Meppen, Northern Germany – Is this bamboo cage construction in a cooling tower a trampoline? If so, that could make it the biggest trampoline around.
At the beginning of the year, a team of three people decided to make a massive trampoline effect from 42 bungee cords. The bungee cord set up is enclosed in a cooling tower in Meppen, Germany. The trampoline is set up with 400 M webbing and a 2 M bamboo icosahedron in the center of the 89 M diameter tower.
The Yjumper Pro team developed a prototype which uses a three point slackline bungee cord / cage connection to provide a new kind of powerful trampoline. They tested the prototype in the cooling tower without an audience to experiment and test the flexibility, scalability and the mobility of the new core invention.
The main idea behind the Yjumper is to climb inside the icosahedron structure with the help of a simple rope ladder, an etrier or a knotted rope. From there, one is able to create vertical bouncings of the system in the amount of several meters by simple body centering displacements inside the cage.
The Yjumper is a self-sufficient system, because the user doesn’t need someone to lift them up with a rope, compared to the typical bungee trampoline system. It goes without being said that you could lift up a person inside the Yjumper cage with the help of a rope, but you certainly don’t have to. With this technology, anyone can use the system on his own without any spatial limitations.
The base anchor setup is influenced by the knowledge and equipment used in highline and slackline systems. Due to the three point anchor connections, a stable level is produced which halts the bamboo cage from uncontrolled rotations while jumping. This system adaptability allows the user to install the cage jumper between suitable trees, poles, walls, rocks or in any comparable environment.
Curious to see exactly how this system works? Be sure to watch the project video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGoxwGmDrRA
Kids will soon be able to enjoy the icosahedron too. The Yjumper team has developed an inside rope system for kids to climb within and outside the bamboo icosahedron while swinging.
In the kids setup the standing plate will be removed and the cage is not higher than 3 M for security reasons. More press information about the kids setup will be released in the near future.
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