Springfree vs Traditional Trampolines
Safety is a big concern when it comes to purchasing a new trampoline for your family. We have all heard the horror stories of accidents and broken bones caused by a friendly bounce. Growing up we might have even known a neighbor or a friend who personally experienced a broken bone caused by a trampoline.
Luckily for us, trampolines have evolved greatly since they first came to market. The once accident-prone springs were starting to get covered by padding, and mesh netting was also introduced to help stop jumpers from landing on the ground too hardly.However, no other trampoline was built with complete safety in mind, like the Springfree Trampoline. Springfree’s unique design features have actually eliminated 90% of product-related injuries! How? Because they have eliminated parts of the trampoline that caused the most accidents and injuries, like the springs and hard edges of the frame. They also created a safety enclosure net that makes it nearly impossible to fall off.
Design Differences that Enforce Safety
There are many design differences between a traditional trampoline and a Springfree Trampoline. There are four main features of the Springfree Trampoline that reinforce why Springfree is the world’s safest trampoline, especially when compare to the more traditional types of trampolines.
Mat Composite Rods
Springfree uses flexible, fiberglass composite rods that aid in providing a smooth, non-jarring bounce. The bounce is actually much more gentle on the joints and knees with these rods. The rods lie beneath the jumping surface mat to ensure that they are out of harm’s way. Traditional trampolines have springs located on the edges of the trampolines that can cause harm all on their own, not to mention you could get a leg or arm trapped in the gabs from spring to spring. With a Springfree, the jumper can bounce carefree without ever having to worry about landing or getting tangled in the exposed springs or hard frame.
Springfree’s soft edge is 30 times more shock absorbent than the safety pads on a traditional trampoline. In fact, the Springfree Trampoline edge is equivalent to the 70mm thick padding used on Olympic standard trampolines. Traditional trampolines are required to provide safety pads to protect the jumper from falling on the springs or frame. However, not only are these pads able to move while jumping, they also don’t provide nearly enough impact absorption to keep the jumper safe. Springfree completely removed the exposed frame and “springs” at the jumpers level so they are actually impossible to hit while jumping.
Like stated above, a big safety concern for parents is being able to hit/land on the hard, heavy frame of the trampoline while kids are jumping. Springfree eliminated that concern by having the frame be well beneath the jumping surface so you can’t hit it in any way while bouncing. The unique Springfree frame also has three layers of rust protection that won’t flake or peel.
FlexiNet Safety Enclosure
Springfree’s FlexiNet enclosure has flexible supports that cushion jumpers prevent falling onto the ground. If a jumper falls into the netting, they will be gently redirected back to the center of the trampoline. The enclosure bars that hold up the FlexiNet are flexible and do not let jumpers hit the ground. The net enclosure rods are designed to prevent the trampoline from tipping over, while also keeping the jumper in an upright position and unharmed. The net is also zippered to ensure jumpers cannot fall through the opening. While nowadays a lot of traditional trampolines have netted enclosure, none are quite like the Springfree’s patented FlexiNet.
Safety is the Bottom Line
Springfree invented a trampoline that removes all the danger from jumping and brings back the carefree fun! Gone are the days of hazardous springs and exposed hard metal framing. With Springfree, there are no sharp and pointing parts, which is a primary attraction for thousands of trampoline lovers, so they can rest assured knowing their kids are safe. While a Springfree trampoline might cost a little more than a traditional trampoline, you can’t put a price on your family’s safety! Call Recreation Unlimited at (317) 773-3545 or visit our Noblesville showroom to try a Springfree trampoline for yourself. You’ll be glad you did!