Sound Check: Are Springfree Trampolines Noisy?
Are Springfree Trampolines noisy? Discover the truth once and for all with this honest analysis of the Springfree bounce -- all from our experts!
There are not many things more annoying than a squeaking trampoline.
It can be nails-on-a-chalkboard type of uncomfortable.
We’ve received various questions from customers over the years wondering “Are Springfree Trampolines noisy?”
Today, you get the direct answer from the people who know it best.
You’ll also learn why many consider the Springfree Trampoline bounce to be the best in the business.
So… Are Springfree Trampolines Noisy?
No. In fact, Springfree Trampolines offer the quietest bounce you can find for backyard trampolines.
There’s a reason why Springfree’s aren’t plagued by the sound of squeaking.
Instead of using metal springs to produce the bounce (like traditional trampolines), Springfree uses flexible composite rods.
The rods underneath the mat eliminate the main cause of the trampoline squeaking.
Why Do Trampolines Squeak?
Trampoline squeaks are usually caused by one of these factors:
- Worn-out trampoline parts, like the metal springs or frame.
- Inadequate lubrication of the springs.
- Loose or missing trampoline components, like nuts, bolts or fasteners.
The springs are the main area of concern for a squeaky trampoline.
When you have old or rusty trampoline springs, it can become noisy when someone is jumping.
Not only is it annoying, but it’s actually dangerous.
(If your trampoline looks like this, DON’T JUMP. Photo courtesy of Behance.)
Jumping on a trampoline with aging springs can lead to significant injury.
Oftentimes, trampoline squeaking can be one of the tell-tale signs that you need replacement parts or a trampoline replacement altogether.
Since springless trampolines eliminate the springs, they get rid of the main culprit behind your squeaky trampoline.
Are Springfree Trampolines Noisy for Adults?
Springfree Trampolines are built for both kids and adults, so they won’t be noisy no matter who is jumping.
However, you can run into safety issues if you’re an adult who weighs over the Springfree Trampoline weight limit.
The three smallest Springfree trampoline sizes have a 175-pound single-jumper weight limit.
The other six Springfree sizes have a single-jumper weight limit of 220 pounds.
If you weigh over the trampoline weight limit, it doesn’t mean you can’t jump.
It just means you’re at an increased risk of bottoming out (i.e. the trampoline mat breaking) if you reach maximum height.
While you don’t need to worry about the noise when jumping on a Springfree, you do need to consider the weight limit before jumping.
Will Springfree Trampolines Become Noisy With Age?
Unlike traditional trampolines, Springfree Trampolines age like a fine wine.
Springfree’s Springless Trampolines are the only models that include a 10-year warranty on ALL parts of the trampoline.
This includes the mat and rods, which are the main drivers of the bounce.
A 10-year warranty means you should expect a Springfree Trampoline to last for at least 10 years.
This timeline assumes reasonable use of the trampoline and no unforeseen damage beyond your control (like bears jumping on a trampoline – this has actually happened!).
What this all means for the Springfree bounce is it won’t become noisy or significantly lose its bounce quality due to age.
Sustaining through age is extremely unique in the trampoline industry.
Most trampolines will need the springs replaced every 1-3 years.
The Springfree rods are 3x the strength of steel and include extensive rust/UV treatment. This helps the bounce endure through years of jumping.
Are Springfree Trampolines Less Bouncy?
This is another very common question we get about our Trampolines.
Many people think that since Springfree Trampolines don’t use springs, they must not be as bouncy, right?
Springfree Trampolines can produce an equivalent bounce in height to a spring trampoline.
They do this while being much gentler on your joints than a trampoline with springs.
This is why the Springfree Trampoline Bounce is arguably the best in the business.
Let’s talk more about how this works.
How Springfree Trampolines Produce the Bounce
We’ve established that Springfree Trampolines use composite rods.
But how do the rods work with the mat to produce the bounce?
When a person jumps on the springless trampoline, the rods flex and store energy.
As the jumper descends, the rods absorb the impact, and when the jumper pushes off to ascend, the stored energy is released -- propelling the jumper upward.
The trampoline mat also plays a key role.
Springfree Trampolines have increased porosity in their mats.
This means they lose less energy to air-pumping. That energy is instead transferred to the jumper, giving you more height.
In essence, the Springfree Trampoline bounce not only prioritizes safety (where springs help account for 20% of trampoline injuries) but also delivers a superior and more enjoyable jumping experience.
Are Springfree Trampolines Worth It?
The questions surrounding the Springfree bounce are common among consumers.
After reading this, you know that Springfree Trampolines:
1. Have a quiet bounce.
2. Achieve an equivalent bounce height to spring trampolines.
3. Are easy on your joints.
4. Don’t lose their bounce with age.
Now that you have the bounce covered, you might have additional questions before deciding whether a Springfree is worth the money.
We previously covered the most common questions about our Trampolines – honestly and directly.
Everything from cost to size to assembly is analyzed (we also give some tips on the best time to buy a Springfree!).
If you have any lingering questions about Springfree, the article below will have your answer.