Purchasing a trampoline

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  1. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Now that it is cooler here in Texas I am seriously considering purchasing a trampoline.

    Here is the thing though, from June through late September the thing would never be used. It's just too hot.
    I wouldn't want it to sit out in the sun for four months a year, but I have had experience disassembling and reassembling a trampoline before. It's difficult and slightly dangerous.

    Does anyone know if there is a trampoline that is designed to be taken apart and stored or moved?

    So far I don't think that such a thing exists.
     
  2. Master Megatron

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    I think there might be ones that fold in half, but I'm not sure.
     
  3. shibamura_prime

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    TRAMAMPOLINE! TRABAPOLINE!!!

    There's a sports/recreation store next to the pizza place I really like, so next time I go out there I'll drop in next door and check. ^_^
     
  4. Gears

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    Make sure you don't jump on it with another person at the same time, you could break your leg.
     
  5. jourdo

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    We recently got ours from Costco. It seemed to be the least likey to kill the kids. I can't remember the name of the company, but it was a really different design that removed many of the safety concerns of the standard trampolines.

    As for the easily portable type of thing, I don't know if such a thing exists.
     
  6. rattrap007

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    Your buying an arm breaking device? Cool! Have fun...
     
  7. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Go ahead and pre-book your trips to the ER in advance.
     
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    FREE TRAMPOLINE!?!?!

    Enjoy the trampoline sex. Bouncy bouncy bouncy. Just don't get your doodle stuck in one of the springs.
     
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    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Could just use the springs and bungies to make a giant slingshot for cats
     
  11. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Also if you have kids. The ER has a punchcard for amputations.
     
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    I think the trampoline was designed by a sadistic ER doctor..
     
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    Nephew broke his arm next day we had a bonfire. Don't get one unless it fits in the bedroom.
     
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    If you have any lawyer neighbors, don't let their kids on the thing. In fact, don't let any neighbor kids on it. Unless you LIKE going to court.
     
  15. Lance Halberd

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    Hulu - The Simpsons: Free Trampoline
     
  16. Drake

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  17. Smasher

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    I'll have to check Costco, thanks.

    I'll update on the first trip to the emergency room. :) 
     
  18. MegaPrime33

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    If you do end up buying one, you must put 2 hot girls in bikinis on it, jumping of course, video tape it and then post it here.


    I miss The Man Show.
     
  19. Gort

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    You might want to check your insurance policies. Many homeowner's policies expressly forbid trampolines. If you buy a trampoline and don't tell them, they can drop you. Also, I assume they won't pay out if there are any trampoline related injuries.
     
  20. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    good idea!
     

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