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by Janet Spencer You see them in backyards everywhere. Join Tidbits as we find out the story behind them! • George Nissen was a three-time National Tumbling Champion for the years 1935– 1937. As a young adult he became fascinated watching the acrobats at the circus falling into the nets from the high wire, sometimes doing amazing tricks and twists as they bounced. He also watched vaudeville acts that used springboards in their acts. One actor would pretend to fall into the orchestra pit, only to bounce back up on the stage. And he’d heard that Eskimos stretched walrus skins between stakes in the ground and then bounced up and down on them just for fun. Inspired by a love of gymnastics, Nissen wanted to invent some kind of “jumping table.”


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• He started work on his invention in 1926 while still in school, scavenging materials from the local dump, and tinkered with the idea for over ten years. Finally, using the rails from a bed, rope, strips of inner tube, and some canvas, Nissen and a local gymnastics coach named Larry Griswold came up with a prototype. They took it to the YMCA where Nissen worked as an instructor to test market it. The kids stood in long lines for a chance to bounce on it.







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he set about improving the invention. He called it the “trampoline,” from the Spanish word trampolin which means “diving board.” He began to mass produce them, but couldn’t understand why they weren’t selling. He found that people saw it as something suitable only for the circus or professional performers. So he strapped a trampoline to the top of his car and took off cross-country, giving exhibitions anywhere a crowd was gathered: schools, fairs, playgrounds, and sports events, taking orders on the spot.

• When World War II started, he convinced the Army and the Navy that a trampoline would be a good part of a pilot training program. Pilots training on a trampoline became less fearful of being upside-down. They learned to control the falling and the turning of their bodies, and it helped them hone their balance and body control in mid-air situations. Soldiers who used trampolines in the service ordered them when they went home after the war. Business continued to improve. In 1948, trampolining was included in the NCAA and AAU list of gymnastic events at official competitions. In the 1950s it swept the country as a fad. • Nissen went on to build a very successful sports equipment empire, manufacturing gymnastics equipment and trampolines. George Nissen holds over 30 patents on sports and fitness equipment. At the age of 83, he won the Senior Fitness Award from the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Nissen works to pass on his enthusiasm and love for the sport of gymnastics, which is where the story of the trampoline began: each year the Nissen Award is given to the outstanding

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• When officials at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital did a study, they found that four percent of the patients seen in their hospital emergency room over a five-year period in the mid-1990s were there with orthopedic injuries due to accidents on trampolines. About 70% of the accidents were due to more than one child being on the tramp at one time, a definite no-no. • Jeff Schwartz of Illinois bounced on a trampoline for 266 hours, 9 minutes in 1981, setting a world record. (That’s just over 11 days.) He was allowed breaks for eating, sleeping, and going to the bathroom.

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December 22– January 19

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Relax, Aquarius. You are not to blame for the poor results. What you did was up to par, and everyone knows it. Romantic gestures set the stage for a great weekend.

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People hang on your every word this week. Use it to your advantage, Pisces. A friend makes the find of a lifetime. Celebrate with a night on the town.

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Not a chance, Aries. Sure, there have been many twists and turns, but now is not the time to give up. The end is within sight. A deadline is extended.

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Momentous markdowns! Money to burn! Why shouldn’t you go shopping, Taurus? Because you have someone more important to focus on.

May 21– June 21 Grovel, Gemini. No, it’s not fun, but if you want to add to your collection, it’s what you are going to have to do. A financial mistake is rectified in your favor.

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Take the leap, Cancer. There is absolutely nothing standing in your way. A change in policy at work calls for a new outlook and a new wardrobe.

July 23– August 22 Watch it, Leo. Veer off course in any way, and recovery could be long and difficult. A phone message clues you in to the root of a young one’s problems.

August 23– September 22 Uh-uh-uh, Virgo. There’s no time for deliberation. Wing it, and what happens next will surprise you. The tension lifts at home with a few words of wisdom.

September 23– October 22

Come on, Libra. You know what needs to be done. Stop dawdling and get a move on. Crass comments at the office lead to debate. Steer clear of the chaos.

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Hmm, Scorpio. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Coworkers make light of a new set of rules. Don’t follow suit. An email piques your curiosity.

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What goes around comes around. Remember that, Sagittarius, at an upcoming event. A young one’s expecta-tions are low, too low in fact. Do your best to change that.

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