Springfree Trampolines V Spring Trampolines

Trampoline safety has increased dramatically over the past couple of decades. I was a kid in the early 90s and had never heard of the safety net trampoline enclosure. Today, it’s almost a mandate that trampolines come equipped with one. An even newer trend is the concept of a spring free trampoline. So, what the heck is a spring free trampoline? What’s the difference between a spring and sping free trampoline, anyways? The spring free concept was born around 15 years by a frustrated father. He loved the exercise and fun his kids were having on a trampoline but didn’t like the risk it involved. The number of trampoline related injuries is quite each year. At the time of conception, the inventor of SpringFree found data on United States trampoline injuries. The data showed that there were over 100,000 hospital visits each year related to trampoline injuries. The inventor of the SpringFree trampoline started wondering what caused the majority of trampoline injuries. He became frustrated with two main areas: 1) The spring area 2) The chance of falling off The second point, the chance of falling off, was already invented. He was surely going to add a safety enclosure to his trampoline model. What [...]

2017-08-30T19:32:16+00:00 August 30th, 2017|guides|

Trampoline Accessories

Adding a few trampoline accessories is a surefire way to increase safety and add some fun along the way. Some trampoline will come standard with different items. Today, most backyard trampoline brands offer their trampolines with a standard enclosure net. It wasn’t too long ago when safety enclosure nets were a hard to find trampoline accessory. In addition to the safety enclosure, there are many other safety driven accessories you should consider. Not sure if your trampoline brand comes with these? Learn more about the different trampoline brands here. Trampoline Safety Accessories Replacement Springs Replacement springs aren’t the sexiest trampoline accessory you will buy, but it’s essential for adding longevity to your investment. Proper trampoline care includes checking the frame and springs regularly. If you notice, your springs are wearing down, or something doesn’t look right, be sure to order some replacements. Weather Cover Pad A cover is the best way to add years to your jumping pad. Your trampoline pad might advertize the fact it’s UV resistant, but the sun has a way of wearing down all products. It’s a matter of time before the sun causes damage to your pad. In addition, the harsh winter months will shorten the life of [...]

2017-08-30T19:30:24+00:00 August 30th, 2017|guides|

How To Care For Your Trampoline

Trampolines are not cheap! If you have recently invested in a trampoline for your family, it’s a good idea to learn ways to care for it. Caring for a trampoline not only makes it safer for you and your loved ones, it adds years of life to your trampoline. There’s not much worse than making a huge investment only to see it fall apart too soon. Most trampoline owners worry about the winter months, and it’s for good reason. However, despite the harsh weather a lot of areas experience, trampoline care should be maintained year-round. Most trampolines break down because of a simple mistake an owner makes early on. Proper Setup In this article, we’re not going to go into detail about how to setup your trampoline. The key takeaway is that a proper trampoline setup is crucial for long term success. Think about it: If your frame is not set up properly, each jump will bring your trampoline closer to falling apart. Take the take upfront to correctly install the trampoline. We know it can be hard when you have anxious kids waiting for their first jump. Where Is It? The location of your trampoline setup is something that a [...]

2017-08-30T19:26:50+00:00 August 30th, 2017|guides|

How To Avoid The Most Common Trampoline Injuries

How To Avoid The Most Common Trampoline Injuries   There’s no disputing the fact that trampolines are a ton of fun for the whole family, but there are dangers associated with them. In the United States alone, there are nearly 100,000 reported trampoline injuries each year. In this article, we explore tips and tricks that will help you and your family avoid the most common trampoline injuries. Here are some quick facts about trampoline injuries: Ages 6 through 14 accounts for 2/3 of all trampoline injuries Between 1990 and 1999 there were 11 reported trampoline deaths in the U.S. Foot and leg injuries account for 40% of total trampoline injuries Any physical activity poses as a potential risk to your kid(s) and the trampoline is not exception. You cannot deny the injury statistics, but there are things you can do to reduce the risk injury. One At A Time While we don’t have statistics to back up our claim, breaking this rule is probably the biggest contributor to trampoline injuries. It’s the rule everyone knows will reduce the risk of injury, yet rarely does anyone enforce it. Why? The “one at a time” rule sounds great on paper, but doesn’t do [...]

2017-08-30T19:23:14+00:00 August 30th, 2017|guides|

Recommended Trampoline Ages

What’s The Recommended Age For Trampolines?   A trampoline purchase is a huge purchase and one that can’t be decided in an instant. The age of your kids strongly impacts the trampoline you buy. As a parent, you want to ensure that your kid(s) are safe when they start trampolining. With that in mind, let’s dive into trampoline age and how that affects your next purchase. Here are some common questions when it comes to trampolines and age: -Are my kids too old for the trampoline I want to buy? It’s possible you’re not sure what size to buy. You’re not ready to commit to the biggest and most expensive, but you don’t want them to compromise with a small trampoline. It would be a wasted investment if they were too old and big for the small trampoline. -Are my kids too young for the trampoline I want to buy? This is the exact opposite problem as the first question. Your kids might be young, and you’re not sure if a big trampoline will ruin their experience. Are there any downfalls to buying a trampoline that’s too big? Won’t they just grow into over time? -Can older kids still jump on a [...]

