The invention that changed the way people play!
Fun Slides were created in 2002 by Don (Smokey) Edwards, one of the inventors of EZ Moves® Furniture Slides. The best way to describe “Fun Sliding” is like sliding with your socks on wood floors…but you can do it on carpet. Basically, they are smooth plastic ‘skates’ that are strapped under athletic shoes. The ‘gripper grooves’ on the bottom provide traction. Carpet Skating is a safer alternative to skating on ice or concrete yet very cool for kids (and adults!).
We have a level area for beginners, an ‘extreme’ area for advanced carpet skaters and areas in between. Carpet Skating takes just minutes to learn and with practice, you can get as advanced as other extreme sports.
Fun Slides were introduced to the public at the International Toy Fair in New York City in 2004. Although people were skeptical, Fun Slides soon became the hit of the show with tons of national TV coverage live from Toy Fair. Since that time, Fun Slides have been sold all over the country in specialty toy stores, major retailers and on TV networks like Nickelodeon and Disney XD.
In 2004 we were asked to have an area where kids could try Fun Slides at Gravity Games extreme sports competition. We made the first carpeted ramp and grind rail and set it up in a 10′ x 20′ booth. Hundreds of kids came and LOVED carpet skating…we couldn’t get them to go away! Some were actually the skateboard competitors and they didn’t want to stop carpet skating to go and practice for their competitions. Right then and there it became our dream to open a carpet skatepark.
Over the years we have done many live demo events in which children and adults have used FunSlides. FAO Schwartz toy store in New York City created demo areas for customers to try FunSlides, as a result FunSlides were the #1 selling item in the store for Christmas 2006.
If you’re still wondering if Fun Slides are safe, (trust us, we’ve answered that question hundreds of times) just check out this list of awards:
- The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 2004
- Dr. Toy 10 Best Active Products 2004
- Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products 2004
- Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence 2004, 2008
- iParenting Media Award 2005
- The Toy Man Editor’s Choice Award
Fun Slides Carpet Skates are also Able Play rated by the National Lekotek Center for special needs kids.
Used by therapists for children with differing abilities including Autism. Read more at our corporate website http://www.funslidesbrand.com/StaticWeb/products/SpecialNeeds.html