Trampolines have long been a go to for outdoor fun; no matter your age, the rush you get from bouncing around is undeniable. As with any piece of equipment though, trampolines have a number of safety concerns associated with them – for a parent, the very real fear of your child bounding right off of the trampoline (or worse, landing on an exposed metal frame) is enough to deter you from purchasing one.If you are unclear about safety standards for trampolines, or find the research overwhelming (as it sometimes can be), this may also discourage you. While there are several different trampoline designs on the market all offering their own unique jumping experience, safety should be the most important factor when choosing a trampoline for your family.
Flashback to a little over ten years ago, when trampolines did not include the now standard protective net. Canadian safety standards made it so that all trampolines manufacturers had to include the option of installing a safety netdue the vast number of children being raced to the emergency after serious falls.
The truth is, however, that not all nets are created equal, and a safety net alone is not enough to provide 360 degrees of safety. Invented by a concerned father and mechanical engineer, the patented Springfree trampoline offers the FlexiNet enclosure, which not only shields jumpers, keeping them from falling off of the trampoline, but also utilizes flexible carbon rods in place of rigid steel poles to absorb the weight and energy of bouncers further reducing injury while guiding the jumpers back to the mat to continue their play — making it one of the safest and most exciting trampolines for sale in Canada.
Another major injury zone on is the outer ring of a trampoline, which has always been made of springsto help give the trampoline it’s “bounce.” But springs also pose a potential threat to trampoline lovers. Over time springs can simply begin to wear out, and it is common for children and adults to get either an arm or leg stuck in between the coils.Springfree Trampoline has replaced springs altogether in favor of composite rods along the outer rim that they have situated under the mat, eliminating any risk of contact.
When Dr. Keith Alexander first patented the design, he also wanted to be sure that each model would be manufactured at one site, ensuring the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. Thus, Springfree trampolines are designed froma desire to provide families and jumpers alike with the safest,most worry-free experience. For its innovative design, the Springfree trampoline has won The Parent Tested Parent Approved Award; given by a community of parents who testsafety of their children.
In a final effort to bring the idea of children’s health and safety home, Springfree has now developed the world’s first ‘smart trampoline’ — bringing digital play to the bouncing party. These smart trampolines utilize the tgoma app, an interactive digital gamesystem designed especially for trampolines, and aimed toward enhancing the jumpers’ experience. The new gaming app offers a variety of unique outdoor games for your child or entire family, combining screen time with outdoor play — taking it outdoors and making it active. Tgoma takes the cake in outdoor play innovation, and high flyers can now take jumping to a whole new level.