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5 Things To Check Before Using Your Trampoline

Posted by The Trampoline Shop on

At The Trampoline Shop we care about the safety of our customers and to those families who own a trampoline. We developed the following checklist that will help parents and jumpers have a safe trampoline experience. The following are five things to check before using your trampoline:

1. Location: Many trampoline accidents occur when there are dangerous objects in close proximity of the trampoline. We have all seen videos of people jumping on trampolines who suddenly fall in a nearby pool or jump out of a trampoline and hit a tree. Before using the trampoline, make sure you look at the space around the trampoline and ensure that nothing risk is in close proximity around or above the trampoline.

2. Legs: There are different types of trampolines and the trampolines use different types of legs. Some of the trampoline legs are "U" shaped while others are "W" shaped. The shape of the legs allow for sturdiness when jumping. However, the important thing to check before hoping on to your trampoline is if any legs are broken, stuff or bended. Jumping on a trampoline with risky legs is also a risk for the jumper.

3. Safety Pad: Safety pads might be the last thing you would think of checking before getting on your trampoline. However, a quick check to see that the safety pad is securely installed always increases the level of safety. 

4. Ground Anchors (if applicable): Most trampolines are used in backyards or front yards. Depending on where you live, wind could be an obstacle. We do not recommend jumping on your trampoline when there is severe weather concerns such as fierce wind or a storm. Ground anchors keep the trampoline on the ground but they can also become a safety hazard for those walking around the trampoline.

5. Enclosure Net (if applicable): Some jumpers may abuse the safety net and although the enclosure is durable, any abuse to it will cause sever damage and will decrease the level of safety. Check to see if the net has a hole or an area that is tearing up. 

We hope you find these safety tips useful. As always, if you have any questions, you may reach us at info@thetrampolineshop.com


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