Jazzminton Sport – Height Adjusting Unit

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Jazzminton Leg Repair

NOTE: If you decide to do any of the below actions, you do them at your own risk.

Legs don’t slide in totally.

We had a batch, where some legs did not slide in well. It wasn’t the whole batch but we don’t know who got the ones with this issue. I sincerely apologize for that and will make it right.
The reason is because the paint job (powder coating was too thick on some legs), therefore the legs did not fit into the 4 way connectors.

The problem is easily fixed, here is how you do it. In the video you see three options.
A. with a Dremel
B. with a knife and
C. with a round wood file or better round wood rasp


The rasp is the best option as it offers the most control, with the Dremel you have to be very careful.

(FYI – this issue has been 100% resolved and any future sets will ship without the error.)

We are a small family company, and I, Steven Mueller the CEO want only quality products, very much so as a mechanical engineer.

This is the 4 way connector where a leg goes in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closer view you see the yellow marked area, that has to be reduced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here a small video.

I hope this helps.

Again sorry for this error and thank you for your understanding.
Steven Mueller Founder and CEO of Funsparks.

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Geek Dad: Play the New Athletic Game of Jazzminton Sport

by Michael Knight

I enjoy playing tennis and have recently began playing pickleball with a group of friends on a regular basis. While our city has painted pickleball lines on some community tennis courts, it can be tough to get a court in the evening when we play. Plus in the area where I live, this summer has had some extreme heat as well as smoky air from wildfires which make it unhealthy conditions for playing outdoors. Luckily I have discovered Jazzminton Sport, a new game that features elements of pickleball, badminton, and table tennis.

What is Jazzminton Sport?

Jazzminton Sport is a revolutionary paddle game for 2 players, ages 10 and up. Players use paddles to hit specially designed birdies through an opening in a net. The game is portable and can be played either indoors or outdoors and does not require a large play area. Jazzminton was created by Steven Mueller and produced by Funsparks. It’s currently available directly from Funsparks’ website as well as from Amazon. The game sells for $199.99 at both sites.

Jazzminton Sport Components

Here is what you get in the box:

  • Net
  • Elastic Attached Steel Frame
  • 2 Premium Paddles
  • 6 Birdies – 4 Sport, 2 Wind
  • 4 Balls
  • Padded Carry Bag
  • 2 Anchor Hooks (wind stabilizing)
  • 2 Anchor Ropes (wind stabilizing)
  • 4 Court Hooks (boundaries)
  • Court Rope with Winder (boundaries)
  • Manual + Rules

The steel frame supports a net with a window in the middle. Image by Michael Knight.

 

The net and frame form the main area of play. The frame stands 7.5 feet tall and is 5.1 feet wide. Unlike most game nets, the Jazzminton Sport net is suspended above the ground and features a window through which the game is played.

Jazzminton Sport comes with two wooden paddles that are a bit larger than a table tennis paddle but smaller than a pickleball paddle. Each features a comfortable wrapped grip that is easy to hold on to during play.

The sport birdies and wind birdies are both custom designed for Jazzminton Sport. Image by Michael Knight.

 

These specially designed birdies are different from those used in badminton. The four sport birdies have more and multi-colored feathers that are designed to slow as they fly through the air. This helps keep them from flying too far so that they can be returned while in a smaller play area. The two orange wind birdies have fewer feathers so they can travel faster and are not affected by wind as much as the sport birdies.

The carry bag is well designed. Image by Michael Knight.

 

Jazzminton Sport comes with its own padded carry bag. Its dimensions are 34″ x 9″ x 6″ which make it easy to store and take with you. There are two pockets along one side of the bag for the paddles as well as the balls, hooks, anchor ropes, and court rope to keep everything organized. Since everything altogether only weighs 12 pounds, it is easy to carry around.

