Louisville Magazine

NOV 2018

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nortoncancerinstitute.com 30 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 11.18 THE BIT A BIT TO DO There are two kinds of people inside Xtremenasium Tram- poline and Ninja Challenge Park in Clarksville, Indiana: ninjas and wannabe ninjas. The ninjas, all 10 or older, don socks with rubber grips on the soles and red logos of a leaping ninja. Then they bound across 6,000 square feet worth of trampolines and obstacles. The wannabe ninjas watch. But watching's not so bad — you can hang out in the 3,000-square-foot area above, which sports a massage chair, video games and a Make It Bounce Ninjas come to southern Indiana. By Jenny Kiefer DJ during Friday and Saturday "glow nights." Owner Kenny Schell estimates that it took 500 days to finish Xtremenasium, mentioning how Homeland Security safety checks delayed the expected opening date by six months. Schell was inspired to open after seeing a similar place in Louisville. He figured south- ern Indiana deserved to bounce, too. "Tram- polines was the first thought," he says. "The ninja (course) and the climbing wall were all what I call 'wow pieces' — like sprinkles." Some of the trampolines are meant for vanilla bouncing. Others are angled at 45 degrees — which doesn't turn out well for the skin on my knee. My six-foot-some- thing husband bounces up and drops foam basketballs through hoops with ease. In the middle of the space is a trampoline dodge- ball arena, cordoned off by ceiling-high net- ting. Lights dim, and blacklights illuminate a row of dodgeballs between the teams. The game comes down to a duel between a woman and a young boy. She launches the

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