FTA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Freestyle Trampoline World Championships is a new extreme action sports event that hit the stage in Hackney, London, UK on August 4, 2022 at the historic Round Chapel. In a very close battle, Sebastian Wennmalm from Sweden (@sebbewennmalm) representing BERG Toys and Rebel Park emerged victorious with a score of 44.7 out of 50.0 on the 5² EUROTRAMP custom freestyle trampoline stage. Ending his combo by performing the world’s first double flip with a double twist in two opposite directions, Sebastian (Sebbe) just narrowly topped contender Aleksi Sainio from Finland (@sainioaleksi) who placed 2nd (44.0) and Robin Steiner from Switzerland (@flips_by_robin) placing 3rd (43.0) to round out the podium.
EUROTRAMP, a world renowned Olympic trampoline brand, has chosen to partner with the Freestyle Trampoline Association (FTA) to help grow this exciting and gravity defying new sport. In its inaugural year, 20 of the world’s best professional freestyle trampoline athletes were invited to compete and showcase their immense talent in a spectacular competition style show. EUROTRAMP created an extraordinary custom 12 m stage to showcase their 5² freestyle trampoline, and the athletes could not have been more thrilled. The 5² is now one of the most sought after freestyle trampolines being the highlight in many trampoline parks world wide. The World Championships allows freestyle trampolinists from across Europe, North America and New Zealand to connect and showcase their skills in a competition environment.
Five trampoline parks partnered with the FTA to provide Official Qualifier events, where athletes vied for a chance to win a trip to London to compete at the World Champs. The qualifier events are part of the World Freestyle Trampoline Association (FTA) event series, in partnership with the FTA World Champs, to find the best freestyle athletes in the world and EUROTRAMP was there every step of the way. Official Park partners included: Airtime Trampolin in Nurnberg, Germany; Rebel Park in Bromolla, Sweden; ARL Park in St Anton Arlberg, Austria; Tempest Academy in Vista, California and Full In Park in Marseilles, France.
The freestyle trampoline community is still a movement in its infancy but has steadily grown over the past 10 years with the explosion of trampoline parks opening up in cities around the world. More kids today than a decade or two ago will learn skills and train on their garden trampolines, which they then safely translate into training at the many trampoline parks and training centers around the world, to prepare for competitions like the World Championships.
BERG Toys, the leading garden trampoline manufacturer from the Netherlands, was also a big inspiration and brand partner in this event, as many of the athletes train at home in their gardens. “With our newest BERG Pro Bouncer trampoline we created the ultimate freestyle trampoline for in every garden! With our AirFlow Pro Jump mat and Twin Spring Pro springs we allow 150% more Airflow and the highest jumps,” says Marketing Associate Germa Bokhorst. “We are super excited to be part of the first world series of freestyle trampolining, and BERG is thrilled to have one of our Master of Bounce athletes as the winner and first World Freestyle Champion.
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