No pics, only Kodak or Polaroid cameras back then with the pic coming right out of the camera. There could be one of those somewhere, but I would have no clue how to even get that on here. (I have a flip phone).
The kid next door was the first with a trampoline, it was maybe 6x12 with no pads. Once I had to get stiches over my eye after a accident on his.
When Dad got me the trampoline, it was bigger, like 8x16? and had pads.
Later other kids started getting the round ones, and to me those sucked, they were impossible to get high in the air.
And funny as hell to me these days to see all the round trampolines with the pads and safety net around them. I get the pads first hand, but a net?
On a good trampoline you could jump just right to make someone go like 20 feet in the air. That was cool and just never worked on the round ones.
My trampoline mat had to be replaced one time because our Boxer dog named Butch basically ate it. I loved that dog but damn that day when I came home from school in like the 3rd grade I was pissed. After that the trampoline was moved to the side yard, away from Butch in the fenced in back yard.
And not a toy, but damn when I was about 6 Dad built a damn nice tree house, about 12 feet in the air between 3 trees. It was about 8x8 on the inside, with a nice porch also. Later us kids found some phone line laying abandoned in a field and also made a whateveryoucallit that we wore gloves to hold and would propel down from maybe 20 feet. Like a free fall that you could stop right before hitting the ground.
As a early teen that treehouse was awesome. A place to hide to play spin the bottle with the girls, and a place to hide to experiment with smoking. I probably spent 100 nights of my life when I was young in a sleeping bag in the treehouse with friends. (not in the same sleeping bag).
I do remember when I was about 16 I knew the treehouse days were gone, and a fallen limb had damaged it, and it had not been used in a long while, and I tore it down, and burned it.
Anyway, I had mentioned the trampoline with the music going and the black light, well, that used to summon the girls in the area for a treehouse round of spin the bottle.
Damn it was fun times when I was 13.
Anyway, the trampoline was painted Sky Blue. Only one I ever seen that color, most were red.
And even though I am pretty old now, if I were to see a rectangular trampoline at a friends house I would be tempted. But the round ones....screw that, round trampolines suck.