Trampolines have a bad rep. You’ve probably heard stats, rumours, story from a friend-of-a-friend about trampolines. But when used appropriately (and with a little common sense) trampolines can be a fantastic addition to your backyard.
So we’ve gone ahead a compiled a list of the top five trampoline myths to show you why they’re wrong.
1 – Trampolines Are Dangerous
You’ve all heard the stats, but trampolines don’t have to be dangerous. Did you know that each year in the United States, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries? Much like you encourage children to play safely on a playground, you should encourage them to play safely on a trampoline.
Trampolines are also safer than before – adding safety nets and even completely removing springs. Our smart springless design has not only changed the way trampolines work but it has eliminated the impact areas most commonly related to injuries.
2 – Trampolines Can’t Be Used Safely
Yes, they can! Just like you wear bike helmets and have rules for swimming pools, you should have rules for safe trampoline play. We highly recommend following these five safe jumping rules to make your jump time even safer:
- No Flips: Untrained jumpers can land on their head and neck, causing serious injury.
- One at a Time: Having a single jumper eliminates the chance of collisions and injuries. And NEVER DOUBLE-BOUNCE! tgoma games for Springfree trampolines only work with one jumper at a time removing the worry of multiple jumpers.
- Supervise Jumping: A responsible adult should keep an eye on the jumper.
- Safe Clearance: Keep enough space around the trampoline (we recommend 1.5 metres) to allow room for the net to flex out. It’s also important to have safe overhead clearance of 6m.
- Keep it Locked: Zip the net when the trampoline is not being used will keep unwanted jumpers away.
3 – Trampolines Ruin Your Grass
We get this one a lot. People assume that if you have a trampoline the grass underneath will die because it’s not getting enough sun. But this depends on the backyard. Backyards that get a lot of sun don’t tend to experience grass dying underneath. However, if the trampoline is in a shaded area (or there are lots of trees) then the grass can yellow out. If this happens we recommend placing mulch underneath.
To avoid this from happening, choose the best spot in your yard for the trampoline – one away from trees and shaded areas. And if you’re worried, you can always move the trampoline to multiple spots to ensure the grass isn’t blocked too long.
4 – All Trampolines Are The Same
No, all trampolines are not the same and they are not all equal. Trampolines come in many different sizes – large, medium, small – and different shapes – circle, square, oval. And not just that, there are different types of trampolines – springless trampolines, spring-based trampolines and fitness trampolines. You have lots of options to find the best trampoline for you and your family.
5 – Trampolines Are Just For Kids
Kids love trampolines, but they are just as much fun for adults too! You can add it to your exercise routine, use it to reduce stress and turn it into an outdoor activity for the whole family. Set family challenges to find out who can do the most jumps in a minute or who can do the most seat drops. A trampoline can be a great way to engage the entire family in the backyard.
At Springfree we believe that kids deserve safe, active outdoor play. That’s why we re-engineered the trampoline from the ground up. To give families a fun way to play outside and give parents piece of mind that their children are safe.