jump on it

Hee, hee, hee, this was fun. 🙂  On Saturday I got to take my little brother out, and I had a great idea this time around.  There’s this place in Lindon, Utah (about 20 minutes or so south of Salt Lake) called Jump On It, which is basically an empty warehouse full of all these trampolines joined together.  It’s awesome.

I’ve driven past the place plenty of times and thought, “eh, I should probably go there.”  Then I remember my friend Jason wrote about going there one time, and that made a trip even more necessary.  I don’t know how I got the idea to go this weekend, it just popped in my head, but I’m glad I did.  I looked it up online, and it’s only $8 an hour to go jump around and do whatever you want.

The concept is so incredibly simple, but it is so well done and so much fun.  There are probably at least twenty trampolines just all next to each other, which make this huge, very fun square that you can just jump around in non-stop.  And you can get going fast, really fast, with a lot of momentum.  And you can flip around and hit the sides and just bail and not hurt yourself.  It’s awesome.

There are two areas for trampolines, too, there’s a smaller one for kids four feet and under, where the tramps are a lot less springy, so you won’t go nearly as high.  The other ones are for any size / age group, and the springs there are really tight.  I grew up with a trampoline, so I know all the tricks and how to get really, really high, and I managed to nearly touch the ceiling I was bouncing so high on those things.  Holy crap, that was a feeling.

Here’s a pic of the kid’s one.  I really, really wish I had taken my camera with me to get some decent shots.  This one is from my cell phone, which is craptacular when it comes to taking action shots, so I had to tell my bro to stop for a second so I could take his pic.  He does not look too thrilled to pause for me.  I can’t really blame him.


The other thing that really amazed me is how fast I got worn out.  I didn’t think it’d take that much energy, but man, after the first 10 minutes I was about ready to pass out, I was working my body so much.  I had to constantly take a break so I wouldn’t throw up / pass out.  The hour sure went by fast, and I’d say I got more than my money’s worth.  I gotta get into better shape, and go back.  It’s a total blast, and this post hasn’t done a great job in the least documenting how much fun it is.

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