Does your neighbour’s trampoline look like this?
Compare the Quality!
14 ft rd. department store style trampoline
- 12 frame pieces
- 6 – 3 piece legs
- 1 frame pad covering with multiple foam piecs to be inserted in the frame pad
- 1 mat with elastic bands (no springs)
Trampoline Country’s 14 ft octagonal trampoline
- 4 frame pieces
- 4 one piece legs
- 1 frame pad – 2″ thick closed cell foam sewn into pad
- 1 jumping mat
- 96 – 9” springs
Wow! Trampoline Country’s frame pad does not fits in the box that fit the entire department store trampoline!
Think before you Jump!
A trampoline should last as long as your children live at home . . .maybe even long enough for your grandchildren to enjoy!
Quality trampolines get used almost every day of the year. Cheap trampolines don’t; their springs will stretch, pads will tear and deteriorate, and frames will bend, bow and crack at the welds.
The following are things to consider when purchasing a trampoline:
• How many rows of stitching are there on the mat?
• Is there are UV inhibitor in the mat?
A UV inhibitor will help to prevent oxidization. When a mat oxidizes it gives off a black residue on the children’s feet when they bounce.
• Are there holes drilled in the frame?
Drilled or punched holes weaken the frame and allow moisture to get into the frame.
• Is there a weight restriction?
• What gauge steel is used, and what is the diameter of the steel tubing used?
Remember the lower the gauge number, the stronger the steel. E.g., 12-gauge steel is stronger than 16 and 17 -gauge.
• How many pieces does the frame consist of?
The more pieces, the more “play” in the frame. This results in cracking of the welding joints.
• Are there any springs? Springs are essential if you are looking for a good bounce. Springless trampolines (with fibreglass rods or elastic bands) have very little bounce. Bouncing on a springless trampoline is like bouncing on a bed. They are no safer than a good quality trampoline with proper protection over the springs.
• What is the length of the springs? The larger the spring the deeper one goes into the bed of the trampoline and thus the higher the bounce.
• How many springs are there?
The weight of the bouncers is spread over the springs; thus the smaller and fewer the springs the more potential for stretching the springs.
• What are the frame pads filled with – closed cell foam or soft foam?
Closed cell foam is essential for protection from the springs.
• How thick are the pads?
• How are they held to the trampoline?
• Do they cover the entire spring AND the frame?
If the safety pad does not cover the entire spring, including the stitching on the mat, the children’s feet are exposed to the springs.
SHAPE OF THE TRAMPOLINE
• What is the shape of the trampoline?
Round trampolines are the least safe of trampolines because all the springs point directly to the center of the mat, creating a soft spot in the centre. As a result, multiple jumpers are drawn to the center of the trampoline where they collide. Rectangular trampolines on the other hand are the safest because the springs are perpendicular to each other resulting in an even bounce on the entire surface of the trampoline. A question to ask yourself: What shape trampoline are used in the clubs and Olympics?
• How long is the manufacturer prepared to stand by its product?
• Where is the manufacturer located?
• Do warranty claims need to be shipped out of the country resulting in additional costs?
• Are sales personnel able to give proper instructions?
DELIVERY AND SET UP:
• What is the delivery cost?
• Is there a set up fee?
Trampoline Country Inc. sells only quality trampolines. When you purchase a trampoline from Trampoline Country Inc. you know it’s one of the BEST!!