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Body-Sliding: Not A Good Idea For Teenagers

It might sound fun, but “body-sliding” — that is, diving onto and sliding across a wet sheet of plastic on the ground — is dangerous.

Issuing a safety warning, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has highlighted multiple cases of spinal cord injury and permanent paralysis in teenagers and adults. The CPSC has noted that injury can occur because the “slider’s forward momentum drives the body into the neck and compresses the spinal cord.”

So, those slip-and-slide-style toys you played with when you were a kid? Those are made for children, not Boy Scout-aged youth.

So if it rains on your next campout, and you’re above the age of 11, you’ll want to resist the urge to slide across a wet tarp, or, even worse, across a muddy field.



Comments about “Body-Sliding: Not A Good Idea For Teenagers”

  1. im hungry says:

    I go to a place where they have a 50 ft slip’n’slide

  2. CoolKid101 says:

    Slip-n-slides are fun, but it makes total sense why it could be dangerous to teenagers; I wonder why it isn’t dangerous for kids under 11 though…

  3. hahahahaha says:

    I think that people should do what they want as long as they know what could happen. otherwise why not have fun sometimes and enjoy life. plus these teenagers were probably not being….what’s the word oh yah mature and responsible so just cause a couple of teens we shouldn’t stop having fun

  4. doofus says:

    hmmm… well thats good to know

  5. cool says:

    its fun no matter what

  6. Phoenixsong says:

    No more sliding for me… Dang!

  7. Bomber says:

    I did not know this! But it is fun to do this in a muddy field or slope!!!

  8. Ardetect says:

    That’s probably for people who do it ALL THE TIME! If you do it every once and a while it probably wouldn’t be bad.

  9. cas says:

    That’s Weird….

  10. bubblehead says:

    how fun is it to bee

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