This trampoline walkway has been built in a park in Russia. It comes hot on the heels of the idea to construct a bridge over the River Seine in Paris made of three linked trampolines suspended over the water – trampoline bridge – and the On Space Time Foam art installation in Milan created by artist Tomas Saraceno which gives the sensation of a large trampoline type experience.
Fast Track, a trampoline walkway in the woods, was installed in Nikola-Lenivets park in rural Russia for the Archstoyanie art festival back in July 2012. The installation was created by Estonian architecture firm Salto Architects. The trampoline walkway has proved so popular that the organisers have decided to leave it in place for visitors to the park to use.
Fast track is now an integral part of the park infrastructure, described as, “…. a road and an installation at the same time”, and further as “… an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context. It gives the user a different experience of moving and perceiving the environment.”
The trampoline walkway, Fast Track, is a 167 foot long trampoline set at ground level above a shallow trench in a flat area of the park cleared specifically for it. Fast Track is made, like a conventional garden trampoline, using a trampoline mat held under tension with numerous trampoline springs connecting the trampoline jump mat to the frame at regular intervals along the entire length.
The trampoline walkway has proved popular with regular park users, those wanting some good exercise as well as people interested to see this unique piece of trampoline infrastructure.
I wonder if they make you take off your shoes before bouncing on it?
Author: Bob Bounce