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Jumping on trampolines, jumping into foam pits and otherwise using equipment in a trampoline park is inherently dangerous, not unlike any other extreme sport.  Participants and parents must accept these risks, and also take responsibility for following posted rules to minimize these risks.  Our staff is well trained and our equipment is designed to make the facility as safe as possible, but notwithstanding all that we do, we cannot eliminate the risk of injury.

Please take time to read and understand the rules below, and watch our safety video before participating in our facility.

All participants require a liability waiver.  If under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign for the minor.

Warning: The use of trampoline equipment, foam and air bag pits, slack lines, gymnastics and tumbling are risky recreational activities that may result in serious injury, paralysis, death or damage to property or third parties.

Injury Rate Comparison with other Sports

  • Injuries per 1,000

Statistics comparing trampoline injuries in a significantly large facility in a major metropolitan area with other popular sports:

Sport Injury Rate Injuries per 1,000
Baseball 1.7% 17
Soccer 2.1% 21
Softball 1.0% 10
Football 1.5% 15
Trampoline Park 0.2% 2

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics Journal, “Survey of the Injury Rate for Chilren in Community Sports”, Marirose A. Radelet, Scott M Lephart (PhD), Elaine N. Runbinstein (PhD), and Joseph B. Myers (PhD), Pediatrics 2002; 110; e28; DOI: 10.1542/ped.110.3.e28

Warning: Guest Rules for Use

Assumption of Risk.  Participation in trampoline activities is an inherently dangerous recreational activity and involves a level of risk that each participant must evaluate on their own.

By using this facility, you are assuming a risk of serious catastrophic injury or death.

Warning!!!  Your risk of catastrophic injury, paralysis or even death will increase from failing to follow the rules below.

Liability Waiver.  By using the equipment and property at this facility, all guests of Hang Time Sports are bound by the liability waiver and release set forth in the terms of the Agreement that must be executed upon admittance to this facility.  Those under the age of 18 must have the Agreement completed and signed but their parent or legal guardian.
46 inches.  Only children 46 inches tall and above are allowed in main trampoline area.  Other activity areas are available for children under 46 inches.  Exceptions can be made if the facility is not busy.
Do not attempt somersaults.  Landing on the head or neck can cause serious injury, paralysis, or death, even when landing in the middle of the mat.
Do not double bounce.
Do not dive into the foam pit areas.
Only one person in foam pit at a time. 

Do not sit or lie on the court.  If you are tired and need to rest, you must exit the court.
Wear appropriate clothing.  Clothes must be free of hanging zippers, belts, strings, etc.  Remove jewelry. Empty pockets and have nothing in mouth. (gum, candy, or other)
No tricks over safety pads.  No flips, inverts or tricks over safety pads.
Dangerous tricks.  Flips and other tricks are dangerous…perform at your own risk only if you have sufficient skill to avoid injury.
Be alert.  Be aware and considerate of those around you. Jump with people that are of similar size.
No climbing.  Do not climb on walls or netting, and do not touch basketball apparatus.
No drugs.  Do not use a trampoline when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
No Rough-housing.  No tackling, pushing, or other activity that may unnecessarily interfere with the jumping or concentration of another participant.
This is a listing of our general rules. It is not an all-inclusive list, and the rules are subject to change.

**We reserve the right to ask any person failing to comply with Guest Rules to leave the premises.**

Trampoline Safety & Accident Prevention

As in most recreational sports, participants may be injured.  The following are common reasons why trampoline accidents happen:
Attempting Somersaults    Landing on the head or neck can cause serious injury, paralysis, or death, even when landing in the middle of the bed.
More than one person on the trampoline    Use by more than one person at the same time can result in serious injuries.
Hitting the frame    Jumpers should stay in the center of the trampoline when jumping. Injury may result from hitting the frame when control is lost. Do not jump directly onto the safety pad.
Incorrect transfer from trampolines to decking or platform areas    Improper transfer can result in broken ankles or other injuries. Walk from trampoline to decking areas.
Alcohol and drug use    Alcohol and drug use impair a jumper’s coordination, loss of control as well as injuries are greatly increased.
Inadequate skill level    Attempting skills above one’s ability may cause serious injury, paralysis, or death.
Foreign objects    Jumping with a foreign object can also increase the chances of getting injured. This includes keys, phones and cameras.

