Monthly Archives: September 2013

Changing Addresses and Trampoline Assembly

Moving to a new home is like going on a new adventure. It’s like having a new life too. Packing everything from photo boxes to 15 ft. round trampoline you have in your now-old backyard. A bunch of memories will come before your eyes and maybe even leave you some tears. Well, living in a house for so long does that to you and you had a good run. Moving houses means you get to have a fresh start. No matter what reason you’re moving for, think of it as something good.

While being a bit sentimental with your move, you face a big problem. How do you move a big trampoline to your next home? You just can’t bring it as it is. If you’re just moving just down the street, that’s totally okay. But if you’re moving across town, you might want to rethink about it.

Before moving, you have to know how much space you have or if you have a yard. Having a trampoline means you need a lot of space, depending on the size of course. The rule of thumb is to have at least two meters of empty space around trampoline. If you’re planning to put it on concrete, make sure there are safety landing pads. Make sure it is away from the fence, poles, wires, shrubs and trees as well. All these safety measures should be met to make a good environment for trampolining. Continue reading

Caring for Your Trampoline

Trampolines are great “toys” and having one in good quality calls for minimal repairs and close to zero maintenance. If they do need the necessary repairs, cheap trampoline parts are easy to come by. However, the key to your trampoline’s long life is good maintenance. It won’t take much of your time. In fact, reading this article will take more of your time than doing it. But just go on read.

To get the best results out of your trampoline, you should check it regularly for any defects that may occur. Inspect the frame, padding, nets and accessories for damage. Do this when your children or your guests want to jump on your trampoline to avoid unwanted injuries. If you find something wrong, do not allow anyone to get on it. It is best to have the damaged part replaced immediately.

Always look out for the springs. The cause of overstretched mat is too much pressure due to one missing or disabled part. If one part of the device is broken, it puts additional pressure to the others and eventually damages them as well. When you use the trampoline and you hear a distinct sound, everyone on the trampoline should get off. That is one sign that one spring is broken. Change the damaged spring as soon as possible to avoid further problems. Continue reading

Trampolines for the Little Ones

Summer is just around the corner and as a parent, you might be looking for fun activities for your child. There are a lot of things you can do with your child over the summer. Every parent wants their child to enjoy each break by doing fun but still educational activities. Some parents enroll their daughters to ballet school while the little boys play some sport like soccer or basketball. There are also some parents who like to do things at home like jumping on what their child calls My First Trampoline.

However, parents are worried about the safety hazards a trampoline may need but they still want their kids to enjoy. No parent wants to be a buzz kill. In order for a child and a parent to still have fun while playing on a trampoline, safety precautions should always be met.

First, the trampoline should be placed on sturdy ground and nothing should be near it except for safety landing pads. Trampoline manufacturers also sell enclosures or nets to prevent children or even adults from falling off the jumping device. Make sure to install it correctly to get maximum use from it. Also have safety pads to cover the springs to avoid getting little fingers and toes from getting caught. They will really hurt because springs are made from a high grade metal. Injuries will be at bay if all these are met. They are worst than a paranoid parent. Continue reading

No to Wet Trampolines, Yes to Having Fun

During the summer, the temperature is high as the sun is. Parents find different ways on letting their children cool down during the hottest days of the year. Even after drinking several glasses of water, they still feel hot and sticky. Using your trampoline to make cooling time fun may be a good idea surface level. You may think that when all the trampoline enclosure parts are installed correctly, accidents can be avoided even on wet on a wet mat.

Trampoline manufacturers do not recommend anyone, adults or children, to jump on a wet trampoline. Many injuries have been accounted for jumping on one. They suggest that no one be allowed to get on a wet trampoline. The jumping mat maybe stable when it is dry, but you can trust it does the same when it is wet. A jumper might get off balance and end up hitting his or her head on the metal frame or slip then injure his or her limbs. It is always best NOT to jump on a wet trampoline. Continue reading

The Difference Between Assembling a Spring Trampoline and a Springless One

Jumping on trampolines is an easy way of having fun. Trampolines can be a great alternative to going to the gym. The best part about it is the entire family can do something in it. The challenging part, though, is the assembly. It requires a load full of patience and a good amount of time to get things right. It can be done by a tandem but it can also be done with one person and a trampoline spring tool.

There are two types of trampolines available in the market today. One has springs for the tension while the more modern kind has thick elastic bands to make the mat a great bouncing area. There isn’t really much difference between the two. The former is the traditional kind. Most buyers prefer the one without the springs to avoid having pinched fingers during trampoline time. There are already safety pads that can be used to cover the springs to avoid them. Continue reading