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 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.


Top things to know if you own a trampoline

Trampolines continue to rise in popularity, and are loved by all including some enthusiastic adults The are a fun and relatively inexpensive way to get your children out into the fresh airs and involved  in some cardiovascular exercise. Thankfully with the inclusion of safety padding, nets to enclose the jumpers in and much stronger poles you can rest assured the trampoline is a safe place for the children to have fun under adult supervision of course


In order to do the utmost to prevent injury there are a number of excellent guidelines on our site and here  are some key things you need to know if you own a trampoline.

Always supervise

As the owner of the trampoline you have the sole responsibility of the children who use it so always inform parents if your child has friends bouncing in your back garden. It is important other parents are made aware and can make their own informed decision about the activity. Children will always be adventurous and want to engage in rough and tumble as is their nature so having a watchful eye at all times is vital

How many should be allowed jump at one time?
This is where taking turns come in to play as the more children bouncing the more they become jumping targets at risk of bumping in to each other. It is important to supervise and allocate turns to the children as to who can jump and who has to wait for their turn. This is a fantastic measure to reduce the risk of injury or accident.

What should I look for when checking the trampoline?
A supervising adult needs to consistently check the trampoline especially after a period of it not being used. Check the springs are connected, that there are no holes in the nets and there are no bent or broken poles or ripped netting. Check the surface is still flat and level so the jumpers can decrease any risk of injury

Should they be allowed bring other toys or do tricks on the trampoline?

Children often like to bring a ball with them onto the trampoline, this can prove dangerous as the ball can escape and become an object that could harm or cause injury as there is very little control over it when the kids are bouncing. In relation to tricks this can be very risky as they may not have the experience to engage in these moves correctly and this could result in a serious injury especially if they land on their neck. It is only advised to allow the children to moves if they are in gymnastics.
It is advisable that children under the age of six are kept away from the trampoline. Small children are still in a development stage and they might not be strong enough to jump or bounce. When older children are on the trampoline this is even more important as they could be bounced around. The ladder is great to discourage small children as it can be unhooked and put away while the trampoline is not in use.

Replacing Trampoline Parts couldn’t be easier

So we had another Irish winter with wild winds and tumultuous conditions and it seems that many of the family trampolines bore the brunt of the worst of the weather, Our customers have been regaling us with stories of trampoline casualties that involved ripped nets, broken and bent poles and in some cases the entire trampoline took flight and ended up in a different place to where it first began.

Did anything this dramatic happen to you?

Trampoline in the wind

Well the good news is that the sun is shining again and the kids are eager to get back jumping and enjoying themselves on the trampoline. The even better news is that here at Parts for Trampolines we can solve your problem of restoring the trampoline back to its former glory without you having to go to the expense of purchasing a brand new one, or disposing of the one you have that may only need a small bit of work.
We can replace damaged and ripped safety nets, poles, jump mats, covers, frames, ladders, springs and accessories. If you are unsure of the size of your trampoline we are more than happy to offer you advice on how to measure and how to install your new parts. We are a fully owned, Irish Company based in Gorey, Co Wexford and delighted to talk to you. As most trampolines come in universal sizes the parts will fit from a 10ft to 14ft trampoline and we can get your parts to you with next day delivery.

children jumping

The trampoline is a fantastic way for the children (and adults) to have fun in the sun, it is and excellent form of exercise burning 407 calories an hour, and even the pets love it as we have seen by the hilarious videos we receive of dogs jumping and even birds and dogs together in some cases. Keep an eye on our Facebook page where we are always publishing funny and interesting stories about all things trampoline related.

This month we ran a fantastic competition that saw one luck winner Rachel Kavanagh from Waterford, win a free family pass to Fota Wildlife Park and we received just under two thousand entries, thank you all for entering. We will be running more competitions on our social media over the summer for additional great family prizes and a super chance to treat everyone to a summer outing along with  coupons for free shipping and great discounts on replacement parts.

We are so excited to be appearing on  Today FM The Sunday Business Show on June 5th at 9.30am to talk all about Parts for Trampolines and how it all began. So please do tune it


We love people sending in their trampoline photos and videos so please feel free to send them on in and we will publish them on our page.