Our rules are subject to change!

Liability Waivers are required to participate in the Hang Time facility

Waiver Highlights (please read entire waiver before signing):

You Assume the Risk – from serious injury, paralysis, death or damage to property or third parties

Release of liability – you are responsible for your own injuries and actions, and for your children/minors for whom you are signing

Adequate Insurance – you represent that you have adequate medical or other insurance to pay for any injury that may occur

Rules – Represent you have read and will follow the rules of the facility and will help your children understand and follow them

Safety Video – Represent you and your children have watched or will watch the safety video before using the facility

Liability Waiver – PLEASE READ ENTIRE WAIVER BEFORE SIGNING

For Get Air Hang Time (Hang Time Orem, LLC) located at 1340 Sandhill Road, Orem, UT 84058

In consideration of being allowed to participate in the Get Air Hang Time Orem facility, and by signing this agreement, I am forever waiving and releasing any and all claims I may now or later have against Hang Time Orem, LLC (hereinafter “Hang Time”) related in any way to the use of its equipment and facilities, including claims of negligence, and on behalf of myself, my spouse, children/wards, my parents, heirs, assigns, personal representatives and estate, and I hereby agree to fully and permanently release, waive and discharge Hang Time, its agents, owners, members, shareholders, directors, partners, employees, suppliers, manufacturers, landlords, participants, affiliates, successors and assigns (collectively the “Released Parties“) from any and all claims, liability, demands, or causes of action related in any way to my use of or presence in any real or personal property of Hang Time or the other Released Parties (hereinafter “The Facility”), without regard to whether a claim already exists or may arise in the future. I understand that (a) Hang Time makes The Facility available to customers for recreational use only, (b) that using The Facility is purely a volunteer recreational activity designed for fun or for athletic development, and is not a service to the general public or necessary in any sense, (c) that I am assuming the risks set forth in this Agreement, and (d) if I am signing this Agreement to allow a minor child use The Facility, that I am representing and warranting that I have medical insurance and the ability to pay for and indemnify the Released Parties from any and all bills, losses, liabilities, claims, obligations, costs, damages or expenses that may result from such minor’s use of The Facility.

Term of Agreement – The Effective Date of this Agreement is the Date of Signature or Electronic Signature (Today’s Date), and term of agreement is one year from the Effective Date. I agree to automatically extend the Term of Agreement to one year from the date of each visit by myself or Minor Child to The Facility, and I understand that my children and I are not allowed to use the equipment in The Facility without agreeing to be bound to the terms set forth in this Agreement.

Assumption of Risk – I acknowledge and understand that the use of trampoline equipment, foam and air bag pits, slack lines, gymnastics and tumbling are risky recreational activities that may result in serious injury, paralysis, death, or damage to property or third parties. Known risks may include, but are not limited to, falling off equipment, double bouncing, collision with fixed objects, equipment and/or people, and failed attempted jumps and stunts. I understand that jumping on trampolines, jumping off and jumping onto platforms, jumping into or playing in foam and/or air bag pits, playing in an obstacle course, using a slack line, playing dodgeball, slamball, gymnastics, tumbling or other sports and activities in The Facility is inherently dangerous. I understand that there are unknown risks in using The Facility or equipment and I assume these risks. Hang Time employees cannot and will not eliminate the risks of jumping on a trampoline, jumping into a foam or air bag pit, playing in an obstacle course, playing slamball, dodgeball, gymnastics, tumbling or otherwise using the equipment with others. I understand that if I do not want to take these risks or cannot afford to risk any injury, then I should NOT sign this document or use the equipment in The Facility.

