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6 Creative ways to Up-cycle or Repurpose an Old Trampoline

1. Build a Greenhouse

A quick Pintrest or Google image search turns up several greenhouse designs using old trampolines as the frame. These greenhouses can use  half the hoop frame as supports, or the frame can be quartered and the greenhouse can sit against the side of the house.

Most designs can be built with just a few items. Many use plastic Poly sheeting, also known as 6 mil (or 6 mm) Poly film. Be sure to get a film that is thick enough for this application so it won’t tear.

Designs usually call for screws and wood to create the door and window and secure the frame. If you use the two halves to build a tunnel style greenhouse you will not need to cut the steel as most trampolines come apart in the middle.

You will need a drill for inserting screws and a saw for cutting wood.

Be sure to have a plan for securing the greenhouse to the ground if you live in a windy area, greenhouses have been known to turn into kites in bad weather.

This project will take a little elbow grease, but looks like a very rewarding task, and a smart way to use an old trampoline.

2. Chicken Coop

The thing I love about using the trampoline as a chicken coop is how versatile the designs are. Some folks kept the project simple and left the trampoline standing and simply surrounded the frame and over the top with chicken wire.

The trampoline top is replaced with chicken wire and the chickens simply live under the trampoline frame. Some designs do not call for removing the trampoline top – that makes this project even easier.

Other designs are more robust. This design calls for using the two halves of the trampoline frame and standing them upright, forming a tunnel, then covering the space between the two hoops with corrugated aluminum or corrugated metal roofing.

They also incorporated the trampoline legs into the design and used them to build the chicken run. A very resourceful idea that keeps an unwanted trampoline out of the landfill and productive again.

3. Construct a Hammock Stand or Two

This hammock forum had a great idea for a hammock stand. They used the frame from an old trampoline and created TWO hammock stands. This is a great backyard hammock stand and it was made without drilling or welding, just using ratchet straps.

Don’t have two hammocks? Or any hammocks?

That’s OK, our friend and fellow solo traveler at the Independent Wolf blog has reviews on the best camping hammocks for solo travelers to help you choose the right one.

Use your trampoline frame hammock stand to practice sleeping outside in your hammock from the comfort of your backyard.

girl in hammock and travel quote

4. Makeover/Refurbish the Trampoline

Maybe you want to use your old trampoline as a trampoline. If your trusty tramp needs a good re-vamp here are some refurbishing ideas.

  • Pool Noodle Spring Covers If the springs of your trampoline are exposed and/or rusty because the spring cover has deteriorated you can make sheathes out of pool noodles. Be sure to measure the spring radius and get a pool noodle with a core bog enough to accommodate the spring. Use your noodle:Measure the spring and distance between springs to make sure the noodle will fir your trampoline.
  • Replace the bounce surface.  If the frame is in great shape but the bounce surface is irreparable, you can refurbish the top by installing a replacement top. Be sure to measure carefully or get the trampoline specs first, as sizes vary between different models. The cost of replacing and shipping the top is a fraction of the cost of buying and shipping a new trampoline. Plus it’s a good way to conserve resources.
  • Repair holes. If the surface is good, but there is a small hole or two, pick up a trampoline repair kit and glue on a long lasting patch that extends the life of your trampoline.
  • Replace the springs. Is your trampoline missing springs? Rusted from seeing too many rainy seasons? You can ‘spring’ for some replacement springs which are usually pretty inexpensive compared to the cost of a new bounce rig.

5. Hanging Swing Bed/Hangout

Use that trampoline to create a relaxing, luxurious, and comfortable Swing bed or hangout pad. This video below shows you how.

Remove the legs from the trampoline to create the surface of the swing. The tools and items needed to build the swing bed are:

  • a jigsaw
  • Fleece fabric, cut in strips 4-6 inches wide
  • Sash cord or thick gauge rope to secure the fleece to the trampoline frame
  • Insulation Foam cut in sections to cover the trampoline bed
  • A Large blanket or comforter to cover the foam layer
  • 12 mm Rope
  • 8mm Quick Link
  • Heavy duty chain

These look very comfortable and make a great alternative to a traditional backyard hammock. With the proper tools, materials and location to hang this bed, it looks like a rewarding weekend project.

6. Dog Bed (Mini Trampoline)

Use an old mini trampoline as a dog bed! This is such a great idea, especially for an older dog, or one with arthritis and/or hip problems. The surface of the mini trampoline will provide low impact areas and help older dogs sleep comfortably.

The trampoline surface is low, so older dogs can climb up. The fabric is breathable and easy to clean, and will keep your dog cool, comfortable and off the ground. The frame is chew proof.

You can cover the surface with your dogs favorite blanket, a commercially available dog bed or large round dog bed mattress.

The top of a mini trampoline can easily be replaced using a mini trampoline replacement mat, so if it has holes, or the dog wears the top out, it’s easy to fix.



Questions and Answers

Rectangular Trampolines VS. Round Trampolines

Trampolines come in all shapes and sizes. The two most popular shapes are round and rectangle.

You may think that at the end of the day, a trampoline is a trampoline, but there are some distinct differences between these two shapes that extend far past the way they look.

Each shape has a different purpose, and both have their own sets of pros and cons.

Some families will find that a round trampoline best suits their needs, while others are more interested in the unique perks that a rectangular trampoline offers.

Start considering who will be using the trampoline and the way they’ll be using it, and tally up the pros and cons about each potential purchase. If you’re purchasing it for your children, talk to them about what they want to do on their trampoline and narrow down the list together.

The Facts About Round Trampolines

Three childrens on trampolineRound trampolines are essentially the traditional shape. They come in diameters as small as 7 feet and as large as 16 feet. When you picture a trampoline in your mind, you probably see the iconic round trampoline.

These models are designed to pull jumpers back toward the middle of the jump pad, where the center of gravity is located. The design is simple, and it’s made to encourage children to get active while having fun.

Pros

  • Round trampolines are the most common design, and are therefore the least expensive. While luxury variations of round trampolines do exist, you can always find trusty and reliable budget models of round trampolines. Less expensive trampolines are always a better option for families who won’t be able to use their trampoline year round due to harsh winters or storms.
  • Round trampolines have their center of gravity right in the middle. As jumpers bounce, they’re pulled back toward the middle. These keeps energetic children from getting too close to the edges, and prevents them from falling off. While all trampolines should be used with a safety enclosure net, this is an added safety feature that most parents will appreciate.
  • Since round trampolines are bestsellers, you’re more likely to find different variations of styles. Some of them come with games and attachments built in for extra fun. Some come with unique frames that don’t feature the springs near the jump pad, and some come with gapless enclosures for maximum safety.
  • Round trampolines come in some of the smallest sizes. If you don’t have a lot of space to put a trampoline in your yard, you can always opt for a modest 10 foot diameter. Since the bounce comes from the middle, the trampoline doesn’t necessarily need to be large to be fun.

Cons

  • It can be hard to find a place to put a large diameter round trampoline. Since they’re circular, they don’t do well against the sides of houses or nestled into corners. You’ll need to find enough open space to encompass the diameter of the trampoline, and this space is ultimately larger than the diameter of the trampoline itself.
  • Since the bounce is its strongest in the middle, side bounces are a little weaker. Jumpers can’t get as much lift height around the perimeter of the trampoline, stifling their potential to reach great heights. While this may be a downer for users, a lot of parents actually consider the lower bounce to be a safety feature.

The Facts About Rectangular Trampolines

Rectangular trampolines are a little more expensive, but you’re paying for some bonuses capabilities you wouldn’t get with a round trampoline.

Rectangular trampolines are used by Olympic gymnasts and professional athletes for training because they allow for a strong, high bounce over the entirety of the jump pad.

Because the jump pad is rectangular, it allows for jumpers to run and bounce into a trick, such as an aerial spin or a flip. These are designed for serious jumping enthusiasts, and will allow you jumpers to do virtually anything. A rectangular trampoline is nearly limitless.

Pros

  • Rectangular trampolines offer the largest jumping spaces. This is great for families with multiple children who may want their own space on the trampoline. There’s more space for bouncing, running, and doing tricks. Games like basketball or volleyball on a rectangular trampoline are much easier, because the space allows the trampoline to be divided like a court.
  • Rectangular trampolines fit beside a house or a long a fence better than round trampolines do. It’s easier to level a rectangular patch of ground and place a rectangular trampoline in a large yard.
  • Bounces are much higher on a rectangular trampoline. Double flips and running cartwheels are easier, as the entire surface rebounds evenly. In a round trampoline, these tricks are only possible in the center. Having the entire area provide an excellent exercise opportunity allows for more physical activity and a better workout. This can help your kids stay healthy and active.

Cons

  • Because rectangular trampolines offer the highest jumps, they’re better for professional use. If you worry about your children getting a little too rowdy, you may not want to get a rectangular trampoline. A safety enclosure net will help prevent your children from bouncing off the mat, but there’s almost no limit to the height they can jump.
  • Rectangular trampolines are more expensive. They’re often larger, and constructed to be much sturdier than a round trampoline. You’re paying a premium price for a premium quality piece of athletic equipment, although it is exactly as much fun as it is healthy to bounce on a heavily rebounding surface.

Who Should Use a Round or Rectangular Trampoline?

Questions and Answers

If you’re looking to narrow down the big choice, you’ll have to consider what these differences mean for your family.

Think about the ages of your jumpers and the way they’ll use the trampoline. The size of your children, as well as their athletic ability, can have a huge impact on which design you should choose for your back yard.

There are some scenarios in which round and rectangular trampolines are interchangeable, but if you’re looking for specific benefits, you’ll need to be sure you’re selecting the right shape.

