Some characteristics of the trampoline are essential for quality assessment. The most critical things when choosing a trampoline are:
The distance of the internal safety net from the rods holding the net (net rods) and padding of the rods.
If the distance is too small, the risk of colliding with the poles when jumping increases.
If the jumper crashes against the safety net and this with force, then a safety distance is essential to avoid a collision with the solid bars.
The further the distance is, the better.
The situation is different if the poles are well padded.
Then it is advantageous if the safety net is further outside and the bounce area is thereby enlarged.
If you already have a garden trampoline, please check your safety net regularly.
A damaged net is a risk of injury when jumping on a trampoline.
How to choose the right trampoline
Structure of the edge cover
The edge cover of a trampoline is the area outside the safety net up to the edge. This edge secures the jumping surface because the load must be held by the spiral springs under the cover when jumping.
Since quality trampolines must withstand a high load within the specifications, this is an important point. Added to this is the strength and workmanship of the steel frame.
The edge cover is often also called the safety padding because here the risk of injury increases with a lousy edge cover (frame padding).
Spring or springfree
The quality of the springs is decisive for the fun factor and safety.
Hardness and characteristic curve play a critical role here.
There are two basic types of trampoline design that are on the market today: spring-based trampolines and spring-free trampolines.
Both options can provide safety nets, padding, and other features that enhance the user experience for owners.
Springfree technology explained
Instead of using springs that can pinch a jumper create some other form of injury, the spring-free design utilizes composite rods that are placed beneath the actual jumping surface.
The frame of the trampoline and its jumping mat are kept parallel to each other.
The main purpose of eliminating the bouncy springs is to improve the safety of a trampoline. The hidden fram design eliminates the risk of coming into contact with a sharp part.
Simple, but important.
The width of the base is decisive for the fun factor.
The larger the surface, the better.
However, the price goes higher for larger trampolines, since most top trampolines are available in several sizes.
All materials used on a trampoline are essential for the overall judgment.
It starts with the frame and the feet, continues with the edge cover, the springs, the jumping net, the safety net and the support bars with padding.
The fabric is usually a waterproof canvas or woven polypropylene material. Polypropylene is the safest material for trampolines.
Thousands of polyethylene or nylon fibers are knit together to form a flat sheet of canvas. This canvas is then attached to the frame.
From experience, we know that products with many customer ratings, which are very good, also have a high quality.
You always have to be cautious when there are few reviews, and all of them are super positive without any criticism.
So if there are hundreds of reviews with a high average grade, you can be sure that many other buyers are very satisfied with the product.
The garden trampoline
Our choice – ZERO GRAVITY 6ft / 8ft / 10ft / 12ft / 14ft Ultima 4 High Spec Trampoline
These have the largest surfaces among trampolines available for home use.
Although garden trampolines have a large jump surface with up to 4.90 m, only one person should jump on it for safety reasons.
Of course, you can have 2 or 3 people jumping in the trampoline, but you must take safety measures to avoid injuring.
The garden trampolines are optimally used on a lawn with sufficient distance to walls or trees.
The fitness trampoline
Our choice –
PLENY Indoor Mini Fitness Trampoline with Handle
These models have no steel springs like the garden trampolines but are equipped with flexible rubber cables.
They are recommended for indoor use. All fitness trampolines are delivered with a handrail, but this handrail is not height adjustable on all models.
You should be aware that anti-slip caps on the legs do not prevent the models from moving during an intense workout.
The mini trampoline
Our choice –
Maximus Life Bounce & Burn Folding Indoor Mini Trampoline
These models are suitable for adults, teenagers, and children who are looking for a lightweight device for spontaneous use.
A single person can carry the mini trampoline and bring it to the desired location.
If it rains, it is easily stowed again.
Due to the small diameter of the jumping surface, it can be used only by a single person at a time. The mini trampoline is still fun and keeps you fit.
The children’s trampoline
Our choice –
Greenbay 55inch 4.5FT Kid Indoor Outdoor Trampoline
Children’s trampolines are made for the unique needs of the youngest of us.
These models allow only smaller jumps, which involve a lower risk of injury.
Safety comes first because children do not have a sensible muscle and bone structure.
They first have to learn this, but the child trampoline can continue to help.
So that parents do not have to worry about the well being of their offspring on the trampoline, the children’s models offer safety-enhancing extras, such as sturdy safety nets or stirrups.
Also, the models are lower in comparison, so that the child can easily climb onto the trampoline.
Lyromix 14FT Kids and Adults, Large Enclosure Net, Jumping Trampoline
This kids trampoline can accommodate 4-6 kids at a time which will become a playground for kids to make friends, kids and parents can have a happy time. The 14-foot trampoline has been tested to 20,000 jumps. The mats are tested up to 5,000 hours and can hold up to 1,000 lbs. The maximum user weight alone does not exceed 330 lbs to prevent injuries from unequal force on the trampoline. This trampoline is combined with 80pcs of strong and flexible springs, a high elastic and strong jumping mat, which can ensure the stability of each bounce. The thick vinyl covered spring pad can prevent any injury due to contact with the springs and impact on difficult areas.
