Traditional Trampoline or Springless Trampoline?
When buying a trampoline for the kids, most parents consider safety above all else. Before buying, they need to know that anyone who uses the trampoline is going to be safe, avoiding injuries by choosing a product that is as secure as possible. While trampoline safety is related to trampoline placement and the number of people bouncing at once (a one-by-one method is best to avoid user injury), there is a lot to be said for the choice of trampoline itself. For many, that means investing in a springless trampoline rather than a traditional spring-based trampoline.
What is a springless trampoline?
Sometimes referred to as a spring-free trampoline, the springless trampoline is much as the name suggests – it is springless. While a traditional trampoline uses springs to attach to its frame, a springless trampoline uses other methods, often involving flexible rods that provide that much-loved trampoline bounce. With traditional trampolines, injuries can occur if the user comes into contact with the springs, and while the springs can be covered with matting, this doesn’t always work to absorb sufficient impact to avoid injury. On a traditional trampoline, users may injure themselves by bumping onto the matting, uncovered springs, or even the steel frame surrounding the safety netting.
With this in mind, springless trampolines use flexible rods rather than springs, which are placed out of reach when bouncing. Many springless trampolines also feature unframed safety nets, which also help to avoid injury. While they are just as bouncy as traditional trampolines – often with far less jarring in each bounce – springless trampolines can be the safer option. Take a look at the various springless trampoline options on eBay to scope out the various brands, styles and sizes on offer, as well as a great range of outdoor bouncing castles and other outdoor toys. Time to bounce!