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09/03/2002 04:13:31 PM · #1
My original idea was to find a tire swing somewhere. I poked around, but couldn't find anyone who knew where one was... so I invented one. I trudged through the woods along a river about 20 minutes from home, and I constructed a tire swing from a tire that had been in my garage and my neighbor's rope.

After spending a few hours on it, I just wasn't impressed with the result enough to post it, so I went a totally different direction. But, given that I spent that much time & effort on it, I would be very interested in hearing what others might have voted :)

Tire Swing 1

Tire Swing 2
09/03/2002 04:18:52 PM · #2
I like #2 better, but the main problem I see is that a tire swing by a body of water needs to be over (a significant depth of) water to be effective and safe.
09/03/2002 04:21:07 PM · #3
lol i like the idea adn the creativity and initiative that went into it..


i actually prefer 1. the dappled watter and sillhouetted tire give me the feeling of endless summer days playing outside.

09/03/2002 04:22:13 PM · #4
Originally posted by GeneralE:
I like #2 better, but the main problem I see is that a tire swing by a body of water needs to be over (a significant depth of) water to be effective and safe.

Yep... I think that's a very good point. That never actually crossed my mind, but I think it's one of the subconscious things that turned me off the idea. BTW, I really liked the "Swimming Hole" shot by bobgaither... that seemed to capture the spirit of what I was shooting for.
09/03/2002 04:25:18 PM · #5
I should also note that I got some REALLY odd looks from people as I unpacked a tire and a rope out of my car in a parking lot, and wandered off into the woods with them. I couldn't help but wonder if some of the people there were tempted to call the authorities :)
09/03/2002 05:53:12 PM · #6
I think tire 1 speaks volumnes and is very good.... but I really liked your submission!

09/03/2002 05:56:23 PM · #7
I was looking a #2 and I was thinking: should you have taken the lead weight off of the tire? I sure wouldn't let kids play with that! BTW, I liked #1 better. The lighting just seems more....good-er(A term that all kids use...)
09/03/2002 08:32:09 PM · #8
Originally posted by Nswenson0:
I was looking a #2 and I was thinking: should you have taken the lead weight off of the tire? I sure wouldn't let kids play with that! BTW, I liked #1 better. The lighting just seems more....good-er(A term that all kids use...)

Good eye -- that never even occurred to me!
09/04/2002 02:15:18 AM · #9
I like tire 2 but you have a counter weight on the tire and tire is too new. I don't know about the tires. That what my wife asked me on my picture, where is the tire? We had either a Tarzan swing or just a regular like swing with a board. That was for the deep holes that we built the swings. We would mainly damn up the river with a rock dam because the water level was low from being used for irrigation. We would then jump or dive off of the railroad tracks into the water.
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