Inflatable Version of Planet Saturn Sure To Dump You In The Drink
Granted, The Floating Planet looks pretty fun, even if it could possibly crush you. I can only assume that it is named as such because of a) it looks like Saturn or b) it is frighteningly large-not necessarily "planet" large, but definitely small asteroid size...
Made of durable 30 gauge PVC covered with nylon, The Floating Planet touts that it can hold up to some serious rough-housing. When in the water it freely spins and can tilt up to 30 degrees, making this a perfect platform to play "King of the Hill." Falling in water is definitely better than smashing face-first into packed sand. That's how I had to play "King of the Hill" when I was a kid. I have a scar to prove it.
Swimmers can stay on this spinning ball of death via a set of built-in nylon handholds and a nylon screen (the "ring" around the planet). It can be anchored to the pool (or lake or river) bottom via a grommet located at the "south pole" of the planet.
Capable of handling up to 400 pounds, The Floating Planet can easily accommodate three adults who want to relive the youthful glory of "King of the Hill"-minus the scars.
You can get your very own Floating Planet at Hammacher Schlemmer.
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