Trampolines are found in many backyards in America today. Many people think that trampolines are a necessity in american homes today, but they come with danger. In 2009 there were 98,000 recorded injuries happened, and fourteen percent of those resulted in hospitalization. The American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) released information in 2012 that there are 247,000 trampoline related injuries that occur every year in the U.S. but hasn‘t increased since then.
What better way to respond to these staggering facts than to build a warehouse filled with these things! This place is called Jump Street! One Hundred percent of people who were asked if they liked trampolines said yes. Junior, Logan Green said, “Have you ever seen a sad person on a trampoline?” He’s got a point! Jump Street is one of biggest names in trampolines, so who hasn’t heard of it? Again, one hundred percent of people asked said they knew of it. When one looks up directions to Jump Street they might get directions to the Jump Street on I-25, unfortunately that one has been closed down. Junior, Brandon McDaniel said he isn’t sad that it is closed. Senior, Drake Greeott stated, “No, I am not sad because the new one is better.” The new Jump Street is down in Lakewood Greeott informed us. He also said that they have many new additions including a foam pit, more dodge ball courts, a mechanical bull, and two basketball hoops. Green said he has been to the new location and his favorite part is the mechanical bull, “It’s a rush to be on that bull.” said Green. When people jump high on trampolines they say they feel like they can fly. Greeott said that exact thing, “It feels like I was soaring through the air! It was amazing and it felt like I was flying!” Sadly there are people who have not been to the new Jump Street like sophomore, Trevor Cook. He says he would like to attend because “It sounds fun.” Cook would possibly make the drive to Lakewood but doesn’t know when he would go. If you haven’t gone to Jump Street and asked someone who has gone, they would say it is definitely worth the visit!