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    Default jumping jacks

    I have a pair of jumping jacks that are like roller skates, but they have springs instead of wheels.

    What's the jumping jacks? please.

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    Default Re: jumping jacks

    I've never heard of them, but the description given sounds clear enough.

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    Default Re: jumping jacks

    What's the jumping jacks? please.

    puzzle.
    It sounds to me like the skates-with-springs that you have are called jumping jacks as a brand name. The original jumping jack was a kind of puppet whose legs and arms jumped up and down when you pulled the strings.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_jack_(toy)
    These days "jumping jacks" usually refers to a type of exercise where you jump in the air with your arms and legs spread out in a star shape.

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    Last edited by Tdol; 25-Mar-2011 at 07:17. Reason: Fixing URL

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    Default Re: jumping jacks

    There's a firework called a jumping jack- could the springs look like one: http://www.thegreenman.me.uk/images/touch3.jpg

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    Default Re: jumping jacks

    Thank you all.

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