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Old    Isaac Gredinberg (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-17-2009, 12:46 PM Reply   
So Im getting real invert envious watching all these riders out throwin inverts and everyone suggests to get a trampoline.

Is 8' big enough or do you need a 14 footer?
Old    David Christman (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-17-2009, 12:58 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Steve McKim (mbsteez)      Join Date: May 2005       09-17-2009, 1:09 PM Reply   
as big as you can find, you'll still almost fall off.
Old    Dave Kiehl (dave27)      Join Date: May 2005       09-17-2009, 1:20 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Shawn (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-17-2009, 1:20 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Mark Anderson (puckinshat)      Join Date: Sep 2003       09-17-2009, 1:38 PM Reply   
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.
Old    CRASH (vin)      Join Date: May 2007       09-17-2009, 1:39 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Blake Carmichael (wake2blake)      Join Date: Jun 2008       09-17-2009, 3:20 PM Reply   
i got a 10 footer i think and there's no problem
it's dug into the ground though so you can't actually fall off
Old    shooter_08            09-17-2009, 3:33 PM Reply   
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)
Old    patch mahoney (wswb4lfe)      Join Date: Jan 2009       09-17-2009, 5:12 PM Reply   
14 for sure
Old    Brent Boucher (supernatural)      Join Date: Jan 2008       09-18-2009, 4:31 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Rich (digg311)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-18-2009, 4:50 PM Reply   
12' works... 14' is better... I LOVE my 15'er.
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.

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.
Old    Kyle Duffy (duffmangt)      Join Date: Jan 2008       09-18-2009, 5:29 PM Reply   
i have 15', any smaller and i would have had some spills off it. def no smaller than 14 feet
Old    schooledrider (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-18-2009, 6:12 PM Reply   
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.
Old    G $krilla (burbanized)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-21-2009, 3:30 PM Reply   
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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