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Safety guide for trampolines

Safety guide for trampolines

Trampolines are popular among children and teens and even among some adults. However, like many things in the world, trampolines can be very safe but can also be dangerous if not used or taken cared of properly. We'll show you some safety tips to keep common injuries at bay.

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When assembling:

Although we strongly suggest getting an expert for you, we understand the excitement and the pride of do-it-yourself. So here's a few tips of how to make it safer.

  • Your trampoline should be placed out in the open and distant from trees, fences, light posts, or other inanimate objects. The risk of damage increases considerably if your trampoline is too close to these types of substances.
  • Placing a trampoline on a rough surface is just asking for anxiety. Be aware not to place the trampoline on an incline so jumpers aren't greeted with unpredictable surfaces. A single difficult landing as a result of an uneven playing space can result in expensive medical expenditures if your jumper hurts him or herself. Even poorer, it could mean obligation issues if the injured person is just a guest in your home.
  • Make sure the frame is built of heavy galvanized pipe, for a durable and rust-free life. Thick safety pads, covered on both sides with heavy vinyl so they are reversible for a longer life expectancy. A mat constructed of #1 grade permatron trampoline material for a smooth, durable, long lasting mat. Springs that are galvanized to prevent rust (some people recommend "painted" springs, but they rust quickly). Finally, compare warranties. If a trampoline is as great as the company says, it should be backed up by a great warranty.
  • Consider a safety net enclosure. Trampoline safety nets attach to the construction straight near the mat, aiding in the anticipation of contact with the springs and frame. The enclosure avoids contact with the ground below if correctly installed

While playing:

  • Always make sure there are some kind of supervisor around. Normally, injuries happen when kids trying stunts or get more than one in the trampoline.
  • Check all the equipment often. We can't emphasize this enough, before any jumpers step foot on the mat, make sure the bolts are super close-fitting and the springs are correctly positioned, and don't get satisfied after you've had your trampoline for a while. You should always check the springs to guarantee they're taught and safe; if they're not, it's time to buy replacements. Also, make sure that the springs are enclosed by some form of defense. A padded mat is a traditional method, however many have occupied to custom- cutting pool noodles to guard jumpers from spring-related damages. Whatever method you choose, just make sure it doesn’t inhibit with the purpose of the springs.
  • Don't stop your bounce by flexing your knees as your feet come in contact with the trampoline mat.
  • Learn fundamental bounces and body positions thoroughly before trying more advanced skills.
  • Climb on and off the trampoline. DO NOT JUMP.
  • Avoid bouncing too high or when tired.
  • Focus your eyes on the trampoline. Failure to do so may result in a lack of balance and control. Always control your bounce.
  • Keep objects away that could interfere with the performer. Maintain adequate overhead clearance, and there must be no objects beneath the trampoline.
  • Use the trampoline only when the mat is clean and dry. A wet mat is very slick and prevents a controlled bounce, as well as a stable landing. A worn or damaged mat should be replaced immediately.
  • Do not stand on trampoline frame or pads while waiting for a turn to bounce.

 

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