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Old    Steve Jones (steve_jones)      Join Date: Jun 2006       09-30-2006, 6:11 PM Reply   
I was just browsing the internet looking for a new trampoline and came across this board for $100.00. Here is the link.

http://www.trampolineusa.com/index.html
Old    Krevis Kevbo (spunnnn)      Join Date: Jun 2006       09-30-2006, 7:04 PM Reply   
Holy cow!! I don't believe that's out there! It looks like a garden knee pad. Still kinda steep price, but I probably would have bought it if I saw it before I made my own with old bindings.



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Old    Cris (criswb)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-30-2006, 7:08 PM Reply   
what did you do yours with?
Old    Krevis Kevbo (spunnnn)      Join Date: Jun 2006       09-30-2006, 11:34 PM Reply   
3/4" ply, used my wakeskate as a template, sanded the edges, secured it with inserts and wing bolts from Lowe's.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-30-2006, 11:36 PM Reply   
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kevbo, you work at uc davis medical center?

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Old    Krevis Kevbo (spunnnn)      Join Date: Jun 2006       10-01-2006, 8:29 AM Reply   
No, I'm a Carpenter Foreman.
Old    Jared (jaredb900rr)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-02-2006, 10:55 PM Reply   
About 10 years ago, I made a tramp board out of plexiglass. It was about the same size as a skateboard and we screwed tennis shoes onto it. It actually worked pretty well. We were even stupid enough to try to make a rail slide off the trampoline, over the concrete, and into the pool. Not such a smart idea...but it was doable!
Old    Nick Harvey (dfwharvey)      Join Date: Mar 2006       10-03-2006, 11:40 AM Reply   
Skateboard deck ($20-40), old shoes (FREE), roll of duct tape ($3). Hours of endless fun (PRICELESS).

I put mine together and it works like a champ. It is lighter but I can easily duct tape some weight between the shoes and give it a wakeboard feel.
Old    David (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-03-2006, 3:23 PM Reply   
I got some old school sandal bindings off eBay for $7 and cut a deck out of some plywood. Sanded the edges and done. Pretty fun, but can't get the bounce as high as when it's just my feet hitting the mat and no board. Great for spins and grabs though.
Old    gotwake123            10-03-2006, 5:40 PM Reply   
those new guru trampboards are awsome you can see them on http://www.perfski.com/index.cfm?cart_action=category_detail&category_gui d=c019dc6b-aa28-4c5e-82f0-ae29c10b271f&manufacturer_guid=a24535c6-3d54-4abf-bfdc-5d4bbff498f3
Old    David (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-04-2006, 11:53 AM Reply   
yeah the Guru looks sweet, but for $300 I'll pass.
Old    Reed Youngblood (ilovelake)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-04-2006, 2:21 PM Reply   
Has anyone actually used this product, I think it's called the Bounce Board Extreme? I realize making your own is probably a much cheaper alternative, just want to know if anyone has actually used this and how it compared to the guru and homemade versions.
Old    bouncer            10-04-2006, 2:33 PM Reply   
Thanks for mentioning my site...the Bounceboard has been real popular but I didn't know for all the reasons why until I was at the recent Orlando, FL "Surf Expo". Our Bounceboard and Guru Trampboards are very strong, durable and most importantly flexible which is needed when used on a trampoline...Using stiff plywood on a trampoline must be hard on the legs and ankles. The Guru trampboards are similar in weight as real wakeboards.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       10-04-2006, 2:39 PM Reply   
Blabel has. Here is a photo gallery of him using the Bounce Board in my backyard. We took a look at the Bounce Board in our Winter Boardom article.
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Old    wakegump (uppledup17)      Join Date: Sep 2005       10-04-2006, 3:08 PM Reply   
Does anyone know the specs or relative specs on the Guru board. Length, width, weight etc? I know they won't say what type of foam it is, but do you think it needs to be closed cell or can it be open cell foam. I saw the Guru at Nationals and probably should of looked at it closer.
And no I am not going to become a Guru competitor but at work I can get all types of foam and I wouldn't mind making one similar if I can find out the specs?
Old    Krevis Kevbo (spunnnn)      Join Date: Jun 2006       10-06-2006, 10:17 PM Reply   
Ya, using ply for a tramp board may be hard on the legs and ankles....but so is Wakeboarding! Paying over $100 for a piece of foam is hard on the wallet.
Old    R M (dr_inc)      Join Date: Mar 2005       10-07-2006, 12:09 PM Reply   
wats cool about the Foam one its that it bends so you can get more air. i want to make a "plywood one" but it sems like it takes up more surfeace area and will be harder to bounce.. does that make sence?

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