Trampolines for the Older Kids
Trampolines are always under stress so they need to be able to carry the load and at the same time be flexible enough to give that bounce that everyone love about a trampoline. The materials and the added features when constructing a trampoline depends on the load capacity it is supposed to carry. The load capacity would depend on the intended users and that means the age group. Trampolines for little kids ages 3 to 7 usually have extra safety features. The stretch bands are used instead of springs, and there is a handlebar. The frame and the handle are padded with thick foam. The jumping space is a bit confined and the area of the jumping mat is enough to fit the little kid inside.
The trampolines for the older kids ages 6 and above are different. There are a lot of springs to increase the bounce. Kids love to be thrown into the air when they use the trampoline. The jumping space need to be large that means, most trampolines for older kids need to be placed outdoors. The trampolines for the two different age groups might have some differences but they have one thing in common, the risk that comes with using them. That is why there are safety features for any trampoline.
Perimeter Safety Feature
The AirZone Outdoor Spring Trampoline makes use of the Mesh Padded Perimeter Safety Feature. This type of enclosure is based on a pending patent design for an enclosure that ties securely to the perimeter of the jump mat keeping the jumpers away from the edge of the jumping mat.
The trampoline is very stable with its 4 W-shaped legs and spring rail constructed in T-joints. Assembling the trampoline takes little time but requires at least two persons to do it.
Caring for your Trampoline
Trampolines with good quality are expected to last for years. However, you should take responsibility in making sure that the trampoline will really last. This means, taking care for the trampoline not just to make it last but also to ensure the safety of the people who will be using it.
The first level of care is cleaning the trampoline. Most trampolines have rust free springs and stainless steel frames. You can use liquid soap to clean the mat without disassembling it. The mat needs to be dried off before using it.
The next level of care is making sure that the jumpers will not damage the trampoline. The jumpers should only be wearing socks, gymnast shoes, or none at all. The mat can get damaged by sharp objects so you should not bring any objects that can tear or pierce the mat and the enclosure.
The third level of care is repairing the trampoline immediately once it takes some minor damage. The Arizone Outdoor Spring Trampoline has a warranty and can be repaired it the terms apply. Before using the trampoline, you should always inspect if it does not have any tears, frays or twists in its mat, padding, and frame. Trampolines can still last longer and provide safety even though the parts have been replaced or repaired.
However, there are instances when the trampoline can no longer be rendered repairable, you should never use it anymore because it can be unsafe. You have to dispose it and get another one if you still want to have a trampoline.
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