Children 6 and Under

Children 6 and under are just learning their athletic ability. They aren’t ready to play rough, and they need a trampoline that’s optimized for safety.

For little kids, a round trampoline is always better. Many small round models exist with padded enclosures and gapless spring pads to help keep toddlers and youngsters contained while minimizing the risk of injury.

A rectangular trampoline as too much open space and an unsteady surface, making it an unwise choice for children who have not yet mastered balance.

Children 6 to 12

The majority of children ages 6 to 12 are small enough to have just as much fun on a round trampoline as a rectangular trampoline. Round trampolines are a little safer for new jumpers and children in elementary school, so it’s hard to go wrong erring on the side of caution.

A major exception would be children who are already involved in athletic activities, such as gymnastics or soccer. These children are probably athletically skilled enough to handle a rectangular trampoline with minimal risk of injury.

Teens 13 and Up

Teens 13 and up can use a rectangular trampoline, but they’re taller and occupy more space. A rectangular trampoline may be a little more comfortable, allowing for multiple jumpers who are older and taller to bounce together without colliding.

Teenagers like to do tricks on trampolines, and rectangular trampolines offer enough bounce and space for a running start. If your teenagers want to do somersaults in the air, they’ll probably need a rectangular trampoline.

Adults

Adults who want trampolines are almost always purchasing them as a means of getting in a fun workout. Round trampolines are designed for leisurely jumping, and rectangular trampolines provide a better exercise experience.

With a rectangular trampoline, two adults can work out at the same time without being pulled together in the center.

Adults are too tall to share a round trampoline, and are more likely to collide in the middle.

Which Should You Choose?

You can’t go wrong with a round trampoline in most cases. Almost everyone will be able to use it, even if only one jumper can bounce at a time. If your kids plan to use this trampoline casually when they get home from school or they’re playing with their friends during the summer, a round trampoline is a safe choice that’s sure to pay off.

If your primary motivation for purchasing a trampoline is to promote exercise and the development of athletic skill, you want a rectangular trampoline. These are used for professional training, and will allow you to harness the same technology that world renowned athletes use. It’s a full body workout that burns calories and tones muscles at the same time.

Think about who is going to be using the trampoline, and how they want to use it. Round and rectangular trampolines are entirely different pieces of equipment with minimal overlap in their intended use.

There’s a perfect fit for everyone.



Kid on trampoline

How to Clean a Trampoline Mat in 9 Simple Steps

Even though a trampoline is an outdoor toy, it requires regular cleaning and maintenance. Your trampoline is exposed to the elements, and dirty mats tend to wear out faster than clean ones.

Dirty mats are unsafe and get your children messy. You, with the help of your children, can clean your trampoline mat in a short period of time.

Since the mat will need to try, try starting earlier in the day. This way, the sun will have ample time to dry off the mat.

Here you go 9 Simple Steps how to clean a trampoline mat…

Kid on trampoline

Clear the Surface

Before you start to clean the trampoline mat, remove any small twigs or leaves that have fallen onto the surface. Twigs can actually cause snags in the mat, reducing its reliability and causing small ripples in the threads that make the mat unsafe.

Carefully remove these twigs by hand, and pick up leaves, pinecones, acorns, or any other natural debris that may have fallen onto the mat.

Then, remove any toys, games, or accessories on the trampoline and set them aside for later. Clean these things before your return them to the trampoline. Putting dirty toys back onto the trampoline will only make it messy again.

Sweep the Mat

Using a push broom or a straw broom, sweep away any surface dirt that’s sitting on the mat. Never use rakes, shovels, spades, or other gardening tools to free the mat of debris, as these things can actually cause damage.

Make sure to sweep the dirt clear off of the trampoline. This includes sweeping the protective pad covering the springs. The dirt needs to go under the safety enclosure, so you may need to lift it up during the sweeping process.

Inspect The Mat

After all of the debris and surface dirt have been removed, it’s the best time to check the mat for any signs of damage. Are there any rips, snags, or small holes?

If you see damage to the mat, it may not be safe to allow jumpers to resume using it. Even small holes can quickly become enlarged from children jumping and playing on a damaged mat. If you see signs of this kind of damage, it’s better to replace the entire mat.

Prepare Your Supplies

In order to thoroughly wash the mat, you’ll need to use the right cleaning supplies. Fill a bucket up with water, and add a mild detergent. Liquid dish soap or regular antibacterial soap works well for this purpose. If you’ve decided to use a disinfectant, make sure it doesn’t contain bleach or harsh solvents.

These kinds of detergent can discolor your mat and weaken the fibers. If you’re unsure, always read the back of the detergent bottle. If it says it isn’t safe to use on porous surfaces or that it may discolor fabrics, do not use this cleaning agent on your trampoline mat.

Soak the Mat

If you try to clean the mat while it’s dry, you’re going to have a hard time. A trampoline mat that’s been under the sun is a parched. It will soak up all the soapy water, causing you to scrub twice as hard. Hard scrubbing can damage the mat, so the best way to prepare the surface is by thoroughly soaking it with a hose.

With low water pressure, spray the entire mat until it’s thoroughly saturated. You’ll know it’s time to stop when water begins dripping underneath the trampoline. The whole thing should be slick before you start to scrub, creating the perfect surface for a scrubbing brush or wet rag.

Start Scrubbing

The entire surface of the mat needs to be scrubbed until it’s full of soap suds. You want the soap suds to have a brown tinge to them when you’re done, indicating that the dirt has been lifted off of the jump pad. Be careful what tools you use to scrub with. Always choose soft scrubbing brushes with nylon bristles, or plain wet washrags. Never use harsh scrubbing tools, steel wool, or scouring sponges on a trampoline mat. These things can cause the fibers to fray, slowly destroying the trampoline mat.

Scrub the mat in gentle, circular motions to safely lift all the dirt from the fibers. This process goes much faster when multiple people are scrubbing – especially if you’re cleaning a large trampoline. Children should be able to help.

Have them get on their hands and knees and gently scrub from the spring pads back to the center. They may even have fun playing in the bubbles. For safety reasons, don’t allow children to stand on the trampoline while it’s soapy and wet.

Rinse the Mat

After the mat has been thoroughly scrubbed, it’s time to hose away the dirty suds. Using a gentle hose setting with low water pressure, rinse away all of the soap until bubbles stop appearing, and the water dripping from the trampoline runs clear.

This is a good indicator that all of the trapped dirt has run off of the mat.

Allow the Mat to Dry

It’s not safe for children to jump on a slippery wet mat, so they need to wait for it to dry before they play. If you started early in the morning, the sun should dry the mat out throughout the course of the day.

If you don’t have time to wait or if the weather is overcast, you can speed up the drying process by placing large air movers around or under the jumping mat. These will accelerate evaporation. Don’t use a leaf blower to help dry the mat.

The strong force of the air can cause the jump surface to warp.

Inspect The Mat Again

After the mat has dried, take one final look at the surface to assure it’s safe for your children to jump on. You want to check to see that no accidental damage has occurred during the cleaning process. Even if you were very careful, accidents can still happen.

Once the trampoline is dry and has passed a final inspection, your kids are free to resume jumping to their hearts’ content.

Other very useful article from wikihow.com



Skywalker Trampolines Toss Game Combo

13 Cool Trampoline Games and Accessories for Your Family

The fun doesn’t have to stop at just the trampoline.

Once you’ve purchased a trampoline for your family, the best part is customizing it. Trampolines are for more than mere jumping. There’s tons of cool games and accessories that make a trampoline a little more exciting – for both kids and adults.

A trampoline is merely the starting point for something that’s even more fun, and it’s waiting for the imaginations of your children to run wild.

It can be a volleyball court, a basketball court, a snowboarding simulator, or even a space for creative children to craft their own unique works for art.

Trampoline Pro Trampoline Ladder by Trampoline Pro

Trampoline Pro Trampoline Ladder by Trampoline Pro

You need a ladder for taller trampolines. They make it easy for jumpers to get on and off the jump pad. Most trampoline frames are durable and weather coated, so you’ll want a ladder that meets the same standard of quality.

This is a general fit ladder that will work with most trampolines, and it’s guaranteed to last just as long as the frame of your trampoline.

The wide, textured steps make it easy to climb and prevent slipping. Install the ladder right in front of the zippered part of the safety enclosure, and you’re ready to go.

Skywalker Trampolines Toss Game Combo

Skywalker Trampolines Toss Game Combo

Games that involve all soft components are safe to use on the trampoline, and great for smaller children.

This game comes with both a ball toss and a target with a bullseye. Both of them attach to a trampoline safety enclosure, and they come with soft beanbags for tossing.

These games are especially fun on larger trampolines, where children can stand from far distances to make the game more challenging. This is more than just a fun way to pass the time – it helps children develop coordination skills. Once they get familiar with the games, they can play them while jumping high in order to up the difficulty level.

Trampoline XL Mini Basketball Hoop Set CLAMP ON

Trampoline XL Mini Basketball Hoop Set CLAMP ON with Choice of Ball by VersaHoop

Basketball games are among the most popular trampoline accessories. This particular basketball hoop mounts to the enclosure poles, and comes with a mini ball.

You can select from a wide variety of colors and themes, personalizing this toy to your child’s interest.

A mini basketball is easier to maneuver on a trampoline, and great for the hands of small children to toss back and forth. Kids get to jump as they bounce, making them feel like real basketball stars.

Trampoline Pro Jump Slider

Trampoline Pro Jump Slider, Trampoline Ladder Ramp Slide

Ramp slides are an alternative to traditional ladders. To get onto the trampoline, children can climb it like a ramp. To get off, they can slide down.

