Saturday, June 6, 2009

Uh oh...my neighbor got a trampoline!

I don't know about this. Why do I expect her to come in with a broken arm?

Are trampolines and safety an oxymoron?

Maybe it was that Simpson's episode. You know the one...

4 comments:

FrankandMary said...

My neighbor's tramp has a big,protective net around it, but I've seen (seemingly drunk)adults injured on less safe ones. ~Mary

jonsmom said...

Jealous - SO fabulous for proprioceptive sensory needs. Wish DH would let me get one for the kids - but there's also the issue of homeowner's insurance not particularly liking them.

Scattered Mom said...

I'm not crazy about trampolines either, because I've known people who have been hurt on them.

Depends on how well supervised for the kids, but adults? Lolol.

Anonymous said...

I'm Not Crazy about Trampolines either. If you are squemish now is not the time to read but this will give you some in-sight for those that may be on the fence for buying or allowing your child on a trampoline...
On May 1st my 16 year old son who is attending school in Montana was at a graduation party for one of the boys at the Deans home on Lake Pond Oerille in Northern Idaho (about 20 minutes from their campus)the boys decided to have a competition to see who could jump the highest. My son was the last jumper for the day (In more ways than one...) We were told he was higher than the 3rd floor of the home and maxed out how high he could physically get (Told not just from him but the witness's to what happened.) When he started to slow his jumping down to be done they all heard what they thought was the trampiline ripping, (it was actually his Lower Leg bones the Tibia and Fibula snapping. He never fell off the trampoline or lost his balance it was just timing of the rebound of the trampoline mat and him. He was rushed to Sand Point General and had to have a 2 1/2 hour surgery (It is called a Boot break in the skiers world) (They inserted a 18 inch 8 mm Titanium Rod into the center of his Tibia and push his Fibula back into alighnement being it only supports muscle and had a single break). He is now on crutches for the next 2 months, so his summer of Wake boarding, Moto Cross and any other activity wehere he needs his leg to stand or walk on are done. The surgeon who performed the work has said this is the 5th surgery he has performed this spring (Sand point General is a 48 bed medical facility that supports all of Northern Idaho and upper western Montana.) and the 2nd injury in my family on a Trampoline in 9 years on other peoples Trampolines (all of which were under supervision). I was told by the surgeon to pass this along...If you must have a Trampoline, ensure it has the nets, Dig a hole and place the Trampoline flush with the ground, only one person on the trampoline at a time, and ensure the spring covers are in good shape. These are very high liabilities for the families that own them and need to make sure their home owners is up to date if allowing other than their own kids to use it. Your annonymous friend :(

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