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Old 12-29-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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I had a friend in Manassas buy his kid a trampoline. Part of it broke and when he contacted the manufacturer, they had filed for bankruptcy. Maybe he had a ghetto-trampoline.

If you think you've seen alot down here, you ought to see parts of NJ. They have big poles attached to them with giant, thick nets on the sides.

I think they're ugly too. But, at the same time, if the kids enjoy it, se la vie. It's good exercise and a fun activity for family and their friends.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Before I had kids I thought things like trampolines, baby pools and plastic slides were totally tasteless and ugly. I was NEVER going to have such a thing in my yard. But now that my son is two I have the plastic slide, the baby pool, the big tacky colorful ride-on toys, and a whole bunch of other junk that all makes an appearance from time to time in the back yard - and, yes, occasionally even the front yard. No trampoline, though - but only because they seem dangerous.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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And yet you never see anyone on a pogo stick.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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I must admit that when we we started looking at houses, I noticed the same thing. I don't have a problem with it at all as frankly when I was a kid, I really wanted one too. In our previous neighborhood and most around it, you never saw them or swingsets or anything like that because most HOA covenants don't allow for it.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Clifton, Va
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And yet you never see anyone on a pogo stick.
I bought my grandkids a pogo stick for Christmas. I had to explain to them what it was and what to do with it! They love it now.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: somewhere
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I haven't really noticed that many trampolines here in Stafford, after our oldest son got hurt on a friends and in talking to his ER nurse and doctor we opted to not buy one.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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I've been in my current neighborhood in NOVA since 86 and have never seen a trampoline in anyone's yard near me.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:38 PM
 
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The simple explanation is that all the suburban NoVA soccer moms are secretly in love with George Clooney, and a trampoline is as close as they can get to "Up In The Air".
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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They are in yards because if used in the house the kids would bump their heads on the ceiling.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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That's what beds are for.
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