Tuesday, May 11, 2010

TRAMPOLINES

Trampoline in Gay, GA

While they may seem like an amusement from earlier times when child safety was a futuristic concept, trampolines remain quite popular in the South. All over rural Georgia, you’ll find them in front yards usually with no net for protection. According to some study I found online, there were 91,870 hospital emergency room treated injuries associated with trampolines in 2001, 30% of them were fractures. I guess trampolines are fun to some degree, but a bit outdated like the playgrounds of my youth that featured large metal rockets enticing children to climb them and fall hard on them.



My wooden boy is gonna enjoy his trampoline and them rocks won't hurt him none 'cause he made of wood

Serene, rural trampoline in Rockmart


Protectin' the kids in Asheville, NC


Partially protectin' the kids if they bounce in the right direction. However, if they hit the tree...

trampoline near Blue Ridge Parkway, NC


Let's put it near the highway and next to that tree. After all, we have so many dang kids.

mini-trampoline in Grant Park


Blue is a common color for trampolines. This must be the Wal-Mart brand.


Actual children playing on a trampoline on Jonesboro Rd. in Atlanta


Child in mid-air on trampoline. Of the hundreds of trampolines I've spotted all over, I have only twice witnessed children playing on them.

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Adam said...

Any comments that are entirely irrelevant will be removed (as well as Chinese fortune cookie mumbo jumbo) that has nothing to do with trampolines. Otherwise, thanks for reading.

Anonymous said...

But I like fortune cookies!
This is hillarious. I love the pics. I think this should be a warning to parents thinking of buying a trampoline. 8 hours to put it together for a few weeks worth of play, then it rusts out in a heap in your yard. Nothing says classy more. We've at least evolved past the rotted cars sitting in our driveways.