Monthly Archives: August 2013

Turning Trampolines into Something Else When Kids Have Overgrown It

Trampolines children games are when children are still young but inevitably children just start growing up. And more often than not, children don’t like the same kind of fun when they out grow a certain activity. They would rather hang out in malls or chat with friends than jumping on your backyard 10 foot trampoline with enclosure. So what to do with your favourite device? A great adaptive reuse of your good old trampoline is to turn it into a circular swing bed.

You might have seen it from Pinterest or other home decor magazines and blogs. They are the high end, designer loungers hanging on ceilings or trees. They are one of the latest craze. If you love the look and would be interested to have one of your own, you can simply convert your equipment into it.

Believe it, the trampoline frame ring, mat and springs can still be reused into this neat design. To do that, the frame must be covered with a soft padding and the mat is to be covered with a sheet. The frame can be suspended from the ceiling or a strong tree branch with a strong rope to make a large suspended swinging bed perfect for relaxation.

If you want to keep the trampoline frame flat, reinforcement is needed. To be sure, test it before putting the padding on. To reduce the sagging at the centre, it is best to run the ropes under the pad and up around the sides instead of just tying them on the frame. That will be an added support to the lounger. Make sure the ropes are durable and the ceiling beams are still strong enough to carry it.

Another great way to recycle your old trampoline frame is to make it into a moveable gazing pen for chickens, rabbits, goats or other critters you may have in your home. You can attach a cattle panel or chicken wire around to keep them from getting out. It can also be recycled into a greenhouse. This is a great project to start during spring season. Continue reading

Winter Trampolines Care Tips

For readers living in snowy areas, here’s an article to help your care for your trampolines during that cold season.

As the trees go bare and the air is a lot colder, you can probably feel that winter is just around the corner. Wardrobes change to more layers of clothing and thicker blankets on the bed for a good night’s sleep. One thing that needs more “clothes” is the best outdoor trampoline you have in your backyard. It may seem like it can withstand the cold more than you can but they also need some TLC. It may seem tedious to “take care” of a trampoline, but they do need some of that loving.

The best way to lengthen a trampoline’s life is by keeping them in storage as the winter starts. It is best to have it disassembled and keep it in the house or the garage for safekeeping. However, not everyone has the space to keep it especially if you have collected a large amount of junk at your storage area. However, there are still a few things a trampoline owner like you can do to keep your favourite trampoline safe. Continue reading

Kinds of Trampoline Shapes and Sizes

Since the day the trampoline was invented, there has been some kind of an evolution to its size. From big ones like those that are used in acrobatic acts to the small ones that are now commonly called as the best rebounder trampoline. Aside from size, these differ from its function as well. Some are used for entertainment like the exhibitionists’ acts in the circus while some are used for athletic training. Some are also used as cardiovascular exercise equipment. But no matter what size or what it is for, a trampoline is surely a great place to have fun on.

However, some people are particular on what kind they should use and often times they do not have a clue which one to get. Here are a few ideas to get to know more about trampolines.

Rebounder Trampolines. These are the smaller ones and are commonly used for exercise. They are circular in shape and are only intended to be used by one person at a time. Some manufacturers make a square shape with only 40 inches square. There are a lot of exercise ideas to do with this kind of size. You can read in our other posts for that.

Round Trampolines. The smallest of trampolines used for entertainment is typically round shaped. The common ones are at around eight feet in diameter and is a good choice if you have children with you. For bigger children and adults, a larger sized one is more appropriate. A round trampoline can be as wide as 16 feet in diameter. There are various sizes in-between. Continue reading

Ways to Take Care of Your Trampoline During the Winter

Today we are going to talk about trampolines during the winter for readers living in snowy areas.

During winter, nobody would bother to get on the 10 foot trampoline with enclosure because it is too cold. Since that’s the case, the best thing to do is to keep it in storage. Taking the extra effort to keep it will give your trampoline a longer life span. During the colder months, it is recommended to disassemble the trampoline and keep it inside the house. If that’s something you don’t want to do due to lack of space or undesirable temperature, there are other options you can do.

Read on to know about other things you can do to your trampoline during the winter season. Continue reading

Safety Tips for Wet Trampolines

Trampolines are common backyard toys for children nowadays. There are all sorts of accessories to make for fun jumping and safer experience for them. This includes the universal trampoline enclosure and safety pads. However, even if there are accessories built for the safety of a bouncer, there are still precautions to take seriously. With these simple safety rules, injuries will be kept away.

Since trampolines have a bad reputation for injuries, here are a few safety rules that each trampoline owner should know and religiously follow.

Do not allow anyone including adults to jump on the trampoline when it is wet. Yes you may be branded killjoy after pulling your children out of the device when it rains, but that’s a risk you have to take. A jumper might get out of balance and end up hitting his or her head on the metal frame or slipping and injuring limbs when doing so. It is best to have the trampoline dry up before allowing anyone to jump. Continue reading