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Backyard Dunk Tank

By: on May 07, 2012
$3,728
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A backyard dunk tank will translate to hours upon hours of slightly mean-spirited amusement on a hot day. Not to mention a few more dollars in sales for Apple when half of the eager beavers scrambling for the platform forget to clear their pockets of iPhones first. The Hi Striker dunk tank is pure, old-school carnie fun for the summer--a surefire lure for birthday parties and BBQs, and a terrific way to keep kids entertained. Or teach them to swim. The tank's panoramic view window on the front extends the successful dunker's fun and self-satisfaction, as well as caps off the festival of friendly humiliation for the dunkee now submerged in 350 gallons of garden hose water whose cleanliness is questionable at best. The Backyard Dunk Tank installation includes:

  • Wide, safe steps
  • A strong aluminum cage
  • A removable target
  • An automatic trigger that sets the first time, every time
  • A trailer mount
  • A two-piece tarp

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Rather the seal him inside a shipping container bound for Abu Dhabi, why not fill that shipping container with water and let Odie dog paddle around inside it with you this summer? Dig up a big hole in your backyard, and...

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Swim Desk

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