Types of Trampolines

Classic:

Classic trampolines are what most people are familiar with. They can be round or rectangular with padding along the edges and steel legs. For all-around use, a classic trampoline is the best choice.

Children’s:

If you’re looking for a trampoline for young children, kids’ models are the best choice. They have low weight limits, and most are small enough to fit in your living room. The only drawback here is that your child will eventually outgrow the trampoline, and you’ll need to upgrade to a classic model.

Rebounder:

Rebounders are great for exercise. They’re very small and only designed for light bouncing. If your only goal is to improve your stamina and fitness level, this is the trampoline you want.

Water trampolines:

These are the trampolines that are encased in an inflatable vinyl covering and float on the water. Once anchored into place, the trampoline is great for fun on a lake or a body of water deep enough for jumping.

Other Types of Trampolines

Bouncy Houses:

These are for children and take the form of inflatable structures. They are a common sight at carnivals and celebrations.

Olympic/Gym Trampolines:

These are the trampolines used in the Olympic Games, in gymnastics and trampolining clubs. Because of the heights that can be reached, their use should be heavily supervised by a professional at a facility that follows all of the necessary safety precautions.

Springfree Trampolines:

Springree trampolines are a relatively new innovation in the world of trampolining. They were invented by Dr. Keith Alexander, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Springfree trampolines use flexible composite rods underneath the surface of the jumping mat. The visible springs of a traditional trampoline are responsible for a large portion of trampoline injuries, and the springfree trampoline eliminates this hazard.

Likewise, the frame is also beneath the jumping surface, eliminating the chance of injuries that result from jumpers falling onto the hard metal frame of a traditional trampoline. Because they are relatively new, springfree trampolines are quite a bit more expensive than most traditional trampolines.