Trampolines are no place for kids, docs warn

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    Sep 24, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
    I put this in the Gymnastics forum, the closest one I thought fits the subject.

    If you have kids or sometimes care for them, a pediatric group says trampolines are too dangerous for children to use. I do see a good number of backyard trampolines in the US, which were totally unknown when I was a kid. And mishaps with them are regularly shown on these TV reality show video clips.

    http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/24/14018773-trampolines-are-no-place-for-kids-docs-warn?lite
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    Gee golly I wonder why?
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    Anyways, they're still fun no matter the risk factor. Just don't try to be a badass. There's consequences for that...
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    I've rolled my ankle on a trampoline as an adult. It took 6 months to heal and not look swollen (1-2 months to not feel pain). After that, I will only do shit I know I can do on floor...and I don't really pursue the art/sport that much anymore due to life.

    Those gifs are horrifying. To think you could die or lose your ability to walk that fast...
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    No lie I did a front flip off of one and landed face first on a brick. LMAO I never got on those things ever since
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    Sep 24, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    But it is so funny...
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    Sep 24, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    I was doing double backflips on trampolines when i was like, 7 icon_cool.gif
    im too scared to try nowadays.

    that'd be an embarrassing way to bow out anyways.
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    Sep 24, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    I can't count how many times I've experienced or seen things go wrong on trampolines. I've catapulted myself numerous times from them. They are fun though icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 24, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    If they're not for kids....then who r they for? Supervision and safety necessary in any sport.
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    Sep 24, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    More wrapping kids in cotton wool!
  • galant506

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    Sep 24, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    What about those "safety" trampolines with the elastic netting around them?

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    Sep 24, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    There's a huge difference between a backyard trampoline and a trampoline used in a gymnastics facility with safety netting and a coach/instructor. The material used at a gymnastics club is quite different and much springier compared to the backyard trampoline. And overall, the trampoline isn't more dangerous than anything else in gymnastics.
  • Medjai

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    Sep 24, 2012 10:32 PM GMT
    Sorry, am I the only one that doesn't see this as news?
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    Sep 24, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    Medjai saidSorry, am I the only one that doesn't see this as news?

    The trampoline is a gymnastics sport, and an Olympics gymnastics event. Therefore I thought safety concerns with trampolines would be appropriate under the gymnastics forum.

    I would also have placed safety concerns over soccer under the soccer forum, bicycling safety under bicycling, and so forth.
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    Sep 24, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    Medjai saidSorry, am I the only one that doesn't see this as news?

    The trampoline is a gymnastics sport, and an Olympics gymnastics event. Therefore I thought safety concerns with trampolines would be appropriate under the gymnastics forum.

    I would also have placed safety concerns over soccer under the soccer forum, bicycling safety under bicycling, and so forth.


    It's not your placement, but rather how unsurprising the hazards of trampolines are. Might e just me though.
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    Sep 24, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    This is almost as groundbreaking as the article I read the other day claiming doctors have discovered sugary drinks will make kids fat. You don't say????
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    Sep 24, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    I grew up with one and it was one of the best memories from my childhood. If I ever have a kid I'm definitely getting them if they're not banned by then. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 24, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    bronbel123 saidI grew up with one and it was one of the best memories from my childhood. If I ever have a kid I'm definitely getting them if they're not banned by then. icon_biggrin.gif


    I'm sayin! I LOVED my trampoline. I used to use it so much that at night when I would go to bed I couldnt fall asleep bc my body kept jolting like I was still on it.

    I mean as long as kids are supervised or don't attempt tricks they dont know how to do, trampolines are fine. Ive even seen trampolines buried into the ground a bit so a possible fall is almost level with the real ground.
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    Sep 24, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
    S34n05 saidThis is almost as groundbreaking as the article I read the other day claiming doctors have discovered sugary drinks will make kids fat. You don't say????


    Dietitians knew this well before doctors did icon_razz.gif
  • Whipmagic

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    Sep 24, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    And in other news, riding a bicycle, swimming, or even walking outside is dangerous. Experts recommend that you wrap your child in bubble wrap every time he or she leaves the house.
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    Sep 25, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    Haha I go insane on trampolines like no one's business. I don't think I'll ever stop! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 25, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    America, the land where everyone treats their children like bubble kids.

    No wonder kids are into mischief nowadays, they can't do stuff like jump on a trampoline anymore without everyone scared for their safety. Sometimes kids want to experience danger.
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    Sep 25, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI put this in the Gymnastics forum, the closest one I thought fits the subject.

    If you have kids or sometimes care for them, a pediatric group says trampolines are too dangerous for children to use. I do see a good number of backyard trampolines in the US, which were totally unknown when I was a kid. And mishaps with them are regularly shown on these TV reality show video clips.

    http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/24/14018773-trampolines-are-no-place-for-kids-docs-warn?lite


    I am shocked. Absolutely shocked. Who would have known?
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    Sep 25, 2012 7:52 AM GMT
    Whipmagic saidAnd in other news, riding a bicycle, swimming, or even walking outside is dangerous. Experts recommend that you wrap your child in bubble wrap every time he or she leaves the house.


    Well said! And if anyone did get hurt the parents would always find someone else to blame and sue - so sad the litigious societies we live in now icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 27, 2012 11:50 AM GMT
    msuNtx saidAmerica, the land where everyone treats their children like bubble kids.

    No wonder kids are into mischief nowadays, they can't do stuff like jump on a trampoline anymore without everyone scared for their safety. Sometimes kids want to experience danger.
    You took the words right out of my fingertips.

    The more "dangerous" stuff you take away from kids, the more they'll end up like me...doing dangerous work for a living. icon_wink.gif
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Sep 27, 2012 12:27 PM GMT
    Thank Goodness that RJ is finally saving the children one thread at a time.