Rush Air Sports is Bakersfield’s playground

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Two rush customers enjoy a fight on the battle beam.

Marcus Castro, Reporter

Rush Air Sports is a new attraction in Bakersfield where people can partake in different sports in an unorthodox way.

Tashauna Gray, a manager at Rush, said, “It’s a rush to go to rush.”

“Finally, a fun thing to do in Bakersfield,” said supervisor Garrett Lafavor.

There are many activities that Rush offers its customers that involve climbing and the use of trampolines.

A 17,000-square-foot section of the 40,000-square-foot warehouse is dedicated to large trampolines. This is the section where customers can free jump and show off their possible acrobatic skills.

There are three different dodgeball courts with different layouts. All three dodgeball courts are played on trampolines.

There are also two different rock walls. One is a transparent wall where you compete against a visible person on the other side of the wall. The other wall has touch pads that will accurately time the climber.

Another activity is the climbing sticks. The sticks get taller and taller as someone attempts to climb to the tallest one.

There is a puzzle-themed climbing activity where people have to climb up several large colorful cubes.

There is also a section where people can do slam-dunks. There are three different hoops that vary in height. What makes this activity different is that the runways up to the hoops are large trampolines.

A battle beam is placed over a foam pit where people battle to knock their opponent off the beam.

Gray explained that sometime in the next year or so there will be an addition of an obstacle course she called a “ninja” course.

Rush offers an aerobics class on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It is $10 per class or $90 for 10 classes.

Toddler time is also offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It costs $10 for the first hour or $15 for both hours.

“It allows them [toddlers] to have the space to themselves without the risk of being trampled by the big kids and the adults,” said Gray.

Rush also offers parties and overnight slumber parties where large groups can be at Rush for nine hours through the night.

Rush charges by the hour. For one hour it is $13, for 90 minutes it is $19, and for two hours it is $25. There is a mandatory purchase of Rush socks of $3. The socks can be reused for future visits.

For Rush hours and party bookings visit www.rushairsports.com.