Posts Tagged ‘Bulldog on Trampoline’

Yahoo – Trampolines are too dangerous for children to use, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday. Citing nearly 100,000 injuries in 2009, the academy issued the warning in a statement published in Pediatrics and noted that the safety nets added in recent years don’t make much of a difference. “I think parents see the soft springy mat and they think it’s safe, like water,” LaBotz said. “What they don’t realize is that once you get it to bouncing, especially if there are multiple users, it can be dangerous. Bigger kids and adults like to rocket propel up the little kids, getting them to bounce higher than they would otherwise and if the kid comes down wrong, it is the same as falling 9 or 10 feet onto a hard surface.” Among the most common injuries in all age groups, include sprains, strains and contusions. Falls from the trampoline accounted for 37 to 39 percent of all injuries and can be potentially catastrophic, the authors reported.

A 2-year study? Seriously? The American Academy of Pediatrics could’ve saved a lot of money by, I don’t know, asking me. Of course kids get hurt on trampolines, that’s part of the fun, you idiots. “Bigger kids and adults like to rocket propel up the little kids, getting them to bounce higher than they would otherwise“? Hell yeah! No risk = No fun, right kids? First the fun-haters want to ban Jarts, then Dodgeball, then Red Rover (yep, too dangerous!) and now trampolines.  Here’s a novel idea, parents. If you think it’s too dangerous don’t buy a damn trampoline or let your kids get on one.

Good Lord.

OK, let’s say it all together . . . and the Wussification of America continues.

Besides, does this look dangerous to you? You go bulldog!