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## Main Question or Discussion Point

So we have covered relativity a couple weeks ago and I've been thinking about the twin paradox. It is when one twin travels on a high speed ship to some distant planet and back. But since all frames of reference are equivalent, each twin measures the other to be younger. My book explained that the paradox was solved because of the acceleration and turning around of the one ship and the fact that its speed is not entirely constant.

So my question is, since we are dealing with hypothetical near the speed of light velocity. What if we had a huge trampoline or something such that the ship could just bounce directly off and maintain its velocity without experiencing deceleration. Wouldn't this leave us with the original paradox?

I hope that makes sense...I am just not very satisfied with the resolution offered to me.

So my question is, since we are dealing with hypothetical near the speed of light velocity. What if we had a huge trampoline or something such that the ship could just bounce directly off and maintain its velocity without experiencing deceleration. Wouldn't this leave us with the original paradox?

I hope that makes sense...I am just not very satisfied with the resolution offered to me.