When it’s not in use, this slide is designed to fold up underneath the trampoline for storage. It comes with a universal mount that fits trampolines of all shapes and sizes, so compatibility isn’t a concern.

Small children will love the fun of sliding down to the grass when it’s time to stop jumping.

Upper Bounce Universal 3-Pouch Trampoline Shoe Bag

Upper Bounce Universal 3-Pouch Trampoline Shoe Bag, Black

You need to take your shoes off before you jump on the trampoline. The best way to keep them from getting muddy and prevent curious ants from crawling inside of them is by storing them in a mesh net like this one, where they’re safe above the ground.

This net also serves another purpose – it can hold bottles of water and snacks for jumpers who want to take a break and stay hydrated. You can’t jump with a drink without spilling it, but you can always store your bottle in this hanging storage net.

Purchasing multiple nets is a great idea, as they can also be used to store trampoline toys and accessories while they’re not in use, making it easy for children to swap out one activity for another.

Skywalker Trampolines Azooga Volley Ball Net

Skywalker Trampolines Azooga Volley Ball Net Trampoline Enclosure Attachment

Volleyball nets are easy to install to safety enclosure poles. This particular net can extend over 19 feet, making it fit virtually any trampoline simply by rolling it to the desired length.

It comes with all necessary hardware for installation, and goes up in minutes. It’s easy to unroll when not in use, so children can enjoy the full space of the jump pad without having to crawl underneath the net.

Children can use this net with a volleyball, or even with badminton equipment. This is a great choice for families with multiple children who enjoy competing against each other at games.

JumpSport BigTop Trampoline Tent

JumpSport BigTop Trampoline Tent

This is a unique trampoline toy that serves a few purposes. It’s great for shielding children from the sun on especially hot days, but the real fun comes from using the tent to camp.

Trampolines are great spots for backyard campouts. The jump pad is a lot more comfortable than resting on the ground, keeping your children elevated and away from bugs.

They’ll feel like they’re on a fun family camping trip, and they’ll never have to leave the back yard. With a little imagination and a few flashlights, this tent helps transform your trampoline into a whole new experience. All you need to do is make some smores and tell some campfire stories.

JumpSport Trampoline Game and Party Pak

JumpSport Trampoline Game and Party Pak

This kit encourages your kids to use their imaginations in order to create games with the included supplies.

There’s a set of colored chalk than can be used for playing games like tic tac toe directly on the jump pad, or even decorating it with art.

There are three soft, low impact squishy colored balls, and four colored bungee cords. Your kids can invent their own games or consult the included handbook, which includes 20 game ideas involving the things that come in the kit. Encourage them to experiment, or allow them to use some of the suggested ideas.

JumpSport Trampoline Bounceboard

JumpSport Trampoline Bounceboard

A Bounceboard is used to duplicate other sports that would usually be performed in more dangerous conditions within the safety of your trampoline.

Things like skiing, surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding are a little difficult for learners, and being able to acquire the skill on the rebounding surface of the trampoline can set kits and teens up for success.

The Bounceboard comes with two openings for feet, which include Velcro safety straps for a snug fit. The bottom is slip resistant, and the body is made of a flexible polyethylene for safety.

NON-TOXIC 200 Bounce House Balls

NON-TOXIC 200 Bounce House Balls

Young children will love having some bounce house balls on their trampoline. They’re especially great for small diameter trampolines that are typically purchased for toddlers.

Empty the balls onto the jump pad, and the enclosure net will keep them from falling off. As children jump, the colorful balls will bounce with them.

They can even be used to safely play toss, and they’re made of a soft plastic. Best of all, they’re crush proof. You won’t have to worry about the little ones flattening or puncturing them during play. They come with a reusable zippered storage bag, and they’re fun to toss back into the bag when the children are done playing.

Crayola (2-Pack) Sidewalk Chalk

Crayola (2-Pack) Sidewalk Chalk

The texture of trampoline jump pads makes them an excellent surface for sidewalk chalk. This means drawing, writing, and even playing games are all a go.

This is a bulk chalk pack that comes with a total of 48 different colors, so the budding artist in any child will have a chance to emerge. These chalks are washable, so it’s easy to clean the jump pad with a little soap and water so your child can start a new masterpiece every day.

By purchasing accessories like stencils or chalk sprayers, you can take the artistic concept even further.

Splash King Water Blaster Guns

Splash King Water Blaster Guns

Squirt guns and super soakers are fun to use while running around the yard, but they’re generally not regarded as safe for the trampoline.

This is because they contain a lot of hard plastic components that could damage the trampoline or cause injuries to your children. These foam water blasters are much safer for trampoline use. Your children can enjoy water gun wars safely as they jump and bounce.

If they tumble on the water blasters, there’s nothing to worry about – the soft foam won’t hurt anyone.

POOF Pro Gold Football

POOF Pro Gold Football

Since soft balls are much safer on a trampoline, you may not want children to use a real football. Since the enclosure net limits how far they can run, some collisions with a hard ball may be unavoidable.

By opting for a realistic foam ball, children can safely practice their football throws and minimize the risk of injury by collision.

One of the best parts of choosing a foam ball is that it won’t rebound as high when it hits the jump pad, so it isn’t likely to fly over the enclosure net and disrupt gameplay.



Ultega Trampoline Jumper Raincover

Trampoline Weather Covers Guide – How To Pick The Right One for Your Trampoline

A weather cover is something a lot of people forget to purchase when they buy a trampoline, but it’s very important

Trampolines are outdoors all year round, and constantly exposed to the elements. While modern trampolines are designed to be a little more durable, this doesn’t mean they’re indestructible.

A weather cover can protect your trampoline from all kinds of damage, including the slowly accumulating damage that can creep up undetected. If you want to keep your trampoline safe and fun for your children, a cover is a small price to pay.

A new trampoline is far more expensive than taking care of the one you already have, or are about to purchase.

Consider the Weather

Not every area of the world is subject to the same weather conditions. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you’re probably on the lookout for a trampoline rain cover.

If you live near snowy mountains, you’ll want a trampoline cover for winter. While you can purchase trampoline covers for individual concerns, it’s typically a better deal to get a cover that can handle any kind of weather.

Get the Right Size

Before you purchase a cover, you need to make sure you’ve selected the right size. Trampolines come in an assortment of sizes and shapes, with the most popular being round. Diameters can be as small as 7 feet and as large as 16 feet. If you’re only guessing, it’s easy to wind up with the wrong cover.

Cover size goes by the diameter of the frame. If you’re unsure, check your order history, purchase receipt, or manufacturer’s manual to determine the size of your trampoline. A cover that’s too small can’t be stretched without being significantly damaged, and a cover that’s too large may not properly hook to the frame and stay secure.

What Kind of Trampoline Do You Have?

Trampolines without springs, square trampolines, and oval trampolines are especially difficult to find covers for. You may have to make a few adjustments in these scenarios. Most trampoline weather covers are designed to hook to the frame outside of the trampoline spring cover, and this can be difficult in some scenario.

If you need an in ground trampoline cover, you can probably use a regular cover used for an above ground trampoline.

You’ll just need to widen the opening to allow for access to the cover hooks. If you have a trampoline without springs, you might want to order a few sizes up to be sure the cover will actually reach the metal part of the frame, where it will need to be secured.

Why Buy a Special Cover?

Some people purchase regular tarps to use as trampoline weather covers. This is a bad idea for several reasons, one of which being that they’re essentially useless. You’ll constantly have to replace a tarp, as most of them are designed to be used for short periods and disposed of. They aren’t rated to be weatherproof, so there’s no telling whether or not they’ll actually protect your trampoline from the elements.

Things like falling sticks and twigs can easily tear holes in a tarp.

It’s also worth nothing that a tarp cannot be fitted to a round trampoline. Most tarps are square or rectangular in shape, with grommets at the corners. A trampoline weather cover is round, and has grommets placed at regular intervals. This is so that special metal clips can be used to hold the cover to the frame, which is something you can’t do with a square tarp on a round surface.

Attempting to cut and secure a tarp on your own will require you to cut holes, reducing the strength of the material and making it prone to tears in windy conditions. A tarp can’t protect your trampoline from snow, rain, or wind if it rips and blows right off. Though tarps are a similar concept, they simply don’t work as well.

Durable tarps often cost a similar amount to a trampoline weather cover, so you aren’t actually saving any money. In the end, you wind up risking the safety of your expensive trampoline, and having to buy new tarps on a constant basis. It’s better to simply purchase and install a proper trampoline weather cover in the long run.

How to Install a Trampoline Weather Cover

There are two kinds of trampoline weather covers. Some of them come with grommets and clips, and others require special anchoring kits to hold them to the frame.

These clips or anchors fold over the trampoline spring pad, usually between the legs of the trampoline. They hook onto themselves, and don’t require any drilling or special process to set up. When you’re ready to take off the weather cover and use the trampoline, all you need to do is remove the clips or unfasten the anchors. It’s a process that’s completed in a few short minutes.

Though uncommon, some trampoline weather covers use large drawstrings to attach to the frame. This is a fairly straightforward process, and you’ll want to tie the drawstrings to the frame of the trampoline. Always review the manufacturer’s installation instructions before you proceed.

You should always inspect the trampoline for signs of damage – even if you use a trampoline weather cover – before you let jumpers onto the surface. While weather covers will protect your trampoline from most kinds of damage, things like tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe snowstorms are unpredictable and unavoidable.

It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the safety of your children. Make sure you’ve registered the warranty on your trampoline, just in case you’ll need it.

