What makes our Super Premium Padding so good?

We have noticed over the last few years, that our Super Premium Paddings are our signature product. Because of this, we feel that they deserve a blog post to explain what exactly makes them so “Super Premium”.

To begin, we would briefly like to explain why padding is so important when owning a trampoline. The first and most important reason for good padding is so children can not hurt themselves if they jump on the edge of the trampoline. Without padding, the child may land on the hard metal frame, and injure themselves. They also could land on or fall through the trampoline springs.

The padding also serves the purpose of covering and protecting the springs. The padding will slow down the weathering process on the springs, which in turn will increase the longevity of your trampoline. The frame of the trampolines is the most important part structurally, and our padding will cover this, which in turn will increase longevity.

For these two reasons, we feel the padding is a very important and often overlooked element to the trampoline. Due to this, some manufacturers seem to try to cut costs on this element of the trampoline. We have seen some padding with foam in the middle that is as thin as 5mm and covered in a material that you could push your finger through.

Super Premium Padding
Super Premium Padding

To try and combat this common issue, we have had our padding made to custom specifications of higher quality covering on the bottom than most manufacturers use on top of the padding. We use 550 PVC on the top layer, and 350 PVC on the bottom layer, this sandwiches 25mm of high-quality foam.

We also made sure that our padding would be made to fit all circular trampolines, which many padding does not. We made sure our padding was large enough to cover 9″ springs, which are found on higher-end brands such as Berg. We currently offer these pads in sizes of 8ft, 10ft, 11ft, 12ft, 12.5ft, 13ft, 14ft, 15ft, and 16ft. Most sizes are available in both blue or green but are subject to availability. 

Another issue that we found in other padding is that the padding comes loose while on the trampoline. The ties that come with many are often not enough to hold it, the wind gets under it and lifts it up or it gets pulled away from jumpers use. We have addressed this by not only having ties that secure the trampoline underneath but also added a pull paper writers cord through the outside rim of it that can be tightened under the frame after the pad is fitted.

Super Premium Padding
Super Premium Padding

Through a combination of trying other suppliers paddings and listening to issues our customers have had over the years, we have refined and changed our trampoline padding to address these issues to a point where we feel our padding deserves the title of “Super Premium”. But don’t just take our word for it, read a sample of the product reviews here: https://bit.ly/3fBcVEg.

If you would like to see or purchase any of our padding, you can do so here: https://bit.ly/2CFv1GE

Also, here is a handy diagram to help you measure your trampoline for the padding:

5 Ways of Upcycling your Trampoline Frame

Upcycling is a trend that has exploded in the last decade due to people being more conscientious of waste. Upcycling represents a variety of processes, which change “old” products into a “new” product that has a different purpose, subsequently giving the product a reincarnation beyond its original purpose. In other words, upcycling is about materials or items that get to be re-adapted and/or re-purposed in a creative way, therefore creating an extended lifespan.

Trampolines are the perfect products to upcycle, due to their size, and simplicity of design. When unassembled, they are mostly different length metal poles that fit perfectly into one another. Partsfortrampolines.com makes it possible to fix and extend your trampoline’s life, but sometimes trampolines can be slightly beyond repair. For those occasions, we have listed and explained the 5 best way to upcycle your trampoline.

Swimming Pool

A great upcycling use of old frame and the jump mat could be used on ground under also is to make a low cost swimming pool from the frame structure, makes a fantastic reasonably deep pool on larger trampolines and an ideal paddling pool on smaller structures. There are many videos on youtube and other channels showing some methods to do this, we think this is one good example although may not be in your native language the visual gives enough information and is delivered quickly with sped up video to give good basis of understanding how to achieve this. If you have a trampoline cover this could be handy for stropping leaves and insects etc gathering on it when not in use.


Another thing that is more of a long term product, is an Arbor. An Arbor is something that is used as a feature of the landscape, that is often used to grow climbing plants onto. In the picture below, we can see that they used their trampoline to act as a shade cover to a seating area. Once the plant grows over the poles this will look perfect, very innovative, and a great use of unused poles.

Trampoline Arbor
An upcycled repurposed trampoline.
Grow Tunnel

Staying on the topic of horticulture, this crafty person reused their trampoline frame into a grow house. With a small bit of wood and plastic covering, they were able to create a grow house for their garden. Extremely crafty way of using the trampoline frame to create support for the grow house!

An upcycled repurposed trampolone.
An upcycled repurposed trampoline being used as a grow house.

If this seems a bit too complicated, the trampoline frame can also be propped up against the wall, and used a pot hanging frame; as pictured below.

