Former Facebook New Zealand boss builds epic slip 'n slide

Paul Borrud, former head of Facebook Australia and New Zealand builds a slip 'n slide every year in celebration of Australia Day. Photo / Vimeo
Paul Borrud, former head of Facebook Australia and New Zealand builds a slip 'n slide every year in celebration of Australia Day. Photo / Vimeo

Philanthropist and Facebook's former head of Australia and New Zealand operations Paul Borrud has built a slip 'n slide of epic proportions.

Borrud builds a slip 'n slide every year in celebration of Australia Day.

Borrud builds a slip 'n slide every year in celebration of Australia Day. Photo / Vimeo
Borrud builds a slip 'n slide every year in celebration of Australia Day. Photo / Vimeo

This year he constructed a 330-foot slide using orange tarp, sand bags and soap.

And the results looking nothing short of exhilarating.

A video posted to Vimeo shows Borrud spared no detail when it came to his 2016 slip 'n slide.

Beer, tents, hot dogs and everything else needed to keep the summer fun flowing seems to be present.

But the centerpiece of the day is the enormous slip 'n slide.

The slide runs down a sloped hill and ends in a sudsy pond that looks a bit too small to stop those who gain momentum gliding down the hill.

In the clip many overshoot the pond and land in some nearby grass.

The slide runs down a sloped hill and ends in a sudsy pond that looks a bit too small to stop those who gain too much momentum. Photo / Vimeo
The slide runs down a sloped hill and ends in a sudsy pond that looks a bit too small to stop those who gain too much momentum. Photo / Vimeo

Borrud holds up a sign in the video saying the Borrud 2016 slip 'n slide is the 'best day ever'.

Aerial shots show just how long the slip 'n slide is in perspective to the surrounding trees and tent.

A green tractor brings sliders back to the top when they're ready for the next round of fun. Photo / Vimeo
A green tractor brings sliders back to the top when they're ready for the next round of fun. Photo / Vimeo

Using tubes, boogie boards and floats, adults and children alike jet down the slip 'n slide and into the water.

A green tractor brings them back to the top when they're ready for the next round.

Using tubes, boogie boards and floats, adults and children alike jet down the slip 'n slide and into the water. Photo / Vimeo
Using tubes, boogie boards and floats, adults and children alike jet down the slip 'n slide and into the water. Photo / Vimeo

Non-sliding judges even write their 'scores' of each persons belly flops into the pond (and usually over into the grass) on white boards.

Borrud writes that 75 sliders participated in his annual event.

- Daily Mail

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