The Best Trampoline Weather Covers

Off brand trampoline weather covers may be cheap, but they certainly aren’t offering the quality you’re looking for. They’re little more than thin sheets of plastic that are quick to fall apart. Your best bet is to purchase a trampoline weather cover from a reliable brand – especially if it’s the same manufacturer as the trampoline itself.

Not all trampoline manufacturers offer up their own weather covers, but there are two major brands that create covers that will work for most standard trampolines.

Skybound Trampoline Weather Cover

This trampoline weather cover is intended to be used with a set of anchor kits. It’s made of polyethylene, which is water and snow resistant. Even in the spring, you can use this weather cover to reduce the risk of sun damage, and even the risk of your jump pad being snagged by falling debris or small animals. This works best for Skybound trampolines, as well as any standard diameter round trampolines with “W” shaped stability legs.

SkyBound Trampoline Weather Cover

Pros

  • One of the most inexpensive types of trampoline weather covers, and it will get the job done.
  • Easy to set up as long as you have the anchor kits.

Cons

  • Only comes in two standard sizes – 12 and 13 feet.

Conclusion

If you just want a basic trampoline cover to err on the safe side, you’ll find that this is an expensive alternative that will work for you. 12 feet and 13 feet may be the only sizes, but they’re the two most popular trampoline sizes that families often choose.

Upper Bounce Trampoline Protection Cover (Wind and Rain)

Upper Bounce offers round trampoline weather protection covers in sizes from 7.5 feet all the way up to 16 feet. This means that you’re guaranteed to find the right fit. They come in two colors – blue or black. These hook right to the frame, and they’re easy to take off and put on according to the weather.

Trampoline Protection Cover (Wind and Rain) by Upper Bounce

Pros

  • Since every size is available, virtually everyone will be able to use this cover with their trampoline.
  • This cover offers UV light protection, and is designed to hold onto the trampoline frame in windy conditions.

Cons

  • Hook system makes this cover a little more time consuming to install, although not difficult.

Conclusion

This is a solution that will work for the majority of trampolines. It’s hard to go wrong with Upper Bounce’s covers. They stay on well, and there’s a fit for everyone. You can use it year round without fear that the cover won’t hold up.

Ultega Trampoline Jumper Raincover

This is one of the drawstring trampoline covers. It’s easy to install and uninstall, and you won’t need any special equipment to put it on.

These are some of the most inexpensive covers you’ll find, but they’re also one of the most convenient. This comes in 8.25 feet, 10 feet, 12 feet, and 14 feet diameters.

Ultega Trampoline Jumper Raincover

Pros

  • Doesn’t require any special equipment, and is relatively inexpensive.
  • Easier to set up than clipping or anchoring weather covers.

Cons

  • If the drawstring rips, you can’t use the cover. You need to use extra care when putting this one on and taking it off to avoid damage to the string itself. Without it, the cover is useless.

Conclusion

This is the best trampoline weather cover for people who don’t want to fuss around with clips and anchors. The drawstring may make it slightly less durable, but at such an affordable price, it’s inexpensive to replace in the event that the string becomes damaged.



Best Choice Products 12 Round Trampoline Set With Safety Enclosure

Top 7 Best Trampolines for the Money and Reviews 2017

Trampolines can be expensive, so most buyers want to know they’re getting the best deal available.

Trampolines aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution, so understanding the needs of your children and their level of athletic skill will help you narrow the list down to the perfect trampoline.

TOP 7 trampolines for the money 2017

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Best Choice Products 12 Round Trampoline Set With Safety Enclosure

Best Choice Products makes generic versions of popular products, especially athletic equipment. If you’re looking for the best trampoline for the money, you’ll love this alternative. This is bundled with a ladder and a safety net enclosure, making it safe and accessible for children of all ages.

All of the coating, pipes, and springs are fade resistant, UV coated, and waterproofed to help them last just as long as the features on more expensive trampolines.

Pros

  • This trampoline is 12 feet in diameter, so the jumping surface is large enough for multiple children to bounce at once.
  • All of the basic equipment is included, so you won’t need to purchase a ladder or enclosure separately.
  • Competitively priced against similar higher end models. You’re getting virtually the same quality at an affordable price point by opting for the generic version.

Cons

  • Not very customizable. You’ll need to use the equipment that was made to fit this trampoline, and it isn’t equipped with any accessories.
  • The 12 foot diameter is the perfect size for multiple jumpers, but this trampoline may be too large for very small yards.

Conclusion

It’s hard to beat the value of this package if you’re shopping on a budget. This trampoline comes with everything you need to get started.

All you need to do is set it up and let your kids jump. This is the perfect one-and-done solution for families with school aged children.

AirZone Outdoor Spring Trampoline with Mesh Padded Perimeter Safety Enclosure

AirZone Outdoor Spring Trampoline with Mesh Padded Perimeter Safety Enclosurea

This trampoline comes in both a 15 foot and an 8 foot variety, but if you have toddlers or preschool aged children, the 8 foot variety is going to be your best bet.

Little kids don’t need a huge jumping surface, and many parents actually prefer smaller diameter trampolines to keep their child safer. This comes with a safety enclosure to prevent little tumblers from falling on the ground, and the height is lower to keep the jumps at a safe maximum.

Since it’s low to the ground, no ladder is needed. Tots can climb right in without any help.

Pros

  • Right size and right price for small children. Children 5 and under don’t necessarily need a large trampoline, and the size provides maximum safety for little jumpers.
  • Since the trampoline is low to the ground and completely surrounded by an enclosure net, you don’t have to worry about your adventurous youngsters pushing its limits. They can only jump so high.
  • Compact 8 foot size is easy to fit in any back yard.

Cons

  • Since this trampoline is meant for younger children, this means they’ll outgrow it. It won’t be as fun when they’re 12 years old – they’ll want a larger trampoline by then.

Conclusion

This is the best cheap trampoline for families with very young children. It’s safe, dependable, and comes at a reasonable price. Since it’s compact, it’s easy to set up. This is a great way for toddlers to get out all of that extra energy by being active. You’re promoting a healthier lifestyle among younger children and helping them form lifelong habits that associate exercise with fun.

Skywalker Trampolines 10 Ft. Round Trampoline

Skywalker Trampolines 10 Ft. Round Trampoline and Enclosure with Spring

Skywalker is known for making excellent quality trampolines. Some of their models are exceedingly expensive, and this 10 foot trampoline bundle is their budget offering. If you want Skywalker quality for a reasonable price, it’s hard to pass up this deal. Skywalker uses a patented gapless enclosure system for maximum safety, and a reinforced construction for your peace of mind. It even comes in a variety of colors.

Pros

  • 10 foot diameter offers an excellent compromise between price and size. 12 foot diameter trampolines are very expensive and occupy a lot of space. 10 foot trampolines are slightly less expensive, and they’re easier to place in your yard.
  • Patented gapless enclosure offers you peace of mind. You’ll never have to worry about your children playing a little too rough and bypassing the safety net.
  • 175 pound weight limit makes it safe for two or three children to jump together.

Cons

  • Reinforced frame makes the trampoline safer, but also a little more difficult to set up. If you intend to take it down during the winter, it may be complicated to put it back up again.

Conclusion

Skywalker is offering you the perfect way to get a name brand trampoline without spending a fortune. If you want to stick with a tried and true brand with an outstanding reputation, opting for their budget package is an excellent choice. Everyone loves a quality product for a great deal.

SkyBound Super 7 The Perfect Kid’s Trampoline

SkyBound Super 7 The Perfect Kid's Indoor/Outdoor Trampoline, 84" H

Great indoor/outdoor trampolines can be hard to come by, but they’re a must for some families. Not all areas of the country have perfect weather year round, and this limits the times of year in which children can safely bounce outside.

Extreme heat or cold make for dangerous outdoor play conditions, and having a trampoline that can also be used indoors makes the experience safe and comfortable for your little ones. You can use this in the yard as well as in the garage, or on a back porch.

If you want to shield your little ones from the elements while helping them stay active, you’re going to love this trampoline.

Pros

  • Indoor/outdoor design offers incredible versatility. The legs of the trampoline provide maximum stability, while the plastic safety coating prevents indoor floors from being scuffed through rigorous use.
  • Plastic coated components as well as a high, padded enclosure net make this perfect for little jumpers. They can tumble and bump without any significant risk of injury when using this trampoline.

Cons

  • This design is best suited for kids 6 and younger. Older children won’t be able to make use of this gentle trampoline, as it’s not designed to support heavier jumpers, stunts or tricks.

Conclusion

When it comes to indoor/outdoor trampolines, this is the best trampoline for the money. It solves a problem a lot of parents face, and offers a convenience you can’t deny. You’ll never have to take this down during the snowy season, as your children will still be able to use it indoors. Your kids can get a little exercise all year round.

Propel Trampolines P7D-YB Trampoline with Enclosure

Propel Trampolines P7D-YB Trampoline with Enclosure

Indoor/outdoor trampolines for toddlers are hard to find, but they’re still easier to find than indoor/outdoor trampolines that will work for school aged children with an active interest in tumbling or gymnastics.

If you’re looking for a durable indoor/outdoor trampoline that your child can use to practice flips and tumbles, this one won’t let you down. It’s height makes it easy to use in a garage, and its 7 foot diameter is easy to make room for on both a lawn and a patio.

Pros

  • This trampoline will hold up well for children with real athletic interests. If your school aged child takes dance or gymnastics lessons, this will provide them with a great way to practice at home.
  • High enclosure net offers extended protection that your child will need to practice flips and trips from the center of the jump pad.
  • 150 pound weight limit means that two children can jump together without putting too much stress on the springs.

Cons

  • Though this is an indoor/outdoor sized trampoline, the feet aren’t padded to prevent floor scuffs. If you decide to use it inside, make sure you don’t use it on flooring that cannot be damaged.

