Ozzie training for Swoop Madness stunt


Insanity. By definition, it’s doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result. The Mini Trampoline Dunk training has been pure insanity.

I’m going to be the first to admit it’s a lot harder than it looks. The trampoline bed is only 18 inches wide, which is hard to hit when you’re running full speed toward it. Plus, have you seen the size of my feet? I’m sure you’ve all heard that timing is everything. Actually, landing is everything. Keep reading.

I decided to take it slow.

I have no experience with this sort of thing. I mainly practiced hitting the bed of the trampoline correctly and getting airborne. At some point during training, I got my boom box jamming, and that’s when it got a little out of control. One of my favorite songs, “Slam” by Onyx, came on and I got a lot more courage to try crazier things. There’s something about that song that gets me amped.

Back to the landing part I mentioned earlier. Now that my mind was on dunking the ball, I completely forgot about landing. For now, I’m using those thin blue mats stacked in the arena. I might as well be landing on bricks as hard as those mats are. Knees. Ankles. Toes. You name it, and it suffers on impact. We do have a special landing mat on the way, and I hope for my own well-being that it’s here soon.

Until then, it’s back to practice for Swoop Madness Oct. 17. See you there!

Stay Amazing,