After the Show Show: Jumping to safety
Mark Rabinoff gives some trampoline safety tips
- Duration 4:35
- Date Jun 14, 2012
Mark Rabinoff gives some trampoline safety tips
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Eleven after the show's over Thursday June it's the fourteenth that believe is that not so yes I'm joined by mark Ramadan.
Losing trampoline safety expert and former -- this.
And we're talking about safety tips for kids and adults on trampoline -- this summer.
-- the number one thing is you can see there's only one person -- trampoline Steve over there meg -- here why is that important.
Because when you put two people on a trampoline what happens is as -- bouncing you get what's known as the rebound effect.
And the more people on a trampoline bouncing the more chance at the readout of that word hit the -- the same time it's like hitting a brick wall.
The one is thinking about these trampoline as you pointed out some safety things that you like about them like like -- Well the one thing I like about it is the polls outside or outside it -- these polls sort cables.
Keep you from hitting them so -- she gets the if she runs into the netting like this.
She slides right back down doesn't even -- a -- Much much better way of doing the second thing is there no there are -- springs that's why it's called spring free trampoline so you don't.
You don't have to replace those -- -- -- and whether these are much much better for outdoors.
So you have a whole different dynamic in the balance plus the bed is designed as -- gives you more space week about us safe -- Bad men at the ends as well as in the middle whereas -- traditional trampoline you don't want to do that.
And of course this is Megan O'Connell she searching -- old she is on the USA gymnastics junior national team so that's like.
She knows what she's doing all right -- a -- flip podcast -- you don't ever want to do it that's the other safety role.
Nobody should be doing flips on a backyard trampoline -- -- -- -- number at a time no flips and of course always make -- jumping is -- absolutely and that's that's a big issue in the backyard -- because.
Parents think because you have an enclosure it's like a safety net.
And I've done to a three cases of kids under two years old have strangle themselves on trampoline that have ropes.
That go around this one doesn't have a row you're not gonna have strangulation and this one but for people that have traditional trampoline -- data have a rope attachment.
From for the -- to the frame.
That's a very dangerous thing to do so it's not a -- It's not a substitute for.
Supervision where a parent really has -- -- the dynamics the trampoline and I remember in the olden days our neighbors had a trampoline but it was in the ground.
And so the -- no net.
Around it and it it it it probably is pretty dangerous because I remember whack in my head on several times again even in the ground in the backyard is just these -- just as.
Dangers can still hit the ground you could still hit a frame.
So I think there's there's really three places you can learn trampoline and you can learn -- -- in the it added Jim school.
And that's the best place to learn -- or or school -- as a program what instruction that know how to do with the overhead rates and so forth.
So you know learned the dynamics of the -- but -- -- -- -- -- trampoline in the backyard.
This design is -- a new concept that is probably eliminates about 70% of the injuries we've seen what.
When you know -- because you -- that you see a lot of it broken arms broken wrists broken legs yes I've testified over sixty cases.
Now dealing with -- quadriplegic actually.
Permanent injuries and death cases.
And so I think even now you -- -- -- Indoor trampoline court's opening up you -- about simulated future -- about it is the they what we called trampoline courts and actually I sit on a national committee would forty of fifty other people writing the standards.
Actually this week as we speak to her first -- to those standards are coming out.
So that the pair will understand they'll be a national standard way for these indoor trampoline courts but they're multiple trampoline so she could jump from trampling of trampling but you still only -- one -- a time on -- -- They don't want double bouncing there as well.
The difference with that is you -- also have supervision and the supervision level we're working on setting the standards to raise the standard for supervisors.
So there's it's -- it's the third area we do trampoline backyard trampoline for church and school but.
Whatever you do you gotta make sure you learned that the learning curve board and it supervised and they'll -- do flips if you don't know how to do it.
When -- you know -- -- -- not -- to the Olympics so are you.
Does your on the junior team right she's thirteen years old but obviously in great -- doesn't look you in the future and little guy over here to.
Thanks for jump -- with us today.
Mark -- -- thanks so much thank you very much had a great day we'll see my thing.