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Above-ground Vs. In-ground Trampolines

Above-ground vs. in-ground trampolines. They each have their advantages and “disadvantages” the biggest of which is whether you want something that is more “permanent” or one that is moveable. In-ground trampolines fit into your landscape because they are virtually invisible.

Above-ground trampolines, as you can imagine are visible in your yard. Do you know what an in-ground trampoline is? It is essentially like the name says — a hole is excavated and the trampoline frame is placed inside and the jump mat is flush with the ground. It doesn’t detract from any landscaping and that’s why many people opt for this style.

Above-ground Vs. In-ground Trampolines

Here are some items to consider when deciding on whether you will get an in-ground or an above-ground trampoline for your family.

  1. As mentioned, the view may be impacted by an above ground trampoline, but not an in-ground.
  2. You may get a better bounce height from an above-ground trampoline. Airflow is what gives bounce height.
  3. The above ground trampoline is usually faster to put together and won’t require you to excavate a hole in which to place the in-ground trampoline.
  4. An in-ground trampoline is generally considered safer because you’re starting out jumping from a lower height than with above ground. With both types, you should invest in a safety net.
  5. Both above-ground and in-ground trampolines will require maintenance.
  6. Because the above-ground trampoline has its frame exposed it may be more prone to rusting. Although if the hole into which your in-ground trampoline is placed has standing water, this can also be an issue.
  7. Snow and rain and ice can pile up on both models and you will need to ensure you’re removing the snow and ice so it doesn’t damage the mat.
  8. Above ground trampolines typically cost less than in-ground trampolines and they are also less costly to have installed because you’re not having to excavate.

The verdict? It’s all about your personal preference. Give us a call, though if you’re still struggling to make a decision.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! 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.

Fun Ways To Celebrate The New Year!

Buh-bye 2020! We can’t imagine there is anyone out there reading this who just wants to see 2020 in the rearview mirror, right? We know it’s been a difficult year for many people. We also know that the shut down of the country, work from home and schooling from home has given families an unprecedented time to re-connect. With that being said we want to talk about fun ways to celebrate the new year!

Let’s face the new year with a new mindset and hope our lives get back to normal. No one is certain yet whether we will be able to spend New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day with friends and family. If we do, we may need to wear masks and social distance and that may be all right in order to keep everyone safe and healthy until coronavirus is under control.

Fun Ways To Celebrate The New Year!

Whether you’re having your usual New Year’s Eve or day bash or if it will be a more subdued event this year, we have some tips on how to make it fun!

  1. Plan a special meal. If it’s you and your immediate family, let each person choose his or her favorite and plan an “appetizer” meal. Everyone will be able to sample the other foods as well as their favorites.
  2. Order dinner from your favorite restaurant and eat outdoors. If the weather is cooperative, set up a picnic-style meal. If it’s chilly, set up outdoor space heaters and invest in heated blankets then bundle up and eat your meals!
  3. Spend time on the trampoline together.
  4. Find a place to go and sit in the car or stand outdoors and watch the New Year’s fireworks. If there are no fireworks this year, make sure you stay awake and watch the ball drop in Times Square at midnight.
  5. Set fun resolutions with your family! Rather than saying, “I want to lose weight” (even if you do!) set a resolution to, “have family fun at least thirty minutes every day,” or “jump on the trampoline daily” or “play board games together” or “have family dinner — and each family member chooses his or her own favorite at least one day a week.”
  6. If you don’t have an inground or above ground trampoline yet, resolve to get one for your family in 2021!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! 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.

What’s Best? In-ground Or Above Ground Trampolines?

This may seem like a question you can’t answer. What’s best? In-ground or above ground trampolines? It’s like asking who’s your favorite child, right? We put together a short list of benefits and challenges to both so you can make an informed decision when making a purchase of a trampoline — in-ground or above ground.

If you’re new to trampolines and perhaps haven’t even ever seen an in-round model, this will be a great 101 type article for you!

What’s Best? In-ground Or Above Ground Trampolines?

Here are a few things to think about when comparing one trampoline style to another.

  1. The bounce height. If you’re looking for pure height then the above ground model is what you want and the reason for that is that you already start out higher above ground than with an in-ground style. You can certainly get good height on an in-ground trampoline — make sure you follow installation instructions and that the airflow between the ground and the jump mat follow the installation guidelines.
  2. Aesthetically speaking, an above ground trampoline may be seen as an intrusion in your backyard. If you live in a neighborhood that has HOA regulations, it may not allow you to have an above ground trampoline. An in-ground trampoline blends in with the landscaping and is almost invisible.
  3. Both above ground and in-ground trampolines require set up and assembly. An above ground may be easier and quicker to set up because you take it out of the box and put it together. An in-ground trampoline will require excavation of the hole into which the trampoline will sit.
  4. An in-ground trampoline may be safer than above ground styles because you are closer to the ground from the get-go. No matter which type of trampoline you invest in you want to buy as much and as high a quality of safety accessories as possible.
  5. The maintenance and upkeep of trampolines vary on whether they are in-ground or above ground. In-ground models have their frames underground so they don’t rust as quickly, but if you’re worried about the weight of snow — an in-ground model may be more of a concern. Although, with both styles you will want to clear the snow off rather than let it pile up and have the continual weight damage the springs or jump mats. You will also want to cover the springs and the jump mat to protect them from the elements.