Top Safety Tips for Trampolines

There is nothing children (and some adults of course) like doing more than enjoying some fun jump time on the trampoline. It is even more fantastic when the sun is shining and you can rest assured the parts holding the whole thing together are of good strong quality ensuring the safety of all those using it. Here at Parts for Trampolines we are fully committed to putting your safety first. In order to help you out even more we have compiled a list of advice and safety information that will ease your mind and allow you and your friends and family to have safe secure fun. You can show this simple online tips to the kids too and educate them on trampoline safety before allowing them get jumping.

happy children

  1. It is important to clear the area around the trampoline clear and keep additional objects such as toys etc. a safe distance
  2. A regular inspection of the trampoline parts is necessary to make sure no parts have been damaged or worn, in particular after a harsh winter when the trampoline has not been in use
  3. Children should be under a watchful eye at all times, and younger children strictly supervised.
  4. It is always advisable to keep the area underneath the trampoline free from any activity, such as pets walking etc, Parts for Trampolines safety skirt is an ideal product to prevent dogs or small children entering this part of the trampoline.
  5. The safety net opening at the front of the trampoline should only be used for safe exit and entry and ensure this is zipped up or fastened securely.
  6. Shoes are not recommended on the trampoline jump mat due to the risk of injury and/or damage to the mat
  7. It is important to guide jumpers to the middle of the mat and avoid jumping at the edges.
  8. In order to ensure a safe secure jumping experience place the trampoline on a flat surface where it can be clearly viewed by adults supervision.
  9. Do not use a trampoline without a safety net, to minimise risk of injury
  10. Always use safety padding on the frame to avoid risk of injury It is also very important to note that as the owner of the trampoline you have sole responsibility for all those using the trampoline. Always inform the parents or guardians of a child if they will be using your trampoline so they are aware and can give their permission.

Handy Maintenance Tips for the Trampoline

In order to ensure the safety of everyone using the trampoline and in particular after a long winter or bad weather, we at Parts for Trampolines have gathered a list of handy tips for maintaining the trampoline to the best possible standard to ensure maximum safety and longevity.  It is possible to replace any damaged or weather worn parts  with us so regular checks are essential to assess the condition of the trampoline for safe, interactive fun and any compromised parts can be replaced easily and efficiently with minimum fuss.  The more you care for the trampoline the longer it will last and will need less work to keep it in great condition.

Top Trampoline Maintenance tips:

  1. In order to protect the trampoline during a harsh winter in particular strong winds and rain it is important to move it to a sheltered place and remove all accessories and store them away.
  2. You can purchase an all -weather cover to protect the trampoline during the winter if you are unable to store it away in a dry place
  3. The things to look out for before you begin to use the trampoline again after a period of non-use are, missing or faulty safety padding, broken or bent frames, damaged , rusted or broken springs, any damage to the jump mat especially the stitching, any holes or rips in the netting
  4. Do not place the trampoline frame on concrete or a hard patio area, a grass or soft surface is best in order to decrease pressure to the frame.
  5. Be sure to check the weight restrictions on the trampoline in order to minimise frame damage.
  6. Do not drag a trampoline as this will bend the frame and legs instead lift it ensuring you have plenty of help.
  7. Ensure the safety padding is loosely placed above the springs and not forced down onto them to avoid ripping the pads.
  8. Remove the padding in bad weather to keep it out of the rain and win and avoid damage
  9. It is important to check the jump mat and springs to ensure the trampoline is in good working condition, remove and objects that may have been left.
  10. Do not allow any jumping on the trampoline if you notice any missing springs, or if they are worn in any way, check the stitching also for fraying
  11. The safety net should have no rips, holes or damage in any way, if you see fraying or loose stitching do not allow any jumping until it is replaced
  12. The trampoline should only be entered and exited using the net opening and should be fully zipped up or fastened after accessing the trampoline
  13. In the winter it is advisable to remove the netting and store it away to keep it from being damaged by bad weather
  14. Do not allow children or jumpers to rebound off the net, sit on it or stretch it

Here at Parts for Trampolines we are more than happy to talk you and advise on how to best care for your trampoline and prevent any excess damage.