Do Springfree Trampolines Have A Good Bounce?
If you're looking to buy a trampoline, the Springfree option is definitely the safest. But do they bounce higher than regular trampolines? Of course, safety is of the utmost importance, but so is having fun and bouncing as high as possible.
Springfree trampolines have an amazing bounce and are comparable to that achieved on the strongest trampolines on the market.
This article will go into more detail on Springfree trampolines. I'll explain how they work, whether they're safe, what shapes they come in, how much they cost, and (if you happen to already have one) how to maintain them.
How Springfree Trampolines Work?
As their name suggests, Springfree trampolines don't use any steel springs in their design. Instead, flexible fiberglass rods are used to create bounce, eliminating the need for steel springs which can otherwise pose a safety risk to children (much to the delight of their parents, I imagine).
Springfree trampolines are made from the same materials as regular trampolines — namely rubber and plastic. The key difference is the quality of the material and the overall manufacturing process for Springfree trampolines. The materials they use have more springiness, compensating for the lack of steel springs.
The Bounce Performance of Springfree Trampolines
Springfree trampolines provide a smooth, non-jarring bounce and a soft landing.
The porosity of the mat allows the jumper to bounce high because it pumps less air and gives the energy back to the jumper. Put simply, the higher you want to jump, the more porous your mat needs to be.
Do Springfree Trampolines Bounce High?
In our experience, and the experience of our customers in Ireland that Springfree Trampolines deliver a fantastic bounce, equal to that of all the top trampoline brands in Ireland.
Are Springfree Trampolines Safer?
If you're like many parents, you may be (understandably) reluctant to buy trampolines due to safety concerns. You may have heard of horror stories of children getting stuck between the steel springs or just landing on them awkwardly and hurting themselves. So are springless ones any better?
Springfree trampolines are safer. Not only do they have no springs, but they also do not have a hard frame, which means you are likely to land softly no matter what. The flexible composite rods sit under the mat, keeping them out of harm's way.
Also, the shock-absorption qualities of the mats ensure there is little impact on the body upon landing.
It might interest you to know that Springfree trampolines came about because of a worried parent who decided to go the extra mile for his child.
In 2004, the daughter of Dr. Keith Alexander desperately wanted a trampoline, but his wife said no, because — like most parents — she thought they were too dangerous. Not wanting to disappoint his daughter (presumably), but also not wanting to go against his wife's wishes, Dr. Alexander decided to invent a safer one himself. This led to the foundation of the company Springfree Trampoline.
The aim of Springfree trampolines is for children (and children at heart) to have the carefree joy of jumping without having to worry about injury. Springfree claims they have reduced up to 90% of trampoline-related injuries.
The Different Shapes of Springfree Trampolines
The shape of trampolines can affect their bounce. Springfree trampolines in particular come in three shapes: Round, square and oval. Let's have a look at each in detail.
Round trampolines are the most common shape. They're well loved because they naturally direct the jumper to the middle of the mat regardless of where they started jumping. This allows for a nice and even bounce. Round trampolines are also sturdier than other shapes.
Square or rectangle-shaped trampolines are usually considered the bounciest option. Gymnasts prefer to use this shape because of the added bounciness, and it also allows the jumper to make use of every inch of the mat. Square trampolines are easier to fit into most spaces.
Oval trampolines are usually bigger than round ones, but you may need to work harder to get as good a bounce when jumping. Also, they're typically more difficult to assemble. Due to their awkward shape and lack of springiness, oval trampolines are the least favored trampoline shape.
Cost of Springfree Trampolines Compared to Steel Spring Trampolines
Overall, Springfree trampolines can be up to three times more expensive than regular ones. This is mainly due to the superior quality of the parts used in the manufacturing process. Not only are the mats of the highest quality, but the fiberglass rods come at a higher cost as well.
Nonetheless, a trampoline should be a safe and fun investment for your family. It may be worth doling out the extra cash if it means having the peace of mind knowing that your loved ones stay safe while enjoying themselves on their favorite trampoline.
How To Maintain a Springfree Trampoline
- Do not use sharp objects while on the trampoline. Otherwise, you may risk puncturing it and causing accidents.
- Try to always jump in the center of the mat. This way, you're less likely to hit the hard edges and fall off.
- Beware of leaving any plastic on the trampoline as the sun's rays can cause damage through the clear plastic.
- Do not clean the trampoline with anything metal or sharp. If you experience any snow in your area, you should brush it off your trampoline with a soft bristle broom.
The above tips aside, Springfree trampolines don't require much maintenance as they don't rust. The mat is also less likely to fray since it's made of durable materials. Generally, a springless trampoline should last between 8 and 10 years.
Springfree trampolines may not be as bouncy as their steel spring counterparts, but they still provide great bounciness. Besides, the added safety outweighs the bounce factor. If you're looking for a safe and fun investment for your family, a Springfree trampoline is the way to go.
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