Trampoline frame used as a flower pot hanger.
Hen Coop

A secure hen coop is essential for keeping your hens safe if you want to have them in your garden. A large hen enclosure can be quite costly, but this clever upcycle of a presumably unused trampoline is a good way of avoiding that cost. The hens can live happily within the boundary of the wired in trampoline, and the mat serves the purpose of a sunshade if you’re in a hot country.

An upcycled repurposed trampoline being used as a hen coop.
An upcycled repurposed trampoline being used as a hen coup.
Movie Screen

This requires a projector, but a spraypainted trampoline propped up against a tree can make a perfect movie screen for an outdoor showing. It could even be used to show images to family and friends from a recent holiday or event.

An upcycled repurposed trampoline being used as a projector screen.
An upcycled repurposed trampoline being used as a projector screen.

These are all undeniably great ideas, in comparison to leaving your trampoline dormant in your garden or dumping it. We would always urge people to replace broken parts rather than buying a new trampoline to circumvent unnecessary waste and expenditure.

5 Reasons to Gamify your Trampoline

Following the recent product launch of the JumpGames, we thought it would be a great opportunity to explore the idea of gamifying your trampoline.

Following the recent product launch of the JumpGames, we thought it would be a great opportunity to explore the idea of gamifying your trampoline. Gamifying may sound like a made-up word, but trust us, it isn’t. Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles to a non-game context, such as your trampoline.

JumpGames Set on display, showing Giveaway prize.

To celebrate the launch, we’re also giving away a JumpGames Set, to enter you simply have to head over to our Facebook, and comment below.

Giveaway prize, showing the JumpGames Set.

JumpGames, the new product from North Trampolines, can turn your trampolines into an outdoor gaming destination. You can play alone, play it with friends, or challenge yourself against the world as you level up and improve your score. The JumpGames sound effects, commentary, and music will get you jumping like never before. It is like being inside a game, but being outside enjoying all the benefits that come with physical movement outdoors.

If you’re still wondering why anyone would want to add more technology into their kid’s lives, we have explained 5 benefits of gamifying your trampolines with the JumpGames.

1. Movement Helps Brain Function

Exercise has been referred to as “Miracle-Gro for the brain”, due to the role that it plays in stimulating nerve growth factors. Many studies have suggested that regular physical activity will support child brain development by improving memory, concentration, and yield a positive outlook. Research has also found that kids that partook in some form of exercise before school started, were less distracted and more attentive to their schoolwork.

2. Children Already Spend a Lot of Time on Devices

The reality of 2020 is that screen time is a huge element of almost everyone’s life. We all spend hours watching Netflix, playing games, sitting in front of a computer, and on our phones. We are instinctively more appalled by this, when kids are the victims of it. Studies show that kids spend on average 60 hours a week consuming media, while less than 60 minutes are spent playing outside. Or more shockingly, most kids spend less time outside than prison inmates. With JumpGames, we are not aiming to replace that digital connection, but rather replace the screen time with outdoor exercise. It isn’t about attempting to get rid of something that is so deeply ingrained in the child’s life, but rather substitute it for something they will equally enjoy.

3.  We Want Kids to Be Outside and Active

Everyone knows the amazing health benefits of being outside and active regularly. Regular physical activity improves strength and endurance, helps build bone and muscles, and can even help reduce anxiety and stress. All of this is at its utmost importance during a child’s developmental years, which is why we believe so strongly in the products we sell. The JumpGames set is a perfect complimentary item to both a trampoline that is a big hit with your kids, but also for a trampoline that has become a somewhat forgotten garden ornament.

4. We are Embracing Technology

Accepting the reality of the role technology is playing in kids’ lives, is the first step in trying to remedy the issues that arise with it. There is certainly an issue that that most kids would rather move their fingers on a device to watch other kids do something on YouTube, than they would actually move their own legs. We understand that kids are growing up in a digitally saturated world, so instead of fighting to get kids off technology, we want them to go outside with it.

5. It is a Way of Involving the Whole Family

JumpGames is not only for kids, it also comes with an adult sized band which can be enjoyed by someone of any age. The whole essay writing service family can join in on the fun by engaging in a competition with JumpGames. For adults, it can help you get fit without leaving your house, joining expensive gyms, or going for grueling runs.

Be sure to check out our Facebook for more details on how to win!

JUMPGAMES GIVEAWAY – Gamify your Trampoline

To celebrate the launch of the new JumpGames, we’re giving away a JumpGames Set.

