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FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT TRAMPOLINES

The modern trampoline was invented in 1936 by George Nissen and Larry Griswold, inspired by trapeze artists using a tight net to perform tricks. When Nissen first invented the trampoline, he jumped on his invention with a kangaroo in Central Park, so people could see what it could do. Imagine seeing a Kangaroo on a trampoline in the middle of New York City! 

 

FUN FACT: The biggest trampoline in the world is in Glasgow, Scotland. It’s several trampolines connected to create one large jumping surface of 63,000 square feet. While we can’t beat that record, you’ll find plenty of jumping space here at Flight Adventure Park with our wall-to-wall trampolines and other exciting activities. 

 

DID YOU KNOW? You may have heard that jumping on a trampoline is good for your health. This is true!  Trampolining is a great form of exercise that provides numerous health benefits. It improves cardiovascular fitness, which is good for your heart, coordination, balance, and flexibility. Jumping on a trampoline also helps strengthen the muscles, bones, and joints! 

 

Sizes May Vary: Trampolines come in various shapes and sizes, including round, rectangular, and oval. They can be found in different sizes, from small ones for children to larger ones designed for professional use. 

 

YAY, Science: Did you know that when you jump on a trampoline, science is unfolding before your very eyes? When you jump on a trampoline, the springs or elastic bands store your kinetic energy and release it, propelling you into the air. The surface of the trampoline, usually made of a tight, flexible fabric, provides the necessary rebound. 

 

Trampolines for Everyone: Trampolines are used for both recreational purposes in backyards and parks, as well as for competitive sports. It is even an Olympic sport! 

 

From Trampolines to Space: Trampolines have been used in astronaut training programs to simulate the effects of low gravity. The bouncing motion helps astronauts practice their motor skills and adjust to the feeling of weightlessness. 

 

For the Record: Trampolines have been the subject of numerous Guinness World Records. These include records for the highest trampoline jump, the most flips performed in a minute, and the longest continuous bouncing session.  The record for continual jumping is 53 days. If you want to try to beat that record, you’ll want to do some serious training at Flight. Maybe you can make the list of Olympic trampoline athletes, or just have fun with our interactive games

 

Remember, while trampolines can be a lot of fun, it's essential to prioritize safety and follow guidelines to prevent injuries. 



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