There is such a thing as too much
trampoline use, but it takes a lot of hopping to get there.The funny thing about a trampoline
(besides its name) is that it's not really elastic, although most people tend to think that it is. After all, it looks like it is when you watch somebody else jumping on one and it definitely feels like it is when you're sailing through air, but trampoline mats aren't springy in themselves.Bruised Spring Sting (Or, How To Not Get One)
It's actually the springs
that are springy and they are the real test of a high-quality trampoline. A good trampoline, whether it's for fun in the backyard or for exercise in the living room, has tight steel springs that are well-anchored to the frame. Ironically, these are also typically the last thing you'll notice because they are always (or should be) covered in a padded material that keeps you from singing the blues over a bruised spring sting.Galvanizing Performances
Another thing you want to look for in a good trampoline is the use of galvanized steel in the frame construction. Many trampolines are designed for outdoor use and harsh weather can take the bounce right out of a chintzy tramp. Galvanized steel is better at resisting rust and is much more cost-friendly than stainless steel.Of course, lots of trampolines have removable legs or can be folded for easy storage for people who live in places with seriously rough climates. Even so, choosing a tramp with a rust-resistant frame is smart because there will be days when it gets caught out in the weather. (It should be noted, however, that jumping on a trampoline with snow on it is pretty cool; kinda cold, but still pretty cool.)Safety First!
Trampolines are a great way for both kids and adults to burn off energy and get exercise, but safety should always come first. We know what you're thinking - just get a trampoline with an enclosure
and all will be well. You can jump to your heart's content, even at night! (Also fun.) And you're right. Enclosures
definitely help and you can always add one to a tramp that doesn't include the feature. Enclosure or no enclosure, you should always stretch out before going for a jump. It's that much of a workout, and the last thing you want is a tramp cramp.ATGStores.com
can help get you get a jump on the right trampoline for your home, office or yard, and if you're not ready to make the leap we'll be here if you ever decide to bounce back.