Some guys from the JOOG Squad decided to combine surfing and jumping on a trampoline. This new phenomenon is now coined Trampoline Surfing and they even got Steve-O from Jackass fame to join in on the madness. I guess the Florida waves are too small and they needed some extra excitement. The guys strapped a round backyard trampoline to two paddle boards and off they went. Check out the videos:
Here is the original trial of trampoline surfing:
We are back with more fun activities and games that involve a trampoline. This time it is the classic game of charades played while jumping on a trampoline. The guys at Dude Perfect have put together their version of how the game is played. We recommend using the video as a reference but altering the rules to your desired liking. As always, safety should be your #1 concern so please keep the safety netting on while playing trampoline charades or any other game. Enjoy and let Trampoline Los Angeles know how your game went.
Now, let’s learn how to jump on a trampoline.
For simplicity sake, let’s assume you lack some basic coordination.
You should work to strengthen your leg muscles and increase coordination by doing some basic balance exercises.
I think this is where jumping gets difficult – you are using your legs to move, so if your usual habit is to clench your legs together or squeeze your butt, then your body has no idea how to close the bottom of the box with just your pelvic floor muscles while you are using your legs for jumping.
There are not many national treasures left to behold in our great country. One very sexy national treasure is the smoking hot Megan Fox. She captured us in a pair of daisy duke shorts in the blockbuster movie "Transformers". She even sizzled as a teenage vampire in "Jennifer's body". Finally, Megan bounced on a trampoline as reporter April O'neil in TMNT.
Congratulations to Megan Fox and rumored baby daddy Brian Austin Green. We hope to see her back in a pair of spandex soon.
Can trampolines really keep a person from getting the common cold? It sounds a bit of a stretch at first, but the science could actually be there as pointed out by Sherlock Holmes on the popular television drama "Elementary". Sherlock Holmes is the eccentric character played by actor Jonny Lee Miller. Jonny Lee Miller was formerly married to Angelina Jolie and the two actors are still good friends.
In the episode titled "No Appointment" of the 4th season of the show, Dr. Joan Watson (played by Lucy Liu) finds Sherlock bouncing on a mini trampoline and asks the obvious question, "What's with the trampoline?". The following dialog ensues:
Watson: What's with the trampoline?
Sherlock: It really is shocking what they don't teach you in medical school.
Watson: Okay, forget I asked.
Sherlock: The lymphatic system, unlike the cardiovascular system, has no pumping capability; it relies on muscular contraction.
Sherlock: Bouncing up and down is effective, because it stimulates the system's one-way valves to open and close simultaneously.
Watson: You're increasing lymph flow to boost your immunity to keep your sinuses clear-- got it.
Sherlock: Seemed like a wise choice.
Watson: Why? Are you getting a cold?
Sherlock: Not yet, but we live in close quarters and I detected a phlegmy rattle in your voice last night.
Watson: I feel fine.
Sherlock: Do you?
Modern trampolines come mostly in two shape configurations – round and rectangular. Main difference between them is not in appearance, but also in overall safety, price and user experience while bouncing.
Rectangular Trampolines VS. Round Trampolines – PERFORMANCE
Rectangular trampolines give you higher jump while absorbing more landing force. Also, regarding user experience, main difference is int hat that rectangular trampolines will give you much more space for doing tricks, while round trampolines will try to direct you into the center of trampoline. Simply, it is a choice which more professional users typically stick with.
Rectangular Trampolines VS. Round Trampolines – USES
Round trampolines are designed for home and recreational rather than professional use. They accommodate less weight and force than rectangular trampolines, which are best suited for ever growing demands of gymnasts, divers and aerialists.
Rectangular Trampolines VS. Round Trampolines – PRICE
Round trampolines often feature a lower price than rectangular models. This is due to the inherent natural strength of the circular frame, which requires less added support than a square or rectangular frame design. Manufacturers can build round trampolines relatively easily, and at a low cost, which then gets passed on to the consumer.
Trampolines offer the average person a moment of blissful fun. But you should also think of it as investment into the future. It is great for health, it is great for fun, it is even great for sunbathing. Just think of all possibilities it has to offer. As you will see, rectangular trampolines are overall winners when it comes to everything, but that certainly does not mean that you should not consider round trampolines for your backyard. Remember – put safety first and have fun!
Vintage TMZ clip featuring Kate Upton as a possible Trampoline Olympian?!?! The clip also features Bruce Jenner before transitioning to Caitlyn Jenner. We're looking forward to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio!
Matt McGorry is going to help you get into shape… and also help you get rid of your fear of dying from a trampoline accident.
The 29-year-old How to Get Away with Murder and Orange is the New Black actor stars in a new video for Funny or Die in which he plays a fitness guru whose family died from jumping on the trampoline. His program is made to help you conquer the fear of death by trampoline in only 10,000 jumps.
Unfortunately for Matt‘s character, things don’t exactly go well in the end. Watch above!
As previously reported, trampolines have been the inspiration of many musical artists. There are songs about trampolines by pop artists like Kalin and Myles. There are also trampoline songs by hip-hop acts like Tiny Tempah and Kstylis. But trampolines did not get a case of the blues till Chris Pierce aka Reverend Tall Tree released "Static Trampoline". We happen to be big fans of good Blues music because it is the finest example of good ol' American soul music. Thankfully, if you live in the Los Angeles area, you can catch Reverend Tall Tree performing with the Blackstrap Brothers in some very intimate clubs. They are performing at Harvelle's Blues Club in Santa Monica. They are also performing at the Edison in DTLA on February 4th. Read more about Reverend Tall Tree on the Argonaut.
Harvelle's Blues Club | Friday January 29
Santa Monica, CA | 9pm | 2 Sets
The Edison | Thursday February 4
Downtown Los Angeles, CA | 8pm | 3 Sets
It seemed like an ordinary Tuesday afternoon for Penny Phillip until her 350 pound pig got loose.
"He chased me up on the trampoline and he was trying to get up there," said Phillip.
An electric fence placed around the Phillip family farm in Fountain didn't seem to bother their 6 month old nameless pig.
"It's funny," Penny's son, Johnathan Phillip, said.
After being startled by the farm horses, the porker managed to jump the four-and-a-half foot electric fence.
"The horses spooked him," Phillip said. "And he just jumped over fence."
That's when Phillip says she jumped onto her children's trampoline.
"I thought he'd calm down and maybe wouldn't be so spooked but I was waiting and he just wasn't moving," she said.
She says she tried everything to get the pig to leave.
"Yelled at him and told him to move," said Phillip. "And then he went underneath it and was poking his nose on it."
The pig then dug a hole and camped out making sure she didn't go anywhere.
After two hours of waiting, Phillip had no other choice but to call for help.
Phillip said the Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to the call and deputies grabbed a stick to steer the pig back into the fenced area.
"I was behind him pushing him and the officer was behind me pushing me and we just pushed him in there," said Phillip.
This wasn't the first time the 350 pound pig made it over the fence and into the yard.
"Last time he trapped me on the trampoline, and this time he did it to her," Penny's daughter, Valerie, said.
The Phillip family believes the pig enjoys trapping the household females, "Because he needs a girlfriend," Valerie said.
Johnathan doesn't believe that will happen anytime soon.
"The pig's dirty," he said.
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