If you have ever used a trampoline for a long period of time, you have probably also experienced the static shock that can come along with bouncing. Static shock occurs after an electrical charge is built up in the jumper, rendering him or her either negatively or positively charged. Once the jumper get off of the trampoline and touches something (or someone!) that can conduct electricity, a static shock can occur.
Nylon trampoline jumping mats are frequently responsible for creating an electric shock. The constant friction of the bare feet against the nylon jumping mat can occasionally create an unpleasant, albeit harmless, static shock. Although jumping on the trampolinein bare feet will reduce the risk of static shock, it won’t eliminate the risk entirely.
Okay, readers, it is your turn! Have you ever had a static shock from a trampoline? In your opinion, what is the best way to prevent them from occuring? Let us know!
Recently, there has been an increase on second-hand trampolines sold on the internet. Popular buying and selling sites like eBay or Gumtree are full of trampoline listings promising a safe, reliable device for your family. It may be easy to be persuaded, but the consumer has to consider one thing— if the trampolineis so fantastic, why is the seller not keeping it for himself?
Often, second-handtrampolines are poor quality devices that have been damaged. The seller may or may not be aware of the extent of the damage inflicted, and trampoline damage can often be invisible to the naked eye. A worse scenario might be that the seller is aware of the damage but is desperate to make a quick buck.
Another problem that buyers may experience is the lack of knowledge of the trampoline‘s history. Much like a used car, the reliability and safety of a trampoline greatly depends on how it has been treated and under what conditions it has been used. If the trampoline has been left out in the weather or mistreated, it may not be safe for your family to use.
Protect your family’s health and wellbeing—only buy high quality trampolines from a reputabletrampoline institution, like Vuly Trampolines!
The thought of installing a trampoline may seem a little daunting, but relax. It’s actually much easier than it looks.
There are so many resources available to you when you are trying to install your trampoline. If you’re having trouble, you may not have considered all of your options. Here are the most helpful resources you can use when trying to install your trampoline:
Refer to the instruction manual. Mosttrampolines feature a list of directions that can help you. Some provide just written instructions. Others, like Vuly Trampolines feature text and a full-color pictures to aid you in your installation process.
See if there are printed directions on the box. Sometimes, trampoline manufacturers choose to print the instructions on the box, rather than use a manual. Carefully inspect all sides of the box to ensure that you have not missed the instructions.
If available, call the customer service hotline. Some trampoline companies, like Vuly, have customer service operators that can help you with your installation questions. Customer service hotline numbers are usually located on the box or on the instruction manual.
High-quality trampoline institutions, like Vuly, may feature an instruction video that depicts the entire installation process as it happens. Vuly’s installation video was created by our team of engineers and is performed by a trampoline installation specialist. Find this trampoline instructional video.
Spring is right around the corner, and you need to look your best at the beach. Have you ever considered incorporating a trampoline workout to aid in your exercise program? Here are some basic moves that will get you moving and feeling fit!
Basic Bounce– just bouncing on thetrampoline will help you burn calories and lose weight. Some individuals prefer to count bouncing repetitions, while others set a time limit. Figure out a plan that works well for you. It’s your trampoline weight loss program—individualise it!
Bounce and Kick– after you are comfortable with the motion of the trampoline, try kicking to up the calorie burn. When you are in the air, extend one leg into a kick before switching legs. Feel the burn!
Touch Your Toes– for the flexible bouncers, try touching your toes while you’re in the air. Expert tip–stretch before attempting this feat!!
Arm Circles– why should your legs have all the fun? Get your arms into the action by doing arm circles of varying widths while bouncing. You can circle your arms in front of you, to the side, one at a time, etc.
Knee touches– this is one of my favorite moves! For a simple knee touch, allow your hands to touch your knees in midair. To really tone your core, bring your elbows to your knees and squeeze your abs and perform a standing crunch.
We’ve talked before about how cheaptrampolines can endanger your family, but I feel like we should go into more detail. To be clear, I will use the word “cheap” synonymously with the words “poor-quality”; that is, not all inexpensive trampolinesare cheap, but the lower the price of the product is, the more likely that the item is not of the utmost quality.
While finding a good deal is great — and who doesn’t love that?! — some consumers can be persuaded by too-good-to-be-true prices and may be left with a hassle.
Here are just a few problems associated with poor-qualitytrampolines:
Weakened or damaged jump mats
Trampoline frames made of thin, bendable steel
Thin safety pads that offer little protection against the springs
Brittle or easily broken safety nets
Easily sun-damaged components
Round joins that can slip out of the frame, leading to breakage
Unreliable or easily broken springs
Any one of these problems can lead to heartache or disaster for your family. Before buying a trampoline, shop around. Do your research, compare prices, and consider which trampoline is right for you and your family.
Did you know that trampoline accidents rank among the highest top summer injuries for children?
The higher amount of free time often means that children’s rates of injuries spike during the summer. In fact, medical professionals cite injuries sustained from falls as the most common trampoline hazard to children. These falls occur in backyards, playgrounds, and parks all across the nation.
Sadly, many of these injuries stem from poorly supervised children who are using trampolines. Children are often unaware that their summer fun can result in risky behaviours and may feel pressured by other children to attempt stunts that they would not perform under supervision. As a result, many unsupervised children suffer broken arms, broken legs, bumps, bruises, sprains, and strains.
The good news is that trampolines are incredibly safe tools for fun and fitness if used properly and under adult supervision. Here are some of our top tips to keep your family safe this summer:
Always supervise children who are using the trampoline.
If you are concerned that your trampoline is being used while you are not there to supervise, place a small lock on the safety net. This will prevent any unauthorized users from accessing and using the trampoline.
Never allow more than one child on the trampoline at a time.
Never allow children to play underneath or around the trampoline.
I know that there have been several blog contributors who have talked about their anticipation for summer, but guess what–I am excited too! Summer means watermelon, barbeques, and—best of all–trampoline fun!
Did you know thattrampoline sales skyrocket during the summer? The sunny, beautiful days in Australia are perfect for spending the day outside. Many families choose to buy a trampoline because its health and wellness benefits can be enjoyed by the whole family. In fact, trampolines are the the perfect blend between fun and fitness!
Because of the beautiful weather, kids’ outdoor play equipment like swing sets, cubby houses, and trampolines see a spike in sales. Our staff genuinely anticipates the summer rush. We take pride in providing top-quality trampolines for your family!
What’s your favorite part about summer trampoline fun? Why do you think trampolines make such fantastic summer accessories?
I thought we would talk today about the benefits of a circular trampoline for families. Although trampolinescan come in various shapes and sizes, it is important to note that rectangular trampolines should be used by trained gymnasts under close supervision only. For the average person, a circular trampoline will meet all of your bouncing needs!
Here are just a few reasons why circular trampolines are the best bet for an average family!
Although the springs can allow users to jump quite high, the bounce from a circular trampoline cannot reach the heights achieved by rectangular trampolines. Rest assured that your family will remain safe and secure within the confines of a circular trampoline and a properly fitted safety net!
The round shape of circular trampolines distribute the weight and pressure from the jumper evenly, ensuring a more easily calculated landing.
Because the jump mats in circular trampolines are thinner, users can enjoy a more comfortable, controlled, and lower bounce.
Okay, readers. Have you ever compared a circular trampoline to other trampoline shapes? What was your reaction? In your opinion, which shape is the most practical shape for general family use?