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« on: Jun 12, 2017, 09:33AM »

There was a piece of playground equipment at the Kitzingen Spielplatz.

I've been trying to find an image of it.

Basically it was a merry-go-roud, but shaped like a giant cup on a stalk, tilted so one side was horizontal. 

Kids would run in place making it spin, and throwing the other kids off.  My kids used it but only when no other kids were around.

Maybe if I knew the name I could find it.
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 12, 2017, 11:22AM »

You mean something like a giant hamster wheel?

Like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9wuxh4_zl0

I've seen larger ones. Just google "human hamster wheel" and see what comes up.
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 12, 2017, 12:17PM »

The principle is similar but the one I'm thinking of rotates around a vertical axis.

In the US it would have been a lawyer's full employment guarantee, but in Germany you were expected to use enough common sense not to do stupid. 
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« Reply #3 on: Jun 12, 2017, 01:48PM »

I'm not sure whether I do grasp what you describe. Was it something like this?

http://ekatalog.sauerland-spielgeraete.de/Produktkatalog/Bewegliche-Geraete/Drehscheibe-F-320.html
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 13, 2017, 04:52AM »

I couldn't get to that one on this network.

Try this:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155407562609650&set=p.10155407562609650&type=3

I'm not facebook literate enough to know if that's a private page or a way to find the photo. 
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« Reply #5 on: Jun 14, 2017, 05:31AM »

This link requires to be a Facebook member which I'm not.

I have sent you a picture by email, hoping that this is what you are looking for.

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« Reply #6 on: Jun 14, 2017, 05:42AM »

Yes, that's it!

And what an interesting catalog.

So, Drehscheibe is the name, turntable in English. 
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 14, 2017, 08:24AM »

Well, "Drehscheibe" is a rather generic term, a round plate that turns - could also apply to a potter's wheel, or the big thing used to make cars or locomotives change direction in narrow spaces.

When you install such a turntable in your garden, make sure the ground next to it is very soft   Hi
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