Now there is a trampoline designed with your Children’s Safety in Mind
Trampolines and fun go hand in hand and they are also a great way for both children and adults to get great low impact exercise. Unfortunately, it is very easy for children to hurt themselves on a traditional trampoline, as the hard steel poles and exposed metal frame of a typical trampoline are dangerous. Over the years, the typical trampoline design hasn’t changed much — in fact most trampoline designs are nearly identical to the first model invented in the 1940s. They have a stretchy mat attached to metal springs that give the bounce needed for jumpers to fly. Those springs are attached to an exposed metal frame and these hard metal parts are often just inches from jumpers. These exposed parts are one of the most common causes of injury to jumping children.
In 1999 nearly 40 percent of trampoline injuries involved the foot and leg. The worst of these injuries happen when a jumper lands on the springs, the frame, or the ground. Worse, a person could have their leg slide in between the springs, mat and spring cover. A hidden frame design is far safer, which is why one company single-handedly changed the design of enclosed backyard trampolines, reducing product-related injury by a whopping 90%.
Springfree Trampoline uses a hidden frame design with safe composite rods. These features remove the risk of serious injury from a hard frame. The company also uses a type of mat called a SoftEdge, which is 30 times more shock absorbent than traditional trampoline pads. The world’s safest trampoline tucks the dangerous hard elements of the frame and springs safely underneath the mat, away from the bodies of jumpers. The safest trampoline designs do away with metal springs entirely. Horizontal springs are exposed to the jumper, making it very easy for even a careful trampoline enthusiast to hit them. Spring-less trampolines use flexible composite rods to provide bounce, and these rods are underneath the jumping surface where even the most active child cannot hit them. A child cannot pinch or injure herself on something she can’t come into contact with. This ingenuity has garnered the praise and merit bestowed by The Parent Tested Parent Approved Award and the International Design Award — and for good reason.
In the past many trampoline jumpers were seriously injured by falling off the trampoline. Every modern trampoline is sold with a safety net surrounding it to prevent these tragedies, but injuries can still occur when a person hits the poles holding the net. Cheap trampolines use hard steel poles, increasing the risk. Springfree, on the other hand, employs flexible composite rods to support the net enclosure. These rods are safer because as a body comes into contact with them, they flex, preventing any injury. The best trampolines will use nets (such as the patented FlexiNet) that helps guide the jumper back to the mat surface or even safely to the ground. The world’s safest trampoline will always be made with components and materials that are safe and tested in-facility for quality assurance. A parent should always feel good about the toys they provide for their kids, and looking for well-designed and tested trampoline is the best start.