Ever wonder how they trampoline back in the days. These photos will give you a feel. .Though some were taken quite recently, they still bring us back to the good moments when everything seem carefree
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Trampolines are made for recreational entertainment. Some use it to have fun on while others jump on the trampoline for exercises. There are a lot of instructional videos on what to do for exercises or you can join a class before doing things on your own. Plus, it’s always fun to sweat it out with a group. However, there are some things people forget when they’re already having fun. These are the caution signs that are stitched on to the trampoline and even included in their manuals.
This sign is a little more graphic than what you’re used to, but hey, it gets the job done. This is great for families who have little children who do not know how to read and even for those who know how to but choose not to.
This particular sign needs to be read before even getting in the trampoline. Probably the best way to let strangers know that this trampoline is not for the faint-hearted.
Let’s not talk about it.
Whoever made this sign just wants to keep it real and true. Nothing more, nothing less.
It cannot be stressed enough that these signs are made for a reason. Not to be a bore but for your safety. There is no amount of fun in the world that can be risked for your safety. Everything has limits and that includes enjoying yourself. The best kind of fun is something you can fondly remember and not a bad hospital visit.
Things to Watch Out For in Trampolines.
Trampolines, just like anything you have, gets worn out after a few months of use. Even with proper care, a few parts will just conk out. If they are left out and not checked on frequently, the possibility of accidents are on the high range. To avoid such, owners should be aware of these problems.
1. Ripped Nets
Once it’s ripped, chances of falling off are greater. Definitely defeats the purposes of having a safety net.
2. Worn out Safety Pads
When you see your safety pads torn apart like this, you should get a replacement as soon as possible especially when you have little children around. They are more likely to get caught between the springs.
3. Damaged Trampoline Mats
Don’t let their mischievous smiles fool you. Having a torn up trampoline mat is a big problem. Once there’s a tiny hole on your mat, it will not get any better. Call your trampoline manufacturer right away and ask for a replacement. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
This three things are usually the first ones that get damaged. The only way to avoid unlikely accidents is to prevent or immediately find a cure.
Lots of families own trampolines just for the heck of having one. They are actually great purchases especially for bigger families. In one single item, you have a gym, a play ground and a lot more.
1. You can “Follow the Leader”
This is a great game for toddlers. It teaches them to follow instructions and have fun at the same time.
2. Mom can do her work outs without leaving the house.
All she needs are a few YouTube videos to help her out.
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3. The kids can have sleepovers right in your backyard.
They don’t need to worry about getting backaches since the trampoline mat is very comfortable to lay in.
4. It’s safer to let your little girl draw on to instead of on the sidewalks or your wall.
This way, you can see her playing while you’re doing the dishes.
5. It can also be a basketball court for your son.
You don’t have to worry where he goes with his friends anymore.
Trampolines are great since it is an all-in-one package. It is for everyone, not just the kids. Just be sure to have all the safety accessories installed to avoid mishaps like falls and having fingers pinched by the springs.
In less than two weeks, Australia will be celebrating Father’s Day. This is one Sunday made for Aussie fathers to be shown thanks and more love. Of course, a celebration is in order. Some families go out to a nice meal while others go to other towns for the weekend. No matter what your family likes to do, this day is best spent with one another.
Here are some fun activities to honour the man of the house:
1. Cook Out.
Food brings everyone together, no matter where you’re from. Aussies love barbies! Father’s Day is the perfect Sunday to bring everyone together for a cook out. The whole family can help out with the preparations and the grilling. It’s best to do during the spring time too!
2. Fishing Trip
If you’re feeling a bit adventurous this year, your family can go on a fishing trip! It’s a great way to bond with one another as you will be stuck in the middle of the sea or a lake. Just kidding! Fishing is a team effort. Once you catch some fish, a total make up for every hour you spent waiting will be work it. Dads love the silence that goes with fishing, too! (Come on, it’s HIS day. Give him what a break.)
3. Go on Your Backyard Trampoline
Some dads prefer to stay home to avoid crowds and massive traffic. They like “staycations”. To celebrate Father’s Day, why not get on your trampoline? It’s a fun way to spend time together. No one can say “no” to jumping! You can even play a game on it. Everything on the trampoline is 10 times more fun.
Father’s Day may be something that was created by a card company but for a good cause. It is the time that fathers should be given the praise and thanks for all their hard work. It’s not easy to be a dad at all, especially if he has to raise rowdy kids like you! Haha! Do something fun this year and your dad will love every minute of family time.