What is Trampoline
Introduction: Trampoline is a very interesting device which is used for some recreational purposes and also for exercise and dancing. It is a device which is made of strong and taut fabric which are tired in a steel frame buy some coiled springs. The thickness of the fabric doesn’t come from the quality of the cloth but the energy stored in the coil springs which is the potential energy. This potential energy makes the device elastic and bouncy. People use it to Bounce on the fabric and so sometimes it is called as Bounce mats.
Type of Trampoline: Generally there are two types of trampolines which are competitive and recreational. The details about both of them are stated below.
Competitive Trampolines: The trampolines used in competitive purposes are generally made of steel frames and can be folded to make it easy to transport it to competition venues. These are rectangular beds with 14 ft by 7 ft fabric is connected into a 17 ft by 10 ft frame. Approximately 110 coiled spring are used to make it. the elasticity of the fabric is not inside the clothes but all are inside the coiled spring which is the potential energy stored in it. Generally the fabric is woven by webbing. But in 2017 World Championship the fabric was made by thin individual strings which is called Ross strings or two string bed. This makes the bed to give the extra height to the bouncing or rebounding.
Recreational Trampolines: The first one among the recreational trampolines are home trampolines. These are made of waterproof Canvas or sometimes woven polypropylene material. Generally the shape of this kind of trampolines are rectangular, circular or octagonal. the coil springs used in this kind of trampolines are a bit weaker than the competitive ones. And sometimes Trampolines can be found without Spring and those are made with different types of mechanism. The second type of recreational Trampoline is commercial trampolines used in parks. These became very popular in the era of 1959 to 1960 when the trampolines are introduced in the past as the bouncing material. but the accident rates increased in a very alarming manner and the use of trampolines in the parks got diminished gradually. then Trampoline Park concept made a comeback in 21st century mainly in United States and Canada. The research and Statistics told that in 2014 according to ABC news there where 345 Trampoline parks in United States only and there were more number of parks across other countries too at that time. the international Association of Trampoline parks or ATP estimated that in 2011 there were only 35 to 40 Trampoline parks but in 2014 this number increased to 280 parks all total. And this number is really huge if we consider the popularity level. Then the number increased buy 115 parks in North America only by the end of 2015. There were around 40 Trampoline Park except North America and around 100 indoor Trampoline parks across the globe. the leading company to make this type of trampolines where Circus Trix and Sky Zone. These parks where found Indore and also they have given the required safety measures like wall to wall formation so that people don’t fall on the hard surface. They also provided padded wall and spring to avoid some injury or hard impact. but in spite of having so much safety measures some accidents like hidden injuries and even death happened in Trampoline parks. After that so many regulations changed regarding those parks. Recreational trampolines are used involve running sports also. involve running sports people use the Trampoline bed and padded wall to run across to show some different types of tricks altogether. The most famous and basic movement of this type of wall running is backdrop of the Trampoline and then the feet touches to the world while bouncing. this type of sports has different kind tricks listed and the energy gain is done by those type of tricks. Generally the energy is gained at the bottom of the bounce from the Trampoline bed and while the player is at the top of the bounce then the energy comes from the wall itself.
Except these two there is another type of Trampoline which is Mini trampoline. These are called rebounder, trampoline, jogging Trampoline aur exercise trampoline. generally these type of trampolines are circular in shape and the diameter of the circle is less than 1 metre and the height from the ground is within 30 cm only. So it is called Mini trampoline. these are used for some exercise purpose to give some rebounding exercises to help the knees are joints. Mini trampolines don’t give as much height while bouncing as the recreational or competitive once but it serves the purpose of fitness very well. This kind of trampolines can be found in local departmental stores or big box store.
Safety measures: the most popular safety measures taken in the Trampoline are the net around the bed which prevent the falling off the bed to the sides. The commission regarding the safety measures of Trampoline made it a rule that only one person will use the Trampoline at a time to avoid collision and unnecessary fall by accidents. Some organizations who serve in medical purposes for the people banned the use of trampolines for home use because everyone is not really aware of the correct use of this device and may get themselves injured in the process seriously. Some people perform somersault on the trampoline but it can be dangerous sometimes as sometimes people fall by head or neck which can cause permanent paralysis or even death. So this should not be done without a proper training.
Conclusion: Trampoline is a fun device and also a device to be careful with. It can give you fun and pain both. To avoid the latter part you have to obey all the safety measures of the international standard for the use of Trampoline. So you can enjoy as well as stay safe simultaneously while using Trampoline.