Do you know who created the very first trampoline or what makes it so springy? Here are some facts you must know about trampolines.
Fun Facts About Trampolines
It was in 1936 that the very first trampoline was built by George Nissen in his garage. But he only promoted his invention bouncing along with a trampolining kangaroo in the 1950s.
Trampolines have 4 basic components – springs, tubing, safety pads, and jumping mat. It is not actually the jumping mat that is elastic; rather, it is the spring attaching the fabric to the frame. It will take about 110-120 springs to held a trampoline bed in place to the frame.
Based on NASA studies, jumping on a trampoline is more efficient than jogging by up to 68%. Also, during a 30-minute exercise session, an individual weighing 185 pounds can burn up to 200 calories. Jumping on a trampoline can indeed enhance your strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and timing.
For every move, the G-Force on a trampolinist is about 14.2.
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