Monthly Archives: January 2016

Trampoline Buying Guide: Qualities To Look For In Trampoline Parts

As a consumer, you want to be sure of the products that you buy. You need to know that your money is being invested in items that will serve their purpose for as long as you need them. To ensure this, you need to refer to a list of requirements before finally making your purchase. From necessities to little luxuries, you have a range of considerations to make. These considerations become even weightier when the item in question is going to be used by your entire family — an item like a trampoline.

Trampolines can become an extraordinary investment. They’re not just an opportunity to be briefly airborne. Think about it. You and your spouse could use it to bond with the children. Your children could use it for their birthday parties. The entire family could use it as a fun, exhilarating, and creative way to get fit and shed a few pounds. With these in mind then, you would want to buy a high-quality trampoline — one that is proven to be safe and durable for everyone in your family to use. An ideal way to go about this is to scrutinise the trampoline parts built into the fun contraption.

Trampolines are assembled with the mat, the net, the pad, and the springs, or in the case of springless trampolines, with elastic bands. There are also accessories that you could get such as the ladder (which you should never leave on the trampoline when there are little kids about), weather covers (to keep it durable), and safety parts like the anchor kit (to hold it down securely when it’s windy).

When you’re inspecting the mat, look for heavy duty stitching. You’ll want to get a guarantee from the shop you’re buying from that the mat will hold up to the jumps and tricks your kids might perform on the trampoline. You’ll want to ask how many people the mat can accommodate at one time, how much weight it can take, and the length of time it takes before you need to replace it. Aside from the durability, make sure that the mat is UV-treated and has been tested for quality and safety by a relevant organisation.

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Just Something to Laugh About

Nothing starts and ends the day like a good laugh. It is best shared with the people you love. Among one of the things everyone finds funny are trampoline fail videos. A lot of people attempt to do tricks but, unfortunately, do not end up with the results they want.

To give you a good laugh, if you’re having a bad day or not, here is a video of trampoline fails.

Hope you had a good laugh. Share it with friends and family so they can have a hearty laugh as well.

Ensure Your Family’s Safety By Checking Trampoline Reviews Before Buying One

 

A trampoline is one of the best investments that families can make for themselves and their children. This outdoor equipment is a great way to spend time with kids and loved ones and at the same it also gives your body ample exercise. Because of the nature of the activity done on this piece of equipment, it is very prone to damage and as such, it’s very important for buyers to choose one that is of high quality to ensure the safety of users.

There are many ways to check for the quality and make of a trampoline; for instance, you can inspect parts closely before purchase or you can inquire as to the materials used for important components, such as the mat and net enclosure. However, personal inspection may not be possible in certain cases, such as when you are buying a trampoline through an online store. For situations such as this, a more effective way to determine the quality of a particular brand or model is by checking online reviews.

There are many websites that enable buyers to post their own reviews of trampolines. However, it is possible for people to create false reviews to enhance or damage the reputation of a particular brand or product, especially since you can post articles on the Internet anonymously. Because of this, buyers who are looking up trampoline reviews prior to purchase must be able to recognise whether a review is genuine or not.

One way to determine the authenticity of a product review is to closely inspect the content of the article. If the review tends to use positive (or negative) descriptions a little too much and sounds rather vague, chances are it’s a fake. Genuine product users tend to describe specific characteristics that made them like (or dislike) a particular product. In addition, make sure to check how the review is written. Does it read like someone throwing you a sales pitch? If it does, then it’s probably a fabricated review.

False reviews are actually quite abundant on the Internet, so it is definitely not enough to read just a few. To get a better idea about the quality of a trampoline, potential buyers must then read numerous reviews. Also, make sure to check more than one review website because it is possible for a single fake user to create multiple reviews on a single website to tilt the rating in favour of or against the product.

Information on the Internet can indeed help buyers before they buy trampolines. Just like in real life, however, it is still wise to practice caution and vigilance against false reviews designed to influence your purchasing decisions.

Four Important Things To Remember When Buying Trampoline Pads

Trampolines provide great amounts of fun and exercise for users, but continuous use and heavy jumping can really take a toll on its parts. All trampoline parts will incur some damage with regular use: frames can get bent, net enclosures can get torn or frayed, and the springs can stretch or become rusty. Among all these parts, however, trampoline pads tend to get the most damage — after all, these do receive the bulk of the weight and force of jumpers.

All trampoline users will eventually need to buy replacement pads for their equipment. To help make the purchase easier and to ensure the quality of the replacement pad to be purchased, here are the four essential qualities that buyers must check first before purchasing a new pad to replace an old and damaged one:

1)      Size. Trampolines come in different sizes, and each one comes with a specific size pad as well. It goes without saying that pads in the wrong size should not be used as this can compromise safety: a small trampoline pad will be too stretched and is thus prone to breakage while a large trampoline pad may be too loose, causing jumpers to hit the ground underneath. Make sure to measure your pad correctly; take the diameter of the trampoline at several points to ensure accuracy of measurements.

 2)      Springs. As with the size of the pad, the size of the springs is also important. Longer springs may cause the trampoline to feel loose while shorter ones will pull the trampoline tighter. To get the right dimensions, make sure to include the hooked ends when measuring the springs. In addition, count the number of springs needed before purchase to prevent additional trips to the store.

 3)      Material. There are various materials used for replacement trampoline pads such as polyethylene and PVC. Polyethylene replacement pads are quite abundant in stores and popular among buyers because these are rather inexpensive. However, it’s important to note that this material is not as strong as PVC. It may degrade faster over time and there is greater risk of breakage during use. To ensure safety of users, it’s best to spend a little bit extra and invest in durable PVC replacement pads.

 4)      Warranty terms. Providers of the best trampoline parts should offer a guarantee on their products, so make sure to inquire about these first. Ask for guidelines on purchase and return of products (especially if you’re buying through an online store) as well as follow-up service in case you encounter problems with your purchase.

Four Resolutions Worth Keeping

Ever since the New Year came, everyone has been struggling with his or her resolutions. Some may have ambitious ones like training for the next Iron Man triathlon or the cliché goals of eating healthy, clean food. Whatever they may be, they can surely be difficult to do! A lot even forget them a few days after writing the list. Ehem ehem… Guilty?

However there are some that are worth keeping or at least try to keep them. Here are some that you may want to or add to your list of resolutions.

Make an active effort to connect with family.


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Let’s face it, some of us forget to ring mum or dad during the weekend. Preoccupied with social life and work, catching up with family takes the back seat. These days are made for people living away from their loved ones. There’s video messaging and social network apps that you can put in your phone. No more excuses! Continue reading