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How To Make An Informed Trampoline Decision

There is no doubt that in-ground trampolines are fun for everyone in the family – children and adults. When you’re trampoline shopping you can opt for an in-ground style or an above ground trampoline. In-ground models are popular for safety reasons and aesthetic reasons.

An in-ground trampoline is installed at ground level and most of the hardware sits underground in an excavated area. The in-ground trampoline kit you purchase should include all of the necessary parts. This is a style that blends seamlessly into your landscape and won’t detract from any other outdoor amenities such as a swimming pool or outdoor living space.

How To Make An Informed Trampoline Decision

In-ground trampolines are considered safer because they are close to the ground. This may or may not be true because if someone jumps too high and misses the trampoline mat on his or her landing, an injury may occur. A benefit of “falling” from an in-ground trampoline is that you’re closer to the ground.

Many children feel more comfortable in an in-ground trampoline because they may be afraid of the height of the above ground model and then when they jump they are even higher from the ground. A safety net is a good investment regardless of whether you get an in-ground trampoline or an above ground. You can remove the net on your in-ground trampoline if you’re hosting a party and don’t want to detract from the appeal of your backyard aesthetic.

In-ground trampolines are easier to access because you don’t have to ascend or descend a ladder to use it.

Keep in mind that the larger the jump mat is, the safer the trampoline will be because it is a larger area for jumping and landing.

Once you decide on the placement of the in-ground trampoline you are committing to that space in your yard. With an above ground trampoline you can move it if you want to re-landscape or add to the backyard accessories. Know where you want to put the in-ground trampoline  and keep it for the long term.

The air flow in an in-ground trampoline will not be as much as with an above ground model and some individuals say that they don’t feel they’re getting as good a bounce as they would on an above ground style. It may make sense to try one out before you buy it.

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.

Make The Most Of The Quarantine On Your Trampoline

We are living in crazy times, right? Who would ever have imagined many states would be under quarantine and stay-in-place orders because of #coronavirus? It is unprecedented. If you’re home, though why not make the most of the quarantine on your trampoline? 

Many times we make an impulse purchase or give into the children and their asking and asking for an inground or an above ground trampoline and then they don’t use it as often as you thought they would. If everyone is home, why not have a backyard party centered around the trampoline?

Make The Most Of The Quarantine On Your Trampoline

  1. Set a trampoline party theme. Olympics, a welcome to spring picnic, dinner at dusk or how about a movie and popcorn and night under the stars? You could lay blankets on the trampoline and all sleep under the stars or lie on your backs and just stare up at the stars and the moon, but sleep indoors — your choice.
  2. Have each family member plan a trampoline routine then perform it for the rest of you. Everyone can hold up “numbered signs” to rate the performance. The person who gets the highest number wins. Find a small prize or two from around the house to give to the winners!
  3. Let the youngest children in the family spend more time on the family trampoline. Let them jump and roll around and just have fun in the sun.
  4. If you have an above ground trampoline, drape blankets over the sides and then slip under the trampoline and have yourself an outdoor backyard blanket “fort.”
  5. Look online and find some simple trampoline workout routines you can use to get in shape during this time of the quarantine. You don’t want this time to end only to find out your jeans don’t fit any longer, do you?

What can you and your children to do have fun while being forced to stay at home?

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.

 

Why Air Flow In Your Trampoline Matters

Why airflow in your trampoline matters. Of all the things you’re thinking about when you’re considering buying an inground or above ground trampoline, airflow may not have been something you’d even thought to talk with a trampoline salesperson about.

What is airflow?

Airflow is important for every type of trampoline system — inground or above ground. If the trampoline doesn’t have proper airflow the trampoline jump mat will lose its bounce. The effectiveness of your inground trampoline will be diminished if the airflow around and beneath the trampoline hasn’t been properly accounted for.

Airflow is what helps create a great bounce.

What kind of airflow does the Inground Trampoline deliver? 

The inground trampolines have a specifically-designed spring pad. The pad allows for proper airflow in and around the springs and the jump mat. When you jump on the trampoline, the pad lifts slightly and the air escapes.

