Trampoline was invented 78 years ago but Case Lawrence thinks it’s an idea whose time has come — again.
In fact, he believes it can rise above young people’s predilection for smartphones, tablets and video games.
“For this generation, you have to offer an extreme physical experience in order to compete with video games and media,” Lawrence told Sing Tao Daily.
“Things like basketball, soccer and running — those are last generation.”
Lawrence owns Ryze, a trampoline park operator which opened in Hong Kong on July 18. It features 8,000 square feet of trampolines which can accommodate up to 100 people at one time, according to its website.
“It’s this generation’s physical recreation choice. It plays well with social media, where you can come and take pictures of yourself, post them and you can come with friends and do it,” he said.
Lawrence, who has 14 trampoline parks in the United States, is confident his latest attraction will create a wave in Hong Kong.
He plans to propagate the park in Asia and bring it to Europe.
The park includes a jumping field with more than 7,000 square feet of connected trampolines and a bounce board for wake boarding, snowboarding, skating and surfing, as well as a trampoline dodgeball court.
Thursday nights are reserved for theme parties and weekends feature adult fun, complete with lasers, for young people 15 years old and above.
Players are required to sign waivers in case of injury, although the injury rate itself in the trampoline park is just 0.2 percent, lower than that for similar extreme physical activities, the report said.
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