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The next component to closely inspect is the jumping mat. Make sure it is properly stitched and capable of withstanding an adult's weight. There are several grades of jumping mats sold on the market today. The better the mat, the longer it will last.
Look at the quality of the springs as the longer the spring, the better the bounce. See if they are likely to weaken or stretch out of shape after use.
The frame should also be sturdy enough to withstand weight of more than one person, because often more than one child uses the trampoline simultaneously. A good trampoline frame should never bend or bow when set up, nor flex when in use.
Best way to find an authentic manufacturer and supplier of a trampoline that meets international safety standards is to visit the International Trampoline Industry Association (ITIA), a non-profit trade association of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of trampolines, trampoline parts and related equipment.
Here are some of the leading trampoline manufacturers and suppliers listed by the ITIA: Eurotramp, Trampoline Authority, 1800Trampoline.com, Hedstrom, Ball, Bounce and Sport Inc., Soft-Bounce Needak Rebounders, JumpSport, and Super-Fun Trampolines.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO CARE FOR YOUR TRAMPOLINE?
by: Jeb Taylor
Your trampoline can be an expensive item, so it's important to properly care for it. Here are some useful tips:
How can trampolining be safer?
If your child already uses a trampoline, you should follow these safety measures.
Location of the trampoline and safety features:
Before using the trampoline:
Using the trampoline:
About The Author:
Jeb Taylor is a fitness guru. He works out on all exercise equipment he thinks will help him. Along with bikes and jogging, Jeb loves bouncing on a trampoline as a fun way to fitness. Find out all you need to know about trampolines. How to use them for best exercise results, and which models to buy. Daily updated blog of news & articles. Visit http://www.trampolines-101.com/
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