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August 2021 Update: NPR How I Built This with Guy Raz will be re-airing The Springfree Trampoline episode August 30th, 2021 at 12:01am ET.
Listen to the full episode below.
Dr. Keith Alexander wanted a trampoline for his daughter. His wife said they were too dangerous. So he decided to build his own.
Over 15 years of research and development he re-engineered the trampoline from the ground up to invent the Springfree Trampoline. Next he teamed up with Steve Holmes, a Canadian entrepreneur, who took a big risk to commercialize it.
Since the pandemic, Springfree Trampoline has more than doubled sales while navigating global logistical challenges. Springfree is working as hard as possible to ensure ongoing supply of the World’s Safest Trampoline. It’s expected that by the end of the year, nearly half a million Springfree Trampolines will have been installed in backyards around the world since inception.