Every time you jump, the air flows beneath the mat and the pit in which the inground trampoline sits. that allows the air to flow around the inside as well as the outside of the spring pad. While you jump the pad lifts slightly, allowing the air to escape.

At In-Ground Trampolines we designed a complete system that goes into the ground.

Why Air Flow In Your Trampoline Matters

At InGround Trampolines we sell only new, high performance, anti-slip, jump mats that provide great airflow. Air flows between the springs and through the jump mat surface. Increasing airflow gives the inground trampoline a higher bounce and better performance.

If this is the year you invest in an inground trampoline because you know it will be a fun addition to your backyard and a place where your child/athlete can practice at home, you will not be disappointed.

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.

Why Get An Inground Trampoline

When it comes to trampolines you may be wondering why get an inground trampoline? They may cost more than above ground, but does that make them any better or safer? It just might! But, in fact, there are many reasons to consider an inground trampoline, not the least of which is the aesthetic appeal — or the fact that they don’t detract from the beauty of your backyard and its landscaping.

Why Get An Inground Trampoline

Here are other reasons to consider an inground trampoline. This is based on our research, our dedication to the products we sell and in response to questions we get asked all the time.

  1. They are inherently safer than an above ground trampoline. The reason is, they are ground level. When you add in a safety net around the sides, you’re making it even safer. As with an above ground trampoline, though it is up to the adults in the household to enforce the rules of the trampoline to keep everyone safe.
  2. They are built to last. We sell only high quality, made in the USA products. The products we sell are made to last and will as long as you exercise proper care and maintenance with them.
  3. They are easy to install. If you can dig a hole and put up some of the inground trampoline components, you will have your own trampoline in no time. It is a true DIY project and can even be a fun way to spend with friends and family — as long as they know they will be invited to jump once it’s complete!
  4. They look great. When you take down the safety net (and don’t do this while people are using the inground trampoline, it will virtually blend into the yard.
  5. They come in various shapes and sizes to suit your jump needs and the space you have to devote to it.

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.

How To Start Your Trampoline Workout

Congratulations you just invested in your first inground or above ground trampoline! Now how to start your trampoline workout? Do you just get on and start jumping? Is there prep work you need to do? Yes, and maybe are the answers to those questions.

Rebounding on an inground or an above ground trampoline is both an effective and a fun workout and it can be as simple as jumping. If you want a more fruitful workout, though you may want to be more thoughtful in how you’re working out to make the most of it.

Consider that rebounding is a more effective, and less jarring on your bones and joints workout and you can see why trampolines are becoming the go-to piece of workout equipment.

How To Start Your Trampoline Workout

A regular routine of jumping on your trampoline will:

  1. Help burn calories
  2. Strengthen your muscles and joints
  3. Improve your cardiovascular system
  4. Remove toxins from your body and your lymph nodes

If you’re looking for a primer on your first trampoline workout, here are is something to get you on your way.

  1. Bounce gently. Keeping both feet on the trampoline. At this point it’s not even about getting your feet off the mat.
  2. Once you’ve done some gentle bouncing and balancing, bounce higher until your feet are just off the mat.
  3. Do this for about five minutes as a warm up or as a cardiovascular workout
  4.  Now stand in the center of the mat and jog in place. Lift your arms and knees high as you jog. Stay centered in the trampoline so you don’t get injured. Lift your legs higher when you get more comfortable with bouncing and balancing
  5. Jump in place and alternate jumping with jumping jacks. It may be difficult, at first, to coordinate the jumping jack leg and arm movement on the trampoline.
  6. Do some jumping knee lifts. Jump with both feet together, then lift one knee. Pretend you’re marching. Jump. Alternate knee lift.
  7. Vary the intensity of the workout by jumping and twisting your hips.
  8. Another variation is to jump and bring both knees up together, as high as you can while you’re bouncing.
  9. Once you’re comfortable with your workout, consider adding hand weights to increase your arm strength.

When you’re getting a workout on a trampoline, it’s more about the actual act of moving than it is with the specific actions you take!

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.

Should you get an inground trampoline this year?

New Year’s is the time to think about “how can I change my lifestyle and maybe even get healthier?” If you’re thinking those thoughts you may be wondering, should you get an inground trampoline this year? If you’ve heard about the benefits of rebounding — and there are many — you may want to do some research on this fun way to get in shape!