Release of Liability- I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with or related to my [including my children and minors for whom I am signing this agreement] participation in any activities in The Facility, and my use of any equipment or facilities owned or operated by the Released Parties, including without limitation Hang Time, and release of liability for negligence by Hang Time employees or management or the Released Parties to the fullest extent by law. I am assuming on behalf of myself and/or Minor child, all risk of personal injury, death, or disability to myself and/or the minor child that may result from participation or use of Hang Time facilities and equipment with or without others.

Warranty of Insurance and Indemnification – I represent, warrant, and certify that (1) I am the parent or legal guardian of identified Minor(s) listed below and (2) I have adequate medical or other insurance to cover and pay for any possible injury that may occur to me or the minor child for whom I have signed this Agreement, including without limitation any intensification or exacerbation of injury resulting from any preexisting medical or physical condition I or the minor child may have. To the extent the insurance does not pay for all costs or damages, I also agree to pay for any and all costs and expenses of such injury or damage to myself or to the minor child for whom I have signed this Agreement. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold Hang Time and the other Released Parties harmless from and against any and all losses, liabilities, claims, obligations, costs, damages and/or expenses whatsoever paid, including, but not limited to attorneys’ fees, costs, damages and/or judgments, related to my use or the minor child’s use of any equipment or property owned by the Released Parties. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing indemnity obligation, I understand that I will be responsible to defend the Released Parties against, and to pay any judgment against the Released Parties, in any claim or lawsuit filed on behalf of the minor child listed below.

Photography/Videography – From time to time, Hang Time takes videos and photographs to help promote its facility during business hours.  I grant permission to use the image of myself or my children in photographs and/or video taken in The Facility for use on Hang Time websites, marketing and promotional material and displayed within its facility.

Miscellaneous – I agree that (a) the exclusive venue for any dispute or litigation between myself and Hang Time will be the Second or Third district courts for the state of Utah, (b) the substantive law of Utah shall apply without regard to any conflict of law rules of another state, (c) the substantially prevailing party shall be entitled to its attorneys’ fees and costs from the other party in any litigation, and (d) if any part of this Agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. The waiver, release, assumption of risk, indemnifications, and other legal obligations set forth in this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall be applicable to any and all future uses of the Released Parties’ property by me or the minor child for whom I have signed this Agreement below.

Rules and Safety Video – I agree to read and follow the rules of the facility, and watch the safety video [with my children] before using the facility, and to cause my minor child to understand and follow such rules, including without limitation the rules posted on signs within the facility. I agree that I or my minor child may be required to leave the facility, with no refund, for a failure to follow the rules.

I have read the rules of The Facility conspicuously posted at the place of payment and watched the safety video for use of The Facility.

I understand that I am voluntarily giving up the right to bring a lawsuit or claim against the above mentioned Released Parties. I further understand and accept the above risks related to these activities. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire Agreement. I understand the Agreement, and I agree to be bound by its terms.

I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE (1) THAT THIS DOCUMENT IS ELECTRONICALLY SIGNED IN ACCORDANCE WITH UTAH CODE ANN. 46-4-201 AND (2) THAT THIS DOCUMENT IS VALID AND MAY BE ENFORCED IN THE SAME MANNER AS A HAND-SIGNED DOCUMENT THAT EXISTS IN PHYSICAL FORM. I ALSO EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE VALIDITY OF THE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE APPENDED TO THIS DOCUMENT, WHICH WAS MADE BY ME ON THE DATE THIS FORM WAS ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED. I FURTHER AGREE THAT I HAVE KNOWINGLY AND EXPLICITLY WAIVED ANY RIGHT TO CLAIM THIS DOCUMENT IS INVALID OR IS UNENFORCEABLE BASED ON (1) THE FACT THAT THIS DOCUMENT EXISTS IN ELECTRONIC FORM OR (2) THE FACT THAT THIS DOCUMENT IS SIGNED ELECTRONICALLY.

Injury Rates in Trampoline Parks are lower than other common recreational activities

The information and analysis below provides insight on injury rates of trampoline parks in comparison with common recreational activities.  Bottom line, your risk of injury is less in a trampoline park than many other recreational activities!

