I’m often asked why circular trampolines are better than rectangular trampolines, and what the main differences are between the two.
- Uneven wear to the frame because the force of impact is directed to the frame edges
- Increased risk to jumpers as they move closer to an edge or corner
- Often more expensive than circular trampolines
- Use heavier steel, so is more difficult to assemble and move around the yard
There are various safety hazards associated with rectangular trampolines
- Springs are evenly stretched which means that equal force is applied around the trampoline frame
- Provides an even rebound response throughout the center jump-mat, as the trampoline pushes the user back towards the center if they start to get close to the edges
- Highly economical and easy to move since less steel is required to be used for the frame
Ben Wilden, Australian and Olympic Trampoline Athlete, favours circular trampolines in the backyard.