All slides have weight limits. All of Summit-USA’s slides are commercial grade; meaning that they are designed for constant use, rather than the occasional use that is expected of a residential grade slide.
Summit-USA’s slides are manufactured using polyethylene. This material becomes extremely slippery when it is wetted, hence, very fast.
Some configurations may be unsuitable for the intended users and should be carefully considered. The longer the slide, the faster the ride.
Some of the factors governing speed are slider’s body mass and apparel, air and material temperature, bedway water quality and quantity, & etc.
There are other factors that set the absolute weight limits, but these are best determined on a case-by-case basis.
The upper weight limit is generally determined by the size of the slide’s bedway. For instance, the Aqua Deluxe series may be capable of handling six hundred pounds, but a six hundred pound person would not fit into the 23-inch wide bedway.
The lower weight limit is most important. A lightweight child will not “sit” well into the slide and can, in some cases, ride too high in the turns. This increases the possibility of his being ejected from the slide.