If you’re looking for a trampoline based on price, you may find that an above ground model is less expensive and will cost less to install because you’re not excavating a space for it.

There are unique advantages and disadvantages, none of which are difficult to overcome — it is just a matter of your personal preference.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! 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.

Ease Into Workouts On A Trampoline After An Injury

Did you suffer a sports injury? Were you running or jogging or biking or hiking and overdo it and now you’re injured? We have tips on how you can ease into workouts on a trampoline after an injury.

Before you start anything — especially after an injury — you want to talk with your doctor and let him or her know what your plans are and see if it’s safe enough for you to partake.

Ease Into Workouts On A Trampoline After An Injury

Jumping on a trampoline is a great way to stay active and not put any stress or strain on your muscles and joints. Here are a few things to try:

  1. Slow jumping. Don’t feel you need to get extremely high and air-borne. A slow, easy jump is best if you’re recovering.
  2. Walk on the trampoline. If you just want to stay active, walking on a trampoline is better for your muscles and joints.
  3. Rebounding moves toxins throughout your body and keeps your lymphatic system regulated and jumping helps do just that.
  4. Do some jumping jacks. This is a great way to work more muscles and joints and also, doing it on a trampoline keeps you safer.
  5. When you’re feeling better and stronger, you can jump longer and higher and more often. Being on a trampoline will help you stay active, give you a cardio workout and also keep you flexible. Sitting around while you recover will make your recovery longer because of the fact that you’re simply not moving.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! 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.

Holiday gifts for trampoline owners

Do you have a trampoline owner in your life or in your family? We have ideas for holiday gifts for trampoline owners because if they have a trampoline, there are unique items they may enjoy!

The holidays may seem different to you this year if you can’t travel for the holidays because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can exchange gifts and connect with friends and family from far away.

Holiday gifts for trampoline owners

Here are a few unique ideas to consider:

  1. Spring covers or new springs. This will be a gift they may not expect, but they may not think about having to eventually switch the springs or spring covers. Know what size and type springs their above ground or in-ground trampoline has and buy the correct ones.
  2. Buy a mat cover. If you know someone who has recently purchased a trampoline, they may not have thought about a mat cover, but it is a very thoughtful — and useful gift.
  3. Hanging bags to hold shoes. Asking friends and family to remove their shoes before they get on the trampoline is ideal. If they don’t want to put their shoes on the ground, invest in some hanging bags that are specifically made for trampolines.
  4. Buy some trampoline shoes in various sizes and leave them with your friends. That way they can use them or you can use them when you visit.
  5. If you are going for the big gift this year — buy your children a trampoline for the holidays — they will be so excited to wake up and see a trampoline in your yard!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! 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.

6 Things To Look For When Buying A Trampoline

You’ve been thinking about adding something new and fun to your backyard and since you already have a swimming pool, why not add an in-ground or above ground trampoline? We have put together a list of 6 things to look for when buying a trampoline.

Some of these may seem like common sense, but if you have never purchased a trampoline before, you may not know what questions to ask or where to get started.

We are here to help!

6 Things To Look For When Buying A Trampoline

  1. Check out the weight the trampoline springs and mat can hold. Know who the heaviest person is who will use the trampoline and buy accordingly. If you don’t know this information you could invest in a trampoline that could get damaged, or not be as “springy” as you’d hoped.
  2. Where can you get replacement parts? If you buy online (which we don’t recommend unless you’re buying from an experienced trampoline company) where will the parts come from? If you’re buying a trampline that doesn’t have readily available parts when you need them, what will you do? Don’t let your investment go to waste, call us because we sell trampolines and any replacement parts.
  3. Buy an enclosure for the trampoline. Above ground and in-ground trampolines should have an enclosure to prevent anyone from falling off and getting hurt. Remember, though the enclosure isn’t meant to hold weight if you’re thinking of bouncing off of it — don’t.
  4. What safety features does the trampoline come with and what other ones should you invest in? You definitely want spring covers. These will prevent anyone from getting pinched by the springs and will also help keep your legs from falling through.
  5. Make sure you have the space large enough to accommodate the trampoline. You need not only the ground space, but the head space. Don’t put the trampoline by any overhead hazards like trees or overhangs on the house.
  6. If you are buying a trampoline that will be used by a child under the age of five, look for one that has handlebars for safety.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! 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.

Move From A Mini Trampoline To A Full-Size

Are you using a trampoline indoors? Have you ever thought about making a move from a mini trampoline to a full-size one? You should. Why? Because an in-ground trampoline or an above ground trampoline gives you a bigger space on which to rebound and get in shape.

An indoor or mini trampoline is designed for use in small spaces. Yes, you can use an indoor or mini trampoline to get in shape, but imagine the benefits you’d reap if you could jump higher and move around more freely on a larger outdoor trampoline.

Move From A Mini Trampoline To A Full-Size

Why do many people start out with an indoor trampoline?

  1. They are worried they won’t like the activity
  2. They aren’t ready to make the investment in a full size, outdoor trampoline
  3. They may be renters and don’t want to, or can’t, get an outdoor trampoline
  4. They are using the indoor trampoline as a form of exercise — and that’s great!

Indoor trampolines come with “safety grab bars” which helps those adults who may not be as stable on their feet as they could be to stay upright. Rebounding is a great way to restore health and balance.

If you’re ready to make a move from an indoor to an outdoor trampoline or have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! 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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