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Everything You Need To Know About Slides: The History, Types and Benefits

Do you remember the last time you went to a playground? If you do, then I’m sure you remember the slides! They are one of the most popular features in any indoor or outdoor playground, and for a good reason – they’re a lot of fun. Did you know that slides can also be used in other locations, such as offices, homes and treehouses? In this article, we are going to take a closer look at slides and discuss everything from their history to the different types that are available. We’ll also take a look at some of the benefits of using slides in your next project!

The History of Slides

Slides have been around for centuries, with the first recorded instance of their use dating back to the early 17th century. At that time, slides were made out of wood and were used as a way to get people from one level to another. For example, slides were often used as a means of getting people down from a castle turret or up onto a horse.

However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that slides began to be used in playgrounds. Slides began to be made out of other materials, such as metal and plastic. These new materials allowed slides to be made in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. It wasn’t long before slides became a common feature in playgrounds all over the world!

The Different Types of Slides

Double Wall & Double Wall Wave Slide: A double wall slide is a typical slide that you will see, and it is available in two different options, straight and wavy.


Triple Rail & Triple Rail Wave Slide: This type of slide is similar to the double wall slide but has two slides in one! It also comes in two options, a straight and a wavy.


Spiral Slide: A spiral slide is a great option if you are looking for something a little bit different. It features a tight spiral that can be both challenging and fun!


Curved Slide: The curved slide is a popular choice for those who want a slide that offers a gentle descent.


Straight Tube Slide: A tube slide is a straight slide that goes through a tunnel. This is a great option if you want to add an element of suspense to your playground!

The Best Locations for a Slide

Now that we’ve talked about the different types of slides, let’s discuss where they can be used. slides can be used in a variety of locations, such as:


  • Playgrounds
  • Offices
  • Homes
  • Treehouses


Each location offers its own unique benefits. For example, slides are a great way to add some excitement to your playground. They can also be used in offices as a way to promote team building or in homes as a fun addition for the kids! No matter where you decide to use your slide, you’re sure to have a lot of fun!

The Benefits of Using Slides

There are many benefits that come with using slides. Some of the most popular benefits include:


  • They’re a lot of fun!
  • They can be used in a variety of locations.
  • They offer a unique way to get from one place to another.
  • They’re a great way to promote team building.


If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to add excitement to your next project, then slides are a perfect choice! Be sure to check out all of the different types that SPI has to offer and find the perfect fit for your needs.


Slides are a great way to add excitement and fun to any project! If you’re looking for a unique way to add some extra excitement to your office, home or treehouse, contact SPI Plastics today. With years of experience, we know how to make your next slide project a success. Let us help you choose the perfect slide for your needs and get started right away!

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