How to Play Jazzminton Sport

Setup

Jazzminton Sport is easy to assemble and set up to play. Start off by removing the frame from the bag and placing it on the ground. Unfold the frame and attach each rod together to form the frame. There is elastic connecting all of the rods so there is no confusion about which rod connects to another. Unfold and lay out the net and then slip the rods through the openings on the sides of the net, ensuring the logo is at the bottom of the net. Slide the top rod through the opening in the top of the net. Attach the top rod to the frame using the two-way connectors. Attached the hooks at the end of the elastic cord from the bottom of the frame to the bottom of the net to hold it in place. Finally, stand the frame upright and attach the legs at the bottom. If it is windy, you can use the anchor hooks and anchor rope to secure the frame to the ground so it does not blow over.

Gameplay

The rules for Jazzminton Sport are simple. You don’t need to create a court, but a space of at least 8 feet by 18 feet. For the first time you play, pass the sport birdie back and forth without using the net until you can rally for some time. This lets you get use to the paddle and birdies. Next try passing the birdie through the window in the net until you can rally back and forth for a while. Once both players feel comfortable, you can start a game.

 

Start off by rallying back and forth through the window. The winner of the rally will serve first. The server must stand a minimum of six feet away from the net and serve underhand. If the birdie goes through the window, but touches the net during the serve, it does not count and you redo the serve. The game is played to either 11 or 21 points. For an 11-point game, players alternate after each served twice. In a 21-point game, a player serves five times and then alternates. If the score is ever tied when one point away from winning, 10-10 or 20-20, then players alternate after each serve until the game is won.

 

The game is played with rally scoring meaning you can score whether you are serving or receiving. A rally continues until one player cannot return the birdie through the window. The other player then scores the point. A game must be won by two points. There are no out of bounds so players must try to return the birdie each time it comes through the net. After the serve, the birdie is allows to touch the net as it goes through the window. 

Members of my pickleball group enjoying learning how to play. Image by Michael Knight.

 

For windy conditions or a more challenging game, players can choose to use the wind birdies or the balls. These are less affected by the wind and can travel farther than the sport birdies. Therefore it is suggested you create a court around the net using the court rope and hooks. Each player should have a 16′ x 16′ court on their side of the net. For these games, a birdie or ball must drop within the boundaries of the court in order to score a point. If it falls out of bounds and was not touched by the person receiving the hit, then the receiving player scores the point. This is similar to other racquet or paddle sports.

Why You Should Get Jazzminton Sport

When I first heard about Jazzminton Sport, I was intrigued. I enjoy racquet and paddle sports and was curious about one that could be played indoors or outdoors with a small footprint. Once I received the game, I was impressed at how easy it was to set up. I like how the rods of the frame are all attached by elastic cord. Plus there are foam holders around the bottom rods into which the other rods can be pressed to hold them together and prevent them from hitting each other inside the carry bag. Speaking of the carry bag, this is well designed as well. It has padding to help protect the frame and other components and the pockets help keep it all organized. While it took me a bit longer the first time to set up the frame and net and then take it down, once I understood how everything goes together, I can set it up in a couple minutes and be ready to play. You can also just fold up the feet and set it against the wall for storage if you are going to be using it at the same location frequently.

While the physical components are well made and easy to use, I really love the game of Jazzminton Sport. I have played it inside as well as outside and it is amazing how little space you really need. At first the game is a bit slow as both players learn to play and focus on just getting the birdie through the net. However, after only a few games, the pace can pick up as players become more comfortable and start returning the birdie with overhand shots. While the sport birdies don’t travel too far, they can come through the window fairly fast before they slow down. I like that all you have to focus on is getting the birdie through the net and not if it will land out of bounds. 

The included wind birdies and balls add flexibility and variety to the game. They require an area with dimensions of 16′ x 32′. Both the wind birdies and balls can travel faster and farther, so creating boundaries is necessary. Now when hitting the birdie or ball, you need to make sure you don’t hit them too hard or they will go out of bounds and you lose the point. This type of game takes more skill and practice and also provides a greater workout since you are moving around in a larger area. I like how the designer basically crated a second game the frame, net, and paddles. 

You can even play indoors! Image courtesy of Funsparks.