To enter, simply comment on our Facebook Giveaway post with either:
A. An image or video of a fun jump from a family member (child, parent or pet!)
B. Tag 2 friends
C. Tell us why you would love to win this prize

The JumpGames from North Trampolines, can turn your trampoline into an outdoor gaming destination. Play alone, with your friends or challenge yourself against the world as you level up and improve your score. It’s all in the sound! Awesome sound effects, commentary and music will get you jumping like never before. It’s like being inside a game, but being outside in the real world.

The set includes one robust Playfinity smart activity tracker, two North flex bands, a batter and fitting tool, read more here.

The winner will be chosen randomly, so no need for any extravagant jumps.

Term and conditions

  • The prize is a JumpGames set from North Trampolines. The prize also includes the cost of shipping.
  • The closing date for the competition is midday on Tuesday the 22nd of June, 2020.
  • There are no age restrictions for entry.
  • The winner must be located in the EU (inclusive of the UK).
  • In order to qualify as a valid entry, the entrant must simply comment on the original post titled GIVEAWAY.
  • Any form of comment will suffice, tagging people, adding pictures / videos, or a comment about why they would like to win this prize.
  • The winner will be chosen at complete random, and is not a matter of judging, as it is a giveaway rather than a competition.
  • The winner will be informed by a reply to their original comment, as well as a direct message if this method is unsuccessful after 24 hours.
  • By entering the competition you will be granting us permission to contact you regarding the prize, and not anything else.
  • Entries to the competition may be shared, but only after permission is granted by the entrant.
  • We will request this permission directly from you before using any of the material.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook

Spring free trampolines Versus Trampolines with Springs

What are Springless Trampolines ?

Springless trampolines use alternate materials like bungee cord and fibreglass instead of steel spring coils for the bounce to try and reduce the costs of manufacturing trampolines.

But are they any good, better or worse, which is safer, which will last longer, what are the pros and cons of of steel spring trampolines and springless trampolines.

This great info-graphic from Oz Trampolines Blog explains clearly the the differences of traditional trampolines with springs versus the alternate option of spring-free trampolines that use fiber glass rods for the bounce.

spring free trampolines infographic differences with spring trampolines

Credit for Infographic – the team at Oz Trampolines

Conclusion ?

Its is hard to see the benefits of the spring-free trampoline, the concept seems like a good idea there appears to be a reduction in the places a trampoline user can potential hurt themselves while bouncing, however the fiber glass could shatter causing injury and other issue are not yet known as they are relatively new.  Weather damage to the spring-less trampolines including UV damage seems more likely with those than with the spring trampolines.  Also the traditional steel spring trampoline definitely seems proven to give a superior bounce for the user and the individual parts can clearly be replaced which is uncertain on the spring-free trampolines as yet.

Interesting to watch this space though to see if their popularity increases or not and how the users find their longevity, reliability and bounce value to the user is rated as time goes on.


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The New Year detox benefits of the trampoline.

Why is trampoline jumping good for you after Christmas?

Because it provides a combination of health and fitness benefits that no other exercise can provide.

 Fun Way of Losing Weight and Keeping Fit

Trampoline jumping is considered to be one of the best forms of exercise with many physical and emotional health benefits. After the festive season, it is a form of safe low impact exercise with the added benefit of being the ideal way to detox with how it works on the lymphatic system of the body.

When you jump on the trampoline, you will also experience a weightless state at the top of the jump, but when you reach the bottom of the jump mat, your body experiences a strong gravitational force that is excellent for muscle strength.

You will burn more calories on the trampoline for an hour than a person jogging will burn in the same timeframe. A trampoline is a form of metabolic exercise, therefore, the weight loss benefits are greater than cardio on its own.

If you rebound at a moderate pace you will not experience breathlessness so you can get moving without stressing yourself out too much or feeling like you are overdoing it. It is after Christmas too so you want to ease into the New Year gently.

Another reason why trampoline jumping is so good for you is because it increases lymphatic flow in the body, this is especially great after the festive season as it will help get rid of toxins in the body, as trampolining is a whole body work out this is ideal. If you jump for 15 minutes a day the detox benefits are huge as with each bounce the shift in gravity affects every muscle and cell in the body.

Here are more additional benefits of trampoline exercise; we will publish more on each one during the month of Jan to help you in in your New Year New You resolutions, remember it is easy to buy a second-hand trampoline or re-furbish a free one with new parts. 

