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Trampolines during extreme weather

Trampolines during extreme weather

Trampolines are crazily fun outside activities. Watching tricks and flips or even just kids jumping around is a great joy of life. However, when it comes to uncontrollable condition, weather especially, there are few tips we want to let you know.

In winter or windy

When winter turns everything into pure white, it's cheeky, sometimes dumb, to have a snow ball fight. Or, gusty wind blowing outside, siting in the warmth of the house, you wonder the safety of your beloved trampolines. The question is, how to take care of it? 

  • Disassembly-It is always the easiest solution, yet, it strongly depends on your storage place. Remove the safety netting, springs, jumping mat and soft frame pads. Leave the poles that hold the netting into place, and the metal frame to which the springs and mat attach, standing in the yard.

But, what if you have no place to put your trampoline parts, and the heavy snow slowly but surely build on your mat. You worry will it do any harm.

  • Winterization-Getting prepare for winter only is important for bears but also for your trampolines. Remove frame pads and stock them in dry place. Water can go through the jumping surface to the bottom. Sometimes, when snow accumulate on the mat, it's your job to clear all the unnecessary freezing of water, in case it over-stretch your mat. Just remember don't use hard or sharp objective to clear the snow. Or, put a soft cushion down the pat to relief the stress.
  • Windy-Anchored down, if not, trampoline can be a safety hazard. Specialized anchor kits that include stakes that attach to the frame can help secure the trampoline to the ground. Another option is to dig trenches in the ground before the initial placement of the trampoline.

That's it. If you want to know more specific on safety rules on trampoline, please go to this post.


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Water Trampoline vs. Water Bouncer?

Ever wondered about the difference between a water trampoline and a water bouncer?

Well, that's an important question! Let's see:

A water trampoline has a jump surface supported by a steel frame and trampoline springs. A water bouncer has a jump surface supported by a spring-less interlocking webbing connected from the floatation tube to the jump surface.

So that means for the everyday usage:

A water trampoline can support heavier loads on the jump surface and will provide a higher jump than a water bouncer. Unlike the bouncer, a water trampoline requires assembling the framed jump surface. This will take about 30 minutes additional set-up time.

A water bouncer is a great family recreational product and costs less than a water trampoline. It will support a good amount of weight and will provide a short bounce. A bouncer does not require any assembly other then inflating and anchoring.  

Check our available water trampoline and bouncers by Island Hopper