At first I was really hesitant in purchasing this slide after reading the reviews. When the price dropped I figured what the heck, it was more expensive to rent one. So far the slide has been awesome and the kids love it. It is super easy to set up and we place a large tarp underneath it to protect it. To clean/dry it my husband turns off the blower and lets the water drain out. After that he reinflates it and uses his wet vac to pick up excess water and then just lets it air dry outside while its inflated. We have done this twice so far and it has worked great. Overall we are super happy we bought this! Oh, and in the picture online when purchasing this slide it looked like there were two water gun looking things that were by the pool part that shoot water. Our slide didn't come with this. I went back online to read the description and it did say that styles may vary....
I bought the Sidewinder and the same afternoon, there was a rip in the seam on the small slide. I read the reviews and was reluctant to deal with the customer service at the ToyQuest company. The woman I spoke with on the phone was very pleasant, I emailed photos of the problem, etc. to the company and waited for their response. I didn't expect such a quick turn around and I was sent a new slide within a week. I am very happy with the company as we have bought many Banzai products in the past without incident. We've had the new slide for about a week or more now and so far no problems, with almost constant use by our 6 and 8 year old girls. I gave the value only 4 stars because I do think it is a little overpriced.