Trampoline Inventions - In the News

JumpSport invented and built the market for trampolines with safety nets. Today, as a direct result of JumpSport's pioneering trampoline safety innovations, over 95% of all trampolines or 1.6 million trampolines are sold worldwide each year with a safety net.

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JumpSport Trampoline Safety
Trampoline & Trampoline
Safety Net Patents

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Mark Publicover, JumpSport's Founder, was a general contractor in Saratoga, California, until shortly after his three young children received a trampoline as a gift from their grandparents in 1995. After several fall-off accidents, he looked for some form of fall protection, but not finding any he designed and built the first affordable safety enclosure for trampolines in 1996. After learning that between 50% and 80% of all serious trampoline injuries or hospitalizations were the result of fall-off accidents, he put all his energies into designing a low-cost and easy-to-install, yet strong and durable, trampoline net system.

In July of 1997, at the National Sporting Goods Show in Chicago, JumpSport displayed its JumpCourt Trampoline Net that could be easily installed onto most sizes and all makes and models of trampolines. It was an immediate success with the media, Mark appeared on Good Morning America and many other News Shows and the rest is trampoline history!

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Kidsday Loves JumpSport Trampolines: A life-size game board? Check us in! That's what you will be saying when you hear about the Jump2It GameMat. Not only is it a game mat that fits on your trampoline, but it includes 22 games... read more

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WakeWorld: Trampolines Are Great Exercise and Simulation for Wake-Boarders in the Off Season. JumpSport’s BounceBoard Extreme™ was recently recommended by big name online wake-boarding magazine, Wake World. “The biggest benefit of bouncing on the trampoline is the air awareness you gain.…” read more

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Inventors' Digest; The Magazine for Idea People: GOING FROM IDEA TO INC. Turning an Invention into a Business. JumpSport’s Founder, Mark Publicover, is chosen as 1 of only 3 exemplary individuals from Silicon Valley for turning his invention, the JumpCourt™ trampoline safety net, into a profitable business venture. read more

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AlleyOop Sports DoubleBounce Trampoline is the #1 Pick!: The Jeff & Jerr Showgram: 5 Things we Love. “The best money I EVER spent. The guy told me my kids would love it, but he was underselling how MUCH they love this trampoline.” read more

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Inventors' Digest; The Magazine for Idea People: This issue, focused on Summer Fun, highlighted Mark Publicover’s invention of the JumpCourt trampoline safety enclosure.
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JumpSport’s Founder, Mark Publicover, the inventor of the trampoline enclosure, was chosen as the exemplary inventor in this highly praised new edition of the renowned “for Dummies” series of books. “Cool Careers for Dummies: Second Edition" by Dr. Marty Nemko. The book is dedicated to helping people find that most enjoyable career.
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The Los Angeles Times; Los Angeles, Calif.; Oct 1, 2002; J. MICHAEL KENNEDY “Besides a Great Idea, an Inventor Can Use a Patent on Patience; Clever gadgets are the products not just of imagination but also of elusive financing” Mark Publicover, was interviewed and quoted in this story due to his success in raising capital to create and build the market for Backyard Trampoline Safety. learn more

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Top Five Sports Products of the Year Announced at The Super Show/98 JumpSport’s trampoline safety enclosure wins “Top 5” honors.
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Inventors Alliance Meeting Offers Dynamic Speaker
Mark Publicover President/CEO, JumpSport, Inc. spoke to a group of inventors at the University of Santa Clara regarding his success inventing and marketing trampolines with nets to prevent fall-off accidents. read more