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The View While Swinging 1800 Metres In The Air From Hot Air Balloons Is Stunning

Video: Remember how your heart skipped a beat when you swung just a little too high on your local playground swingset as a kid? Imagine what your heart would be doing if you rode a swing suspended from a 125m-long tether hanging beneath a hot air balloon floating 1800m in the air.

Basketball Dunks Are Better When Swinging From A Bridge

Video: Forget using a trampoline to up your dunking game like some half-time NBA mascot. Go find yourself a bridge over a lazy river like the Dunking Devils did, attach a swing and a hoop and you’ll be pulling off dunks like the NBA All-Star game has never seen before.

A GoPro Makes A Swing Feel Like A Roller Coaster

Slides, teeter-totters, and even merry-go-rounds are all just bit players at a playground. The real star of the show are always the swing sets, because as this first-person GoPro footage reminds us, they’re about as close as you can get to riding a roller coaster without any kind of safety gear.

The Hot New Urban Renewal Trend Is... Swings

Step aside dancing fountains and community gardens, it’s the age of the urban swing set. I’m not talking about playgrounds. These are swings designed for adults, enticing the tushes of office workers, university students and tourists — city dwellers young and old who all want to take a turn kicking their legs up into the sky.

The Luckiest Kid In The Galaxy Has An Amazing Towering Groot Swing

James Gunn, the director of this summer’s monstrous blockbuster hit Guardians of the Galaxy, posted this image of an amazing Groot-themed swingset to hisInstagram (now MIA) and Tumblr accounts yesterday.

The Science Of Swings Is More Complex Than You Thought

Swings are a wonderful childhood staple, but it turns out that they’re not quite as straightforward as you may have realised in your younger days. This video explains the physics behind them.

This Swing Set Is The World's Coolest Musical Instrument

The simple pleasure of swinging is one that most of us probably haven’t enjoyed in years. At the historic Convento Das Dominicas n the Portuguese city of Guimarães — itself a Unesco World Heritage site — designers Cláudia Oliveira and Isabel Bourbon of creative studio Elas Duas gave visitors of all ages an opportunity to sway on a special sound-enhanced installation.

Adjustable Firehose Swings Turn The World Into A Playground

Sitting is fantastic, but benches are boring. Imagine if the world was just littered with hammocks and swings for your own extravagant public lounging pleasure. These clever transforming swings could make that a blissfully lazy reality.

A Modern Porch Swing Is Still A Classic

A porch swing is something you envision on the front porch on every archetypal white picket fenced house. SwingLabs has put a mondern spin on the classic suspended seat with this modular version.

With This Swing Table In The Office, Work Becomes Play

It’s hard to get excited about another drawn-out business meeting. Stiff chairs. A circle of equally bored faces. Maybe your leg falls asleep from all that sitting. You jiggle it silently in your seat and stumble gracelessly on your way out the door. Listen up, bosses and interior designers: It doesn’t have to be this way!

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