World’s firsts and records

World’s firsts and records

22 November 2021 Off By Facto Edizioni

/ The successful Bridge Bounce Ljubljana 2021 sports & entertainment event in Slovenia /

People flock to Slovenia for many reasons, from the delicious wines of the Vipava Valley to the relaxing thermal baths of Dolenjske Toplice and the enchanting caverns of Postojna. In summer 2021, tourists added called Bridge Bounce Ljubljana, which took place in Slovenia’s capital city on August 20 and 21. This innovative sports & entertainment event was organized by the Dunking Devils (DD) Squad – a leading abrobatic dunking team founded in Slovenia in 2004 with over 2,000 live performances in 50 countries under their belts – in co-operation with event agency Extrem and with the full support of the tourism boards of Ljubljana and Slovenia.

As the name suggests, Bridge Bounce Ljubljana involved bridges and trampolines: 2 never-seen-before enormous trampoline bridges, sat next to one another, were installed over Ljubljana’s River Ljubljanica.

Akrobat, a Slovenian trampoline maker sponsoring the event, built the bridges and it was a challenging task due to the unique location and technical requirements. The first trampoline bridge was 20.5m long and open to all visitors. For 2 days, over 5,000 people managed to test it, logging more than 80,000 jumps.  

As for the second bridge, this larger professional structure contained Olympic-grade trampolines, including a freestyle trampoline and something called “the Supernova,” a behemoth unmatched on the world stage at 13x13m. It took several days to erect both structures: to support and stabilize the bridges 8-meter pillars were installed, attached to the bottom of Ljubljanica – professional divers were also involved in their installation – and 10 tons of aluminum, over 400 springs, and 220sq.m of airbags were also used. 

Building record-breaking trampoline bridges attracted vast crowds from all over Slovenia, Europe, and even the US, as well as the world’s best freestyle athletes.

The event program was filled with adrenaline shows – water volleyball, rock climbing, dancing, VR simulators and acrobat performances on trampolines (the brigde trampolines and 3 more installed in the city center) – as well as a professional competition among acrobats from 7 countries. Intricate moves performed by…

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