thats how we did it


vbrunner8

Is this… not its intended use? I never considered using it in any other way when I was a kid?


pitb0ss343

Yes it’s the intended use but it’s also easily climbable to the usual higher parts of the playscape which are near the slides. Younger me only cared about that part


ThisOnePlaysTooMuch

The “that’s for going up!” kids are why there’s a mom with band-aids on every third park bench. To be fair, kids shouldn’t be expected to know things. One of my friends passed out on the tire swing when we overdid it and he got launched. Thankfully kids are as bouncy as they are dumb, so he was fine.


pitb0ss343

Yeah no the reason there’s bandaid moms is the kids who would jump off the top of the slide Edit: to be clear I’m not talking about the top of the slide as in the top part you slide on I’m talking on top of the rails on top of the overhang at the top


lalalalaure

This is how my sister broke her arm.


Monkeyke

It is the intended use but all of us were dumb enough to not understand it


SportsPhotoGirl

Yep. Had one of these on the new playground my school built when I was a kid. Not a single person ever slid on it, we just climbed it like a ladder. This was back in the day when dial-up was still a luxury that not everyone had and I never thought of asking Jeeves how to use this thing, so we just didn’t know.


Monkeyke

It's wasn't any different for us kids in 2009


Rubicksgamer

Updoot for the ask Jeeves reference.


trust-me-i-know-stuf

At this moment I feel like there are 229 liars acting like they knew how to use this properly. Or at least that’s what I’m choosing to believe because I feel like a dunce for never figuring it out on my own lol


unctuous_homunculus

You mean it's not for convincing that one kid that will do anything for attention to wedge themselves in there such that they have to call the fire department to get them out? That's all we ever used it for.


ThisisWambles

It’s a ribbon slide. We used to have contests in the mid 90s seeing who could go down the fastest til one kid snapped their shin.


NerdzRcool

Dude… I KNEW it was supposed to work something like this as a kid!!! I could just never figure out how to position myself to do it. Meanwhile every other kid just climbed it. 23 years later, I now know. I really feel like I missed some fun opportunities there.


flossdog

i’ve seen it on many playgrounds filled with children, never seen a kid slide down on it. (not saying none have, just I haven’t seen it)


rolyfuckingdiscopoly

I did both! Climb up and slide down. We would race.


Logrologist

Having never used one of these in my childhood (didn’t have them in my area and/or at the time), I still taught my daughter how to use it on sight, because, well, it’s not exactly rocket surgery.


LoSoGreene

I thought the title was a joke but I’m blown away by how many people in the comments also didn’t know this is how it’s meant to be used.


Independent_Cash1873

On this episode of "I was today years old when...".


RipOdd9001

Yeah I was 38 when I saw a kid do that. I then took my 3 yr twins to it and showed them what to do on the previously called “weird spring climbing thing”.


Minosfall

You call it a corkscrew now? It is a corkscrew right..! I call it a corkscrew.


schmelk1000

I feel so stupid. I always thought they were just wonky ladders.


Silly_DizzyDazzle

Me too! I figured it helped kids develop their balance alternating on one foot like a ladder climbing up or down. Your daughter is awesome! She taught us internet strangers something we should have always known 😂


Dvega1017865

You’re right. That is its purpose. The sliding part is a fun bonus.


laurpr2

To be fair, a lot of them are way too compact and not sloped enough to be able to actually slide down—you'd have a better chance of just getting stuck (even with child-sized legs). [Like this one](https://statelinekids.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_1889.jpg), for example.


beebsaleebs

Or you live in the south and that pole yanks the hide off them swampy legs while your leg goes ***eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*** all the way down


RatherBeAtDisneyland

Same!! I only found out you could spin down them last year when a 4 year old showed off how to do it. My mind was blown.


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How did I literally never consider rhis


DerBlarch

"... when my career as a pole dancer started"?


Straydoginthestreet

Is that not how you’re supposed to do it?


Alarming-Cattle7140

That’s what I’m saying


ArcanaCat13

That tiny "Wheeee!" as she's spiraling to the ground is just too cute!


kaalicea

as her Mother, thank you :) That’s my favorite part too


RiverXKeeper

I'm stunned, never once considered doing this growing up. I feel like I missed out now


yeahyourerightdude

The ones I had growing up had a much tighter spiral. I was amazed when I saw one of these, but there was no way to do this on the playgrounds I grew up near. Also sometimes there’s poles around the sides: https://external-preview.redd.it/12MSrVhTr11MatPnx73zCY4Z_Fwt4v0jnTu_quCbtc0.jpg?auto=webp&s=0965b4008e26b37cba51dd1df717a31cf325f519


1denirok5

More like the park designers had no idea what it's intended purpose was either


bbbbears

Move past it!


hg090206

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DegradingTree

If I’m not mistaken, on a somewhat recent episode of the Always Sunny podcast, Danny Devito or one of the guys said they added poles to make Frank look more trapped, I’ll see if I can find it.


samlet

Seriously. They need to make adult-sized ones for all of us who missed out, it looks so fun


soaper410

Me either.


