A trampoline is a device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched over
a steel frame ... The trampoline-like life nets once used by firefighters to catch
people jumping out of burning ...
May 4, 2010 ... In 1930, the 16-year-old George Nissen watched in awe as trapeze artists
performed their daring stunts at a travelling circus in Cedar Rapids, ...
Sep 28, 2012 ... Nissen invented the trampoline in the 1930s, when, as a teenage gymnast, he
and his coach created a piece of equipment out of scrap steel ...
Trampoline history, rules and equipment. Origins in Iowa, relationship to
astronaut training, potential sport games, Olympic History.
Apr 13, 2010 ... “They said, 'George, it will be the year 2000 before trampoline is ever in the
Olympics,' ” Mr. Nissen said in an interview with International ...
trampoline, gymnastics, Nissen, George Nissen, history, invention, facts,
biography, inventor. ... Imagine that the year is 1930, and you feel like jumping.
Apr 10, 2010 ... Nissen was a teenage gymnast when he developed the first prototype in Iowa in
1934. In 2000, trampoline debuted as a medal sport in the ...
Apr 8, 2010 ... Nissen got his inspiration for the trampoline when watching trapeze artists at a
circus rebound on the safety net. He was a member of his high ...
Circus lore has it that a Frenchman, named du Trampoline, helped develop the
basics of the trampoline as we know it. For years, circus performers had used a ...
Apr 9, 2010 ... Trampoline Inventor George Nissen Passes Away ... "They said, 'George, it will
be the year 2000 before trampoline is ever in the Olympics,'" ...