Conclusion

This trampoline fulfills a very specific need, and it may be in line with your child’s special interests. It’s easier than going to the practice gym to prepare for a cheerleading or gymnastics competition, and the convenience comes at an affordable price.

Super Jumper Trampoline 12-Feet Combo

Super Jumper Trampoline Combo

This is a premium quality trampoline at an affordable price point, and models like this are very hard to come by. Deluxe trampolines can cost a shocking amount of money from most brands, and Super Jumper has provided an excellent solution.

This 12 foot round trampoline is very spacious and supports a high weight limit. The included enclosure net is padded and thoroughly reinforced for maximum safety.

Pros

  • One of the most competitively priced premium style trampolines on the market.
  • 330 pound weight limit coupled with the large jump pad means several children of all ages will be able to jump. It’s unlikely your children will ever outgrow this trampoline.
  • Impact resistant foam, UV coated components, and a galvanized frame means this trampoline can last for decades.

Cons

  • A little more expensive than an average budget model, but the quality more than makes up for the price difference.

Conclusion

It doesn’t get much better for this. If you love to shop for quality but also want to feel like you’re getting an excellent deal, this is the trampoline for you. Your children will be able to use it for years, and the investment will carry you into the future.

Skywalker Bounce-N-Learn Trampoline

Skywalker Bounce-N-Learn Trampoline

If your child is just learning to jump, you probably don’t want to spend a fortune on a trampoline. You’ll be looking for a decent starter set that supports the development of athletic skills.

This is exactly what the Bounce-N-Learn provides. The gapless enclosure with the extra padding comes in handy for little ones who aren’t so quick on their feet, and the colorful design allows children to easily spot and avoid the enclosure poles.

Pros

  • This trampoline will help your child build the foundation for lifelong athletic skills. By providing them with the tools they need to learn while they’re still young, you’re encouraging them to grow into healthier adults.
  • The enclosure comes with a built in safety ring that children can use to hold for balance. As they’re learning to jump, they’ll be able to find their footing.

Cons

  • Since this is a learner’s trampoline, it’s best to only allow one child at a time to use it for the sake of safety.
  • The diameter is small, as it’s designed to only hold one jumper at a time.

Conclusion

If safety is your primary concern and you’re looking to get your children active from a young age, nothing compares to the peace of mind you’ll get from a learner’s trampoline. Skywalker thought of everything when they constructed this design, and every tot will benefit from its numerous safety features.



Skywalker Trampolines 15-Feet Jump N' Dunk Trampoline with Safety Enclosure and Basketball Hoop

Your Guide to Best Skywalker Trampolines and Reviews 2017

If you’re on the market for a Skywalker trampoline, it can be difficult to know which one will work best for your children. On the surface, all trampolines may seem the same. Each model has a distinct set of differences, and you’ll want to take a number of different factors into account.

  • How will your children use their trampoline?
  • How many children do you have, and what kind of weight limit will you need?
  • How much yard space do you have to work with?

A quick glance at these Skywalker trampoline reviews will help you find the perfect trampoline for your children that will keep them active for years to come.

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Skywalker Trampolines 15-Feet Jump N' Dunk Trampoline with Safety Enclosure and Basketball Hoop

This is a Skywalker 15 foot trampoline that’s perfect for energetic kids. It comes equipped with a soft basketball hoop that’s safe to use, and gives your kids something more to do than simply jump.

The net itself is attached to its backboard with Velcro, making it less likely to get broken. If kids try to hang on the net, it will break away without damaging the accessory or the enclosure. This is a big bonus, as many trampolines feature hard nets that can destroy the enclosure during rough play.

The frame is reinforced to provide extra support for rough jumps, so your kids won’t damage the trampoline during even the rowdiest game of bouncing basketball.

Since the enclosure is gapless and supported externally, the risk of injury due to bumping the enclosure poles is minimized. Kids get the maximum jumping surface, and a great new way to play basketball.

Pros

  • You don’t need to buy any Skywalker trampoline accessories. This package includes everything you need and the basketball hoop is already a part of the enclosure.
  • The 6 w-shaped legs and reinforced frames make this trampoline safe for high intensity games and kids who play with a lot of enthusiasm.
  • Comes in an assortment of 5 different colors, so you can customize this gift for your child.

Cons

  • The weight limit is only 200 pounds, which means that only two older kids or four elementary school aged children can use the trampoline at once.
  • Trampoline is very light weight. While this makes the trampoline easy to move from place to place, it also makes it vulnerable to windy storms if you don’t stake it down to the ground. You may want to purchase an anchoring kit.

Conclusion

There’s a reason why this one is at the top of the list of Skywalker trampoline reviews. The quality is excellent for the price, and your kids are going to love the fun little gimmick of the built-in basketball hoop.

The accessory is designed to last forever, and so are the springs and the frame. Kids who want to do more than simply bounce will appreciate the features, and are unlikely to grow bored of the plain jumping surface.

Skywalker Trampolines 12-Feet Round Trampoline

Skywalker Trampolines 12-Feet Round Trampoline and Enclosure with Spring Pad

This is the primary Skywalker 12 foot trampoline. A lot of families prefer 12 foot trampolines, as they provide ample jumping room for multiple children without taking up the entire back yard.

That’s exactly what this trampoline is designed to do. When space is a concern, opting for a 12 foot trampoline like this one will allow your children to have the trampoline they’ve always wanted.

This trampoline utilizes Skywalker’s signature gapless enclosure system for maximum safety. All of the springs are covered, and the enclosure starts at the inner edge of the jump pad.

This protects jumpers from falling into the gap and being pinched by exposed springs. The enclosure net poles are also curved, which prevents children from making contact with the enclosure frame.

Pros

  • Comes in five different spring pad colors, rather than just the traditional blue.
  • Medium size creates an excellent compromise for children who may not otherwise have had a yard spacious enough to fit a trampoline.
  • All of the materials are UV coated and weatherproofed, so you won’t have to worry about the sun breaking down the fabric or rainwater causing the poles to rust.

Cons

  • Weight limit is 200 pounds. Only two older jumpers or 3 younger jumpers can use this trampoline at the same time.
  • Lightweight trampoline may require anchors to prevent it from bellowing in windy conditions.

Conclusion

This is the perfect trampoline for small yards, especially if it’s only going to be used by a maximum of three youngsters at a time. If you have other outdoor toys, such as soccer nets, basketball hoops, or an above ground pool, it’s easy to fit this one in your back yard with enough space for the rest of your play equipment.

Skywalker Trampolines 14′ Round Trampoline and Enclosure

Skywalker Trampolines 14' Round Trampoline and Enclosure with Wind Stakes

This Skywalker 14 foot round trampoline is straight and to the point. It’s a large trampoline without any bells or whistles, designed for maximum jumping power. This is probably exactly what you picture when you imagine a typical trampoline.

It’s a classic size and a classic design, built with superior safety and longevity considerations for your children.

This trampoline is supported by 6 galvanized “w” shaped feet for maximum stability. With welded t-brackets to absorb some of the stress on the jump pad, you can rest easily knowing that the frame will never twist. The enclosure net is tall and strong, affixed with signature gapless technology.

The fabric of the enclosure net as well as the spring pad and jump pad are coated to be UV resistant, which prevents the sun from degrading the material.

Pros

  • This trampoline comes with wind stakes, which are easy to install. Strong winds can sometimes cause lightweight trampolines to wobble or even blow over. It’s easy to install this trampoline to be windproof with the included equipment.
  • Skywalker’s gapless enclosure system is one of the safest on the market. Little jumpers won’t get their feet caught in the spring gaps, and bigger jumpers won’t worry about getting pinched by the jump pad’s springs.
  • The 14 foot jump pad is very spacious, so two children can safely jump at the same time without fear of bumping into each other. With all that space, you can even purchase a few Skywalker trampoline accessories to customize the experience.

Cons

  • 200 pound weight limit means that this trampoline can only handle a few jumpers at one time. Other jumpers may have to take turns.
  • Only comes in blue. Other Skywalker models come in a variety of colors.

Conclusion

If you want a traditional large trampoline, this is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s spacious, safe, and fun for every child. It’s easy to add accessories and games to a trampoline of this size.

Just allow your kids to pick the accessories they want to use, and stick to soft foam toys and games. If you have a large yard and you know your kids will appreciate a bigger jump space, this trampoline is an easy choice for every family.

Skywalker Rectangle Trampoline and Enclosure

Skywalker Trampolines Rectangle Trampoline and Enclosure with Green Spring Pad, 8 X 14-Feet

Rectangular trampolines are less common for casual use, but they certainly come with their advantages. Olympians use rectangular trampolines to train, because the shape makes it easier to perform long form flips and running stunts.

Rectangular trampolines are an excellent choice for children who are interested in learning spins, somersaults, and cartwheels on the trampoline.

This 14 by 8 foot jump surface is very large, and it’s easy to use with accessories. The rectangular shape simplifies games like basketball, where a hoop accessory can be mounted on either side to allow jumpers to play competitively.

The gapless enclosure provides extra security to prevent running jumpers from flying off the edges. Since this is a durable gymnastics grade trampoline, it’s easy for your kids to get active and even learn a few new skills.

Pros

  • Rectangular trampolines make for a better gaming space and allow more room for jumpers to do tricks like long flips. Two jumpers can play competitive trampoline games like basketball because the rectangle mimics the shape of a pro court.
  • Gymnastics style trampoline is great for kids who take gymnastics, dance, or even karate classes to practice their moves at home.
  • Great for homes with narrow yards or side yards, as the rectangular shape is easy to fit in areas where a round trampoline may not.

