Valencia swing is back, with steel cables this time

Our pal Kai fills us in:

Tis true, a swing has materialized.  This one is rigged with steel cable so to frustrate our local slasher.  The workmanship leaves something to be desired but the spirit is sound. Here are a few pics.

Yay! Suck it, fun-hating grinch!

(Thanks again, Kai!) (And thanks to @fiid for the original tip.)

UPDATE: Some French guy named Michael P. late last night sent Helen a picture of the heroic team that installed the swing:

Hi helen. Sorry for my lame french accent. But since a few i’m following this swing story. And tonight, i can tell. An another swing is born. This guuz are  the heroes of tonight.

( i asked, they agreed with the fact i send you this picture, because we are all happy to see the swing back :)

Kiss from everyone here in valencia Helen.

So say thanks if you see ‘em around!

37 Responses to “Valencia swing is back, with steel cables this time”

  1. StowawaySG says:

    Will match the swingin’ Preservation Hall West tunes. and my Peter Pan Complex.

  2. simon stark says:

    who cares about a stupid swing?

  3. jacobe says:

    I saw this going up last night… the stealthy swing installers all seemed to be confused as to how to properly install their functional sculpture.

  4. En-Chu Lao says:

    If you can’t stand “wetbacks” and “faggots”, why don’t you take your sorry ass back to Shackville? San Francisco doesn’t need shitsacks like you; take your backwoods shit someplace else. If you can’t bring something to the table, get the fuck gone.

  5. Lindsey says:

    cute letter to Hel!

  6. scum says:

    And the DPW has a photo of the criminals that vandalized the tree.

  7. steve says:

    I hope this doesn’t damage the tree. Street trees are precious.

  8. bikes boys trees says:

    this is an incredibly stupid place for a swing. i saw a woman trying to force her screaming child to get on it and wanted to call protective services. the 3-year old was smarter than her mom.

  9. parisa says:

    duct tape… that’ll hold up.

  10. annoying cat says:


  11. Kat says:

    Lilly is awesome

  12. swing watcher says:

    the main issues with putting up the swing was they nothing to clip the excess cable(hence the duct tape), and when rubber was placed under the cable to protect the tree, the cable began to slip until the cables were too close together. Hopefully a new team of awesome swingmakers will be taking care of that in a night or two.

  13. Monkey Girl Tree Climber says:

    The swing was repaired tonight. The rubber was rewrapped around the branch and the excess cable was cut. The swing is now level.

  14. It’s all fun and games until someone swings out into the bike lane.

  15. scum says:

    I don’t know about the hatred, but due to all the tabasco/tequila shot’s I drank last night I have a bile issue right about now.

  16. As any Mission biker knows, steel cable is really not all that much protection.

  17. Greenland Whale Fisheries says:

    swings are fun