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Trampoline Staircase

Stairs become fun, and dangerous!
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If you're like me, you are lazy. I also hate going upwards on a staircase. I'm one of those people that do that stair skip thing. What I propose is each step being a tiny trampoline, and at the bottom of the set, a landing/take off trampoline. At the top and bottom of the set, their could be a switch to control the tension of the landing/take off tramp. So, if you were at the bottom, you could decrease the tension , take a few bounces, and you would already be half way up! If you were on the top, increase the tension so when you land, you don't get too much bounce and hit your head, but the landing remains cushiony.

(First timer)

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Night, Jun 13 2005

Trampoline bridge (link from same idea I had 8 years after this one, but missed it) http://www.digitals...tml#~psesEDze9pBrqV
By [wrongfellow] who originally wrote: Kind of like this, but more up-and-downy. Oh, and without the river getting in the way. [pashute, Oct 26 2015]

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       perhaps one side of the steps for bouncers and the other half for normal folk. :)
po, Jun 13 2005
  

       How about a staircase built out of those stunt devices. You know when you see a guy flying through the air, a platform with a air ram on the bottom of it.
10clock, Jun 13 2005
  

       //fun and dangerous// Obligatory bun.
coprocephalous, Jun 13 2005
  

       Bounce up, slide down. [+]
Detly, Jun 13 2005
  

       Energy in=altitude increase. No free climbs via trampolines, sorry. Add some pneumatic kick cylinders to the tensioners, though, and now we're talkin'! If you fall, however, it flings you back up again, to fall again, and again...perhaps from ever-increasing heights, perhaps until it's bouncing you off the ceiling. Ouch.
elhigh, Jun 13 2005
  

       Good good, now make it magnetic, guiderail pairs shooting throughout cities, men hurled with pneumatic kickers in and out of the tangled mess of thousands of maguide pairs, their trajecories reflecting off the staggard city tramps and back into the lofty rails in some wonderfully symphonic fashion.
daseva, Jun 13 2005
  

       I have afeeling [Nylonstringer] is about to become a two-timer. Welcome,+.
zeno, Jun 13 2005
  

       It's good, but can you find a way to add ninjas? [+]
shapu, Jun 13 2005
  

       what loser gave this a -1?
po, Jun 13 2005
  

       Probably some safety-minded person, [po]. I didn't know those existed around here.
Machiavelli, Jun 13 2005
  

       [elhigh] technically true, but walking up stairs is far less efficicient than bouncing. Think about - while bouncing, you regain most of the kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost. You need only add a little each bounce to get up to a decent height.
Detly, Jun 14 2005
  

       is it possible to bounce on the bottom step and reach the top of the stairs in one go then?
po, Jun 14 2005
  

       That would probably depend entirely on the amount of stairs involved. (+)   

       Can you just add a few peizoelectric crystals to generate enough electricity to charge your mobiles?
kamathln, Jun 14 2005
  

       Bouncing down on your bottom would be fun. (One of my clients still goes down the stairs stitting down, like I did as a child. This would make it more fun, and I could participate without having to explain why.) +
blissmiss, Jun 14 2005
  

       This reminds me of traversing down the old wooden escalators at Kings Cross station on my arse.Fun at the time, until the next day.
skinflaps, Jun 14 2005
  

       Needs more custard.
Soterios, Jun 14 2005
  

       Great idea. I'm 6ft 3, so there'd be lots of dents in the ceiling, not to mention mild concussion, but I'd definately try it! Have a bun, and welcome to the bakery.
kuupuuluu, Jun 14 2005
  

       Shouldn't this be WTAGIPBAN? There, now it is.
oxen crossing, Jun 14 2005
  

       what was that again? for newbies of course!
po, Jun 14 2005
  

       [po, see Fold over-wheel-car Seat. I screwed this up last try. Correct answer there. Used to be some good info at [krelnik]'s user page, but I don't know how to search for one, so can only get to a particular one by happenstance, and don't know current conditions.]
oxen crossing, Jun 15 2005
  

       Those small circular exercise "trampolines", positioned as a special down staircase would make for a kinetic Kramer entry every time.
yikes!!!, Jan 05 2008
  

       I like this, but why not dump the stairs and go with a Bat Pole? pneumatic pad at the bottom that softens your landing and enables you to jump to the second floor?
MisterQED, Jan 06 2008
  

       I believe a slinky would still work on such a stairway.
popbottle, Dec 29 2014
  

       On December 11th 2012 in home:staircase category (Night's idea was on home:floor category) I wrote:
Trampoline staircase
Boing your way up and down
  

       Of course the steps are four times longer than the usual ones. You only need one trampoline step for each four regular steps. A sponge filled double sided railing helps with safety and comfort. A rope slide for going down could be a great accessory. Will end the "too lazy to go upstairs" syndrome.   

       I added a link to a google search of "Foam Trampoline Steps" and wrote: ...and I don't mean this.   

       I got 5+ and 1- (probably by [2 fries shy of a happy meal]) who linked and annotated the same day with the following: I'm afraid that this one is already halbaked [pashute] Same idea name and everything..   

       A link to the trampoline bridge proposed in France (see link now) was added on the same day by [WrongFellow] with the following annotation: Kind of like this, but more up-and-downy. Oh, and without the river getting in the way.
pashute, Oct 26 2015
  

       On December 11th 2012 in home:staircase category (Night's idea was on home:floor category) I wrote:
Trampoline staircase
Boing your way up and down
  

       Of course the steps are four times longer than the usual ones. You only need one trampoline step for each four regular steps. A sponge filled double sided railing helps with safety and comfort. A rope slide for going down could be a great accessory. Will end the "too lazy to go upstairs" syndrome.   

       I added a link to a google search of "Foam Trampoline Steps" and wrote: ...and I don't mean this.   

       I got 5+ and 1- (probably by [2 fries shy of a happy meal]) who linked and annotated the same day with the following: I'm afraid that this one is already halbaked [pashute] Same idea name and everything..   

       A link to the trampoline bridge proposed in France (see link now) was added on the same day by [WrongFellow] with the following annotation: Kind of like this, but more up-and-downy. Oh, and without the river getting in the way.
pashute, Oct 26 2015
  
      
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