Top 9 Myths About Trampolines

Springfree Trampoline has been designing world-class recreational trampolines for families for over 20 years. Since we set out to build a safer trampoline that kids of every age could enjoy, we’ve had the chance to sell our trampolines in 25 countries and learn everything there is to know about the art of the bounce.

We’ve also come across a lot of trampoline myths—things that people believe about trampolines that either aren’t true, or that don’t apply to Springfree Trampoline’s revolutionary safe and springless design.

We thought we’d share the 9 most common myths about trampolines and how Springfree Trampoline bucks the trend.

1. Myth: Trampolines = falling injuries.

Trampoline safety is all about knowing which trampolines are safe to use, and how to use them. Most modern trampolines are safety-focused—especially Springfree Trampolines, which are constructed with a flexible safety enclosure designed to cushion jumpers and prevent falls to the ground.

trampoline safety net

2. Myth: Trampolines fall apart easily.

At Springfree Trampoline, we know that safety and quality go hand in hand. Every component in your Springfree Trampoline has been rigorously tested and made with the highest quality materials so you get the same enjoyment, year after year. We’re so confident in our trampoline we offer a 10 year warranty on the ENTIRE trampoline.

3. Myth: You can only use trampolines in summer.

Not only are Springfree Trampolines designed with a UV-stabilized mat and net rods, and a galvanized and powder-coated steel frame, but they’re safe and fun to use year-round, even in the harshest conditions. Warm up in winter with a brisk, early-morning bounce. Or enjoy watching the leaves fall from new heights with a bounce in the autumn. Countless Springfree Trampoline enthusiasts have already enjoyed all-seasons jumping, and we have plenty of ideas for family-friendly activities in the fallspringwinter, and beyond!

winter trampoline jumping

4. Myth: Trampolines are just for kids.

While kids do LOVE trampolines—seriously, they can’t enough—we’ve seen so many of our grown-up customers who were thrilled to add a little bounce to their lives. In fact, because trampoline jumping is a cushioned, low-impact sport, it’s an excellent way for adults to get a workout in without stressing their joints. We can think of 10 good reasons a trampoline will change your life.

5. Myth: Trampolines are too dangerous to bounce on.

Little-known fact: not all trampolines use metal coils to maintain their bounciness. Springfree Trampoline has a revolutionary safe and springless design that instead uses flexible composite rods that lie beneath the trampoline jumping surface, out of harm’s way. This eliminates 90% of product-related trampoline injuries!

6. Myth: The kids will use the trampoline once and then get bored of it.

Kids love finding new and fun ways to use their trampolines. Like any toy, trampolines are most fun when you find new and creative uses for them. Try using your Springfree Trampoline for bouncing contests, dance routines, high-flying photo shoots, camp-outs and ghost stories. Springfree Trampoline’s “Beyond the Bounce” blog is full of activity ideas for getting the most out of your trampoline.

backyard fun

7. Myth: My backyard is too small for a trampoline.

Springfree Trampoline offers trampolines in a range of sizes, from 8-foot-round trampolines to 13-foot jumbo squares. Our smallest trampoline needs a 16 x 16 foot space to set up, and our largest requires a 21 x 21 foot space. You can learn more in our FAQ.

8. Myth: Trampolines aren’t safety tested.

Trampolines are safety tested, and at Springfree Trampoline we try to set a higher standard for children’s safety. In fact, when our trampoline was tested amongst 8 different trampoline brands by consumer watch-dog CHOICE, Springfree Trampoline was proven to be the only brand to pass every single safety test.

9. Myth: Trampolines will wear out and lose their bounce.

Low-quality trampolines that aren’t properly maintained can sometimes lose their elasticity. Fortunately, the net and mat rods of the Springfree Trampoline are made from an advanced composite material that's three times stronger than steel and can withstand millions of jump cycles. This means your trampoline will keep the bouncing fun going, day in, day out!

trampoline in backyard

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