Cons

  • 200 pound weight limit restricts the amount of jumpers who can use the trampoline at one time. Four tiny youngsters or two bigger children can use it at one time, and others may have to make turns jumping.

Conclusion

You’ll know right away if a rectangular trampoline is the best choice for you. If you have two children who will want to play games together or a narrow yard that won’t accommodate a round trampoline, a rectangular trampoline will always be your best bet.

Athletic children (and even athletic adults) will be able to make the most of this trampoline for both playing and an Olympic quality workout. There’s nothing quite as great as getting healthy and having fun at the same time.

Skywalker Trampolines 17 ft. Oval Trampoline with Safety Enclosure

Skywalker Trampolines 17 ft. Oval Trampoline with Safety Enclosure

Oval trampolines are nearly impossible to find, but they often have the largest jumping surfaces. Think of an oval trampoline as a hybrid of a round trampoline and a rectangular trampoline.

Basically, you’re getting the traditional circular edges, but also long straights where your children will have enough room to run or flip in mid-air. If you have a large yard, you can probably accommodate a large trampoline – and this is as large as they get.

This particular trampoline comes in an oval shape for more stability. Oftentimes, perfectly circular trampolines don’t come in sizes larger than 15 feet because the center begins to lose stability. By creating their largest model in the shape of an oval, Skywalker was able to make the impossible possible.

Their gapless enclosure systems makes this one of the safest, largest trampolines that money can buy.

Pros

  • This trampoline is huge. It’s unlikely you’ll find one with a larger jumping space, as Skywalker’s innovative design is patented.
  • If your kids aren’t particularly good at sharing, this trampoline is great for them. With so much space, they’ll easily be able to stay on their own sides and jump without coming into contact with each other.

Cons

  • Because if its enormous size, this trampoline won’t work for families who don’t have a lot of yard space.
  • 200 pound weight limit means that only a few jumpers can enjoy it at once.

Conclusion

If your main goal is to reward your child with the biggest trampoline available, you’ll find that they don’t come much larger than this one.

Nobody will bump into each other if they jump at opposite sides, and the spacious jump pad allows for virtually limitless games and accessories. If your kids want a trampoline where they can toss a ball back and forth, they’ll definitely have enough room. Go big or go home.

Which Trampoline Should You Pick?

You know the way your children like to play, and what kind of activities interest them. A basic 12 foot model is fine for youngsters with a casual interest. A 15 foot trampoline provides more space for bigger kids to move around.

Trampolines with built in accessories capture the attention span of children who get bored easily. Rectangular trampolines are perfect for kids who love stunts, and oval trampolines are some of the largest you’ll ever find.

These Skywalker trampoline reviews will shed some light on the different offerings and help you decide which one your children will be thrilled to have. A little common sense will take you a long way in choosing which one is worth the investment.

If you’re unsure, you can always ask your kids. They’ll be eager to tell you which one they’re most excited to bounce on.



Pure Fun Dura-Bounce 14-Foot Outdoor Trampoline with Enclosure

Your Guide to Pure Fun Trampolines and Reviews 2017

Pure Fun makes some great trampolines. Before you buy, you might want to read some Pure Fun trampoline reviews to see which of their offerings will work the best for your family.

Different sizes and different features work better for different households. All you need to know is how many children you have, their ages, and how much space you have for a trampoline.

From there, it’s easy to find the perfect trampoline that they’ll love for years to come.

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Pure Fun is one of the only companies that makes a trampoline in this style. Younger kids who may not be so stable on their feet will really be able to jump with a Pure Fun mini trampolines.

These models have small jump spaces and a foam padded support bar. To use the trampoline, your child holds onto the bar as they jump.

Toddler jumpers have a tendency to topple over when jumping on a traditional trampoline. They’re still relatively new to walking, and balance is a skill that they’re continuing to develop.

By using the bar on this trampoline, little kids can become more aware of their center of gravity. It’s a safer way for a toddler to burn out some extra energy and get a little exercise. As the young child develops his or her skill, they can move on to a full sized trampoline.

Pros

  • It’s easier for little jumpers to learn on this trampoline. Rather than falling over, they’ll have something to hold on to in order to help them stay upright.
  • Since this trampoline is so small, it will fit anywhere. It can be used indoors or outdoors. For extra security, it’s easy to surround the trampoline with foam padded floor mats when used on hard surfaces, or place it on carpeted flooring.
  • Much less expensive than buying a full sized trampoline, especially if you don’t need one. It’s a great alternative for single-child households with young children.

Cons

  • Since this trampoline is only designed to be used up to age 7, your child will eventually outgrow it.
  • Only one child at a time can use this trampoline because of the foam padded safety bar.

Conclusion

If you have one toddler that’s always anxious to play, you’re going to love this trampoline. A lot of parents are constantly looking for ways to get a toddler engaged in active play, especially if there are no other children around to play with.

Set this up in the living room and keep an eye on your child while you’re folding the laundry. They’ll be having safe fun and getting necessary exercise, and you’ll be able to monitor them easily.

Pure Fun Dura-Bounce 14-Foot Outdoor Trampoline with Enclosure

Pure Fun Dura-Bounce 14-Foot Outdoor Trampoline with Enclosure

This Pure Fun 14-foot trampoline offers plenty of space for kids of all ages to jump. If you have multiple children who will want to jump together, you’ll appreciate the square footage of this large jump pad.

The maximum weight capacity is a staggering 350 pounds, which means an adult may even be able to safely jump with a child. Not many trampolines are designed to accommodate three middle school aged children at once, but this one is up to the task.

The jump pad is surrounded by an included enclosure net that connects around the padding. This internal enclosure makes it far less likely that a child can be pinched by the springs, or fall through any of the gaps.

Since the enclosure zips and locks, you won’t have to worry about kids falling through an open space. The 6 u-shaped legs make for maximum stability, and the weatherproofed materials won’t degrade from constant exposure to sunlight.

Pros

  • Your kids won’t outgrow this trampoline. With such a high weight limit, they’ll be able to use it all the way into high school. Adults can jump too, and that’s always a bonus.
  • The frame is reinforced with t-brackets that provide additional stability. On top of its steel construction and balanced legs, you’re also getting more strength from these special brackets. This trampoline is highly unlikely to break.
  • If you have multiple children who will want to jump at once, this trampoline is designed exactly for this purpose. Alternatively, if you have an only child who likes to have friends over during the summer or after school, everyone will be able to enjoy it together.

Cons

  • It’s pricier than some similar trampolines, but you get what you pay for. Less expensive trampolines often have lower weight limits and are constructed of subpar materials.

Conclusion

This trampoline can do everything. If you’re looking at Pure Fun trampoline reviews specifically to find the most durable and reliable product they offer, this is the one.

It can handle rowdy teenagers as well as bouncy toddlers. It can withstand rigorous use, and it’s designed to last an eternity. This is the kind of trampoline that, if well maintained, you can still use when you have grandchildren. If you want to make the best investment, this is going to be a superior selection.

Pure Fun Dura-Bounce Outdoor Trampoline with Enclosure (12 foot)

Pure Fun Dura-Bounce Outdoor Trampoline with Enclosure

The Pure Fun 12 foot trampoline is great for families that want a full sized outdoor trampoline, but may not have enough space in their yard for a giant model.

Twelve feet of jumping space is modest, but it’s certainly enough for your children to play on. Like most Pure Fun outdoor trampolines, the weight limit is rather high. Because it can accommodate up to 350 pounds, many children will be able to enjoy it together.

Pure Fun utilizes an enclosure net system that secures around the jump pad. This eliminates the gaps between the jump pad and the springs, which is frequently a safety concern. Bouncing children can stumble through the springs, getting their legs caught or their skin pinched.

This is almost impossible with an internal enclosure net. Children can be zipped and locked in, and are kept safe during high bounces or flips. This trampoline was designed with safety in mind, and children will only require minor supervision once they’ve perfected their trampoline jumping skills.

Pros

  • With such a high weight limit, you can be certain that your children will never outgrow this trampoline. They’ll be able to enjoy it with their siblings or their friends, as the springs are designed to hold up to use by multiple jumpers.
  • The enclosure net, jump pad, and spring protectors are all made of UV resistant materials. This means the sun won’t fade the material or make it brittle. The metal is weatherproofed and rust resistant, so rain or snow won’t affect the durability. You can keep this up outside all year round.
  • The compact size means that this trampoline is easy to fit in smaller back yards. If you live in a townhouse or a duplex, this trampoline is likely the perfect diameter.

Cons

  • Since the size is smaller, children may not have enough space to play games or use accessories with the trampoline. If they’re mainly looking to bounce, this shouldn’t be a significant issue.

Conclusion

This is a traditional trampoline in a smaller size. This may be the only size you can fit in your yard, and you won’t have to compromise on safety or quality.

Pure Fun makes some of the safest trampolines available, no matter the size. Their high weight limits and assured durability makes all of their trampolines great investments, and this one is no exception. If you’re struggling to figure out where you’ll put a trampoline, you’ll be satisfied with the compact size of this model.

Pure Fun 7-Foot Trampoline with Enclosure Set

Pure Fun 7-Foot Trampoline with Enclosure Set

This Pure Fun kids trampoline is certainly one of a kind. It’s an indoor/outdoor trampoline designed with young learners in mind.

The trampoline is lower to the ground, limiting the height of jumps and making it safer for youngsters. It’s completely covered by a tall enclosure to prevent children from falling off of the surface, and the springs are covered by an extra thick padding.

The jump pad itself features a tic tac toe board, and children can use regular sidewalk chalk to play the game. They can draw on the trampoline, and it’s easy to wash off. The enclosure net poles are padded with foam, and the metal frame is coated in a durable plastic.

