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An Introduction To Trampolines
Trampolines are a fun way to keep fit, and can be used to improve your health through cardiovascular exercise. They are used for a wide range of athletic and recreational purposes.
Trampolines are used by children and adults alike, and are very popular. The benefits of owning one are endless.
The two types of trampolines are recreational, and competitive. Recreational trampolines aren't constructed as sturdily as competitive trampolines, and their springs aren't as strong. Recreational trampolines come in both outdoor as well as indoor varieties, and are available in various shapes and sizes.
The most common shapes are round, square, and rectangular. Generally, round trampolines are ideal for fun and recreational use, while the rectangular trampolines are best for serious bouncers.
While trampolines are a lot of fun, they can also be unsafe, and the majority of trampoline-related injuries happen on home trampolines. Therefore children or adults should never attempt to perform stunts or tricks without taking proper training first.
• It is best to allow only one person on the trampoline at a time. This ensures there are no collisions or users being bounced in an unexpected direction.
• Make sure you use quality safety pads to cover the spring and the frame of the trampoline. This will prevent severe impact injuries.
• Use crash mats on the areas around the trampoline to help break the fall of anyone who may bounce off onto the ground.
• For maximum safety, purchase a safety net to prevent users from bouncing off the edge of the trampoline. These nets are well worth the investment
When purchasing a trampoline look out for the safety features. Be sure to check the quality of the springs, frames, and jumping mats. Always buy top quality frame pads for the best protection.
If you are purchasing an outdoor trampoline, look for one that is designed to be left outside all year round. The frame should be made of heavy duty galvanized steel to protect it from the weather. This way, your investment will last for many years to come.
At the end of the day you get what you pay for, therefore budget trampolines are of lower quality, hence the price.
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