Injuries on trampolines that result in a hospital visit or stay are lower than other common activities*

If you add up all the hospital visits throughout the country for the activities shown on the pie chart below, visits from trampoline injuries, including backyard trampolines and trampoline parks, make up just 3% of the total.

Activity % of total Estimated Number of Injuries
Basketball 18% 569,746
Bicycles & Accessories 18% 556,660
Football 15% 466,492
Exercise, Exercise Equipment 15% 459,978
Baseball, Softball 9% 265,471
Soccer 7% 231,447
Swimming, Pools, Equipment 6% 190,347
Skateboards 4% 114,120
Trampolines 3% 94,945
Hockey 2% 64,733
Volleyball 2% 61,945
Racquet Sports 1% 32,104
 total 3,107,988

*Source: Neiss Data Highlights 2012: http://www.cpsc.gov/Research–Statistics/NEISS-Injury-Data/

NEISS US Hospital Injury Data Correlated with Participation Rates

Comparing Get Air Hang Time’s injury rates with the following table is not exactly apples to apples, but it will give you a good idea about how injury rates are generally much higher in other common sports activities when compared with our trampoline park.  We correlated participation rates from U.S. Census Bureau study that was conducted in 2009 with NEISS hospital injury data summary from 2012, and the results are similar to the injury rates published by the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal as stated above.  Note that there are two injury rates, one for all injuries where the injured visited a hospital, and the second (last) column for those who were admitted to the hospital.  Here are the results:

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2012, Table 1249. Participation in Selected Sports Activites: 2009; Neiss Data Highlights 2012: http://www.cpsc.gov/Research–Statistics/NEISS-Injury-Data/

Comparing our injury rates with this data is like comparing apples to oranges.  Generally, our minor injuries do not involve any hospital visit, so our overall injury rate of less than 2 injuries per thousand participants is very low when comparing to the first injury rate column (with yellow bars) where the injured visited a hospital for injuries with common recreational activities.  And our major injury rate, which we define as injuries that require more than one doctor visit, do not necessarily involve hospitalization.  Notwithstanding, our major injury rate of 0.07 compared with the hospitalization rate of other common activities (column in red on the far right) is still is very low.

Get Air Hang Time’s Safety Record**

The injury rate at Get Air Hang Time is less than 2 injuries per 1,000 participants.  The most common injury are sprained ankles.  Compared with other sports activities, Get Air Hang Time’s injury rate is very low.

We define major injuries as injuries that require more than one doctor visit.  Our major injury rate is 0.07 injuries per 1,000 participants.  Again, compared with other activities, this rate is very low.  The severity of injuries in our park has been less than other recreational activities such as skiing, bicycling, skateboarding and ATVs.  Some of the major injuries involved pre-existing conditions.

  • None of the injuries were concussions or involved paralysis.  
  • None of the injuries were caused by faulty equipment or design.  
  • Only two of the injuries involved participants under the age of 18.  

**for the 12 month period ending in July, 2013

 

We hope that by disclosing these injury rates and comparing them with other common recreational activities, you will be better informed about the actual risks of participating at Get Air Hang Time trampoline park.  While there is always a risk of injury inherent in recreational activities, the vast majority of our guests enjoy our facility without injury.

Trampoline Parks vs. Backyard Trampolines

Trampoline Parks are much safer than backyard trampolines for a number of reasons.  These are some of the things that make trampoline parks different and safer than your typical backyard trampoline:

The pads, springs, mats and nets at indoor trampoline parks are not exposed to harmful UV rays like backyard trampolines. UV rays cause materials to deteriorate outdoors over time.

Trampolines are level to the ground at parks unlike backyard trampolines which are several feet off the ground which makes a fall more dangerous.

Trampoline park pads are thicker than backyard trampolines.

Trampoline Parks feature an additional protection layer between the pads and the springs, which help protect you from injury in case you slide under the pad.

There are no round trampolines in a trampoline park. Round backyard trampolines bounce you to the center which is dangerous.

Trampoline park equipment is constructed from higher quality materials than backyard trampolines.

The Get Air Hang Time activity areas are always under supervision by safety coaches compared to backyard trampoline parks which can be unsupervised.

