There are many things to think about when you’re buying an in-ground or an above ground trampoline. How does air flow impact my trampoline may not have been one of them, but it is something that we think about and discuss with our customers.
What do you think about when you’re planning to invest in a trampoline?
- What size should I get?
- Where should I place it?
- Should I get an in-ground or an above ground trampoline?
- What accessories do we want with our trampoline?
- Will we do the installation of the in-ground trampoline ourselves or ask for help?
What you do already know about having a trampoline is that they are fun! Trampolines also offer a way to get in shape in a healthy way and in a way that won’t lead to injuries!
How Does Air Flow Impact My Trampoline?
What is air flow and what does it mean to your in-ground trampoline project?
Air flow is very important for any trampoline system. If there isn’t proper air flow the “bounce” will not be what you want it to be. Without proper air flow the bounce will be diminished because proper air flow leads to better bounce.
Because we understand the importance of proper air flow, we have designed a spring pad that allows the air to flow around the inside and the outside of the spring pad. When you jump on a trampoline, the pad lifts slightly, and no air escapes. When you land, the air flows between the in-ground trampoline pit and outside of it.
In 2015, because we understood the importance of air flow to the experience of your rebounding on an in-ground trampoline, we introduced a high performance, anti-slip, jump mat. This jump mat has 15X greater air flow. The air flows between the springs and the jump mat’s surface. This increase of air flow gives the trampoline a bigger, more high performance style bounce. This means you bounce higher and land softer.
If you’re thinking of adding an in-ground trampoline to your backyard for your children or for your own exercise routine, give us a call and make the investment in our complete In-Ground Trampoline system.
Even if you’re not a fan of walking barefoot out of doors there are myriad reasons why you should jump barefoot on a trampoline. Wearing shoes on a trampoline is also a recipe for a rip or tear in the jump mat especially if you have buckles or even shoelaces on your footwear.
When you’re on a trampoline, the benefits of being barefoot may be a feeling you haven’t experienced in quite sometime. If you have children or grandchildren you may watch the way they dash around the yard in the summer barefoot and fancy free and wish you still did that! Even if you don’t want to join them in the yard, you can certainly be a member of the “ditch the shoes” crowd when you’re on the trampoline.
When you’re rebounding aka jumping on an in-ground or an above ground trampoline you are being more of a part with nature and more in touch with your own body. When you were a child, your feet were probably as “tough as shoe leather” because you were constantly barefoot until you went back to school, right? Today, though because we wear shoes all of the time, our feet aren’t able to withstand walking on hot surfaces like a sidewalk or walking on a pebble without a wince of pain, right? For many of us, even walking on a sandy beach may feel uncomfortable because of the grains of sand and the heat of the sand.
Why You Should Jump Barefoot On A Trampoline
As installers of in-ground and above ground trampolines, we always tell our customers that we recommend trampolining barefoot because you don’t want to case any damage to the trampoline’s surface and jump mat.
In addition to protecting the trampoline, though, here are health benefits of barefoot trampolining:
- Feeling the mat beneath your feet will give you better balance.
- When you walk barefoot you are helping enhance your vestibular system — the part of your body responsible for your balance. This is an important sense and health concern for seniors who are more prone to slips and falls.
- Your health starts from the soles of your feet on up. Diabetics run the risk of foot issues and overweight are at risk of developing diabetes.
- When you keep your feet healthy from when you’re young, you may have better health throughout your lifetime.
- Barefoot walking and barefoot trampoline jumping stimulates your nervous system and this improves your immunity.
Going barefoot will help strengthen you, enhance your balance and when you’re barefoot and jumping on a trampoline it is just fun and you’re more in touch with the act of rebounding.
Your trampoline and your in-ground trampoline are so much fun, but what accessories should you get for your trampoline? There are many accessories that are simply for fun and those that will protect the trampoline and others that make it easier to get onto and off of your trampoline.
When you have a trampoline, you probably invest in it for one of two reasons:
- For fun
- For a healthy way to get in shape
Whether you’re using the trampoline for fun or if your children have been begging for a trampoline or if you want to get in shape in a low impact way, once you’ve invested in your trampoline or in-ground trampoline you may be wondering what else you can get to amp up the fun and safety.
What Accessories Should You Get For Your Trampoline?
In case you’ve ever wondered, it’s believed that Eskimos invented trampolines when they used to jump on a walrus skin. We’re not sure if that’s true, but it is an intriguing tidbit, right? Today’s trampolines have evolved from the “walrus skins” of yesteryear and so have the accessories for your trampoline.
- Trampoline cover. Invest in a trampoline cover when you invest in the trampoline itself. This will protect the trampoline jump mat from sun, rain, leaves and other dirt and debris. A trampoline cover can protect the cover and keep it viable for a longer time.
- A bounce board. If you’re a snowboarder or a wakeboarder, you can invest in a bounce board so you can practice your sport without damaging the trampoline’s mat.
- A ladder. It’s safer to get onto and off of an above ground trampoline by scaling a ladder than by clambering over the side and jumping off when you’re done. Most trampoline ladders don’t require too much assembly and are easy to set up and move away to keep people off the trampoline if you don’t want them on while you’re away.
- An anchor kit. If you have an above ground trampoline and don’t want it to blow away in a windstorm, an anchor kit will secure your trampoline and protect it and keep in from flying away.
- A jump bar. This is a stabilizing bar that can go into the ground next to your in-ground trampoline and will give you something to hang onto when you’re getting accustomed to jumping.
When you’re making a purchase of a trampoline or in-ground trampoline, ask us what accessories we have or what we can recommend to make your rebounding more fun!