Wind sends trampoline flying into north Watford garden

Watford Observer: Wind sends trampoline flying into north Watford garden Wind sends trampoline flying into north Watford garden

A Watford mum returned home to find an unusual discovery in her garden - a trampoline delivered by strong winds.

Tracy Spurling, from north Watford, found the large piece of equipment at about 1.30pm yesterday, after visiting her cousin.

The 39-year-old said: "I looked out the window and my neighbour’s trampoline had flown into by garden.

"Luckily the kids were at school. It must have had some strong winds to blow this over the fence.

"I’ve got a trampoline and it hasn’t moved a muscle."

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1:20pm Thu 13 Feb 14

hawkhorn says...

Just as well no one was hurt! Lets hope the local police are springing into action!
Just as well no one was hurt! Lets hope the local police are springing into action! hawkhorn

1:53pm Thu 13 Feb 14

S/O man says...

slow news day is it
slow news day is it S/O man

7:58pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Nascot says...

Don't worry, she will bounce back from it!
Don't worry, she will bounce back from it! Nascot

8:44pm Thu 13 Feb 14

holywell_boy says...

......same thing happened to me your honour. But it wasn't a trampoline that the wind blew into my garden. It was 1000 Benson & Hedges, 12 bottles of knocked-off plonk and 3kilos of marijuana all nicely packaged.....**** weather.
......same thing happened to me your honour. But it wasn't a trampoline that the wind blew into my garden. It was 1000 Benson & Hedges, 12 bottles of knocked-off plonk and 3kilos of marijuana all nicely packaged.....**** weather. holywell_boy

12:16pm Fri 14 Feb 14

WatfordBandB says...

Love is not the only thing in the air today... xxx
Love is not the only thing in the air today... xxx WatfordBandB

12:16pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

I've never reallly had a go on a trampoline. What are they like.....?
I've never reallly had a go on a trampoline. What are they like.....? CaptainPC

12:18pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

Hi WBAB, how are you? Where ypu taking the lovely Mrs WBAB tonight?
Don't say up the wrong'un. :)
Hi WBAB, how are you? Where ypu taking the lovely Mrs WBAB tonight? Don't say up the wrong'un. :) CaptainPC

12:19pm Fri 14 Feb 14

WatfordBandB says...

The International Trampolining Federation became part of the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique in 1999. FIG is now the international governing body for the sport which is paired with Tumbling as the skill sets overlap. International competitions are run under the rules of FIG. Individual national gymnastics organizations can make local variations to the rules in matters such as the compulsory and optional routines and number of rounds for national and local competitions.

As part of the agreement to merge FIT with FIG, individual trampolining was accepted into the Summer Olympic Games for 2000 as an additional gymnastic sport.

The currently accepted basic format for individual trampoline competitions usually consists of two or three routines, one of which may involve a compulsory set of skills. The skills consist of various combinations of somersaults, shaped bounces, body landings and twists performed in various body positions such as the tuck, pike or straight position.

The routines are performed on a standard 14 foot by 7 foot regulation sized trampoline with a central marker. Each routine consists of the athlete performing ten different skills starting and finishing on the feet. The routine is marked out of 10 by five judges with deductions for incomplete moves, moving too far from the centre mark or poor form. Usually the highest and lowest scores are discarded. Additional points can be added depending on the difficulty of the skills being performed. The degree of difficulty (DD or tariff) is calculated by adding a factor for each half turn (or twist) or quarter somersault. Difficulty is important in a routine, however, there are differences in opinion between various coaches whether it is better to focus on increasing the difficulty of routines given that this usually results in a reduced form score or to focus on improving execution scores by displaying better form in an easier routine. A new development in senior level competitions in 2010 is to add a "Time of Flight" score to the overall score benefitting athletes who can maintain greater height during their routines.

