Introduction: How to Get Those Stubborn Slinky Kinks Out

The worst thing that happens to Slinkys is getting tangled, right?
Well, to get them untangled you need only a longish, skinny piece of metal or
other hard-to-cut material

Step 1: Step 1

Find the other tangle at one of the ends of the slinky.

Step 2: Step 2

Collapse the slinky from the first tangle to the other, then push
that chunk through the awkward loop (first tangle).

Step 3: Step 3

Stick the stick through as shown, then spin the slinky.

Note: hard to describe here.

Step 4: Step 4

If you still have a tangle on the end, then take the top-most layer and feed it below the true end.

Step 5: Summery

Done!
Note: Plastic slinkys don't get that extra tangle at the end.
If you don't have that extra tangle, it doesn't matter which end you collapse

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_KJP12 made it! (author)2016-06-23

Got where the physics engine of the universe glitches out and gets a silkie stuck in itself? Had to trash that slinkie because of that,

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Supernaturallvr24 made it! (author)2015-10-27

I made it worse....

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Supernaturallvr24 made it! (author)2015-10-27

Lost me. I have no clue what to do.

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ElenaW1 made it! (author)2015-01-30

I did something wrong because now it's even worse than before.

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Ghostrooper made it! (author)2012-09-06

THANK YOU!!
Although all I did was random twisting and pulling, the stick part helped ALOT.

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the_burrito_master made it! (author)2011-04-02

This happens with phone cords aswell i like to just sit there and try to get them out, when i have nothing to do.

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mbudde made it! (author)2009-06-24

Great. I've thrown away so many slinkies because of these tangles that I can't get out. Now, no more slinkies in the trash!

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mutput7 made it! (author)mutput72010-07-11

YAY!!! Now thousands upon thousands of innocent slinkies will be saved!

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canida made it! (author)2009-06-23

A clear solution to a classic problem.

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Redgerr made it! (author)Redgerr2010-07-08

yup, thease things have gotten me so many times, poor slinkeys :(

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Redgerr made it! (author)2010-07-08

WIN! i think this could also work with those annoying phone cord twists too!

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ridemybike made it! (author)2010-03-03

You are a genius!

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Coolboyme made it! (author)2009-08-23

Your great It was of good help to me

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luvit made it! (author)2009-06-23

help!

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