OK. I grew up in the sticks and had loads of fun near my creek bed with vines and such- but this....THIS would have been ace! I found this and tons others on amazon.com that can support up to 250lbs. Come one- I am crazy with ideas...What about a zip line from our bedroom window into the garden? It could be used as a fire escape too. I am swimming with ideas- how can I make my husband buy into this one? I love it. I am also sure that crafty folks could make one at local hardware store...I did high ropes courses one summer when I worked at a camp in the thick of the woods and this sensation of flying is amazing. So fast. So free. I want my sons to have one of these someday.