Trampolines get a bad rap. You’ve probably heard scary stats, rumours, a story from a friend-of-a-friend about the dangers and downfalls of trampolines. But when used appropriately (and with a little common sense) trampolines can be a fantastic addition to your backyard, especially if it’s a Springfree Trampoline.

Springfree’s springless design makes it the safest trampoline on the market. So here is a list of the top five trampoline myths and how Springfree is breaking the mold of typical trampoline.

Myth 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 in the case of Springfree Trampolines completely removing springs. Springfree’s smart springless design has not only changed the way trampolines work but it has eliminated the impact areas most commonly related to injuries.

Myth 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. These five safe jumping rules make jump time even safer:

  1. No Flips: Untrained jumpers can land on their head and neck, causing serious injury.
  2. 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.
  3. Supervise Jumping: A responsible adult should keep an eye on the jumper.
  4. 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.
  5. Keep it Locked: Zip the net when the trampoline is not being used will keep unwanted jumpers away.

Myth 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 a trampoline. However, if the trampoline is in a shaded area (or there are lots 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. Springfree offers easy shifting wheel accessories to make it a breeze to move your trampoline without the need to disassemble it.

Myth 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. And with Springfree’s hidden frame, SoftEdge Mat and FlexiNet Enclosure, a Springfree Trampoline is perfect for families.

Myth 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.

The team at Springfree believes that every child deserves safe, active outdoor play. That’s why they re-engineered the trampoline from the ground up. To give families a fun way to play outside and give parents peace of mind that their children are safe.