I was quite adamant that we would never get a trampoline. I had visions of concussions, broken limbs and teeth knocked out (hey, my brother-in-law is a neurosurgeon). That we live in a townhouse with a little courtyard didn’t help. The trampoline would take up at least half of this and wasn’t really the kind of view I had in mind for the glass walls looking out. But that was before I discovered the brilliance of the Springfree Trampoline.
The hours and hours of fun we have had (me included), not just jumping but reading, playing cars, throwing balls, picnics, performances… drying my washing and airing out my blankets — even taking our pillows out for a spot of stargazing. For my daughter it doubles as her ‘clubhouse’. For my son it is his batman cave. For me it is a padded cell to place my kids when I am in dire need of peace and quiet. All this has well and truly compensated for my view (or lack thereof). But really the best aspect of all is that it is a great and fun source of exercise for the whole family (apparently every muscle gets a go).
While traditional trampolines use big with exposed springs just begging to catch your hair (or worse), the Springfree trampoline uses no springs at all but rather a series of flexible fibre glass rods located safely below the jumping surface. The same applies to the framework which is also below the bouncing mat and out of harm’s way. And while some traditional trampolines might include a net to stop you falling on to the ground, the net is usually supported by a series of rigid poles that hurt just as much when you crash into them. Not so the Springfree trampoline, with its unique, impact-absorbing “FlexiNet”.
The Springfree trampoline was so innovative it won an Australian International Design Award (AIDA) in the Sport and Leisure category early last year. We have had ours for 3 years now and touch wood, no impact injuries. A little bit of squabbling over who goes first but that’s about it. It is on the pricey side but I can’t recommend it highly enough — really, the best investment we ever made.
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