2017-08-30T19:18:24+00:00 August 30th, 2017|guides|

Trampoline Benefits

Kids And Jumping – The Trampoline Benefits For Kids Often, parents love the idea of buying their kids a trampoline because they know they will wear themselves out. Kids love jumping; there’s no point denying that trampolines have huge benefits for kids across the world. Parents also know that trampolining looks like a fun activity; almost no kid can stop the itch to jump. But trampolining is sneaky: Kids get their exercise without knowing it. The best part is they think it’s fun. It’s a given that a trampoline purchase will get your kids jumping. Today, we dig deeper and find out why jumping (exercise) is so good for your kids. Check out this trampoline video Educational Benefits Say what? Yes, studies have shown that trampolining has educational benefits for kids. A child that begins jumping at an early age begins to control the movement of their bodies. Studies show that the earlier this happens in the kids, the better they perform academically. It has do with the increase in coordination and the positive effects that have on their brain. Self-Esteem Self-esteem has also been shown to increase in kids that regularly jump on a trampoline. Learning to jump of the trampoline is a [...]

2017-08-30T19:15:47+00:00 August 30th, 2017|guides|

Best Backyard Trampoline

What’s The Best Backyard Trampoline? – Reviews and Ratings An article about the best backyard trampoline? Aren’t all trampolines meant for the backyard? While it’s true that most trampolines are meant for the backyard, small indoor trampolines have risen significantly in popularity over the past decade. When breaking down each type of trampoline, we felt it was fair to give them their separate blog post. Our main article (click here to read it) talks about the best trampolines without drawing the indoor and outdoor line. After reading this article, you will feel confident about your backyard trampoline purchase. Skywalker 15′ Round Trampoline with Enclosure and Spring Pad When you consider every aspect, that goes into rating a backyard trampoline (also covered on our main trampoline post), the Skywalker 15′ round trampoline is the clear cut winner. And to be blunt, there’s not even a close second unless you’re okay with spending over $2,000. The best part is that the Skywalker brand offers more than just the 15′ round version. Want a smaller backyard trampoline? Not problem as Skywalker has an 8 foot round diameter product. The Skywalker Trampolines provide great bounce, which will keep the kids smiling for years. Their trampolines [...]

2017-08-30T19:13:40+00:00 August 30th, 2017|guides|

How Much Weight Can A Trampoline Hold?

How Much Weight Can A Trampoline Hold? Figuring out and trusting the weight limit on a trampoline is incredibly important. The first point, figuring out the amount it can hold is not difficult: Most online retailers provide that information. The next step, trusting the weight, is the hard part. It’s important to note that trampoline weight limits will affect the overall price you pay. For more information, check out our trampoline comparison chart. Trampoline brands are incentivized to label their trampolines at higher weight limits. Doing so makes it more appealing for parents. If you have a large family (or know the adults will want a jump) then the weight limit is a big deal. That said, if you follow our safety protocol, then there should never be more than one jumper on it at a time. Yes, we know that rule is next to impossible to follow, but we thought it was worth mentioning. Trusting the weight limit is a two part process: 1) Find the stated weight limit. 2) Read customer reviews to get a sense of “true” weight limits. View Popular Trampolines On Amazon.com *From there, choose a trampoline that you’re interested and click the product. The description will most [...]

2017-08-30T19:09:13+00:00 August 30th, 2017|guides|

Round Trampoline Buyers’ Guide

The Ultimate Round Trampoline Buyers’ Guide   If you’re new to the trampoline scene, then you may be surprised that there aren’t just round trampolines out there. In fact, a trampoline can be shaped like rectangles, squares, octagons, ovals, and probably other shapes we don’t know about. We’re going to keep it simple in this article: We review the top round trampolines. After reading this page, you will feel comfortable you’re buying the best round trampoline for your family. Why Go With A Round Trampoline? Round trampolines are perfect for almost any type of family. Whether it’s your first trampoline or not, the round trampoline is a perfect fit. Round trampolines tend to give a softer bounce than the rectangular trampoline. Because of the shape, jumpers are forced back into the middle of the pad. For this reason, it’s considered safer than the rectangular shape (if your kids are novice jumpers and not training for gymnastics) Round trampolines also come standard with more selection and lower prices. Why? The round trampoline the most demanded by consumers and almost every trampoline brand has a round model for sale. The competition has driven down the prices; round trampoline brands are always looking to undercut the [...]

2017-08-30T19:09:43+00:00 August 30th, 2017|guides|

Best Trampoline Brands 2018 Edition

Best Trampoline Brands the 2017 Edition   It doesn’t matter what product you are buying; there will always be good and bad brands. Here at Buying A Trampoline  our goal is to help you find the best trampoline for you and your family. In today’s post, we review the best trampoline brands for 2018. Our Top Trampoline Brands 1 – Skywalker We are huge fans of the Skywalker trampoline brand. Not only is it our favorite trampoline brand, their 15′ round model is our, “best backyard trampoline“. Why? The Skywalker brand delivers excellence on some many levels: Large trampoline selection and styles Great value for your money High-quality build High safety rating Great customer service Happy customers Large Selection The Skywalker brand has a ton of different options to fit your family’s needs. The Skywalker brand does not only build large backyard trampolines as it competes in the toddler and kid trampoline market. With regards to their backyard trampolines, you will surely be able to find the right trampoline you are looking for. If your kids are younger, then you consider their 8 foot round trampoline. They also offer 10, 12, and 15 foot round version trampolines. Their largest trampoline comes in an oval shape and [...]

2018-03-05T18:21:22+00:00 August 30th, 2017|guides|