Were you completely excited when your parents told you that they were buying a full-sized trampoline for the backyard? Instead of sitting inside all day with boring video games and television programs, you finally had a fun activity to participate in outside. During the first few weeks that you had the trampoline, you probably spent time getting used to the bounciness of the trampoline platform, the height that you could get on the jumps, and the way that the rebounding motion worked out your core muscles and legs. For some talented jumpers, however, just jumping straight up and down can get a little boring.
If you're looking for a way to take your trampoline jumping to the next level, you might want to think about exploring some of the extra trampoline accessories that are available at recreational supply stores and online trampoline outlets. One of the most exciting trampoline accessories is the jumping board. Fashioned to look and feel just like a skateboard, snowboard, or wakeboard, this piece of equipment is the perfect way to impress your friends with your cool looking jumps, flips, and twists while jumping on the trampoline.
The most important thing to remember when using the trampoline jumping board is that your feet will be attached to the same piece of equipment, so landing is going to feel a bit weird for a while. Although the foot straps for a jumping board aren't nearly as complicated as those for a snowboard or wakeboard, they can feel awkward. That's why jumping boards are only recommended for those who have developed some moderate to advanced skills on the trampoline already. Another thing to remember is that while the jumping board isn't as heavy or hard as a real snowboard or skateboard, they still don't feel good when they're coming down on someone's head from ten feet up in the air. That's why you should never jump with more than one person on the trampoline at once.
Another safety precaution to think about when you're using the jumping board is that you're likely going to get more air than ever before. Because people using the board are often concentrating on their trampoline tricks, it can be easy to forget about landing in the center of the trampoline mat where the net is the most forgiving. In order to prevent your body from landing funny and flying off of the trampoline and onto the ground, it's important to install a trampoline enclosure.