This outdoor toy takes all of your fond memories of an old-fashioned seesaw and turns it into a virtual backyard carnival ride. The Gym Dandy Spinning Teeter Totter is more like a self-propelled version of the Flying Bobs amusement park ride than a typical backyard toy. It goes up. It goes down. And, it spins round and round.
Outdoor Toy for Entire Family
Last update: 2019-01-18
Some families have reported it holding up to a pair of adults and a toddler or two riding at the same time. The padded seats have a backrest to provide hours of safe and comfortable play.
Assembly of the Gym Dandy Spinning Teeter Totter
One person can put it together but most online reviewers and the manufacturer suggest at least two people work together. There are 44 different parts and a detailed diagram to show you how they all fit together. We found most folks were able to assemble their Gym Dandy Spinning Teeter Totter without problems. What we really like is that the company provides not only their web address but also their customer service number in the owner’s manual. They’ve been in business for over 30 years offering weight and strength-training equipment – it’s no wonder this outdoor toy is made so well.
From everything we’ve read, this toy is quite stable. Few families have weighted or tied it down. None of the online reviews mentioned the toy tipping. The legs have been designed for this outdoor toy to be staked. The manufacturer’s instructions clearly show the tie down points but do not mention using them. Perhaps driving a few heavy-duty garden stakes through them wouldn’t be a bad idea. Make sure anything you use can be made fairly flush with the feet of the Gym Dandy Spinning Teeter Totter and the play surface.
Up, Down, Round & Round
The Gym Dandy Spinning Teeter Totter has wheels underneath the seat to enhance the circular motion of this riding toy. They can wear a circle in your grass with extended use. Some families move the toy around the yard to prevent their grass from being damaged. Some leave the tracks to allow them to pack down and harden for a smoother ride. And, some families have placed rubber matting under their teeter tooter to allow the wheels to roll smoothly as well as provide a softer landing for anyone who may fall off this outdoor riding toy. Others use the toy on solid surfaces like floors, driveways and cement patios but do keep in mind, that while those surfaces will allow the wheels to roll, they don’t always provide the kindest of landings.
Part of what makes this seesaw so very much fun is that it spins 360 degrees. That makes it imperative that small children and pets be kept out of the play area. Riders and observers should by monitored by adults or older children to avoid mishaps.
The same company also makes the Easy Outdoor Space Dome. A number of families have purchased both outdoor toys for their children and grandchildren. A bright red, blue and yellow powder coated finish is on both toys and they would look quite nice together in the same play area.