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:

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.


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.