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Fun for all ages
Member Name: jjrose
Advantages: Fun game that doesn't require much space
Disadvantages: Cheaper sets tend not to last long
I have been thinking about buying a game or something of the sort to play with my friends at university. We are pretty much kids in adult bodies so we like to be active. We were talking and one of my friends brought up the idea of swingball and since I've never played it before (but really wanted to), so we all pinched in and bought a swingball set from Argos. It costs us £20.00, which is not a lot at all as we bought it as a team.
The version we bought is the newer one; the one with a base that can be filled with water instead of spikes. Our back courtyward is paved so we can't use the set with spikes. The set is pretty easy to set up, the only problem we have is that we had to buy a hose pipe to fill it with water as we can't be bothered to do so many trips with buckets full of water. The set we bought comes with a pair of rackets: they are pretty sturdy and made of plastic. The ball itself is a tennis ball and it's attached to the pole; this is one of the reasons we bought the swingball set as our neighbourhood is pretty crowded and it would a pain to look for a stray ball.
The base is pretty sturdy as long as the water is filled as instructed, and it only shakes a little bit even if we hit hard. We play the normal swingball game and the adult swingball game where we try to hit each other with the swingball; we draw a circular radius where we have to stay inside during the game, one step outside and the player forfeits. From my personal experience, it does hit quite hard, similar to paint ball but less messy. It is fun and exciting to play between close friends and this swingball set brought us a lot of fun and laughter.
As for the durability of the set, we've bought this set just about two months but played quite a lot games since we tend to gather whenever we have some free time. The base and the pole is still stable but one of the racket is getting a little bit cracked at the juncture between the top of the handle and the palm of the racket. It is still playable and for a £20.00 set, I think we've got our money's worth from it already.
Swingball is an ideal game to play at parties and gatherings between friends. I doubt this set would last until next summer but I wouldn't hesitate to buy another set because swingball keeps us active and healthy whilst having fun. I would recommend swingball to all ages.
Thank you for reading. :) x
Summary: I'm lovin' this
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