A sprawling sea of about 40 floor and wall trampolines and a smaller trampoline court specifically for dodgeball await you at Sky Zone, a new indoor trampoline park in Lewis Center.

A sprawling sea of about 40 floor and wall trampolines and a smaller trampoline court specifically for dodgeball await you at Sky Zone, a new indoor trampoline park in Lewis Center.

Did you read that correctly? Wall trampolines, man!

For those like me - I was denied a trampoline for the entirety of my life at home - Sky Zone will blow your mind.

"We were in St. Louis, and there was a facility there," said Laura Knipfer, who opened the local franchise Sept. 14. "We decided to go just for fun, and that was it. I loved how we could all do it, from my daughter up to my father-in-law."

Upon entry, jumpers get a special pair of shoes, which are like wrestling kicks with extra padding and ankle support. After some brief instructions about proper jump behavior, you're turned loose into the main court.

Small trampolines are connected by slim padded strips, where you can run past crowded parts or take a rest. Some pick a spot and practice tricks, while others traverse up and down the court in a run-bounce hybrid known as "rouncing."

Then there are the wall tramps. This border of springy structures allows you to bounce in new directions, gain max air and turn corners without touching the ground. Within minutes, I was in stitches - exhausted, doing sweet 360s and falling all over myself.

"I've never been to a place like this," said Eugene Frost, who was hopping happily alongside his wife and two kids. "Dodgeball is killer."

Indeed.

Dodgeball games are played on a separate court, and the tramps allow you to twist, turn and elevate to escape the cruel rubber smack of elimination. I only got to play one game, but I outlasted Steven's birthday party and other young guns visibly intimidated by my in-full-effect Novembeard. (O'Doyle rules!)

Sky Zone can get crowded during weekends, so older jumpers should hit Sky Jam from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. every Saturday. Those 16 and older get 90 minutes of jump time, two slices of pizza and a soda for $15.

For more indoor and outdoor activities, check out the Ohio Adventure Map at columbusalive.com/venture.