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Triple Slide

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Playworld Systems introduces its new Trippple Racer slide. The slide has three slide heights -- 48", 63" and 78", which the company says provides a variety of challenge levels and racing opportunities. The sit-down bars have handgrips for safety and the slide entrance is grooved for traction and water drainage. It can be combined with the company's Spine Climber. For more information, call (800) 233-8404 or go to www.playworldsystems.com.

Duck & Goose Repellant

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. -- Bird-B-Gone Inc. introduces Goose-B-Gone, a repellant that makes grass areas inedible for geese and ducks. Apply Goose-B-Gone by spraying it directly onto grass areas, like golf courses, parks, fields, or anywhere geese or ducks are causing a problem. It contains a biodegradable food-grade repellant, Methyl anthranilate, which the company says is safe to use. One gallon covers one acre and costs $85 per gallon. For more information, call (800) 392-6915 or go to www.birdbgone.com.

Adventure Golf Series

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Adventure Golf Services Inc. introduces "Buck Wilder's Fish Camp Adventure Golf," featuring Buck Wilder, Rascal Raccoon, Fuzzy and all of their animal friends. This interactive, themed miniature golf course is the first in a series of Buck Wilder miniature golf course adventures, with license provided by Buck Wilder Adventures Illustrations and Timothy R. Smith. The course features five themed adventure areas -- Critter Woods, Mountain Stream, Hillside, Fish Camp and Fish Island. For more information, call (231) 922-8166 or go to www.adventureandfun.com.

GameTime's 2003 Product Catalog

FORT PAYNE, Ala. -- GameTime releases its 2003 product catalog, featuring a new format that targets the catalog's presentations to different market segments. The main part of the catalog, the Play Annual, contains photo spreads of new playground designs, with stories, special features and studies on climbing behaviors, equipment height, physical fitness and play value. The catalog also includes three buyer's guides in the back pocket, specifically targeted toward the customer requesting the information, whether it's a school, park department or architect. For more information, call (800) 235-2440 or go to www.gametime.com.

Robotic Pool Cleaners

CEDAR GROVE, N.J. -- Aqua Products Inc. offers the Aquamax robotic cleaner line. The company says the robotic cleaners work without labor, hoses, external pumps, filter connections, installation or assembly. The cleaners automatically scrub, vacuum and microfilter the floor, walls, waterline, ramps and most stairs of any design or surface pool up to 75 feet in length. For more information, call (888) 423-8084 or go to www.AquaProducts.com.

Challenge Courses & Climbing Walls

MERCER, Pa. -- Redpoint Adventures offers a brochure detailing its challenge course and climbing wall services and products. The brochure details the company's training and consultation, annual inspections, construction and equipment. Equipment includes initiatives, low and high elements, climbing walls, pole towers and pole course, with pricing information provided. For more information, call (724) 748-4519 or go to www.advntr.com.

Rock Drinking Fountain

ARLINGTON, Tenn. -- Most Dependable Fountains Inc. introduces its new Rock-Faced Drinking Fountains. Model 1002 SM (HiLo ADA) -- shown here -- Model 1001 WM (Wall Mount ADA) and the Model 1000 SM are available. The fountains are built using fiber-reinforced concrete and shaped in the structure with a design mold. For more information, call (800) 552-6331 or go to www.mostdependable.com.

Cubbies For Kids

CANTON, Ohio -- Republic Storage Systems Company announces a new style of locker, ABC Cubbies for Kids. The Cubbies are manufactured from heavy-gauge, galvannealed steel and are available in four configurations suitable for the storage needs of one to three children. The interiors may feature hat/book shelves and divided compartments with hooks for coats and bags, and are available in any of Republic's 25 standard colors. For more information, call (330) 438-5800 or go to www.republicstorage.com.

PVC Pool Shells

INDIANAPOLIS -- RenoSys Corporation offers a full-color brochure detailing its pool surface solutions. The brochure details the company's pool shells, gutters and more. It includes a typical cutaway view of a RenoSys or DuraTech installation, diagramming the process and surfacing layers. The brochure also includes the RenoSys design palette, warranty and technical data, photos and more. For more information, call (800) 783-7005 or go to www.renosys.com.

Button-Making Craft Catalog

OGLESBY, Ill. -- Badge-A-Minit offers a 35-page full-color catalog for its badge-making products and supplies. Products detailed include semi-automatic and automatic button-making machines, electronic machines, cutting products, stock designs, button parts and more. Each description includes dimensions, pricing and other specifications. For more information, call (800) 223-4103 or go to www.badgeaminit.com.

