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Is it time to replace the trampoline springs?

Is your trampoline just not as bouncy as it once was? If you’ve noticed you and your trampoline have lost its bounce you may be wondering, “is it time to replace the trampoline springs?” The answer could be, “yes.”

In addition to replacing the trampoline springs, you will also want to give the trampoline mat a once over to assure that is still safe and still has some bounce left in it! When you’re looking for replacement springs, look for as high a quality as you can and also get materials that will withstand the weather — stainless or galvanized steel are best.

The most common reason you will need to replace the springs on the trampoline is because they have stretched out. When they get stretched, they lose their strength and that means you just won’t rebound as high as you’re accustomed to.

Overstretching of the strings is a newer issue with mass produced trampolines. When you buy a trampoline look for one that has high quality springs. Close placement of springs, and a higher number of them, compared to a lower number will also increase bounce and reduce the frequency with which you need to replace them.

Is it time to replace the trampoline springs?

When you’re buying trampoline springs, it is best to buy enough to replace all of them rather than replacing random springs around the trampoline. When you replace springs, here and there, you run the risk of not replacing all of those that require it. Another issue with replacing only individual springs is that your trampoline will have uneven jumping capacity.

Ask us which trampoline springs are best suited to the type, size and style of trampoline you own. Buy springs that fit your unique above ground or inground trampoline so you have the best jump experience.

It’s best to replace springs with the same length, but you can add no more than one inch in length and still safely jump. Keep in mind that the longer the spring, the more chance you run of touching the ground because the trampoline height was designed with the original length springs in mind.

How can you tell if the springs need to be replaced?

Remove the springs from the above ground or inground trampoline and:

  1. Clench the spring in your fist and grab one end. Shake the spring and see how tight it is.
  2. When you’ve removed the spring if they don’t recoil tightly into their natural relaxed state, they are overstretched.

Test at least one dozen of the springs to get a good test batch to see if they are safe. If you’ve never done this before you will likely not have an easy time determining whether a spring is tight or overstretched. We recommend asking a trampoline professional and/or replacing the springs on a regular schedule.

Give us a call and we can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

 

 

Is An Inground Trampoline Safe?

When you were in school did you jump on a trampoline? If you did you can probably remember that feeling of weightlessness and how fun it was, right? Is an inground trampoline safe? That might be a question you’re asking yourself, especially if your children have been using trampolines and now want one of their own.

Trampoline — inground and above ground — is not only a great thing to have fun on, but it’s a great way to get in shape. When you’re rebounding you have the momentary feeling of flying and it is exhilarating. Trampolines are fun for children and adults so if your children are asking for one, don’t discount how much you will enjoy it!

Is An Inground Trampoline Safe?

Inground trampolines are generally considered safer than above ground simply because they are lower to the ground and there is a smaller chance of falling off from a high height like you could on an above ground model.

An inground trampoline has its frame set into a hold that’s been excavated into the ground. The frame sits in the hole and the jump mat is flush with the ground.

The benefits of an inground trampoline?

Safety: When you’re on an inground you run a smaller risk of falling off of it — although it can still happen. As with an above ground trampoline, you may want to have a safety fence surrounding it to prevent falls from the jump mat to the ground.

Looks: Inground trampolines are considered more aesthetically pleasing because they blend in with the surroundings because they are flush with the ground. You can remove the safety net when the trampoline isn’t in use and that adds to its beauty and its blending in with your landscaping.

The in-ground trampoline will be delivered to your home and you construct the frame and place it into the excavated area.  Many DIYers dig the hole themselves although some will hire someone to come and run heavy equipment to dig the hole for them.

Surprise your children with their own inground trampoline this year.

Give us a call and we can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

 

 

 

How To Get Healthy In 2020

With a new year fast approaching and with the delicious foods and treats available during the holidays many people take time to plan how to get healthy in 2020. It’s great to indulge. It’s even better to be healthy, happy and to live a long life full of great health, right?

The weather may play a role in your ability to use your inground or above ground trampoline to get fit and kick off 2020 right. If the weather cooperates and if you’re blessed with living in an area of the country that allows for outdoor activity year-round, here are some ways to get healthy in the new year.

How To Get Healthy In 2020

  1. Eat whole, minimally processed foods. Fruits and vegetables and lean proteins are a better bet than fast food and packaged meals. Fill your plate with fruits and veggies first then add some lean protein.
  2. Get up and get moving. Even if it’s cold and snowy where you live — put on some snowshoes or go cross country skiing. Add crampons to the bottom of your boots so you don’t slip on any ice and take a walk around the neighborhood.
  3. Walk indoors. Many schools and malls welcome walkers. Put on your sneakers, grab a friend or your iPod and listen to a podcast while you’re walking. If there is no where close to walk, use a treadmill or simply walk around your house. Do some jumping jacks. Just get moving.
  4. Limit soda and alcohol intake. These are empty calories that you just don’t need. Sure, a glass of wine or soda on occasion won’t harm, but go for water instead.
  5. Make a commitment to yourself and your family that 2020 will be the year you devote to good health.

Once the winter is over, clear off your trampoline — inground or above ground and start a rebounding exercise. Your health will thank you!

Give us a call and we can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

 

Inground & Above Ground Trampoline Buying Tips

If you’re going to buy your children that inground or above ground trampoline they have been asking for you will want to do your research. We have inground & above ground trampoline buying tips for first time trampoline owners.

One of the main pieces of advice is to buy a trampoline from a reputable source — not a big box store that isn’t likely selling quality equipment.

Inground & Above Ground Trampoline Buying Tips

Here is a short checklist of items to consider and research before you buy a trampoline.

  1. Will it really get used? You may be surprised how often your children use the trampoline and you may be using it yourself even more than you imagined.
  2. Is a circular or a rectangle trampoline best?  Size and personal preference are factors. Circular trampolines seem to be most popular as inground styles and garden setting trampolines. Circular trampolines are considered safer for children because the style will propel children toward the center, rather than toward an edge on a rectangular trampoline.
  3. Choose a size that will accommodate the use you want. Remember, though, you should only allow one person at a time on the trampoline. If you have two people, who are of disparate weights, someone could get injured.
  4. Ask about warranties and guarantees and ask how long a trampoline will potentially last. Remember, the care you take of the trampoline will help extend its life.
  5. Choose a reputable trampoline dealer for your purchase.
  6. Consider galvanized steel frame as it won’t rust. Look for safety nets and other safety features like pads to cover the springs. Look for a jump mat that can accommodate the weight of the heaviest person who will be using it.

Give us a call and we can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

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