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Rave Waterpark

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June 4, 2004

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Take the local playground, inflate it, and put it on a lake and you're getting close to the potential of the Rave WaterPark. The central pontoon is a circular water trampoline up to 7.5 metres in diameter with an inflatable rim that can accommodate four adults bouncing or up to 8 adults or 16 children if just lounging around. It takes around 20 minutes to inflate the Aqua Jump using an industrial strength blower and an aluminium ladder is provided for climbing back onto the 1.3 metre high platform.

An array of add-ons are available to expand the fun including the Aqua Slide, Aqua Log, an Aqua Launch to make your journey to the water even more eventful, an inflatable version of the see-saw known as the "Rock n Totter" and a variety of other floating accessories to climb over, jump off or just relax on between dips.

Rave produce smaller versions of the Aqua Jump trampoline including a 3 metre, lower model for younger children, a square version called the Aqua Deck and a more portable unit known as "Bongo". It's recommended that the Aqua Jump be used in an area where the water is at least 3 metres deep and specifications are given for the required anchor weight to ensure safe use.

Rave equipment can be used in salt water and like any aquatic activity, safety is paramount: the brochure even reminds us to "avoid dares and double dares" - sound advice at the best of times. The Aqua Jump and playground accessories are available in Australia from AirQuatic. The 6 metre Aqua Jump costs around US$4,500, the 3 metre Bongo costs AUS$1150 and the Aqua Slide costs around US $900.

Phone +61 (0)418 538 073 for more information.

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