Jan 18, 2019
We know it can feel a little overwhelming when it comes to purchasing a trampoline with the endless amounts of shapes and sizes available. Here’s a quick guide to help you make the right choice when choosing a trampoline for your family.
A few key components to keep in mind concerning the overall bounce of a trampoline:
- More springs means more bounce
- The longer the spring, the higher the bounce
- The jump mat affects the bounce
While these key components do affect the underlying bounce of a trampoline, the shape is the main determining factor. That being said, every shape offers a unique bounce.
This shape is especially perfect for aspiring gymnasts because it offers the highest lift. The springs work independently, creating an evenly controlled takeoff and landing regardless of a jumpers’ position on the trampoline mat. The shape also offers a longer side to side jumping surface while providing a sturdy bounce. This is great for practicing flips and cartwheels.
Not only does this shape provide a superior bounce, it also allows a larger jumping area compared to the traditional round trampoline because you can utilize the corners of the jumping mat. It provides a better bounce than the typical round or oval trampoline but less than a rectangle trampoline.
This popular shape provides a great bounce for all users. It features a consistent bounce that very naturally redirects the jumper back toward the middle of trampoline regardless of where their take off was made. A benefit to this shape is the entire frame absorbs the forces applied to it each time a person jumps.
This shape showcases a larger jumping surface and an extra-long jumping surface compared to the traditional round trampoline. The similar design naturally redirects the jumper back toward the center of trampoline mat. The oval shape offers a softer bounce that is perfect for protecting delicate joints. You will have to put in more effort to get a bounce similar to the other shapes.
Did you know the bounciest trampolines in the world aren’t available for sale to the general public because they are so dangerous? The Guinness World Record was set by three brothers: Eric, Sean, and TJ Kennedy who bounced into the air at 22-feet and 1-inch. While we know bouncing high into the air is something we aim for when jumping on the trampoline, bouncing that high into the air can be extremely dangerous. We make sure our trampolines have the perfect balance of bounce and safety.