Cheap Trampolines But High Quality

December 31st, 2008

When looking for cheap trampolines online, it is best to still keep to trampolines which do not become so cheap that the quality suffers. Even though this is a strong recommendation, if you buy a trampoline from our site or any other site which comes from a top manufacture such as a Supertramp, Jumpking, TrampolinesGB and Skyhigh then the quality is of the highest quality anyway so no need to worry.

There could possibly be other companies which fly under the radar who sell cheap trampolines but the quality is not as good as the leading manufacturers. If the quality suffers then the life of the trampoline could suffer but also the safety of the cheap trampoline could also be a worrying consideration. Falling off a trampoline is something you do not want your children to do at all, but if the trampoline is inferior when it comes to the frame for example then it could be possible to fall of much easier. The other side of the safety aspect is the actual bouncemat itself. If this was to fray, tear or become damanged in some other way then catching shoes or barefeet could lead in injury. Therefore make sure you by a top brand such as those on our Madfun site or any trampoline company who appear high in the Google search engine rankings.

If you are buying second hand then cheap trampolines definatly need to be looked at before buying. You have no idea how much it has been used or the quality of this outdoor trampoline unless you visibly see it yourself so make sure you investigate it before handing any money over. See if the bouncemat is in good condition and the frame and springs have not begun to rust. It is recommended to buy a new one if in doubt.

Outdoor Trampolines

December 30th, 2008

Most of the trampolines you buy are outdoor trampolines, be it a small 8ft trampoline to a extremely large 16ft trampoline. Outdoor trampolines have been designed over the years to withstand pretty harsh UK weather be it rain, wind or snow but no outdoor item will last forever but they will last a good few years before you will need to look into buying a new one.

Outdoor trampolines can come as just the trampoline on its own or with several different accessories. The most important one is a trampoline cover which is actually pretty essential for any trampoline that will be kept in the garden. This is due to the parts of the trampoline itself being prone to rusting such as a the springs, the bouncemat can become very slipper if wet or such things like wildlife getting on the bouncemat and even making a little tear, can sooner or later become a much bigger rip which can severally damage the trampoline and be dangerous to if someone was to jump on it and trip. Even falling on a trampoline at a awkward angle after bouncing up into the air could easily sprain an ankle or worse case, break a arm or leg. Therefore a trampoline cover for any type of outdoor trampoline is essential. Many trampolines do come with covers and many of the ones we sell on our Madfun site so do, so please look at the description to make sure although they can be purchased separately.

Other accessories for outdoor trampolines are more simple items such as a step ladder which can be used to get on and off the trampoline. Getting onto it is much easier but you may find just a small jump off the trampoline is all you need but depending on age, this may not be viable. If you have youngsters and say a trampoline which is 14ft in width then this is a scenario where a trampoline ladder would be ideal as many outdoor trampolines can be quite a few inches off the ground so not easy to climb onto for say children under 5.

Large Trampolines

December 29th, 2008

There are many things to look into when buying a trampoline for your children. One of the most important areas of this decision is looking for an age-appropriate trampoline. For many families, the safety aspect is the biggest reason that prevents their purchase of a trampoline or has made choosing a trampoline extremely difficult.
Common injuries caused by jumping on the cheap trampoline are usually all related to three things. The first being the jumper fell off, the second is the jumper collided with someone else, and last of all is they got caught on the springs. However there are many ways a parent can limit all of these injuries for their child.

There are a variety of models of trampolines which fit different purposes. There are large rectangular and large trampolines that can take several children at once. There are trampolines which are designed to handle children under 10. Being informed is the best policy when choosing a trampoline that is right for your children.

Even though the manufacturers of trampolines now include a padded cover that wraps around the springs; they are not completely effective. Jumpers can easily injure themselves by jumping near springs and the cover slipping or sliding away. Getting a trampoline with a spring cover is best for older children who understand the risk of bouncing near the cover.

Large cheap trampolines can  often be purchased at fourteen foot or larger. Not only are they extremely large, they come in a variety of shapes ranging from circular to square. However the corners of trampolines often cause the most problems as they give a higher spring related injury potential. So if you are really concerned about spring injuries a circular trampoline is most likely the best option.

Trampolines within a Queensland Competition

December 24th, 2008

This is an article regarding how trampolines have been a great influence in the international champtionships. Trampolines throughout the world are used every day for competition and for fun.