If you ever jumped on a trampoline, chances are you remember that wonderful feeling of being weightless and soaring above the ground for a few moments. It was exciting, right? Well, it can still be exciting — and will be — but now you know it’s a great way to get in shape without damaging your muscles and joints and it’s a win-win!

Rebounding — jumping — on an inground trampoline is fun for people of all ages. An inground trampoline also offers safety above and beyond an above-ground trampoline AND it’s more aesthetically appealing!

Should you get an inground trampoline this year?

Before you make a decision on an inground trampoline maybe you’re wondering what IS an in-ground trampoline? Here is some insight:

  1. The inground trampoline has its frame and surface underground. The inground trampoline’s frame fits into a hole that’s been excavated for that purpose, alone. It is what supports the springs and jump mat.
  2. Inground trampolines are considered safer than above-ground models because they are lower to the ground than when you jump on an above-ground model. Although above-ground models are safer than they used to be because of enhancements to safety equipment.
  3. An inground trampoline will not detract from the aesthetics of your backyard and its landscaping.

If your children have been asking you for a trampoline, check out our in-ground trampoline site and begin the research process today! Contact us for questions about in-ground trampolines.

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 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.

 

 

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.

 

Aesthetic benefits for inground trampolines

Trampolines are becoming THE items for health and fun activity for families but many potential trampoline owners don’t want to lose the beauty and aesthetic appeal they have worked so hard for in their beautiful backyard. What is a potential trampoline owner to do? Consider the aesthetic benefits for inground trampolines and how they blend seamlessly into a yard, no matter how beautifully landscaped.

An inground trampoline is virtually unable to be distinguished in your landscaping (unless you have a safety enclosure and some families opt for one). An inground trampoline is buried into the yard and when you use it you’re bouncing at ground level.

Aesthetic benefits for inground trampolines

Here are some items to consider when getting an inground trampoline and why they are so popular for those who want to keep their beautifully landscaped yard space.

  1. Choose your site carefully. You will want a site for the inground trampoline that is level and has good drainage — you don’t want your inground trampoline above a pit filled with water. Choose a site that has no overhead obstructions or hazards — tree branches, the overhang on the house, etc.
  2. Can you dig the hole by hand or will you need to bring in heavy equipment? If you need to have equipment brought in, is your yard large enough for it to maneuver through?
  3. Air movement is crucial beneath the trampoline as a large volume of air is displaced when you’re jumping on the trampoline. It may be necessary to leave a small gap — two inches — to allow air to escape. Insufficient air flow will impede rebounding ability.

These are three of the items you will want to think about when considering an inground trampoline. You already know you want one, you just need to know where it will fit into your landscaping.

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 Restore A Trampoline

For many inground and above ground trampoline owners, the season for rebounding has past. If you’re looking at your trampoline and wondering if it will serve you another season, you may be wondering how to restore a trampoline and we have tips.

Don’t think you have to completely toss away your inground or above ground trampoline because some of the components need some tender loving care.

How To Restore A Trampoline

  • Check the trampoline frame. This is the component that is most responsible for the trampoline being safe to use. Check the frame for corrosion or any weak spots and give your trampoline retailer a call to find out about replacing damaged or worn parts.
  • Inspect the jump mat. You’re looking for pilling on the surface, any worn areas around the springs and any portion where it looks worn on the mat itself. You can replace the jump mat and breath new life into the entire trampoline.  Being diligent in the use of a jump mat cover will help extend the life of the jump mat and protect it from the elements and from the damaging rays of the sun.
  • The springs on the trampoline can wear out, stretch or corrode over time. Look at the springs when they are at rest and measure the length of the spring from the mat to the frame. Do they appear stretched out? Are they in fact stretched out from their original length? If so, give us a call and let’s get them replaced before your next trampoline season comes around.
  • Is the safety enclosure intact? Have winds damaged the supports of the enclosure? Are there any rips or tears in the enclosure? If the answer is yes, you will want to replace them before anyone uses it again.

Depending on where you live, it might make sense to disassemble the trampoline and store it safety away so it isn’t damaged by harsh weather conditions.

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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