Springs vs. Springless Trampolines
In the world of trampolines, the debate between spring and springless models is a constant buzz. However, if you're in pursuit of an unrivaled bounce and an exhilarating experience, trampolines with springs indisputably take the lead. In this article, we'll explore why springs outshine springless trampolines.
Safety and Design
Safety is a paramount concern when choosing a trampoline. While springless trampolines are often marketed as safer alternatives, trampolines with springs, when designed and used correctly, offer a safe and enjoyable jumping experience. The key lies in the design. Traditional trampolines with springs have safety pads that prevent jumpers from landing on the springs, reducing the risk of injuries. At Crazy Ape, we have also introduced the use of spring shields, which prevent jumpers from slipping underneath the padding into the springs.
On the other hand, springless trampolines use rods or elastic bands, which can snap after a few weeks of use, leading to potential safety risks. Moreover, the bounce on a springless trampoline is generally considered firmer, which may not be as gentle on the joints as the bounce provided by springs. This firm bounce can inadvertently lead tohigh chances of ankle and knee problems.
Shape and size
Many springless trampoline are also limited by the shape and size. These trampolines are primarily found with a circle or oval shape. They are built this way in order to distribute the weight of the jumper across all the bands or rods. These trampolines are not built to withstand the weight of a person on only a couple bands or rods at a time.
Alternatively, trampolines with springs are able to come in a rectangular shape. This is possible because the springs are built to withstand the weight of the user on only a couple springs parallel to the user. Check out the full article on Why Rectangular Trampolines are the Best Choice for You.
Quality of Bounce
The quality of bounce is a significant factor that sets springs and springless trampolines apart. Trampolines with springs are known for their superior bounce quality. The springs propel jumpers higher, allowing for more fun and the possibility of aerial stunts. In contrast, springless trampolines, designed primarily for fitness and children's play, focus on providing a firmer bouncing experience, which may not be as enjoyable for those seeking the thrill of high jumps.
If you are looking for the highest quality bounce on a backyard trampoline, look no further than the Tuning Options offered by Crazy Ape Extreme Equipment. Here at Crazy Ape, we are able to choose from a variety of different sized springs, each with their own specific use cases. With this, we have created different tunning options that allow each family to cater their bounce to their liking.
Check out the full article on Why You NEED a High-Performance Backyard Trampoline
Durability and Maintenance
When it comes to durability and maintenance, trampolines with springs have the upper hand. Springs are less likely to break than elastic bands or carbon fiber rods used in springless trampolines. Moreover, springs on a trampoline are more resistant to weather conditions than rubber bands, making them a more durable choice for outdoor use.
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In contrast, springless trampolines, especially those with elastic bands, may require more frequent maintenance and replacement of parts. This not only adds to the cost but also the effort required to keep the trampoline in good condition.
While springless trampolines are often marketed as premium products with long warranties and great safety ratings, they often lack in performance. These types of trampolines are glorifed play pens that can reach price tags upwards of $5,000. Due to the lack of performance, springless trampoline become less stimulating and engaging to kids and they quickly lose their appeal.
Contrarily, trampolines with springs come in all different shapes and sizes. Although some offer affordable purchasing options, these cheap trampolines from big box stores tend to only last a year or two. We would only recommend these trampolines to families with young toddlers to determine if there is any interest in trampolining. They can usually be found on sale for $300-$600.
On the other side of the spectrum, Crazy Ape offers a wide range of premium backyard trampolines with springs. With a history of building trampoline parks, Crazy Ape backyard trampolines offer the same commercial quality. These trampolines are built to last 40+ years and are comparable to gymnastic trampolines in terms of performance. Performance trampolines like the ones made by Crazy Ape sit in a price range of $3,000-$30,000.
In the debate between springs and springless trampolines, the former clearly stands out. Trampolines with springs offer a superior bounce, safety features, and durability, making them an excellent choice for families seeking a fun and optimally safe outdoor activity. So, when it comes to choosing a trampoline, opt for the one with springs and relish the ultimate bouncing experience!
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