This means that the trampoline won’t scuff or damage indoor flooring, so you can set it up on a back porch, in a garage, or in a mud room.

Pros

  • Children can use this trampoline regardless of weather. It can be moved inside when it’s especially hot outside, during a storm, or when it’s snowing. Your children will be able to bounce year-round.
  • The bonus feature of the chalk makes this trampoline fun. This makes the trampoline not only a valuable tool for the exercise your children need, but also a large surface to create artwork. It serves two purposes.
  • Perfect for families with two younger children who may not need a large trampoline.

Cons

  • This trampoline is only designed for younger children. Children in middle school or teens won’t be able to make use of it, due to the small jump pad size and low weight limit.

Conclusion

This trampoline is very versatile. The ability to jump indoors keeps your children active no matter what the season or weather conditions are.

When used inside, this trampoline won’t be damaged by falling leaves, twigs, or harsh storms. Since the jump pad is also a giant chalkboard, it acts as two toys in one.

Younger children will appreciate this indoor trampoline, and you’ll be able to supervise them while you’re tending to indoor tasks. You’ll get the most use out of this trampoline, and it removes many of the restrictions that affect a child’s ability to jump outdoors.

Pure Fun 8-Foot Trampoline with Enclosure Set

Pure Fun 8-Foot Trampoline with Enclosure Set

An 8 foot trampoline isn’t very big, but that may be exactly what you need. If you don’t have much of a yard, a trampoline of this size might be the solution. If you live in an apartment or a condominium, you probably have little to no space outside.

A smaller diameter trampoline is the perfect compromise, and it’s perfect for households with only one child. If your child desperately wants a trampoline and you have no idea where you’re going to put it, an 8 foot trampoline makes the logistics a lot easier.

This trampoline is built on a round frame which allows maximum bounce for its modest size. It’s completely encircled by a safety enclosure net to keep your child safe. The net itself is suspended by four evenly spaced poles, and the enclosure shuts securely with a simple “L” shaped zipper mechanism.

Pros

  • Perfect for single child households. This trampoline is designed to handle one jumper at a time.
  • If you’re low on space, this size may be the only way you can purchase a trampoline for your child.
  • Allows children to bounce high, unlike many smaller diameter trampolines.

Cons

  • Not meant for multiple children to use at once. This trampoline is small, and only designed to withstand one jumper at a time. Overloading the trampoline can put too much stress on the frame, causing the poles to bend.

Conclusion

If you’re pressed for space and you still want to be able to provide your child with a toy that will encourage them to exercise, you’ll appreciate the compromise on size.

A single child can enjoy this the same way they would enjoy a larger trampoline while still having enough space to do a few tricks, and the area they need to move around.

Which Trampoline Should You Buy?

Pure Fun offers trampolines for several different age ranges. Buying a trampoline with features suited to your child’s age range will make for a safer playing experience.

It’s easy to tell which trampoline corresponds with which age range simply by reading the collection of Pure Fun trampoline reviews.

If your child is between age groups, it may be worth investing in the next size up. Doing so means your child will be able to enjoy the trampoline for longer, and you’ll be getting the most for your money.



Urban Rebounder

Why Every Household Needs a Rebounder and How to Choose the Best Rebounder

Limitless Benefits in Choosing the Best Rebounder Trampoline

Rebounding achieved a claim to fame when NASA reported the exercise as a miracle therapy for helping the astronauts regain lost bone density during their space adventures.

Since that scientific report released in the 80’s rebounding has proven to become the top vital anti-aging workout activity boasting a declaration of infinite health benefits. It will be necessary to choose the best rebounder trampoline in order to reap the greatest benefit at the top and bottom of each and every bounce.

Professionals throughout the world have noted these many advantages to review if you would like to begin a rebounding program as well as any negative aspects for us to consider.

Promotional Positives Include

  • Bounce to prevent osteoporosis by increasing bone mass
  • Improves energy and stamina
  • Aids in detoxification in the lymphatic system.
  • Strengthens heart and lung magnitude
  • Promotes healthy skin tone and muscle tissue
  • Improves balance and flexibility
  • Stimulates positive weight reduction
  • Enhances sleep performance
  • Strengthens and firms upper chest
  • Increases and improves healthy blood flow
  • Sparks metabolism with improved digestion and elimination effects
  • Builds and reinforces all core muscles
  • Fights stress and depression stimulates healthy endorphins
  • Improved oxygen circulation for increased power
  • Beneficial internal and external improvements

Disadvantages Noted Include

  • Not an advisable form of exercise for those who have severe balancing issues.
  • Inadvisable for those persons suffering with weak pelvic floor muscles or bladders.
  • Equipment pricing must be taken into consideration for the best benefits and can get pricy.
  • It is always advisable to check with your physician for any noted risks to your health.

Best Reasons to Rebound

Simply because rebounding is acclaimed to be an overall low impact workout, it is considered an appealing choice by people of all ages, weights and physical make up.

As we have already demonstrated, the pros for investing in rebounding exercise far outweigh the reasons not to indulge in increasing both your physical and mental well being.

Did you know for example, that some form of aerobic exercise is particularly what the doctor ordered to improve healthy brain function?

Rebounding has made a top billing on that list of beneficial health claims.  When choosing the best rebounder to suit the purchaser, clearly the reasons to rebound far outweigh the most optional forms of fitness exercise.

What to Consider When Choosing the Best Rebounder Trampoline

The marketplace today is heavily weighted with products and testimonials that are designed to sway the consumer’s decision making in order to successfully market the manufacturers’ products. All craftsmen claim their brand is the best around.

It is always the best plan to seek the advice of a health specialist before making your purchase.

Research, construction, weight limitations, price, product guarantees, warranties, parts availability, storage advantages, folding or not folding, customer support availability etc. Once all considerations have been researched and the consumer is clear on what fits with the best rebounder for their personal criteria then the choices should be narrowed considerably.

As one of the main considerations for any purchase, we will find the price comparison is a huge determining factor. It may be important here though, to keep in mind that some of the less expensive rebounders may very well do next to nothing for health improvement. There are, however, some very good choices in the less expensive models on the market which make rebounding safe and affordable for all.

One very important thing to look at when making a purchase is to read what others have to say about the product and consider if they are making and informed judgment. Generally if the reviewers comments for or against the product, are significant there will be more information available.

A well evaluated and solid product will usually have a good many loyal customers who wish others to learn from their experience.

Many of the available rebounders on the marked come with all of the equipment needed as well as exercise DVD’s and work out instructions for the best possible rebounding experience and replacement parts information

Top Ten Best Rebounder Reviews

Stamina 36” trampoline

Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline

Excellent choice for the less expensive group. Here is a great way for the novice rebounder to try out a reliable model at a modest price. The Stamina 36 inch folding trampoline can be easily stored and boasts an all steel construction with quiet elastic type straps much like the ones on the higher end rebounders.

Pros: Solid mini tramp at a great price. Good for beginners who are just getting to know rebounding and for stationary exercise.

Cons: Elastic bands provide less bounce than metal springs. It may not be as durable for high intensity workouts.

Needak R02-Ro5 soft bounce

Needak Mini-Trampoline Rebounder-R02

Needak pride themselves in raising and setting the bar. These models are solely manufactured in the US and come with a lifetime warranty.

They are pricey; however, they do possess a quality in construction and features that are noteworthy. Needak is recommended highly for those choosing to exercise daily, stepping up their routine into some high impact exercises or those who need to support a heavier weight limit.

The Needak R02-Ro5 soft bounce non folding rebounder with stabilizer bar is a nice choice of novice seniors and those needing the bar support.

Pros:Needak boasts a very high rank as a sturdy and useful product working well with jumpers from novice to expert, young and old plus works well with most any weight limit.

Cons: This is not a foldable unit and thus requires a more stationary place for use. The price may not work as well for those requiring a lower budget.

JumpSport Fitness Model 250

JumpSport Fitness Model 250

Receives some great reviews on the consumer market as a sturdy middle of the road priced rebounder. Just a little on the high side for the bargain hunter but once again the features offered speak for the pricing.

The frame comes with a lifetime warranty and is made of solid steel construction. Permatron mat is made to last and the arched legs offer somewhat more stability for the jumper.

Pros: One of the top rated rebounders for high and low impact offers a sturdy frame and bounce area.  JumpSport comes complete with a lifetime warranty on both the frame and legs. It is very easy to find rave reviews from satisfied customers.

Cons: Not a lot of negative points here to be found. This unit does not fold but can be moved around easily. Pricing is middle of the road and may not be appealing for someone on a budget. The jump area, being a bit smaller, may take some getting used to.

The Maximus Pro Rebounder

The Maximus Pro Rebounder

This low impact fitness dynamo is constructed with materials that were designed with longevity in mind. Maximus Pro quarter folding trampoline comes reasonably priced for those who are not on a very strict budget and who are quite serious about a rebounding ritual.

Pros:A well constructed mini rebounder with some nice perks included with the purchase packet. Maximus offers folding storage and fold down spring loaded legs. Weight limits are high for accommodating more jumpers.

Cons: Not much bad news here. The price tag may not suit the budget conscious. There has been some mention of a bit more noise than a few of the other top rebounders.

Urban Rebounder

Urban Rebounder

Comes equipped with heavy duty steel springs, a work out DVD and stabilizer bar. This rebounder features a very unique design with two long legs in the front and two shorter ones in the back. Loads of customers rant about dependability and bounce comfort. The Urban Rebounder is really nice for the price!

