Water slide with banked curve obstacal region

  • US 8,360,895 B2
  • Filed: 10/22/2010
  • Issued: 01/29/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/2010
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A water slide for recreation and amusement, comprising:

  • (a) a plastic strip of sliding sheet material forming a sliding surface and configured so that a central curved region is positioned between an elongated entry and an elongated exit region, the sliding surface having an inner and an outer periphery;

    (b) a curved and outwardly extending banked obstacle region extends from the inner to the outer periphery in the central curved region and includes a bottom wall, at least one outer load bearing side wall, and a top wall so that the top wall is contiguous with the sliding surface, and the banked obstacle region forming a valley for interconnection with the elongated entry and exit regions, the bottom wall, side wall, and top walls further defining at least one hollow inner chamber;

    (c) a load supporting medium contained in the hollow inner chamber so that the obstacle region bears a sliding load; and

    (c) a sprinkler tube connected to at least one of the peripheries of the sliding surface so that a spray of water is delivered to the sliding surface when coupled to a pressurized water supply.

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