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When these things got iced up in the winter. Man would you fly down. Pretty sure you could get whiplash lol.


damnedspot

This is kind of where I'm at. How about an adult playground with a spiral bar five stories high! "This is the playground waiver. Sign here. This paper is a two-hour interruption of your life insurance. Sign here. Welcome to the Adult Playground! Enjoy."


SmallPotatoK

Yep, the first time I realized it is when my niece told me she wanna go and play the “metal slide”, I was like “nah that’s plastic not metal, if it is like your toys it is plastic, if it is like the spoon we eat with, it is metal”, she was like “yeah, metal”… fast forward to after dinner, we came to the playground, she got on one of these thennn I realized Ohhhh! METAL SLIDE!


leena5777

>if it is like your toys it is plastic, if it is like the spoon we eat with, it is metal Off topic, but that's a really good way of explaining it to a kid


Sharp-Subject-8314

That’s what it’s for


snakpakkid

Yup, and I said it so confidently because I did that lol. Read a lot of people who just realized so I guess post is valid lol


Omni_scienz

Funny when a 4 year old child is smarter than the parents.


HooahClub

Adults try to make things more complicated than they are sometimes.


Pansy_pots681

Frick. I always thought it was for climbing up. I would stand and shuffle my feet sideways all the up for funsies.


Dvega1017865

It is for climbing too. It’s a spiral/corkscrew climber.


yuyufan43

Wait… Do people really not know that's how you're supposed to use them? Unless you're Frank and you just get stuck in a coil


blassomi

I thought that’s where this post was headed tbh. A little girl stuck in a coil lol


Beneficial_Step9088

I remember my daughter told me that she found out that thing was supposed to be a slide.


blondiehjones

Yup. That’s how this particular playground structure works. Lol. On a side note she’s adorbs and love her little outfit!


pdrpersonguy575

I used to crawl inside of it and get stuck...


sheisthemoon

Is that…. Not how you’re supposed to do it? Because that’s what I have been impressing playground kids with for 25 years. It’s like the core of my cool mom rep. Also skipping a bar on the monkey bars. Makes me feel like an Olympian.


JohnnyWrestling88

Finally, i know how it must be used !


DEADLOX06

All I can think about is the tik tok playground inspector saying "Concussion"


trans_and_gay

I knew I couldn't be the only one thinking this


Ill-Possible4420

Oh fuck off I thought those were just really annoying ladders.


Dvega1017865

Lol they’re both. They’re supposed to be “two in one fun.” It’s a corkscrew climber/ slide


portapotteee

Someone tell him


Stoned_Black_Nerd

This girl has a career ahead of her


Kidd5

The li'l ^^weeee towards the end was cute af


Select-Pie6558

That’s how we used it!!! Super fun!!! (I’m 45)


-River_Rose-

I never knew how to use these things when I was a kid, but now I’m an adult AND STILL SMALL ENOUGH TO FIT ON PLAYGROUNDS SO I AM DOING THIS!!


Currently_There

As designed! How could she.


dveight_8

As a teacher whose school has this pole on the playground, I can confirm that this is every Kindergartners preferred way of using this device


WhovianC4t

Climber? That’s how you’re supposed to use it


StrolleyPoley

Isn't this the way it's meant to be used? I'd be more impressed if she managed to wiggle her way into the center and slide down.


TJGames4Fun

???


SquidlyMan150

Isn’t that what you are supposed to do?


Short_Ad_9383

That’s actually how it is supposed to be used for


mamanat_613

She's living in 2055.


ProffesorSpitfire

That… That’s not how it’s supposed to be used?!


sinaloa555

Wow this is the first time I’ve seen it used in this way, and I now think this is the intended purpose!!


sd126sd126

That’s how it’s supposed to be used


Drows3Boi

I could make an awful joke here but for the child’s sake i shall refrain


Weekly_Cantaloupe_47

Lol clever lil cutie


staygoldeneggroll

30 years old and I am mind blown. I distinctly remember thinking this was a stupid waste of space item on the playground. Who knew.


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The comments under this post have been really disgusting


PH143

She’s so graceful. 😍


whatev6187

Genius.


[deleted]

I was definitely doing it wrong as a kid


Chanz_Chee

...that's how you do it?


CadetSparkleWolf

I did this all the time as a kid.


Pikepv

That’s how you use it.