The official world record DD for men at a FIG sanctioned event is 18.00, achieved by Jason Burnett of Canada on April 30, 2010 at the Pacific Rim Championships in Melbourne, Australia. He beat his own world record of 17.50 that he had achieved on April 2, 2007 at the Lake Placid, New York Trampoline World Cup. Burnett beat the twenty-year-old record of 17.00 by Igor Gelimbatovsky (USSR, 1986) and Daniel Neale (GBR, 1999). The top competitors usually perform routines with a DD of 16.5 or greater. In 2009 Jason Burnett completed a training routine with a DD of 20.6 at Skyriders Trampoline Place in Canada. The women's world record DD is 15.60 by Emma Smith (GBR). The top women competitors usually compete routines with a DD greater than 14.50. The women's synchronised trampoline pair of Karen Cockburn and Rosannagh Maclennan also of Canada completed a new world record DD of 14.20 at the same April 2, 2007 Lake Placid World Cup.
The International Trampolining Federation became part of the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique in 1999. FIG is now the international governing body for the sport which is paired with Tumbling as the skill sets overlap. International competitions are run under the rules of FIG. Individual national gymnastics organizations can make local variations to the rules in matters such as the compulsory and optional routines and number of rounds for national and local competitions. As part of the agreement to merge FIT with FIG, individual trampolining was accepted into the Summer Olympic Games for 2000 as an additional gymnastic sport. The currently accepted basic format for individual trampoline competitions usually consists of two or three routines, one of which may involve a compulsory set of skills. The skills consist of various combinations of somersaults, shaped bounces, body landings and twists performed in various body positions such as the tuck, pike or straight position. The routines are performed on a standard 14 foot by 7 foot regulation sized trampoline with a central marker. Each routine consists of the athlete performing ten different skills starting and finishing on the feet. The routine is marked out of 10 by five judges with deductions for incomplete moves, moving too far from the centre mark or poor form. Usually the highest and lowest scores are discarded. Additional points can be added depending on the difficulty of the skills being performed. The degree of difficulty (DD or tariff) is calculated by adding a factor for each half turn (or twist) or quarter somersault. Difficulty is important in a routine, however, there are differences in opinion between various coaches whether it is better to focus on increasing the difficulty of routines given that this usually results in a reduced form score or to focus on improving execution scores by displaying better form in an easier routine.[5] A new development in senior level competitions in 2010 is to add a "Time of Flight" score to the overall score benefitting athletes who can maintain greater height during their routines. The official world record DD for men at a FIG sanctioned event is 18.00, achieved by Jason Burnett of Canada on April 30, 2010 at the Pacific Rim Championships in Melbourne, Australia. He beat his own world record of 17.50 that he had achieved on April 2, 2007 at the Lake Placid, New York Trampoline World Cup.[6] Burnett beat the twenty-year-old record of 17.00 by Igor Gelimbatovsky (USSR, 1986) and Daniel Neale (GBR, 1999). The top competitors usually perform routines with a DD of 16.5 or greater.[7] In 2009 Jason Burnett completed a training routine with a DD of 20.6 at Skyriders Trampoline Place in Canada.[8] The women's world record DD is 15.60 by Emma Smith (GBR). The top women competitors usually compete routines with a DD greater than 14.50.[9] The women's synchronised trampoline pair of Karen Cockburn and Rosannagh Maclennan also of Canada completed a new world record DD of 14.20 at the same April 2, 2007 Lake Placid World Cup. WatfordBandB

12:23pm Fri 14 Feb 14

WatfordBandB says...

CaptainPC wrote:
Hi WBAB, how are you? Where ypu taking the lovely Mrs WBAB tonight?
Don't say up the wrong'un. :)
Hi CPC, im well thanks, how are you feeling after the recent court case?

I may take Mrs WBAB out to the Hospital tonight...
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: Hi WBAB, how are you? Where ypu taking the lovely Mrs WBAB tonight? Don't say up the wrong'un. :)[/p][/quote]Hi CPC, im well thanks, how are you feeling after the recent court case? I may take Mrs WBAB out to the Hospital tonight... WatfordBandB

1:26pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

Hahah you really are a funny wunny.

Have you ever smashed anyone round 5the head with a meat axe?
Hahah you really are a funny wunny. Have you ever smashed anyone round 5the head with a meat axe? CaptainPC

2:32pm Fri 14 Feb 14

WatfordBandB says...

CaptainPC wrote:
Hahah you really are a funny wunny.

Have you ever smashed anyone round 5the head with a meat axe?
You really are strange, why on earth would I do any thing like that?

I know a bloke who knows a bloke that would do that for me, and he would use a very large female arousal toy in which to do it with!!
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: Hahah you really are a funny wunny. Have you ever smashed anyone round 5the head with a meat axe?[/p][/quote]You really are strange, why on earth would I do any thing like that? I know a bloke who knows a bloke that would do that for me, and he would use a very large female arousal toy in which to do it with!! WatfordBandB

2:38pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

Hahahahaha.

You'd probably get Linda to do it for you.

SP?
Hahahahaha. You'd probably get Linda to do it for you. SP? CaptainPC

4:03pm Fri 14 Feb 14

WatfordBandB says...

CaptainPC wrote:
Hahahahaha.

You'd probably get Linda to do it for you.

SP?
are you suggesting that i eat my own faeces?

maybe the pub, not sure what i have for dinner though, are you eating pizza later?
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: Hahahahaha. You'd probably get Linda to do it for you. SP?[/p][/quote]are you suggesting that i eat my own faeces? maybe the pub, not sure what i have for dinner though, are you eating pizza later? WatfordBandB

4:28pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

You a khunt
You a khunt CaptainPC

7:07pm Fri 14 Feb 14

watford gal says...

Maybe they will all blow away somewhere with a bit of luck, horrible things ;-)
Maybe they will all blow away somewhere with a bit of luck, horrible things ;-) watford gal

10:15am Sat 15 Feb 14

Boosey says...

WatfordBandB wrote:
CaptainPC wrote:
Hahahahaha.

You'd probably get Linda to do it for you.

SP?
are you suggesting that i eat my own faeces?

maybe the pub, not sure what i have for dinner though, are you eating pizza later?
I would suggest you both eat your own ****!
[quote][p][bold]WatfordBandB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: Hahahahaha. You'd probably get Linda to do it for you. SP?[/p][/quote]are you suggesting that i eat my own faeces? maybe the pub, not sure what i have for dinner though, are you eating pizza later?[/p][/quote]I would suggest you both eat your own ****! Boosey

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