Twitter friend, James Hollands, @JamesOlympics on Twitter and Volunteer Trampoline Coach on Facebook, compiled a list on Twitter for “100TrampolineFacts” in preparation for the Olympics this summer. This is his first 50 facts. The next 50 will be available soon.
If you couldn’t guess, James is from the UK. Many of his facts feature British trampoline accomplishments. The British have contributed major milestones to the sport, such as Paul Luxon being the first non-American to win an Individual World title. He did it his own special way and this achievement changed the sport significantly.
- George Nissen built the first ever trampoline in his garage in 1936
- He came up with the idea after observing trapeze artists performing tricks when bouncing off of the safety net
- As well as the sport of
#trampoliningitself, trampolines are also used in dryland work for #diving , #gymnastics and freestyle skiing amongst other sports
- You do not need any pervious gymnastics experience to start
#trampolining #Trampolining is not simply a sport that children do in their back garden!!
- A standard leisure centre trampoline is appox 5x3m and is just over 1.10m from the ground
- A trampoline “bed” is made of woven nylon bands
- A trampoline bed is held in place to the frame using 110-120 springs
- As well as being a competitive sport,
#trampolining is also a good sport to do recreationally or for fitness
- A 20 minute
#trampolining session can burn 100 calories
- Trampolinists were socks or special
#trampolining shoes while bouncing. They do not bounce bare foot
- A minimum of 4 spotters stand around the trampoline during the routine to prevent accidents
- As well as the frame of the trampoline being padded, there are also 2 end decks at the end of each trampoline which are also padded
- A trampoline should have at least 2m of clearance matting around it
Former GB trampolinist Claire Wright could do a front somersault on the trampoline by the time she was one16. Claire, with syncro partners Kirsten Lawton and Jaime Moore won 9 world cup syncro titles in
#trampolining :-)17. All 3 of Jaime, Kirsten and Claire, have represented GB at the #olympics19. The @WeAreEurotramp 4×4 trampoline is the most powerful trampoline certified for competition use in the world20. During a routine, top international competitors can bounce upto 10m in the air21. A competitive #trampolining routine consists of 10 moves22. Each move is performed in a shaped position which is either straight, tucked or pike23. Each move has a difficulty rating.The sum of the difficulty from all 10moves in the routine is called the “Tariff”24. The move with the highest difficulty rating is the quadruple piked somersault with 2.425. @JasonBurnett_ holds the world record for the highest achieved tariff with 20.626. GB’s @EmSmithGymnast holds the tariff world record for a female trampolinist with 16.027. The highest feasible tariff possible for a routine is 22.028. A team of judges score the execution of the routine based upon how well each move is performed29. Another judge scores the tariff of the routine…30. In March 2010, a new “Time of Flight” score was introduced into #trampolining calculated on how much time the trampolinist is in the air31. The Time of Flight (TOF) score is calculated by a box which is fitted to the underneath of the trampoline32. During a competition, a trampolinist is in contact with the #trampolining bed for just 0.3 seconds between moves33. The G-Force on a trampolinist for each move is 14.235. As well as individual #trampolining , there is also competitive “synchronised” trampolining where 2 gymnasts perform the same routing on side-by-side trampolines36. In the days before TOF scoring, a team of judges would calculate the “de-sync” score in synchronized. The function is now performed by the TOF machine.37. The first #trampolining world championships were held in London in 196438. London has hosted the #trampoliningworld championships the most number of times (3) in 1964, 1965 & 196739. The first men’s #trampolining world champion was Dan Millman (USA)40. The first female #trampolining world champion was Judy Wills Cline (USA)41. Alexander Moskalenko (USSR / RUS) has won the world champs the most number of times for a male with 542. Judy Wills Cline (USA) & Irena Karavaena have won the world champs the most number of times for a female with 543. Paul Luxon was the first GB competitor to be world champion in 1972 in Stuttgart44. Susan Shotton was the first GB female to be crowned world champion in 198445. Other GB men to have won the world championships are Stewart Matthews in 1980 & Carl Furrer in 198246. Other multiple male winners of the world champs are David Jacobs (USA) – 2, Wayne Miller (USA) – 2, Richard Tilson (FRA) – 2, Lionel Pioline (FRA) – 247. Other multiple winners of the female world championships are Alexandra Nicolson (USA) – 2, Ruth Keller (SUI) – 2, Elena Merkulova (RUS) – 248. Synchronised #trampolining was introduced into the world championships in 196649. The first men’s world syncro winners were David Jacobs and Wayne Miller (USA)50. The first female world championship syncro winners were Nancy Smith and Judy Wills Cline (USA)