Hex Vex™ is an interactive game structure printed on the trampoline mat of Vuly Trampolines. Hex Vex™ was originally based on “Add-ons”, a training tool used by elite trampolinists to improve their co-ordination and reaction time. Now adapted for Vuly, Hex Vex™ helps jumpers to enhance their balance, increase their memory and learn sequence.
We’ve developed a new trampoline mat game to play with your Hex Vex™ icons. Adapted from a childhood favourite, we think you’ll love it!
Player 1 and Player 2 begin the game by standing in the centre of the trampoline mat. Player 3 remains off the trampoline mat to act as the “referee”. The referee closes his or her eyes and chooses a random icon and body part that Player 1 and Player 2 must touch together eg, “Left Leg, Alien.” The winner is the player who stays up for the longest without falling over.
Readers, let me know if you have a chance to play this trampoline mat game and whether you like it or not! We’d love your feedback!
We have already discussed the Doodle Jump trampoline application for iPhone, but we have not yest discussed Tramp Stamp! The basic premis of Tramp Stamp is this: boxes need to be stamped before leaving a giant warehouse. Your job, as a player, is to use a trampoline to launch yourself to great heights so you can stamp the departing boxes as they move towards the loading dock. You can control the bouncing ball by tilting the iPhone. Tap the screen to stamp the box. With each trampoline launch comes a successful stamp to increase your power. If you jump on the trampoline but miss the box, you lose power. Each departing box must be stamped at least one time before it leaves the warehouse. If it is not stamped, you will be penalised.
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Users rate the game’s sound effects, quirky graphics, and addictive nature. It has been described as very challenging, but suitable for the whole family.
White House Trampoline Game with Obama
Okay, readers, it is your time to speak! What do you think about these trampoline-inspired iPhone games? Have you ever played either Doodle Jump or Tramp Stamp?
….Am I the only one who is seeing a trend here? I think trampoline games are going to be a very big marketing tool for iPhone!
Sponsored marathons have always been a popular way to raise money. Dance-a-thons, walk-a-thons, running marathons, rock-a-thons, and other endurance tests are commonplace for organizations and groups all across the world. The basic idea is this: a contestant collects money from sponsors who pledge to give them a certain amount of money if the contestant participates in a contest. The contest atmosphere may be one of great competition (as in a 5K race for charity) or may be casual and group-oriented (a ladies club that agrees to knit for 3 hours and talk). The result is a highly-social, fun fundraising idea in which the contestants push their abilities to the limits and the charity or organization greatly benefits from the profits.
Often, enthusiastic volunteers engage in a bounce-a-thon in which the contestants agree to jump on a trampoline for an alloted amount of time. Frequently, bounce-a-thons have a silly, fun atmosphere in which the contestants may dress up in crazy costumes to wear while bouncing on the trampoline. The trampoline bounce-a-thons may be composed of individuals or of teams.
I think this is a great idea! Really, as long as the supervising adults make sure that the trampoline fun is safe, this sounds like a great idea to raise money and have fun at the same time.
Why not try a trampoline bounce-a-thon for your next fundraiser?
It’s been so cold and rainy lately, and I really wish I could go outside and jump on the trampoline. Why can’t summer hurry up and get here already?
I think my favorite trampoline memory has to be jumping and playing with all of my family on Australia Day. Trampoline games and the McKinley family have always gone hand in hand, and it’s a time-honoured tradition to have a long bounce on the trampoline whenever we get together. Australia Day usually begins early— we have beer, music, lots of food, and of course, trampoline bouncing the whole day. I would like to say that the kids enjoy it more than the adults, but I really do not know– Aunt Judy has always really gotten into it! We have to be really careful to divide up the time so that everyone has chance to enjoy it, and sometimes the family members (both kids and adults..haha!) do not want to get off of it and let someone else have a turn. Kids start their first jumping experience when they are about six, and they keep jumping their whole lives! I can’t wait until this year’s Australia Day so we can jump on the trampoline again!!
Maybe you have a trampoline at home, or maybe you have close friends who have one. Some trampoline owners do not make good decisions while jumping. Many of them try to perform flips or twists. While these tricks can look impressive to friends, attempting to perform these stunts can be very dangerous and can lead to harm.
Instead of hurting yourself in person, get your trampoline kicks online. If you have some time to kill, do an online search for “online trampoline game”. This search will bring you to a few places hosting free online trampoline games. Of course, the aim of these games is to perform as many flips as possible, but this task is much easier said than done! With lots of practice (and free time, of course!), you will be able to flip and outperform everyone in the game.
Open a new browser window, do a quick search, and get jumping for points. Keep yourself safe and keep the flips in the game only, and not on your backyard trampoline where they do not belong.
[Edit]: I have now become a trampoline game fanatic. What was your best score, readers?
Kids are very creative by nature, and they frequently invent all types of games to play in and around the house. Some of the most popular games that kids invent are meant to be played on a trampoline. Put a tennis ball on a trampoline and they will think of a range of games to play. One game that I have discovered recently involves rolling the ball across the trampoline mat from one side to the other in a pseudo air-hockey fashion (trampoline hockey?).
Other ball games can revolve around using coordination to try to catch the ball while simultaneously jumping, or knocking it back to a friend as they gently throw it towards the person jumping.
Depending on the design, if any, on the jumping mat there may be a multitude of other games that can be made-up to play on your trampoline.
So what games do your kids play on their trampoline?
On April 7, 2010, the world lost George Nissen, the inventor of the modern trampoline. Mr. Nissen was a beloved member of the gymnastics community and was best known for his passion for trampoline sports.
Nissen invented the trampoline after he observed trapeze artists use their safety nets as a tool to rebound and perform additional gymnastic feats. In a brilliant revelation, he realized that this would be a fantastic training tool for gymnastics coaches and students.
Nissen’s trampoline invention was immensely successful, and he toured the US and Mexico performing and areas and carnivals. Nissen promoted the trampoline for most of his life and enjoyed a strong presence in trampoline and gymnastic centers.
Nissen was also famous for his wacky portraits depicting him bouncing on his trampoline in unusual circumstances. Perhaps the most famous of these pictures features him bouncing on a trampoline with a kangaroo. Other notable features include him using a trampoline that was placed on the Egyptian pyramids.
Mr. Nissen lived until the ripe old age of 96 before succumbing to complications from pneumonia.
Tina has been so nervous about her pageant, and I know she’s wondering if she’s going to do a good job for the judges. Her routine is good, her dress is finally in, and we’re getting all of the final touches to her shoes done next week. I know she’s going to do a great job..I just wish that she knew that, too.
She’s been doing her cartwheels over and over on her trampoline and is really trying to make sure that they’re done right. She has always loved her trampoline, but she’s using it more now than she ever has before. It’s been a good investment for us. That trampoline has really helped with her pageant preparations. Plus, you can tell that her trampoline has made her even more confident with her balance and coordination– a must for any budding beauty queen! (Trampoline…beauty queen…. maybe I should give up the stage mum life and become a poet! haha).
I know things will come together for her if she just works hard enough. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. At this rate, she’s got a little over three weeks with her coach (and, of course, her trusty trampoline!). I know I’ll be cheering her on, no matter what!