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Instructables Holiday Trampolining Party Answered

For our holiday party, Instructables and a few members of Potenco went trampolining at Sky High Sports. Sky High is essentially a couple of basketball-court-sized areas filled with trampolines. You bounce around like crazy, doing flips, playing dodge ball, and generally exhausting yourself. The potential for bodily injury is high, which for me, makes for an excellent holiday party. Afterward, we stuffed ourselves with Indian food.

Today, the day after, everyone is nearly too sore to stand up straight.


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trebuchet03

10 years ago

So who won? That is, if I send a message to someone @instructables.com and to @potenco.com -- would the mode answer be indeterminable? :p

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KentsOkay

10 years ago

That does it! Screw Lockheed Martin! Screw aerospace technology! I'm working at Instructables HQ!

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PatrikKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah - you guys wouldn't happen to have a need for a computational biologist with a background in EE, would you? :-D

(Only partially kidding...)

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westfw

10 years ago

I used to have a gymnastic coach who had broken his neck on a trampoline. They fused a couple of vertebrae together and he was "fine." Then he broke his neck again in a car (motorcycle?) accident. They fused a few more vertebrae together. He still did high bar better than I could, but he pretty much couldn't turn his head (side to side) any more. We called him "Rigor Mortis" and entertained ourselves by calling his attention from directly behind him, so he'd have to turn all the way around to see what was up. My memory doesn't seem to have retained his real name :-( Looks like fun, though. Is the prominent "no flips" sign supposed to mean on the tramps themselves, or just into the foam pit? The last time I watched olympic trampoline competition, it looked like there were a lot fewer tricks where you don't land on your feet, which were the dangerous ones (aside from launching yourself sideways off the tramp and onto the floor, other equipment, etc...) Another coach asked his young teen (pre-teen?) girl class for possible bumper-stickers slogans to sell. After some discussion on what made humor salable, they came up with "Support Gymnastics: Jump on a Tramp!" Ramble. uphill both ways. Etc.

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ewilhelmwestfw

Reply 10 years ago

The no flips signs was for the foam pit. I was trying to do some sweet back flips to dodge incoming balls during dodgeball, but it was always easier to just step out of the way rather than flip. How have kung-fu movies led me astray!?

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royalestelewilhelm

Reply 10 years ago

Your Kung Fu is weak. My Kung Fu is strong. You cannot defeat the dodgeball with weak Kung Fu!!!

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ewilhelm

10 years ago

I just added a few more pictures from Tim.

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Patrik

10 years ago

Cool - that looks like a lot of fun! I'd heard of this place, but it's nice to see some pictures. Do you have to rent a court, or is it a big free-for-all? And do they make you sign a "we're not liable if you break your neck" waiver? :-D

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ewilhelmPatrik

Reply 10 years ago

We got extremely lucky in that our group was the only one there. So, we paid the walk-in rate of $9/person-hour but had the entire place to ourselves for an hour.

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TeacherOfTheWaysewilhelm

Reply 10 years ago

that place is so cool! i wish i could go there!!!! Instructables looks like a fun job!!! I only have 1 trampoline lol

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CameronSS

10 years ago

Question, unrelated to the topic: Is there eventually going to be a way to publish slideshows in the forums? It would make posts like this easier to read.

Question, semi-related to the topic: Can I please come work there in about six and a half years? For that, I'll go above my dislike of California!

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ewilhelmCameronSS

Reply 10 years ago

I was considering asking if people would be interested in a Slideshow feature for forums. It sure would be sweet, huh?

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ewilhelm

10 years ago

I just added a video!

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Brennn10

10 years ago

That looks awesome!! We need to get one of those things over on the east coast!

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Goodhart

10 years ago

Ah I haven't been on a trampoline for eons.....I loved it - sure looks like fun.

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GorillazMiko

10 years ago

I wished I worked for Instructables... it looks like the best/ funnest job ever..

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GorillazMiko

10 years ago

wow, that looks like a lot of fun!!!