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extremeisaac 09-17-2009 12:46 PM

So Im getting real invert envious watching all these riders out throwin inverts and everyone suggests to get a trampoline. <BR> <BR>Is 8' big enough or do you need a 14 footer?

lfrider92 09-17-2009 12:58 PM

i dont have one. but i think 8 would be way to small. think about it, look at the size of your board. not alot of room for error on the landing if its only 8 feet. i would think bigger is better when it comes to this. i read a thread awhile ago saying that 12+ was your best bet.

mbsteez 09-17-2009 1:09 PM

as big as you can find, you'll still almost fall off.

dave27 09-17-2009 1:20 PM

I have a 12 footer for my kids, It is a joke for me to jump in. By the way it has the netting all the way around it.

helinut 09-17-2009 1:20 PM

I have a 10 footer and I don't think I could do anything on it. I'm 6'4" though. With the net around it, I doubt I could do a flip without killing myself. Now if I could do a perfect flip, maybe. But that ain't happening.

puckinshat 09-17-2009 1:38 PM

I had a 16' and fell off a few times. Look on craigs list for a used one, bigger the better. If you have the cash to pony up, and square gymnastics quality one is the way to go.

vin 09-17-2009 1:39 PM

i got the 14 footer from wal-mart and i still fall off every now and then , just gotta be careful and always try to start your tricks in the middle. get the tramp as big as you can for the room you got. and try to keep it away from the house and the concrete.

wake2blake 09-17-2009 3:20 PM

i got a 10 footer i think and there's no problem <BR>it's dug into the ground though so you can't actually fall off

shooter_08 09-17-2009 3:33 PM

I went through a few of the Sportmart specials (14 ft I think). They can only take so much abuse and the legs end up bending. Learning how to huck yourself after jumping up is part of the experience. You can toss yourself off a 10 footer just as easy as the 16 footer. +1 on getting a square gymnastic kind (they are expensive)

wswb4lfe 09-17-2009 5:12 PM

14 for sure

supernatural 09-18-2009 4:31 PM

It is so much easier and safer to throw new inverts on a bigger tramp, way more forgiving than a small one. I have a 14' and wish it was bigger.

digg311 09-18-2009 4:50 PM

12' works... 14' is better... I LOVE my 15'er. <BR>Wifey made me get the net, but I actually don't mind it most of the time. I get a little crazier and it has saved me, but I had no net for years and never took any falls I didn't walk away from. <BR> <BR>Next year I'm sinking it into the yard. May have to go a little smaller when I do. No way I'd go lower than 12' though... and might even spring for the rectangular one. They seem to be WAY bouncier.

duffmangt 09-18-2009 5:29 PM

i have 15', any smaller and i would have had some spills off it. def no smaller than 14 feet

rmcronin 09-18-2009 6:12 PM

Definitely get the net not matter what size you get. It's like wearing a helmet snowboarding, you'll try so much more than normal. My kids and I would have broken bones countless times without the net. We're like pinballs in that thing flipping all over the place.

burbanized 09-21-2009 3:30 PM

I had a 12ft. and I was launched off. good thing my grass was a little soft, and I didnt land on my dogs turds


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