Slide, Hoop, Soccer, Football! 4/13/2009
My son is not yet 2 and we just got this All-Star Sports Climber for him. He truly loves EVERYTHING about it! If it's not "Slide, Slide" it's "Hoop, Hoop" or "Kick, Kick" for soccer, or "blue football". He loves sports and loves to slide and this product is right on target for him. We keep the 'climber outside and it is extremely portable so we can move it to different areas of the yard. I was worried about the safty after reading some of the reviews, but this is a very sturdy piece of equipment. Just make sure it is snapped together correctly! The only downside is that the basketball hoop has a very small opening and thick rim, which makes it very difficult to shoot baskets from any distance. Along with making the hoop opening a little wider, I would suggest that the manufacturer use streamers or something hanging from the rim (I assume a net may be deemed unsafe). My son has hit his head on the hard plastic that substitutes as a net when he stands up underneath the hoop after retrieving a ball. The plastic "net" hangs down just above eye-level to him, so he doesn't see it and consequently bumps his head on it all the time. Once he shakes that off, he is off and climbing, sliding, and kicking goals!