Trampoline Related Queries
1) What is the most appropriate gear for trampolines?
It is better that you are dressed up in Athletic clothing. It is suggested that you either wear socks or are bare feet.
2) Can we wear shoes or socks?
It is advisable for the jumpers are barefoot on the trampolines as it reduces the chances of slipping on them. Also in the market are available grip socks with rubber soles, they can also be worn for those who do not want to be barefoot.
3) Jumpers of what age must be allowed on the trampolines?
Although, as long as the jumper can stand on their own, they can enjoy on trampolines but it is advisable that children under three must be accompanied along with the parent on the trampoline.
4) What is the need of trampoline safety?
There are many incidents reported where children as well as adults have incurred severe injuries while jumping on the trampoline. Thus, one must go through all the safety precautions and guide children also.
5) My neighbors safety net fell apart and it was barely used? Is safety net required? How can I select a top quality safety net?
To ensure utmost safety on trampolines, safety net is highly recommended. But one must never invest in a low quality safety net. Read my section on safety net to see what all things you need to consider before buying a good quality safety net.
6) Which trampolines should be used for children?
As per the guidelines specified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), trampolines that are 20 inches tall should not be used for children who are under 6 years of age. Children must always be supervised while they are enjoying on trampoline. Know top three picks for kids trampolines.
7) How many jumpers can be allowed at a single time on the trampoline?
Maximum injuries have been reported when more than one jumper is allowed on a trampoline at a single time. Thus, one must be very strict and allow only 1 person on a trampoline at a single time. Most of the families ignore this fact and allow multiple jumpers on the trampoline at a single time. If, you are one of them, then make sure that you have invested a good quality safety net and double bed technology so that the shock is absorbed well that is created by more than 1 jumpers.
8) I live in a windy area, what is the best option for me?
If you live in a windy area, then trampoline anchor kit is a must for you. It attaches the trampoline to the ground well. Read my section on anchor kits to know more about its specifications.
9) What do you mean by calendered and non-calendered trampoline mats?
Both these mats are made up of cross-woven polypropylene fibers. To make the mat calendered, it is run through a series of big, heated rollers which flatten and melt the fibers. Thus, the mat is much smoother when compared with the non-calendered mats.
10) What do you understand by prorated warranty?
In prorated warranty, you are covered only for a percentage of the cost. It varies with the time period you have been using the product compared to the length of the warranty. For instance, if your trampoline gives you a prorated warranty of 2 years and after 1 year, it breaks off, then you will be responsible for half of the cost.
11) What should I do with my trampoline in winters?
It totally depends on the place you live in. If you want your trampoline to stay longer, then you need to store it properly if you stay in a area where snow or rain is frequent. However, many of the families leave their trampoline as it is in winters also.
The most appropriate way to store the trampoline is to remove the mat, frame pads, springs, rods and the safety net.
12) How much overhead clearance is required in a trampoline?
It is recommended that at least 24 feet overhead clearance is a must in a trampoline.
13) What is the difference between various shapes of trampolines?
Round and rectangular shaped trampolines are the most common. If you are looking for a trampoline for your backyard, then round ones are the best as they do not take up much space and are conducive to play. On the other hand, rectangular ones allow higher jumps and are mostly used when the purpose is of athletic activities. Rectangular ones are also more expensive.
14) What should I prefer, a trampoline with safety net attached inside the springs or outside?
I have always recommended my fellow parents to take a trampoline whose spring is attached outside the springs. If the safety net is attached inside of the springs, then during any mishap, one can fall on the spring or frame rather than bouncing back on the mat. Also, in case of multiple jumpers on the trampoline, there is no space left for the jumpers to enjoy with each other.