> > Hi i have been looking for a picture of a ride on the internet called swing
> > gym it was a cage that two people could stand up in. the purpose was to try
> > to get the cage to go over the top.
> Well, I've never seen one in operation, but I once saw one at an abandoned
> amu***t park, Chippewa Lake in Ohio. I didn't know what it was at the
> time, but it's since been identified as a swinging gym to me. There's a
> picture on Joel Styer's Defunct Parks site (http://SportToday.org/).
> The specific URL of the image is
The first time I saw one of them I didn't give it much thought. Then,
later on, I damn near went nuts trying to figure out how it was made
that would let it go over the top... a few years later I had a chance
to try one. I gotta admit they are good exercise, but once you get
them over the top, they become a little boring.
Several years later, I came across one at a county fair (Dayton, OH),
and decided to see if I could still make it over - no one there seemed
to be able to even come close. It was harder than I remembered, and I
was begining to wish the operator would cut me off, but he seemed to
be giving me extra time. Probably 'cause I was an "old guy" of 30
something. Anyway, I kept trying and eventualy made it.
At that point I heard a loud cheer come up from the crowd! I hadn't
realized it, but I had an audience watching to see if I could make it.
Kinda made my day that day.
Haven't seen one since....
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