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World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« on: September 29, 2017, 11:49:43 AM »
It’s in Wales, and it’s fantastic



https://www.zipworld.co.uk/adventure/detail/bounce-below


It has multiple levels and you can slide down that tube to go from the top down to the bottom and then run back up on a giant spiral ramp.  All in an old mine in Wales. 

Anyone else been?

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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 01:04:41 PM »
No, but I would love to do that! Looks amazing!  ;D
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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 01:06:32 PM »
It’s in Wales, and it’s fantastic



https://www.zipworld.co.uk/adventure/detail/bounce-below


It has multiple levels and you can slide down that tube to go from the top down to the bottom and then run back up on a giant spiral ramp.  All in an old mine in Wales. 

Anyone else been?

It looks fantastic!  If I trusted things suspended over great heights to stay up, that would be really fun!  (Also, if I had more stamina for physical activity, because I know how exerting it is to walk on mushy, springy surfaces.... okay, the lack of stamina is the real obstacle.  I'm really feeble.)
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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 01:12:39 PM »
It looks fantastic!  If I trusted things suspended over great heights to stay up, that would be really fun!  (Also, if I had more stamina for physical activity, because I know how exerting it is to walk on mushy, springy surfaces.... okay, the lack of stamina is the real obstacle.  I'm really feeble.)

Bladder control after childbirth x2 would be my obstacle!   ;D  I'd totally go though!

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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 02:38:22 PM »
Bladder control after childbirth x2 would be my obstacle!   ;D  I'd totally go though!

I could probably forget about my fear of human error and have fun.  It is the sort of thing I'd want to do.  But I get breathless going from my house to the workshop, which is only across our driveway.  If I have to carry stuff out there or back, it's really uncomfortable for me.  I'm a bit deficient in the lung department.  Resistance training is doable.  Aerobic training is my daily routine.
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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 04:26:44 PM »
I didn’t actually go on it myself because I think I was nursing some Go Ape related injury.  My wife did, despite her x2 births and related concerns.  Kids didn’t give her any credit for being a great mom. 

I got my payback on the water slides at Center parks. 

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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2017, 02:27:12 PM »
I've been! We did this and the fastest zipline! Both were excellent!

Will say though that the shine wears off relatively quickly as you get tired out of jumping around before the hour period is up. The only thing was that it's obviously family friendly so LOTS of kids (which is fine) but we had signed up for an adults-only bounce time but they didn't tell us that they no longer provided this service because there wasn't enough demand for it. It wasn't a huge issue, but we probably would have preferred an adults only time period because we kept feeling like we were afraid of hurting kids in our bouncing and we had to watch out language a bit more.

The zipline was probably the scariest and most amazing thing I've done to date so would recommend doing that 100%
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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 06:44:39 PM »
I've been! We did this and the fastest zipline! Both were excellent!

Will say though that the shine wears off relatively quickly as you get tired out of jumping around before the hour period is up. The only thing was that it's obviously family friendly so LOTS of kids (which is fine) but we had signed up for an adults-only bounce time but they didn't tell us that they no longer provided this service because there wasn't enough demand for it. It wasn't a huge issue, but we probably would have preferred an adults only time period because we kept feeling like we were afraid of hurting kids in our bouncing and we had to watch out language a bit more.

The zipline was probably the scariest and most amazing thing I've done to date so would recommend doing that 100%

ZIPLINE!  Now you've got my attention!  That is not aerobic.  And, yes.... you gotta trust human error.  But the funfactor makes up for the potential risk.

My cousin once put up a zipline across part of my family's land.  It was amazing, and the only thing I regret is that I didn't go on it enough times before my parents took it down while I was away on travel.  It wasn't pretty (and the steel cable my cousin used might not have been obtained legitimately), but it was a lot of fun.
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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 08:46:15 PM »
ZIPLINE!  Now you've got my attention!  That is not aerobic.  And, yes.... you gotta trust human error.  But the funfactor makes up for the potential risk.

My cousin once put up a zipline across part of my family's land.  It was amazing, and the only thing I regret is that I didn't go on it enough times before my parents took it down while I was away on travel.  It wasn't pretty (and the steel cable my cousin used might not have been obtained legitimately), but it was a lot of fun.

Took ages but I managed to find the free video they gave me for my ziplines lol

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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2017, 09:31:36 PM »
Took ages but I managed to find the free video they gave me for my ziplines lol

http://player.mementomovies.co.uk/v.php?v=4806-0307-D01C-1907-5D1D

Wow... those are really long!  And fast!  Was it fun?  The stop looked much gentler than the one my cousin built, and I was happy with the one my cousin built.
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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 09:38:19 PM »
Wow... those are really long!  And fast!  Was it fun?  The stop looked much gentler than the one my cousin built, and I was happy with the one my cousin built.

It doesn't last long at all but it's very high and very fast. And you literally get in the press-up position hanging over the edge to get all strapped in.....lol I'm not afraid of heights, but if you are this is not for you lol.

The stop is a lot smoother than you'd imagine. It's not as much of a jolt as you assume it would be (probably because you're grabbing onto something after you put your arms out to slow down and then you kind of swing until you touch down, if that makes sense)


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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 09:55:31 PM »
It doesn't last long at all but it's very high and very fast. And you literally get in the press-up position hanging over the edge to get all strapped in.....lol I'm not afraid of heights, but if you are this is not for you lol.

The stop is a lot smoother than you'd imagine. It's not as much of a jolt as you assume it would be (probably because you're grabbing onto something after you put your arms out to slow down and then you kind of swing until you touch down, if that makes sense)

So, it's the sort of thing I wouldn't convince my husband to do.  He doesn't say he's afraid of heights, but I get the sense that he is.  He's not afraid of speed though.  I don't know.  I think he might actually be like me.  If we're on a steep mountain looking down, he wouldn't be scared.  But if we were on a platform of equal height, looking down, he would question the structural integrity of the platform.  If a distinction can reasonably be made.

The end of the zipline thing does make sense as you described.  It almost sounds graceful.
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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 04:40:00 AM »
Took ages but I managed to find the free video they gave me for my ziplines lol

http://player.mementomovies.co.uk/v.php?v=4806-0307-D01C-1907-5D1D

Wow! That looks amazing!  ;D Not sure I'd have the courage for something that high though. That getting started bit looks scary!  :o
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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 10:42:14 AM »
If you like zip lines, you should try this one in Bournenouth.  You start from a tower at the end of the pier and go over the water until you land on the beach .  It was indeed a scary first step

http://rockreef.co.uk/pierzip/

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Re: World’s Biggest Underground Trampoline
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2017, 12:28:42 PM »
If you like zip lines, you should try this one in Bournenouth.  You start from a tower at the end of the pier and go over the water until you land on the beach .  It was indeed a scary first step

http://rockreef.co.uk/pierzip/


I kind of want to do one of those zipline through the jungle canopy adventure things in Cancun.  But that would mean going on a cruise with my mother, and I have vowed to never do that.  :P
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