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Dear Trampoliners,

See this Trampoline ?


Nice isn't it ?....shall we ?...c'mon !!..it'll be fun !!..YAYYYYYYYYY !!!



But if I am heavier than ewe, will I bounce more or less ?..or the same ?
......which ever way it is.....why ?


I luff girlies on trampolines !! ;)


 

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Does Different Weights Mean Different Heights On Trampoline ?
« Reply #1 on: 02/10/2007 13:24:49 »
LOL you would too! LOL..

Well we had a trampoline and my children decided mom should jump.. It was quite the site. I jumped and the mat did not leave my feet. My kids said mom jump.. lol.. I said I did jump they said no mom your feet have to jump off the mat, I said I did! LOL They said oh.. mom you can't jump good! they then piled on the thing jumped so much knocked me down and they continued jumping having no mercy for me who could not get up to get on my feet. I was too heavy to jump high so the mat just stayed right under mt feet as if they were only tip toeing! LOL probably more because that mat would go down farther to begin with giving you more force up, but then again a lighter body would be propelled further with less force so I say and revise first thought and say they will go higher then you!!! LOL
 

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Does Different Weights Mean Different Heights On Trampoline ?
« Reply #2 on: 03/10/2007 18:33:53 »
The maximum height you can achieve will probably be higher if you are lighter.

When you bounce energy is converted from gravitational potential energy to kinetic energy as you fall and then to elastic potential energy and back again.

There is a maximum amount of energy the springs can store before they break or go straight. So as this is converted to gravitational potential energy as you bounce up, there is a maximum amount of graviational energy you can have.

GPE = mass * g * height

so a small mass could achieve a greater height than a large mass without breaking the springs.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 03/10/2007 19:31:43 »
LOL you would too! LOL..

Well we had a trampoline and my children decided mom should jump.. It was quite the site. I jumped and the mat did not leave my feet. My kids said mom jump.. lol.. I said I did jump they said no mom your feet have to jump off the mat, I said I did! LOL They said oh.. mom you can't jump good! they then piled on the thing jumped so much knocked me down and they continued jumping having no mercy for me who could not get up to get on my feet. I was too heavy to jump high so the mat just stayed right under mt feet as if they were only tip toeing! LOL probably more because that mat would go down farther to begin with giving you more force up, but then again a lighter body would be propelled further with less force so I say and revise first thought and say they will go higher then you!!! LOL
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Yayyyyy ! That means I was right to revise my thought about his children going higher then him! YAYYYY! Maybe I am learning something.. not sure what but something is sinking in! LOL! COOL DAVE!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 07/10/2007 22:43:56 »
As usual, there's more to it than just your mass.
It involves the length of your legs (your stride) which effects how easily you can impart energy to the oscillating system (you and your bounces) from your muscles. You then need to match the length and stiffness of the springs, along with your mass so that you can get the best resonance. This allows you to store the most energy in the system - which means you jump highest. Then there's the friction and energy loss in the canvass bit. . . . .
Or you can do a lot of trial and error.
I am sure that adults get the best height on adult trampolines and kids do best on kids trampolines - someone else did the design study before you bought it.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 08/10/2007 13:00:00 »
As usual I am Wrong! LOL! oh....dude!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 08/10/2007 16:32:59 »
NO, Karen. Not wrong - just intuitive.
Life can be quite tough when you can't bring yourself to be intuitive!
I blame it on my Physics teachers.
 

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