5 Safe Jumping Tips to Reduce Trampoline Injuries
If you’ve ever been stalked, swooped or struck by a mockingbird, you’ll always remember the sound, the fear, the sting and how to avoid it from ever happening again! Hats, glasses, zip ties on your bike helmet, backpack on your head… whatever it takes.
Similarly, to avoid sunburn – we wear sunscreen. To avoid stinging eyes after swimming – we wear goggles. To avoid abrasions when rollerblading – we wear elbow and knee pads.
Any outdoor activity has its risks, and jumping on a trampoline is no different. Unfortunately, we’re hearing more and more about trampoline injuries, and a recent news report tells us there has been a significant rise in serious trampoline injuries, prompting new research to address injury prevention.
Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital trauma director, Dr. Warwick Teague, believes the majority of injuries occur where there are more than one kid jumping on the trampoline. “If you have multiple users on the trampoline, I would liken it to cage fighting.”
Dr. Teague also mentioned the need to address the rise in trampoline parks in research. “The project would examine cases from home trampolines as well as trampoline play centres to see if they are contributing to the increase in severe trampoline injuries,” he said.
Safe backyard play is a priority for Springfree Trampoline, and their revolutionary design has changed the way trampolines work by eliminating the impact areas that cause 90% of all product-related injuries.
How Does Springfree Trampoline Reduce Trampoline Injuries?
- No springs to pinch and trap little hands and feet
- Hidden frame that sits well below the jumping surface – making it impossible to hit
- SoftEdge™ Mat that’s 30 times more shock-absorbent than pads
- FlexiNet™ enclosure and net rods that cushion jumpers and prevent falls
Springfree Trampoline minimizes the risk of trampoline injuries, which means peace of mind for parents and more fun for kids.
5 Safe Jumping Rules:
- NO FLIPS OR DOUBLE BOUNCES: Untrained jumpers can land on their head and neck, causing serious injury. Check out this video to see how dangerous a double bounce can be!
- ONE AT A TIME: Having a single jumper eliminates the chance of collisions and injuries.
- SUPERVISE: A responsible adult should keep an eye on the jumper.
- KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE: Keep enough space around the trampoline (we recommend 1.5 metres) to allow room for the net to flex out.
- KEEP IT LOCKED: Zipping the net when the trampoline is not being used will keep unwanted jumpers away.