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avg. joe
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My daughter has asked me to build a teeter totter for her...is there a ratio for the length of the tetter totter in regards to the height?

She is five and I was shooting for one that will be about 18 - 24 inches tall to start with.

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STinGa
 
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STinGa said:
My daughter has asked me to build a teeter totter for her...is there a ratio for the length of the tetter totter in regards to the height?

She is five and I was shooting for one that will be about 18 - 24 inches tall to start with.

Thanks!

STinGa
lol,its funny you have this question in a mtb forum, but it does relate to it in ways
 

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well, higher the ratio, the tougher it is. Make it adjustable. Although 2" for a 5 y.o sounds like alot to start. Maybe start at 6-10" just so she gets the balance and feel, and then she'll want to be more challenged, just raise it.
 

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lol,its funny you have this question in a mtb forum, but it does relate to it in ways
umm, i believe he means one that she'll ride her bike on....at least thats what i assumed....hmm maybe thats what the dad assumed and his daughter only wants a real playground teeter-totter instead lol
 

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Well, of course it for a bike....

She has been riding over a crudely built teeter that is about 8" tall for the past couple of weeks. I was wanting to build something a bit more sturdy since she will be moving up in height.

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Dude!

that's awesome that your five year-old is riding teeters already. I'd say the easiest way would be to just build a temporary teeter so that you can make it bigger or smaller as she chooses, just using a different thing for a fulcrum. Otherwise your gonna have her asking you to build her a bigger one again in like a month
 
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