Frequently Asked Questions
1: Is it as bouncy as a traditional trampoline?
The Springfree™ Trampoline offers a softer bounce smoother bounce, and doesn’t produce the jarring effect of traditional, spring based trampolines. The fibreglass rods deliver a performance superior to springs and one that is a lot gentler on knees and joints. Each of our models is designed for slightly different weights and usages. Our model selector should help select the trampoline that will provide the best rebound for your families average weights.
2: Is a spring-based trampoline really that dangerous?
Yes! Recent figures show nearly 100,000 US kids end up in hospital emergency departments after injury on traditional trampolines. Springfree™ Trampoline is the only trampoline that has removed the design elements responsible for 83% of this total number of hospital presentations.
3: Why do you recommend only one child JUMP on the trampoline at a time?
Springfree™ Trampoline has engineered out the product elements that traditionally cause trampoline injuries (springs, frame and rigid enclosure, or falls to the ground). Serious collisions can occur if more than one person jumps at a time. To ensure your family avoids injury, enforce the ‘one at a time rule’ when jumping on the Springfree™ Trampoline.
4: What is the weight recommendation on a Springfree™ Trampoline?
The Springfree™ Trampoline is incredibly strong, with our smaller model tested to take a static load of 838 lbs (380 kg) and our larger models 1100 lbs (500 kg). This means it can carry more than 1100 lbs placed on the centre of the mat without exceeding its design criteria. That's about the weight of an adult male polar bear.
Recommending jumper weight is a more complex issue, as a suggested weight limit would need to combine the velocity of the jumper, weight of the jumper, and height of the jump off the mat. As we are focused on safety we recommend the following weights as a safe, conservative guidelines for each model:
R54 = 154lbs / 70kg
R79 = 220lbs / 100kg
O92 = 220lbs / 100kg
S113 = 220lbs / 100kg
S155 = 220lbs / 100kg
This doesn’t mean someone over these weights can break or tip the trampoline, it means they could run the risk of ‘bottoming out’ (a fancy word for hitting the ground) if they were to be jumping like the world’s next Olympic trampolinist! In this instance, we suggest increasing the clearance under the trampoline, by digging around 1' to provide extra clearance room at the bottom of the jump.