Has anyone done some trampoline training during 'windless' time?
I would like to hear more about how to approach such a training session. So here is a pile of questions:
1. What size trampoline is best to use?
2. How does a bar set up look like?
3. Board or no board on trampoline? What sort of board?
4. Best tricks to start with?
I have been looking through some video footage but want to know from you girls if it is worth to get into it. I then might buy a trampoline for my backyard
I used to be really into gymnastics so got a backyard trampoline for that...lucky me I can now use it for kiting! Its a rectangular 11' x 17' trampoline. I would definitely recommend getting rectangular trampoline for a number of reasons...but most importantly they give a much more uniform bounce and you can practice bigger tricks down the long side.
I have a net and post system around my trampoline as well as a tree overhead so I have two different mounts. The first is with the handle suspended from the tree branch to simulate an upward pull feeling like with the kite. The second with a "traveler" rope connected between two of the posts and a handle coming off of that. I use the second mount orientation more for handle passes and traveling tricks and the first orientation for grabs and more stationary tricks.
I don't use a board because I find it didn't make a huge difference. By using the trampoline you gain a lot of air awareness which will help regardless of whether you've got a board on or not.
As for starter tricks...do you have any prior gymnastics, trampoline, or flipping experience? If not I'd recommend getting comfortable with your mount (and being sure its stable!) then trying some raleys, handle passes, different air positions and working from there.
I just set this up on my trampoline so haven't had much time to try stuff out but I love it :) if you have any more questions let me know!
Abby sounds more knowledgeable than I am, as I don't have a gymnastics background & I am still playing around with my trampoline to figure out how to best utilize it, but I did have an event at mine for our Nelson Chapter & there is a picture of our set-up with the equipment I used & the cost. You can go to the Nelson, New Zealand Chapter blogs I have posted & find it there. I used a bar line set-up a year ago when I was learning the backroll & it helped me get in the habit of kicking my legs over & following with my head. Good Luck. :)