The anti-UV and anti-rust material can effectively deal with the outdoor sun and rain. The top rails are fixed with T-joints to provide excellent stability, and the upgraded W-shape takes over the function of the sturdy base. This trampoline has been tested and approved to ASTM standards, and you can be sure that the large trampoline is safe for your family. This 14-foot trampoline is a perfect gift for kids.
Happybuy Inflatable Water Trampoline
The water trampoline works well as a swimming platform or a fishing platform; Also, you can jump on it or relax on it and have some fun with your families. Recoil diameters: 3.1 m / 10 ft. Height after inflated: 60cm / 24in. Made of environmentally friendly 0.9mm PVC tarpaulin, this inflatable trampoline features a smooth and waterproof surface and has excellent resistance to fire, cold, heat and aging. Passed the SGS certification and EN71-1-2-3 test. Flame retardant complies with 855852 standards. The island hopper requires hassle-free transportation and can be set up in minutes. High quality bungee cord and professional bungee fabric for great flexibility.
Accessible Ladder and Slide, With one step ladder of 4 steps, you and your kids can quickly climb to the top of the inflatable water trampoline. The slide is designed for sliding fun. Several built-in handles are made for ease of movement. The lake water trampoline, ideal for children to jump on and for adults who want to relax, swim and fish. The lake trampoline can be placed on any water, lake, ocean, pool, etc.
Skywalker Trampolines Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline
Bring the fun to your backyard with the Skywalker Trampolines Jump N’ Dunk. This unique bundle allows players of all ages to show off their basketball skills by jumping, diving and shooting on their way to victory. The versatile design of the basketball hoop allows you to install it either inside or outside the trampoline, allowing kids waiting to jump in the chance to practice as well. With Skywalker Trampolines, parents can rest assured their kids are safe due to the soft-material basketball hoop, secure hold caddy with patented gap-free design, reinforced galvanized steel construction and T-socket, and vinyl-coated safety cushion covers. Skywalker Trampolines’ Jump N’ Dunk will keep kids jumping for years to come.
The trampoline is tested for safety and durability to meet or exceed all ASTM standards, creating a safe trampoline where kids can thrive. The patented Gap-Free Enclosure eliminates dangerous gaps between the enclosed net and the jumping surface, protecting children from pressure points and openings. Enjoy endless family fun on your trampoline with the support of a weather- and rust-resistant galvanized steel frame. All of our trampoline platforms feature reinforced T sockets in each leg and an enclosure joint, which increases the stability of the frame. The maximum recommended user weight for this trampoline is 200 lbs. In accordance with ASTM standards, the trampoline is tested to four times the maximum recommended user weight.
Why using a trampoline helps your health?
Numerous studies have shown that exercise on the trampoline is perfect for your health.
NASA studies have shown that training on the trampoline is 3 times more effective than jogging – in terms of endurance.
This is an impressive value and shows that trampoline jumping is, of course, a lot of fun, but also a serious training for strength, endurance, and coordination.
In the meantime, training on the mini trampolines has also established itself as a fitness course in numerous fitness studios.
In our opinion a much more fun training program than on an ergometer, cross-trainer or treadmill.
The best thing about it is that you can do it at home in the smallest of spaces.
A mini trampoline starts at a diameter of 95 cm and finds room in every apartment.
Caution is of course advised with low ceilings.
Because if you are tall, you can jump against the limit here. So it makes the most sense to set up the small trampoline outside and train there.
Fitness trampolines – the new trend
The new trend in the fitness market is the workout on the trampoline.
In addition to the already very popular mini trampolines for children, more stable and even better small fitness trampolines are the racers in their own 4-walls and in the workout courses in some fitness studios.
Of course, this is still limited because good fitness trampolines only start from 100 Euro upwards and this is very expensive for a session with 15 people.
But at home, more and more people buy such a sport trampoline and do a joint-gentle and very efficient workout at home.
Suitable DVDs from professional trainers are available for just a few euros, and the fun can begin.
Whether you want to lose weight, improve endurance and general fitness or increase strength endurance – training is useful and fun when done correctly.
Again, pay attention to safety
Jumping on the trampoline in the garden is a lot of fun, and usually, nothing happens. If you pay attention to a few things, you avoid unnecessary injuries.
Accidents happen all the time because the garden trampolines are used by several people at the same time.
Especially when children jump, there is a lot of exuberance in the game, and a collision with the heads can lead to severe injuries.
Also, it is not uncommon for a concussion to appear.
Therefore, always make sure that there is only one child or person on the trampoline. Even if the diameters are sometimes big enough, we always recommend only one person at a time.