October 29, 2004 Roller and In-line skating have morphed into an indoor sport thanks to FunSlides Carpet Skates, which reinvent the popular pastime with this novel product from Simtec Co. Best known for their EZ Moves Furniture Slides which allow one person to move large, heavy furniture with ease, Simtec "slid" into the toy market when they found out the friction-resistant slides were being also used for fun by adults and children, offering a "soft skating" alternative for beginning skaters.
Like socks on a hardwood floor, Funslides give you that same "fun-powered glide" on carpet. They have a friction resistant plastic base and a foam foot grip with an adjustable hook and loop closure. Just strap them onto your sneakers and you're ready to go!
The FunSlides were demonstrated at the recent Gravity Games in Cleveland, OH, where kids glided around a giant carpet to practise their moves. The Gravity Games featured the best in skateboarding, BMX and Freestyle Motocross competitions.
Simtec Co. also offers Carpet Pucks, with a foam core that allows them to bounce off walls. The clever new puck takes hockey to a new playing field by turning any large carpeted area into a Carpet Hockey rink with FunSlides and the Carpet Puck.
Available in four vibrant colors, FunSlides Carpet Skates are just US $17.99 and US $3.49 for The Carpet Puck.