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Watch this dad learn a hard lesson about bouncing too high on a trampoline

You're going to need a bigger trampoline.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published May 18, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 7:46 pm CDT

You don’t have to be a kid to play with a garden trampoline, but trampolines usually have a weight limit—and one dad recently learned the hard way what happens if you go over that limit.

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YouTube user Richard Page was playing “earthquake” with his kids, bouncing high enough to make them fall over on the trampoline. It all went fine until he jumped just a bit too high and tore straight through the surface of the trampoline. Oops?

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Luckily, it looks like the kids just thought this accident was hilarious. Their dad will probably find it a lot less funny when he ponies up for a new trampoline.

Photo via Matthew Ingram/Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: May 18, 2015, 8:53 am CDT