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Jump around: Chattanooga's first trampoline park opens

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Conner Jones, 13, jumps into a foam pit at the Jump Park. Photo by C. B. Schmelter/Times Free Press Conner Jones, 13, jumps into a foam pit at the Jump Park. Photo by C. B. Schmelter/Times Free Press

With his school uniform flying untucked, 6-year-old Dallas Jowers sprinted across a big black trampoline that curved gently up a wall.

He took a dozen steps, slowing as the angle increased, then flung his body toward the top, arms outstretched, trying to grab hold and hang.

He missed by a few inches and slid, in slow motion, down the trampoline -- where he rolled over, splayed on his back, arms still out, until he caught his breath.

"I'm having fun jumping and doing flips and, and all of it," he said a minute later at the foam pit, cheeks flushed. "It's definitely more fun than going to the park."

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