  • Helps to banish cellulite
  • Slows down the aging process
  • Improves the immune system
  • Strengthens bone density
  • Circulates oxygen to the entire body
  • Increases overall energy and is safe and low impact
  • Does not put extra pressure on your legs and feet
  • Improves balance and posture
  • Reduces body fat and increases muscle mass
  • Reduce varicious veins
  • Effective therapy for stomach cramps in woman and combating fatigue

Source : A recent article published in Ezine Articles by Samantha Bilbie called Trampolines and the Benefits of Trampolining declares: Studies by NASA scientists show that rebounding on a trampoline is 68% more effective than jogging and it requires less effort.


Winter Trampolining Guide and Tips

A Trampoline is not just for summer !

Here at Parts for Trampoline’s we like to encourage jumping fun all year round

We love to see children and the grown-ups out on the trampoline in any season, so bundle up and get out for some happy bouncing fun.

There are so many benefits to using the trampoline all year round such as keeping physically active, staying warm and of course if it snows this year  you could always build a snowman to guard the trampoline for you.

Some customers tell us that they dismantle and store the trampoline away for the winter, but some don’t have the space to store it or wish to keep using it all year round, so here are some tips on how you can protect your trampoline for the winter and avoid an excess of weather damage.

  • There are special tie down kits that will anchor the trampoline into the ground to help prevent it from moving during high winds. Wind is the main concern for winter trampoline care as it can cause poles to bend or the entire trampoline can take flight or tumble and could travel in high winds or make its way to a neighbour’s garden ! (see our example pic below)
  • If we do get heavy snow this winter this can build up and cause the springs to stretch so you can avoid this by brushing snow off the jump mat with a sweeping brush, snow itself will not damage the trampoline frame
  • Avoid using a shovel to remove any snow, leaves or debris from the trampoline as this can rip the jump mat
  • You can also purchase a trampoline all weather cover that is a great way of protecting the jump mat, padding and springs (note however you would need to temporary remove your enclosure netting and poles to fit this fully)
  • Be careful when jumping after heavy rain as the mat could become slippery so ensure to wipe the surface dry before allowing jumpers on
  • If using it in cold/wet weather, wear layers of socks and even plastic back in between them to stop the cold coming up into your feet, it works a treat.

To conclude however as our winters are generally quite mild, we see no reason why you and the little ones can not bundle up warm and have some jumping fun.

Keep jumping safely trampoline-in-the-wind-cropped

Remember when the winds do this to your trampoline, we have all the parts to repair it and get you back Jumping Safely

The What, Why, How & Where of replacing your trampoline jump mat


The jump mat is one of the most important parts of any trampoline. Although the life span of a trampoline jump mat should span several years, especially if it is made from top quality fibres, you may have started to notice that your jump mat has suffered wear and tear or weather damage.  If you have started to see also that the springs are becoming rusted or damaged this is also a sign it is time to up cycle. A jump mat can be easily replaced so no need to worry that all the family fun is coming to an end.


There are many reasons why a trampoline jump mat may need replacing such as

  • Too much weight, or too many people on the trampoline
  • A stretched jump mat will sag over time
  • There will be less bounce the more the mat is used
  • Rain may cause the mat to sag or snow
  • Overuse may cause the stitching to come loose or the rings may get damaged
  • Foreign bodies on the trampoline may rip holes in the mat


In order to replace the trampoline mat you must first measure it so you can see what size the replacement needs to be. Simply get a measuring tape and record the width of the mat from edge to edge. You then need to measure the springs from tip to tip and lastly count the number of eyelets.



When shopping for a trampoline mat replacement you must ensure that the mat is made of good quality material and the company is a reputable business and experts in this area. They should be on hand to advise you and assist in measuring, any questions you might have and offer a money back guarantee.

spring-tool-800x800When you purchase your your new mat, simply remove the old one and replace with the brand new one and continue having fun with your friends and family. (Top tip: we advice the use of a Spring Tool to help get those tight springs off and the last few new springs on easier)

In order to enjoy your trampoline for many more years, you must keep it well maintained to help ensure maximum safety for any jumpers both young and older. Also you must firmly  establish rules for use, for example, there can never be more than one person jumping on the trampoline at the same time.

Trampoline jumping mats produced by Parts for Trampolines are made with superior quality fabric are strong and offer UV protection. We can reassure you that we have worked on becoming leaders providing the  best quality trampoline mat in the Irish market. We also offer next day delivery within Ireland for a hassle free replacement. You can read all our customer reviews here

Measuring Guide For Springs

To correctly measure a spring, remove it from the trampoline. Then measure it from end to end, including both hooks (the total length).