It is not a tetherball pole. This pole is actually about 20 feet tall or taller. It has 4 chains hanging down. At the bottom of the chains should be handles. Four kids grab hold of those handles and start running. Then you end up going up in the air as you swing around, you come down, run about two steps and fly in the air again. It has got to be the funnest "thing" ever. Actually, that's what we called it.... "The Thing". We were in grade school, it's the best name we could come up with.
If you look in my comments there was one person who had that on their playground, too. You won't find them on any playground now, I suppose they are a bit dangerous but man, I still would love to go for a ride on one of those again!!
*****************************I m really wondering if there is anyone out there that recognizes this.
I'll give you just a little hint to what it is. This was my favorite thing between about the ages of 5-11, but I would still enjoy it if I could. I have told Lineman about this particular thing many times and he probably thought I was crazy. While out on a walk in this little old abandoned town we are living in, I spotted this thing and went wild. I told Lineman we should see if we could get it somehow.
So, is there anyone out there that recognizes this or has a memory of it?