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Skyrocketing fun at Absolute Air Park

ARLINGTON — Arlington’s new Absolute Air Park Indoor Trampoline Park will have you bouncing like a rubber ball rocketing off a formica floor.

Now try throwing a cantaloupe-sized ball at an opposing player across from you. It’s not exactly you father’s dodgeball, but it’s close.

“Xtreme dodgeball is a great way to enjoy a different type of game,” said Cam Bradley, who, with brother Tim Salcedo, opened Absolute Air Park on June 14. “There’s only a few places like this around, so we knew we had something big. The ideas are limitless.”

Ricocheting off the padded walls or executing a double flip might be exhilarating, but they’re maneuvers that may keep you in the game a little longer. That’s the idea, stay in for as long as possible.

“We had a few adults watching a game the other night,” said Bradley, a Marysville-Pilchuck High School graduate. “And we asked them if they wanted to play. They said no, but you know a few minutes later they were jumping around and they were really loving the game. It was hard to get them out.”

The dodgeball court, or “arena” as Bradley and Salcedo refer to it, sits next to the Rebound Room, a court twice the size of the “arena.”

Above the room is an observation deck which will serve as an eating area once the homemade pizzeria is opened sometime this summer.

“We have so much going on,” Bradley said. “You can watch a football game on one of your TVs while you enjoy some pizza or while taking a break.”

You might just need that break. After just a few minutes you are sure to be drowning in sweat.

“We have studied the sport of rebounding,” Salcedo said. “And we learned that it is 68 percent more effective than jogging. That was actually published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.”

Salcedo has big plans for Xtreme Dodgeball. Leagues and tournaments start Tuesday, July 12, beginning at 8 p.m. Teams will play three games per night.

“We called FEDEX and UPS,” Bradley said. “And they want to play each other. It’s a great game to get everyone involved.”

Absolute Air, 18802 67th Avenue N.E., also offers fitness and aerobic classes. Absolute Air is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.absoluteairpark.com or call 1-855-788-5867.

 

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