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Vortex Ring Swing

Item Code: NE 4963

Come take a spin on the Vortex Ring Swing, a unique take on the standard tire swing. One or more kids can sit on the large ring or stand on the lower platform, and use their momentum to experience a new world of swinging, spinning excitement. The Vortex helps build increased strength and coordination, and adjusts to fit the height of your child.

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Vortex Ring Swing

Come take a spin on the Vortex Ring Swing, a unique take on the standard tire swing. One or more kids can sit on the large ring or stand on the lower platform, and use their momentum to experience a new world of swinging, spinning excitement. The Vortex helps build increased strength and coordination, and adjusts to fit the height of your child.

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Item Code: NE 4963

Kit Includes:
  • Fully illustrated plans
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Weight limit: 350 pounds
  • Meets/exceeds ASTM Safety Standards for backyard residential use only

Detailed Specs

Age

  • 3-10 years


Weight Capacity
  • 350


Features
  • Fully illustrated plans
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Weight limit: 350 pounds
  • Meets/exceeds ASTM Safety Standards for backyard residential use only


Color
  • Blue

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  • *****

  • Great swing when modified

  • June 16, 2012
  • By: ama125

I was initially disappointed with the mechanics of this swing, however, with a few modifications it now works the way it is supposed to work. To fix the issue with the swivel hanger ratcheting, I sprayed the joint with some electrical grade silicone lubricant CRC 02094 10oz Electrical Grade Silicone - Single Can. The ball now spins and rocks freely in the socket without the noise. I had the same issue with the ropes twisting instead of spinning from the hanger. To fix this, I attached all three ropes to a single large quick link Heavy Duty 5/8" x 6" Steel Quick Link Screw Lock (out of the box, each rope is attached to its own quick link and I wanted one true hanging point). I also bought some clear 1.5" tubing similar to this Watts SVKI20 Pre-Cut 5/8-Inch Diameter by 1/2-Inch Clear Vinyl Tubing, 20-Foot Length from the plumbing department at my local big box hardware store. I cut the tubing in three long sections and used some WD-40 to lube the looped ends of the ropes and using a wire hanger, I fed the ropes through the tubing. This serves two purposes...one, it prevents the ropes from twisting and two, it makes for a better grip for the child to hold onto as the nylon ropes are rather thin. I went with clear tubing so I could still see the ropes and make sure they aren't fraying. The last thing I bought was a double eye swivel similar to this 178 Dblue Eye Swivel Round 3 / 4 - Part #: 178-3/4T. Just make sure it can support a heavy weight load and that your quick links are not too wide to fit the eye openings. I attached the one large quick link (that the looped ends of the ropes are attached to) to the lower eye of the double eye swivel and then attached the top eye of the double eye swivel to the tire swivel hanger using another large quick link. I added some additional quick links for length but you could do the same with swing chain. Be sure to hang the double eye swivel closest to the swing and not the hanger. The swing now spins 360 degrees from the point of the double eye swivel (not from the hanger) and can swing back and forth or side to side or spin around in a large circle from the hanger (similar to the amusement park ride with the swings that go around high in the air). As for the swing design, this is a hybrid between a disc swing and a buoy/tire swing. Yes, you should hold it steady when the rider is getting on or off to avoid tipping. It is not really designed for the user to operate on his/her own. You will need to push the swing for your rider to really get the most out of it, though if hung low enough your rider can sit on the disc and use his/her feet to spin or push themselves but won't get the same momentum if someone else is pushing it. I have two boys, ages 4 and 6, and each one enjoys riding this swing in different ways. My youngest enjoys sitting on the disc seat and being pushed round and round in a large circle like the swing ride at the amusement park. My older son loves to spin so he will sit/stand on the disc or sit on the ring while I spin him 360 degrees without swinging or circling. When riding together, they each sit on the ring with their feet planted to the disc seat and can enjoy a stationary spin (ie no swinging) or can go round and round in a circular pattern or be swung back and forth or side to side. To make for a really wild ride, you can spin 360 while circling or swinging. I have mine suspended under a deck (20'W x 18'L) at a height of roughly 8' and the disc seat sits approximately 13" from ground level. Keep in mind that the higher the beam, the more clearance you will need around it for safety. Mine is hung under the deck roughly in the middle but slightly off center so that we could hang one more swing next to it. It is positioned in such a way that the support posts for the deck are not a danger. In essence, we have it six feet from any obstacles. If you intend to add this to a swing set...you will want this positioned on an outer arm or in its own bay entirely. You could also hang this from a tree using chain, but again be wary of how much distance you would need for safety depending on hang height. Adjacent to our vortex ring swing, but at a relatively safe distance, we also hung the whirl and twirl spinner Whirl and Twirl. This makes for some additional fun as my boys like to try and bat at or kick the spinner swing when riding the vortex ring swing (kind of like reaching for the brass ring on an old fashioned carousel). If you do hang both swings side by side, make sure the kids know not to go crazy using both at the same time unless you have an exceptionally long beam so that one swing won't be in the path of the other when in use. I would like to see the ring on the vortex swing having a larger diameter as it is a tight squeeze but I have had three riders on it at once. Also the width of the ring could be wider to make it more comfortable for one's derrière. It would be nice to have the option of removing the disc seat (maybe have it attached to the buoy ring via quick links) to use it more like a traditional tire swing. Overall, despite it's design flaws I really do think this is one cool swing. My kids love it and so does every child who has come over to play on it. I've even squeezed myself into it (I'm petite at 5'4 and 115 lbs) and must admit it is quite entertaining! It supports a weight load of up to 350 pounds but I'm quite certain that heavy of a load would make it hard to push. So if you don't mind a little ingenuity and a bit of elbow grease, I'd say buy it! Your young ones will love the many ways to enjoy this unique swing! When I get a chance, I will try to add video to illustrate how truly fun this swing really can be and show exactly how it looks with the modifications I made to it.

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