Application: Family Entertainment Centers
Location: Appleton, WI
- Create a tower with the smallest footprint possible
- Create access to two different jumping platforms with only one staircase
- Find a perfect color to match the established branding of the facility
Taking mezzanines to the Xtreme while optimizing space and safety
Xtreme Air in Appleton is Wisconsin’s largest trampoline and rock climbing park featuring a three-story rock climbing wall, basketball and dodgeball courts and over 12,000 square feet of trampolines. However, they needed help when it came to developing a launch pad for their Xtreme Jump attraction. The tower needed to optimize space and safety while maintaining the aesthetic of the facility. Co-owner Steve Steidl knew that he could trust the team at MiTek Mezzanine Systems to come up with a unique solution.
Xtreme Air’s guests are often children, and this means that safety is especially important. This tower needed to have a small footprint and a single set of stairs to access both the 12-foot and 18-foot jumping platforms. Additionally, there needed to be a way to ensure only one jumper was able to be on the platform at a time. Furthermore, Xtreme Air had already established a color scheme for their facility and the tower needed to work with the overall theme of the center.
By working closely with Steidl, MiTe's Regional Manager and Engineering team were able to create a completely custom solution. The team was able to design a tower that allowed both platforms to be accessed by a single set of stairs. This means that it is easier for Xtreme Air to monitor who is on the tower at any given time. Barrier gates were created which allowed only one jumper to approach the jumping surface at a time. Additionally the gates eliminated the opportunity for two people to jump simultaneously off of different platform heights. MiTek was also able to custom-match the powder coat paint for the tower to the existing neon-green trampoline pads.
“From beginning to end, the MiTek team did a fantastic job. This project came in on budget, on time, and installation by MiTek's sister company, Accurate Installations, was minimized to two days. The installation team was extremely professional, courteous and did an outstanding job. The final product is both visually pleasing and safe.”
-Steve Steidl, Co-Owner of Xtreme Air