If you have the land, time, parts, and river to spare, you might have new plans this weekend after watching a video showcasing Derek Salamanca's latest project.
The Petersburgh, New York, native built a water slide to the tune of 300 feet in length. The homemade slip 'n' slide features a jump, wall ride, and drop-off into a river. After devising the plan and creating the luge, Salamanca filmed a combo first-person ride/how-to video with a GoPro camera.
"First off, I only spent $65 on this," Salamanca reveals. "It took me and my friends 40 hours."
And Salamanca, who has uploaded a number of videos documenting his DIY and adventurous exploits, says he could have finished it in a day with a little more help.
As for the money figure, a combination of crafty thinking and generous people helped keep his cost low. The only supply he paid for was a 100-foot roll of plastic. From there, he found ways to obtain cardboard, palettes, and other items for free. His mom chipped in with a few rakesRead More »from Man Creates DIY 300-Foot Water Slide