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How to measure your trampoline mat

Springless trampolinesWe recommend that you regularly check the safety of your trampoline mat.  A small hole or tear in the matting can result in a serious injury if the user falls through the mat while being used.

When you order your replacement trampoline mat you need to take a few measurements to make sure you order the correct size.  Not all replacement trampoline mats are equal.

MEASURE THE DIAMETER OF YOUR TRAMPOLINE

You firstly need to measure the diameter of your trampoline.  Run your tape measure over the width of your trampoline from frame to frame straight across the middle.  This will be for example,  12ft in diameter.  This is the size mat you buy.

COUNT THE NUMBER OF SPRINGS YOU HAVE

Then count the number of springs that your trampoline has.  The trampoline mat you order needs to have the same amount of trampoline spring quantity.

MEASURE YOUR SPRING LENGTH

Thirdly, measure the length of spring that you have on your trampoline at the moment, including the hook.  This is the step that most people forget or the site you buy your trampoline mat from does not advise you to do.  This spring length must be the same as the spring length that the mat you buy is made for.

For example: if the springs on your trampoline at home are say, 178mm long, and the 12ft replacement mat is cut to fit a spring length of 208mm, the mat will not fit.  The spring length must be the same.

So, you’ve found a mat that is the correct diameter and has the same amount of trampoline spring attachments, but the spring length is different, what do you do.  You have two options, re-spring the whole trampoline, or buy a whole new trampoline.

It doesn’t sound promising, but unfortunately we meet customers all the time who have  bought a trampoline and the store does not sell spare parts for their trampolines, or have disappeared into thin air.

Happy trampoline mat hunting.  Trampoline Replacement Mat

The Many Uses of Trampolines

Most of us know that trampolines are toys kids (and adults) love to jump on. Who doesn’t get excited when they see one? They are built with childhood memories of having fun and exploring different tricks. But did you know they more than just toys for kids and adults? Here is a list of things what your trampoline can be.

1. A Yoga Mat.


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Let’s face it, good yoga mats can be quite expensive and not everyone is willing to shell out another $200 for that. You can use your trampoline to be your very own yoga studio at home. All you need is to prop up your tablet or laptop in front and do what your virtual yoga teacher says!

2. A blank canvass.


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Get your sideboard chalk out and let your kids draw on it! It’s easy to clean and you don’t have to worry about getting your floor dirty. You can even make a mural and ask your kids to explain what they have drawn. Cool idea, right?

3. Outdoor living room.


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If the day comes that your children won’t love the trampoline as much as they do now, you can transform it to a sitting area for your backyard. It’s fairly easy to do! Throw in some small pillows and it’s already the best outdoor furniture you can find. Continue reading