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At the playground, you know?

slice

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What was your favorite thing to do on the playground when you were a kid?

I ran shit on the monkey bars yo.
 
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rubytuesday

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Lying down on the highest part of the equipment with my head hanging off so I could look at the sky and see it as a big blue bowl. So cool.
A close tie is the monkey bars and just running around the track.
 
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miller

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i liked that bar that you would put one leg up on and spin around, upside-down on.

swining tires were kick-ass too.
 

Ditto Much

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miller said:
i liked that bar that you would put one leg up on and spin around, upside-down on.

swining tires were kick-ass too.



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Persephone

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I was all over the monkey bars. Flippin, hanging, jumping, spinning. I even managed to knock the wind out of myself a few times.

I would race to the monkey bars at recess and pretty much stay up there the whole time.
 

groovespinna

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this brings us to another topic. playgrounds today suck ass. so safe that 'fun' doesn't apply.
I used to like those really tall swings with the metal chains and leather strap seat that you could get some SERIOUS air on. we used to have somewhat of a longjump competition off the swings. I regularily made it to the grass (swings were in large sand trap). a couple of friends broke stuff. one died. but still, it was FUN. silly safety. that's what's wrong with the world today. generations of fucking pussies. all starts at the playground.

end rant.
 

acheron

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playgrounds used to be where people got their first experiences of true pain. It's a valuable lesson that stays with you. They coddle kids so much these days although there is still a lot of potential for mayhem even on today's playground furniture. Most jungle jims still have a high factor and some of them feature chain ladders and such that provide loads of opportunity for skinned thighs and sprained ankles.
 
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groovespinna

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remember getting fucking deathly ill on those metal spinning things?
sometimes some retarded kid would get his head in the way and one of the bars would clobber him into thursday?? hahaha. loved it.
you could really pick apart the winners from losers at a young age.
 

coleridge

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Monkey bars for sure.

We used to walk over them backwards until a guy fell and knocked his teeth into his head. We didn't do it anymore after that.
 

groovespinna

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coleridge said:
Monkey bars for sure.

We used to walk over them backwards until a guy fell and knocked his teeth into his head. We didn't do it anymore after that.

exactly. and I'd wager he works in shopping mall security these days with a healthy file full of child porn on his comp in his mom's basement.
 
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Booty Bits

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my favourites were the swing and the zipline.
i also agree the playgrounds nowadays are too boring and clinical. where is all the wood and metal??

that being said, israel always had waaaaaay better playground structures compared to canada. when i would go there as a kid, i was constantly in awe of how badass and entertaining the playgrounds were.
 

coleridge

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groovespinna said:
exactly. and I'd wager he works in shopping mall security these days with a healthy file full of child porn on his comp in his mom's basement.

Hahahaha. Actually I ended up going to school with him all the way through to the end of highschool, although I hardly knew him. He was missing something like 6 of his upper front teeth and I think he still had a tooth lodged in his nasal cavity. Poor guy looked like he stepped out of Deliverance. The summer after he graduated he got cosmetic dental surgery and the results completely transformed him.
 

Eclectic

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I was a tire swinger.

Standing on it with 2 other friends and pumping your legs to make it go higher was the best!

Although the "around the world" whip maneuver was cool if you had someone to push you.

Getting all four tire swings going at once was fun because they would collide.

Until some kid fell off one of them when we rammed into him....then we got in trouble.
 

BassQueen

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Ya. Playgrounds were only fun when they were death traps...

Remember those big steel rockets that pointed upwards the sky (on a slant). Some kid would always try to climb into the tiny round "cockpit" and then inevitably fall off from about 10 feet, and land onto pure concrete (no sand back in those days). Ha ha.

And the lethal zip-line was always awesome. Although the wire would be so stretched and bent from over-use that you would end up taking a gouge out of your knees by the time you reached the middle. Plus you never had enough momentum to make it to the other side.

And as mentioned...the lethal tire. Lots of broken bones and puke on those.

Ah the good old days...
 

Thumpr

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i remember being about 8 at a playground and a kid got his finger torn off on one of those log bridges when his hand
slipped between two of them. his frantic mother took off her bra to use it as a bandage until the ambulance came.

it was the most horrific thing.
 
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