Friday, 25 May 2018

Sling Stix Review & Giveaway

I have something very cool to tell you about called Sling Stix, the revolutionary new ball game for all the family from Helix. We certainly have been having a lot of fun putting it to the test.

What is Sling Stix

Sling Stix is basically a set of two catchers, the Stix, which have a suction cups on the end that you use to catch and throw the ball with. You simply press the trigger to release the ball and can sling up to 30ft so best to play somewhere you have lots of space.

Our Verdict

We started off with a few practice throws indoors before heading outside. The kids quickly got the hang of the whole sling, stick it and sling again process and it wasn't long before they were getting further and further apart and covering more and more ground. Thankfully the ball is bright green so easy to spot if it is slung quite a distance or winds up in a bush. 

All hail the Sling Stix champ Zachary! 

The game reminds me of a cross between playing tennis and catch, two activities all three of my kids love and I can't help but feel it will be really good for developing their basic racquet game skills, not to mention improving hand-eye coordination and reaction times.  Once you get the hang of the whole sling and stick you can start impressing everyone with your trick shots, think acrobatic cartwheel catches which I will be sure to update this post with once Zoey perfects her moves.

Once you have enough of playing catch with them you can take inspiration from my hubby's use of the Stix.

Where to Buy

Sling Stix are available to buy from the usual toy retailers including Smyths, Argos and Amazon with an RRP of £14.99 and are suitable for ages: 6+.

Enter to Win Sling Stix

The good news is that I have a Sling Stix game up for grabs. Entry is easy, just follow the Rafflecopter instructions below. Giveaway closes on 9th June at 12am. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Disclaimer: I received Sling Stix for review. All views and opinions are my own and unbiased. 


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