You’ve made the decision to buy a trampoline for your family. That’s awesome! Trampolines promote active play, encourage kids to use their imaginations, are a great exercised solution for the entire family, and they don’t require a power cord or batteries. 😉
It’s likely that you already know there are more than a few different types, shapes, and sizes of trampolines available. We’re also certain that you want a quality trampoline that’s built to last and produces a great bounce. The big question is how does anyone know which of the many trampolines available meet those requirements? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Read on for tips that will help you choose the best trampoline for your family.
WHAT’S BETTER? A ROUND OR RECTANGLE TRAMPOLINE?
One decision you’ll have to make when purchasing the trampoline is do you want a round trampoline or a rectangle trampoline. You’re probably wondering why the shape of the trampoline is so important. Can a rectangle trampoline really be much different than a round one? The short answer is yes! More importantly, understanding the difference between round trampolines and rectangle trampolines will help you decide which trampoline shape is right for your family.
HOW DOES TRAMPOLINE SHAPE IMPACT PERFORMANCE?
Let’s talk performance. If you’ve ever watched the trampoline gymnastics portion of the Olympics you probably noted that the athletes use rectangle trampolines to complete their aerial maneuvers. One of the main reasons that Olympians and other professional athletes use rectangle trampolines over round trampolines is simple. Bounce! Rectangle trampolines provide jumpers with an excellent bounce that allows them to complete their mesmerizing maneuvers.
Rectangle trampolines also require a more robust steel structure when compared to round trampolines. The best rectangle trampolines are made with premium-grade galvanized steel frames designed to resist rust and other outdoor elements. The heavy-duty galvanized steel frame also offers a stable foundation for novice and experienced jumpers.
HOW YOU USE YOUR TRAMPOLINE MATTERS
Now that we’ve covered why the shape of your trampoline is important, let’s talk trampoline use. More specifically, how your family plans to use the trampoline. This is arguably the most important consideration when purchasing a backyard trampoline.
Rectangle trampolines are loved by professional athletes, aspiring gymnasts, and families alike. The elongated jumping surface provides gymnasts, snowboarders and skiers, G-Tramp aerialists, and parkour athletes with the space they need to perform their aerial stunts. So, if you’re daughter dreams of being the next Simone Biles, a rectangle trampoline is definitely worth the investment.
Choosing the size of your trampoline is likely the easiest decision you’ll make when it comes to shopping for a backyard trampoline. The easiest way to determine what size trampoline you should purchase is by asking yourself, how much space you have in your backyard?
If you have an ample amount of space and an aspiring gymnast or snowboard enthusiast, who has their heart set on an Olympic-sized trampoline, then a 10×17 trampoline is ideal. If you have a limited amount of space in your backyard but want a professional-grade trampoline, a 9×15 trampoline is an excellent option.
QUALITY AMERICAN MADE TRAMPOLINES
In the end, a backyard trampoline is an investment that should provide your family with enjoyment for many years to come. Best American rectangle trampolines are built to last with premium American-sourced materials. We stand behind our professional-grade trampolines with an industry-leading warranty and take pride in producing quality trampolines.
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