I was surprised at the workout you can get from playing Jazzminton Sport. Even though your feet don’t move long distances, you are constantly shuffling forward, back, and to the sides to return the birdie and your heart rate will increase, especially as you start hitting the birdie harder and faster. My son and I enjoyed playing the game in our backyard. I took Jazzminton Sport to the tennis courts to play with my pickleball group. While two people were waiting for their turn to play since we did not have enough courts for everyone, they could play Jazzminton Sport near the fence. Those who tried it really had a good time. I even brought the game to the high school where I teach and set it up on walkway outside my classroom. Students could go out and play once they had completed their work. They liked it so much they game back to play some more Jazzminton Sport at lunch. Everyone I know who has played this game has had a great time.

I was surprised at the workout you can get from playing Jazzminton Sport. Even though your feet don’t move long distances, you are constantly shuffling forward, back, and to the sides to return the birdie and your heart rate will increase, especially as you start hitting the birdie harder and faster. My son and I enjoyed playing the game in our backyard. I took Jazzminton Sport to the tennis courts to play with my pickleball group. While two people were waiting for their turn to play since we did not have enough courts for everyone, they could play Jazzminton Sport near the fence. Those who tried it really had a good time. I even brought the game to the high school where I teach and set it up on walkway outside my classroom. Students could go out and play once they had completed their work. They liked it so much they game back to play some more Jazzminton Sport at lunch. Everyone I know who has played this game has had a great time.

 

Disclosure: GeekDad received this product for review purposes.

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We try it: Jazzminton, a new game now sold nationwide

by: Tierra Carpenter

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A distinctly different, increasingly popular new recreational game called Jazzminton Sport is being served up nationally that combines the best of many other popular paddle and racquet sports.

Michael Sears and Collin Jung, WISH-TV interns, joined us on “Life.Style.Live!” Monday to try out the game and give us their review. Watch the video above to see how they enjoyed it.

Jazzminton Sport is a creatively competitive paddle ball game that offers the same fun and excitement of tennis, badminton, pickle ball and even ping-pong all at once … but with a “hole” new spin on it.

The difference? No boundary or court is needed – just a small space. It can be played anywhere indoors or outdoors: garages, basements, hallways, living rooms — at gyms, parks, beaches, yards and more. No other paddle or racket sport removes those boundary restrictions.

The patent pending Jazzminton Sport is portable, simple and fast to set up, only taking a couple minutes to assemble. Jazzminton Sport is fun for all ages and all skill levels. Can be played fast or slow, competitive or casual and offers the health benefits of improving lateral movement and eye-hand coordination.

Another unique aspect, players hit a uniquely designed birdie through a rectangular hole opening in the raised net. The innovative birdie technology adjusts its speed and distance to the strength of the hit, slowing as they spin making every hit within reach, allowing for long rallies and great exercise. Players can spike the birdie as hard as possible; the birdie has been created so that it won’t fly too far where it’s out of reach. Even the hardest hits are playable.

Multiple nets can be set up in any large gym or space so dozens of players can compete against each other one-on-one at the same time.

In the months ahead Funsparks LLC, the inventor and marketer of the Jazzminton product line, will organize local, regional and national tournaments.

Events calendars will be set up so people can connect with other players in their area.

The product sells for $199.99 and is available here.

The Ryan Gorman Show New Game Invented in Clearwater is Now Being Sold Nationwide

If you’ve never heard of Jazzminton before, it’s time to learn all about it. This game, invented in Clearwater, is now being sold nationwide, and you can expect to see it being played in backyards, beaches, and parks throughout the summer.

The game is played like a cross between badminton or pickleball, but you hit through the net instead of hitting back and forth over a net.

Creator Steven Mueller, from Switzerland but now lives in Clearwater, has been putting this game together for the last four years. He wanted a game that didn’t require a court and was easy to assemble and transport, thus resulting in his new game, Jazzminton!

Since its debut in November, its already stocked on shelves in more than 200 stores nationwide.

Learn more or get your Jazzminton setup at FunSparks.Com