Medical Receptacle

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- United Receptacle has expanded its Medi-Can line to include two new rectangular step cans. Constructed from stainless steel, the new models feature a step pedal to operate the self-closing lid. A molded plastic gasket allows the lid to fit tightly for maximum odor control and quiet operation, the company says. Additional features include a plastic base ring and carrying handle. Available in 3.5- and 5-gallon capacities, the company says the receptacles comply with OSHA standards on bloodborne pathogens for the safe containment of infectious waste. Optional Biohazard decals are also available. For more information, call (800) 233-0314 or go to www.unitedreceptacle.com.

Flexible Fencing

EARLY BRANCH, S.C. -- Carsonite International has reduced the cost of its flexible safety fence systems, which the company says are ideal for sports fields, parks, ski slopes and other recreation areas, as well as construction areas, crowd control and other uses. The company says the fencing is strong enough to block spectators from entering restricted areas, but its flexibility helps ensure that anyone who might run into the fence would not be injured. Price reduction vary for Carsonite's seven different types of fencing with three fence post options. For more information, call (800) 648-7915 or go to www.carsonite.com.

Climbing Walls

MIAMI -- Vertical Reality offers mobile and stationary rock climbing walls and association products. The climbing walls include the Auto-Belay technology, which allows the attendant to operate the wall without the need for holding the "other end" of the climbing rope. Instead, it is accomplished hydraulically. Once the climber reaches the top, or lets go, the system automatically lowers them down slowly. For more information, call (877) 632-6444 or go to www.vertical-reality.com.

Animal Furniture

FORT PAYNE, Ala. -- GameTime introduces Playground Pets. Punch steel elephant furniture may be purchased in a variety of colors for multiple purposes. Add trash bins, benches and bicycle racks to expand the flexibility of the product. For more information call (800) 235-2440 or go to www.gametime.com.

Nature Education

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- Nature Watch offers its Spring/Summer 2003 catalog. The catalog includes resources and products for indoor and outdoor nature educators. The catalog includes hundreds of products and programs, like nature books, models and other nature education products. For more information go to www.nature-watch.com.

Fitness Products

CALGARY -- Fitter International releases its 2003 catalog of fitness and sport equipment. The catalog includes pricing, specifications and photos of products offered. Products include balance boards, rotational discs, fitness and heavy balls, exercise mats, books and videos, fitness toys for kids, massage and therapeutic products, Yoga/Pilates and performance enhancement products like agility ladders and balance pads. For more information, call (800) FITTER-1 or go to www.fitter1.com.

Craft Product

PHOENIX -- THe Wikki Stix Co. introduces Single Color Packages. Each package offers 36 six-inch Wikki Stix in a single color. The 12 available colors are red, forest green, navy blue, yellow, orange, pink, black, white, dark brown, light blue, purple and lime green. Wikki Stix are made of non-toxic wax and yarn. The tackiness of the wax allows them to stick with fingertip pressure to almost any smooth surface. Wikki Stix can be pressed into place, peeled up and repositioned until the artist is happy with the creation. For more information, call (602) 870-9937 or go to www.wikkistix.com.

Rain Wheel

FORT PAYNE, Ala. -- GameTime introduces the new RainWheel that creates the sound of rain as the wheel is spun. The RainWheel Panel is accessible from ground level, allowing all children to enjoy the feature. For more information call (800) 235-2440 or go to www.gametime.com.

Sports Equipment Catalog

DALLAS -- The Discounter, a division of Collegiate Pacific Inc., offers its latest catalog. The catalog includes a wide variety of sports and outdoor equipment for volleyball, soccer, baseball, hockey, canoeing, archery and more. Brands carried include Champion, Diamond, Spalding, Indian Archery, STX, Wilson, Brine, Gared, Stearns, Motorola and more. For more information, call (888) 909-8809 or go to www.campexpress.com.

Custom Imprinting Machine

OGLESBY, Ill. -- Badge-A-Minit releases a catalog detailing its new Imprintor. The Imprintor is a custom imprinting system for promotional products. The catalog includes information on its Starter Set ($395), Professional Imprintor System ($645), plate-making sets, color ink sets and more. Also included are a number of imprintable blank products, including mugs, calculators, alarms, pens, stress balls, letter openers, pencils and more. For more information, call (866) 663-8373 or go to www.imprintor.com.

Spray Park Design Software

PENTICTON, BC, Canada -- Waterplay Manufacturing Inc. has just developed an on-line spray park design software. Utilizing Flash technology, the interactive software allows users to experiment with various spray park toys and spray park layouts. At the company's Web site, www.waterplay.com, the park builder icon leads to an assortment of pad shapes. Select from a number of spray toy categories. Once a toy is selected it can be rotated to check the spray path. Toys can also be deleted, and every time a new toy is added the budget calculator provides an estimated total budget. For more information, call (800) 590-5552 or go to www.waterplay.com.

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