Eskimos use walrus skin to bounce each other up and down on.
Trapeze artist Du trampoline transforms his trapeze safety net into a trampoline
1936 - First modern trampoline invented by George Nissen and Larry Griswold. Both gymnasts.
1942 - Griswold-Nissen Trampoline and Tumbling company is established and trampolines are made commercially.
World War II - Trampolines used to train US Navy Flight School Pilots and navigators.
Post War - Trampolines used to train American and Soviet Astronauts.
1964 - The first ever Trampoline World Championships are held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
2000 - Trampolining becomes an Olympic sport and makes a debut at the Sydney Olympics.
2011 – The UK’s Kat Driscoll is ranked the world’s no.1 trampolinist.
2012 – The 2012 Olympic Trampoline competition will take place at the North Greenwich Arena.