SAFETY IS A PRIORITY

Unique Safety Features at Get Air Hang Time in Orem:

WATERFALL FOAM PIT TRAMPOLINES

No bar between trampoline and foam pit is significantly safer.

HEAVY DUTY NETTING BARRIERS

300 lbs/square inch netting keeps participants and balls in arenas and protects participants from collisions in pits.

THICK SAFETY PADS

Our padding is just the right thickness to maximize safety.

PROTECTIVE BARRIER OVER SPRINGS

 

Additional barrier under pads protect feet and legs from touching springs.

SAFETY COACHES

Our trained staff actively coach participants to jump safe and have fun.

CLEANLINESS IS A PRIORITY

We clean and sanitize our facility and trampoline equipment everyday.

The Health Benefits of Trampolines

Trampolines are FUN, and take the WORK out of workout!  A good workout does not have to be work.  We can discover the health benefits of trampolines where FUN is the focus and exercise is just something that happens along the way!  Jumping on trampolines gets your heart pumping, your lungs breathing heavy and will make you break a sweat.  But you don’t even notice, because jumping on trampolines is so much fun!

Most effective type of exercise.  NASA conducted a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology that compared the activity of jumping on a trampoline with other types of exercise.  They found that jumping on a trampoline is the most efficient and effective form of exercise that existed.  The study showed jumping on trampolines is more effective than running or jogging and 70 percent more effective than a treadmill.  The article states that “for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running.”  The results showed that 10 minutes of bouncing on a trampoline provides the same level of results as 33 minutes of running, leading them to claim that “rebound exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.”

Makes you stronger.  Dr. Morton Walker, in his book “Jumping for Health” discussed these additional benefits from jumping on trampolines:

 

  • Strengthens every cell, muscle, organ, tissue, bone and tendon in the body.
  • Gives all the benefits of aerobic exercises without jarring the skeletal system.
  • Provides pure pleasure in freedom of moving, turning, twisting, kicking and stretching that can be performed anywhere.
  • Protection against heart disease, cancer and degenerative diseases.

 

“Trampoline exercise is also good for your immune system, which helps keep your body’s natural defenses high and reduces the chance of getting sick,” says Dr. Morton Walker[2]

Good for your MIND, and makes you feel better.  Rebounding reduces stress and can help control over addictions.  Trampoline jumping release endorphins, your body’s natural “feel-good” chemicals, from the brain which help to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and leave you feeling invigorated.

Jumping helps your lymphatic system.   This system is the metabolic garbage can of the body.  It rids the body of toxins, substances that cause fatigue, nitrogenous wastes, dead cells, cancer cells, fatty globules, infectious viruses, pathogenic bacteria, trapped protein, infectious viruses, heavy metals, and other assorted junk the cells cast off.  How?

  1. At the bottom of the bounce the valves are closed. Poisons, toxins and waste products are squeezed out from between the cells.
  2. As the body bounds into the air valves are still closed, waste is loosened from the cell, nutrients are passed from lymph to the cells.
  3. At the height of the bounce the body is weightless. Valves are open … Fluid begins to flow.
  4. As the body descends, fluid flows, sucking waste products out and away from the cells to be eliminated by the lymph fluid.

As a result, the actions from jumping on a trampoline are ideal for cleansing cells.  According to Dr. C. Samuel West[3], rebounding is the best way to circulate the lymphatics.  If the lymphatic system is circulating properly it is less likely one will get sick[4].

Consult a Physician First.  Before changing your exercise routines, we encourage you to consult your physician first, especially for senior citizens, people with disabilities or medical conditions, and those undergoing therapy following an injury.  The “…trampoline provides a convenient form of exercise with a major advantage being its apparent low level of trauma to the musculoskeletal system.”[5] So exercising on trampolines may be just what the doctor orders.


[2]Jumping for Health by Dr. Morton Walker, Published by Avery Publishing Group, Inc. 1989

[3] Dr. C. Samuel West, (D.N., ND.D.) Biography http://www.ial.org/biography.php

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