It’s mid-summer but young daredevil freestyle skier Alec Savery (below right) is still fine-tuning his backflips at Queenstown’s Events Centre.

The groups scored each tramp – worth $30,000 – for just $20,000 after they were used in the Indo Pacific Trampolining Champion­ships in Rotorua in October.

The 13-year-old is testing out one of two trampolines recently bought jointly by the Queenstown Alpine Ski Team and Queenstown Gymnastic Club.

Gymnastic club chair Kathleen O’Sullivan says the tramps will be used jointly by QAST for ski training and by the new trampolines club for all ages focusing on technical moves.

The Southern Trust granted each club $10,000 to fund the purchase, with the remainder paid for out of club coffers.

“It’s a safety thing … and American coaches here were keen to do the same.”

The new gear will replace a second-hand trampoline the sports groups used this year.

O’Sullivan hopes to launch the new venture – affiliated with Trampolining New Zealand – in February.

“I’ve seen a lot of kids overseas doing ski training on trampolines,” says O’Sullivan, whose children are freestyle skiers.

“A lot of their grabs and their moves, they couldn’t do on the skifield until they’d done them on the trampoline.

But first, both clubs need to raise $20,000 for safety mats to comply with Federation International of Gymnastics standards.

O’Sullivan is searching for coaches and people with trampolining experience

The original article can be found here

Trampolines Trashed By High Winds

December 22nd, 2008

The middle of December and high winds have caused havoc to many trampolines within Scotland as well as the north of the UK. We were flying into Aberdeen when the winds had already started to increase with the pilot mentioning it will be rocky and his main priority was to get us there safety. Being someone who doesn’t like flying, that did give a sense of *gulp* to me.

Landing in Aberdeen, the plane was swaying all over the place from side to side with the plane being pushed all over the place. Once we landed, we noticed the WindSock was pointing directly in one direction, completely vertical. Looking at the papers the next day and news online showed High Winds have given trampolines havoc, with many trampoline frames being buckled and trampolines through all over peoples gardens. The weight of a large trampoline is quite high so for them to be moved and buckled shows the winds were extreamly strong that evening. Looks like many familes will be looking to invest in a new trampoline for this summer such as a 10ft trampoline.

Exercise on a 10ft Trampoline

December 16th, 2008

Many people spend week in week out going to a bog standard aerobics class, even during the summer months. However, people are starting to learn how beneficial exercise on trampolines is becoming. It does not need to be just the kids in the garden, bouncing up and down to their hearts content

Us middle aged parents can still find the beneficial aspects of a 10ft trampoline for example. There is still many techniques to flying up into the air and back down again, whilst learning to control your balance but the benefits are outstanding, and its great fun to learn.

You can also have a good workout on a mini trampoline in your front room. They work in exactly the same way, they just are much smaller. Bouncing on trampolines give a all over body workout and you will noticing the muscles in your legs start to tone up almost immediately. Adding to this, your arms will become toned to a degree and grow stronger as they are used to assist you in balance.

Exercise on a trampoline provides much less stress on your joints, especially your knees whereas running for example can give much more pressure on them. NASA have said many times that bouncing on a trampoline is the best exercise you can get, which is one reason they are used to train people for space flight. Either way, people are opening their mind to exercise on a trampoline so make sure you get out in that garden this summer and give it a go.

10ft Trampoline

December 16th, 2008

With many people feeling the effect of the credit crunch, or just do not have large enough gardens then a 10ft trampoline is an ideal size. It is still worth looking at other sizes of trampoline or even an Oval trampoline which can fit in more oblong gardens. If your kids have not been on a trampoline before, then a 10ft trampoline can be a great size for them to start with a added safety enclosure, they can have excellent fun while being safe from falling off the edge.

At Madfun we have several 10ft trampolines from Jumpking and Gold Premier with and without safety enclosures. If you are looking for a trampoline which will give good access to learning gymnastics, then a much larger size will be required or a rectangular trampoline which you find used within gymnastics.

A 10ft trampoline is always built with safety in mind, excellent build quality and a long life. It is still important though to limit the bouncing to one person at a time as the area on a 10ft trampoline is limited, clashing together is easy and someone may get hurt.

Within the summer months, a 10ft trampoline can be an excellent way to get the children out in the fresh air, have fun, laughter and still in the safety of their back garden.