Chute slides come in various heights, however, the 8 foot high version offers a more extreme rush for young children looking for adventure. The eight foot slide measurement comes from the top of your safety surfacing to the top of the standing platform. This slide comes with powder coat painted vertical steel posts. All components come in your choice of colors to match an existing playground or establish a new design. All plastic is commercial grade, rotationally molded for high use playgrounds, including public parks and schools. The 8 Feet High Single Chute Slide is designed for mounting in-ground and should be accompanied with adequate safety surfacing to protect against an eight foot high fall. PlaygroundEquipment.com always recommends using proper protective surfaces as it decreases the likelihood of severe injuries from falls. Please contact PlaygroundEquipment.com for more information regarding playground slides such as the 8 Feet High Single Chute Slide and protective play surfaces.