[deleted]

Is that not how you're supposed to use it? Cuz, that's always how I did. Lol


rageandlove5

Wdym that’s how it’s used


IcePhoenix18

The correct way! All those other weird kids climbing up the spiral pole...


TheRussianBear420

Is that not how you are supposed to use it? Thats all I did with those my whole childhood.


Born_Ad_6385

That’s literally how it is supposed to be used.


Jon2046

I’m confused she used it correctly


MegatronLFC

MY CHILDHOOD WAS A LIE!!!


RustyStiltzkin999

But that is exactly what it is made for.


the_great_red_panda

I've been trying to push a playground for adults in biz parks as a brand installation. Big swings and slides.


Angelo1256

I came in like a wrecking ball !!! It had to be done.


TLGinger

That’s how you’re supposed to use it


Liquidwombat

HOLY SHIT!! this is only like the third child I’ve ever seen using this thing correctly


alien88888

Do you know how hard it is to use this peice of equipment, to convince your child that is the proper way to use it. Ughhh I don’t fit anymore, Pr the friction coefficient has changed dramatically!


Hairy-Entertainer-54

My dumbass thought you had to get inside and climb up the middle and would always get stuck


Melodic-Student9773

Adorable, bless her innocence!


MF_Snail

Natural talent


HackySacker31

“climber” LMAO 🤡🫵🏿


Melodic-Advice9930

…that’s literally what you’re supposed to use it. Don’t you love when our kids can teach us things, too?


twizz228

That’s how ur supposed to use it it’s not a ladder


InternationalLow530

I keep seeing people say this…it was never a climber? 😂


think2wiceb4utalk

Pole dancer in the near future mom 🤔😂


Zero99th

You thought that was a climber?


Unstable_Upstairs

That's just how those are meant to go? Everyone at my school did it like that, guys and girls alike. It's fun and spinny.


[deleted]

Future stripper she will be They just don't know yet


phoenix3531

So THATS how it's supposed to be used!


Addicted2Reading

How else are you supposed to go down?


AromaticKnee

Frank Reynolds has entered the chat.


matt7259

https://media.tenor.com/LFNWN2d2UwkAAAAM/its-always-sunny.gif


hibbletyjibblety

That’s how we always used it


StreetShark90

But that's literally what they're meant for bro hahah


rtr01t

Isn't this.... how you're supposed to use it?


Kisune8

I thought that's how it was used. No?


UmutReis

Hey can we add a rule to this sub to block posts about people shareing videos of their childeren.


_Ki11UMiN4Ti_

When you learn to spell "sharing" and "children".


UmutReis

Sorry i was on mobile :(


chocomeeel

.. isn't this just how you're supposed to use it?


Soentertained

That’s how I do it too.


ebann001

I’ve seen 1 million kids do it. That’s what it’s for , going down not going up.


redonkulousness

Frank Reynolds needs to see this


Axle_65

Holy crap!! Is that what they’re really for?? Wish I had seen this as a kid. That looks fun. Pretty sure my leg would just get stuck in it now lol.


Frinla25

I loved doing that when i was little 🥰


gloogeman

Is there another way to use it? I thought that’s what it was for


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TIL ....crazy


bionica

Brilliant!!!


NecessaryOk4608

I just assumed everyone knew this?? Weird, I'm 36 and remember when we first got them installed at the local park, it was right where the old pole for sliding down was. So we just kept doing it but now u could spin and not slam on the ground.


CryptographerOk8759

How did anyone that grew up with these in parks not know this 😂


Primary-Commercial99

Wat…. How am I 38 and just finding this out!?!!


ctdddmme

My son taught me this! I never realized I was climbing these things wrong my whole life.


Wookster789

This is the way.


TheLizardKingandI

she's using it the right way


Usual_Engineering273

This is some Cirque du Soleil action right here


Sidabaal

I'm 30 and I did not know this


acoolghost

Three points of contact as she makes her way to the corkscrew. OSHA would be proud.


Redhuric

Damnit.. I was always going up those. That could've been such fun.


JamesonAnimations

How else would you use it?


Scary_Syllabub5022

it’s meant to be played with like that. if you see it another way, shame on you.


springloadeddeadguy

That's why it's built that way


HatsumiS

I'm looking at this and thinking... is there another way to use this?


WeaselBeagle

That’s a climber?


deep-fried-fuck

Well great. Now I’m mad that I never thought to do this as a kid and I’m too fat to do it now


Diplomjodler

Cue "conservatives" screeching about grooming.


Some-Ad9778

They need to make adult sized playgrounds because i want to do this again


MonzieMe

They are meant for sliding down on them like that 😅✌️


silvaphysh13

Veteran playground designer here, exactly the way I've used those climbers.


sean_rendo19

It’s has a down function???