ProsStrong frame that you will love with this product. This should be one of your requirements when it comes to choosing trampolines. Safe and durable featuresBraggs are a soft and comfortable jumping surface that extends the weight limitations to 300 pounds.

Cons: Some users have complained of a strong rubber smell often noticed in a tire store. A cool indoor climate has been suggested. It also may take two for the assembly due to the legs.

Pure Fun Mini Rebounder

Pure Fun Mini Rebounder

Is an inexpensive model available in both 38 inch and 40 inch units. There are a great number of favorable customer reviews attesting to quality and durability and boasting a 250 pound weight limit. The frame comes in one flat piece and is ready for use after simply screwing on the legs.

ProsA moderately priced, attractive option for those seeking a sturdy compact trampoline with stress free assembly.

Cons: Some Broken springs have been a concern on some of the units.

Half Fold Cellerciser

Half Fold Cellerciser

Has been acclaimed to be one of the very best rebounders on the market today. Somewhat on the pricey side here again the quality speaks for the product.

The half fold unit can be opened up or taken down in less than a minute which is noted as a huge asset for the senior citizen. Mostly any review on internet that can be researched is very positive for this rebounder model.

Pros:Triple tiered springs adjust to the weight of the user with legs reinforced by piano wire. A very user friendly unit with an effective workout program. There is a toll free number for the Cellerciser Company that you can call with questions during business hours.

Cons: The Cellerciser company website (www.cellerciser.com) is difficult to navigate for information.

Sunny Health Fitness foldable 40”

Sunny Health Fitness foldable 40

Is great for all aged groups with the adjustable bar which can be increased or decreased as needed to three different levels. This unit can be quickly assembled once it is removed from the free carry bag.

Pros:  Heavy duty steel frame and 32 metal springs can support up to 250 lbs. Replacement springs are easy to order and install and the price is affordable for the budget shopper.

Cons:There has been some concern about checking to see if the springs are properly attached on delivery and occasional need for spring replacement.

Stamina 38” Intone Plus Rebounder

Stamina 38-Inch Intone Plus Rebounder

Is acclaimed to be the best inexpensive exercise rebounder on the market and provides a large jumping area. The resistance tubes with foam padded handles are a great asset for getting going with a really good exercise routine and the fitness monitor helps keep track of the work out.

Pros:Works well for stowing away in the bedroom etc . Ideally low impact cardio exercise works very well with beginners. Sturdy frame with a durable propylene mat and blue border around the jump space helps to keep the jumper in bounds.

Cons:It has been noted that the fitness monitor may not always register lighter bounces. There are also some varied opinions on the level of difficulty with the set up. Some find this bear trap design much more difficult than others and it may be good to read the reviews on how to set up the unit.

JumpSport Fitness Model 350

JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Model 350

Far surpasses many rebounders in providing a good even bounce that is said to be gentler than spring based jumpers with the relatively stiff bungee band straps. Although the JumpSport ranks high to expensive on the pricing chart, the quality and ranking is quite near the top of the charts and guarantees a great top of the line whole body work out.

Pros:Offers a virtually silent flex bounce system that holds up during highly intense work outs. 16 gauge steel frame and parts are made to last and last. A Very light weight unit in nature boasting 18 total pounds with a weight limit of 250 pounds held by 6 arched legs that announce a no tipping guarantee; A Great workout for the whole family and better bounce for those above 170 pounds.

Cons: May be a bit out of some people’s price range; 42” footprint indicates that the unit can take up some space when in use. This rebounder is non folding. Not a lot of bad news here to mention.

Choosing the best rebounder that works for you is definitely a health and fitness positive for almost anyone.

Because rebounding is so low impact and an easy form of exercise, it can be easy to overexert. Starting out small with very low bounces would be advisable and no need for a very long period of time. A maximum of up to 15 minutes will work well and this could even be spread out into just a few minutes at a time throughout the day.

There is so much information out there for those who are serious and sincerely interested.



mini trampoline - rebounder

Trampolines vs. Rebounders What’s the Difference?

Some Significant Differences

Although the similarities between trampolines and rebounders are many, there are some very significant differences. The most obvious difference at first glance of course would be size.

Rebounders are a primary focus of the health conscious as the take along version of the trampoline and are considerably small enough to be portable. The rebounder adapts to an in or outdoor setting weather permitting.

mini trampoline - rebounder

The rebounder was primarily designed with fitness and aerobic or slimnastic work outs in mind therefore the more efficiently structured models were formulated with just the right amount of bounce as opposed to the extra bounce noted in the larger trampolines lifting the jumper to higher and further limits.

One additional safety feature with the rebounder is that it is significantly closer to the ground thus preventing injury form possible flip and bounce injuries.

The Main Function of the Trampoline

Trampolines do present a positive for increased fitness and health benefit even though their main purpose is still focused on the intent of the youth and recreation category.

Trampolines are better utilized for athletic acrobatics such as flips and handsprings. The set up of these larger tramps is primarily stationary and they normally occupy this outdoor space until weather necessitates a change or advanced maintenance is required for longevity.

Defining the Rebounder

A rebounder is much smaller in size than the trampoline. It is mostly used for weight loss and fitness exercise. A rebounder is typically used indoors or for transportable fitness related events.

Rebounders are often times referred to as mini trampolines varying greatly in height and circumference.

Rebounders have a much smaller and safer bounce and are primarily used for a great low impact fitness routine.

Weight Limit Differences

It may come as a surprise many brands and models of rebounders can support up to as much as 400 pounds whereas standard trampolines with some few exceptions merely support 100 to 330 pounds.

Although both brands are recommended for only one jumper at a time, the mat size of the trampoline can easily accommodate more jumpers which potentially can lead to more frequent jumping incidents.

Health Advantages

Both rebounder and trampoline offer some very good health benefits when properly put to use with safety in the fore front. They both aid in toning up the muscles and great for coordination improvement. Both can be healthful as well for the better well being of back pain sufferers.

Fitness mini trampolines raise that bar in being geared to those serious in completing work out routines. Most models come with some form of work out video initiating some good starting fitness guidelines for the user.

The larger outdoor model trampolines often offer optional accessory extras which may be additionally purchased separately. These larger and normally considered outdoor units encourage recreation or play and many come with a safe enclosure that may also be attached with the unit or offered as an added extra.

Some of the other extras offered for the trampoline may be ladders and basket ball sets,

Some Mentionable Health Benefits of the Rebounder may include:

  • Reducing pain and inflammation while increasing energy levels.
  • Draining the lymphatic system of stored garbage.
  • Increased healthy performance of the heart and lungs.
  • Encouraging increased red blood cell count thus improving oxygen levels in the body.
  • Reduces the stress found with higher impact exercising.
  • Encourages weight loss by utilizing nearly every muscle in the body
  • A great aid in increasing bone density and muscle mass.
  • Has a great impact on ridding the body of unwanted cellulite.

The reasons that we should rebound are limitless and according to the NASA program just in total, a great health benefit for young and old alike. It is claimed to be by far the best form of exercise for the senior citizen and because it requires no jump effort or even leaving the mat in many cases, rebounder exercise is extremely low impact.

Regular rebounding over an extended period has been reported to help with regulation of blood pressure and also decrease the time frame in which the blood pressure rises after exercise to a greater minimum.

Better achievements have been noted with a decreased amount of free form cholesterol in the body and triglyceride levels as well. When consistent exercise is practiced both tissue and cellular repair have been documented.

For those of us experiencing any sort of health concerns or looking to prevent a health issue beforehand, it may be very advantageous to do the research on how beneficial rebounding would be.

Cost Comparison

Most outdoor trampoline models start around $100 and max out around $400 although some really high dollar models such as spring free trampolines and so on can get on up to the thousand dollar price tag.

The rebounder pricing can fluctuate according to either the brand or the model of that brand. Generally rebounders start at a price as low as $ 30 with a mid range of around $200 and even going as pricey as the $700 range.

Examples of Trampoline Types

trampoline with happy childrens

The modern day trampoline greatly differs from those models originally designed in the 30’s. The selections have progressed in size, color and shapes available in today’s marketplace. Framework, materials, safety features and durability have been greatly enhanced over the years. Essentially there are two recognized uses for the trampoline, either for recreational or competition purposes.

Recreational trampolines are often purchased for family home environments. Shapes and sizes are determined by amount of available space and personal choice. These models can vary between rectangular, rounds, hexagon shape, or octagonal shaped and available in many sizes beginning around 7 and one half feet.

Rectangular models are recommended for the competitive jumper simply because of the bounce quality and the available area available for competitors to perform gymnastic routines in. Also they are generally equipped with a strong fabric and the strongest of coils to support the heavier weight for competition exercise.

trampoline-boy

Examples of Rebounder Types

Rebounders can generally be categorized into two groups. One would be the quality well made grouping and the other would be the opposite a cheaply made version manufactured with low quality framework and or materials.

Price does not define the quality here but the thing to research would be the workmanship. Poor quality will result in poor support under the user and can result in more damage to the back, knees and ankles.

Making the Decision Rebounder vs. Trampoline

In order to make the decision to purchase a rebounder or trampoline, an important thing to look at would be to determine who will be using the unit. Trampolines are generally the choice of family members with children and a recreational purpose in mind.

Rebounders are quite often the choice of those who have exercise and health in mind. They can be a great be a great asset to users of all ages and provide a great health strengthening low impact workout.

The next consideration would be to determine where the unit will be used. Of course without saying, if space is limited, the rebounder would be the best option available.

If space is no concern but family recreation is the greater concern then the trampoline would be the way to go.

Once these considerations have been resolved, keep in mind that whatever the right decision for you the rebounder or the trampoline, quality and construction should always be a main concern along with safety.