The benefits of trampolining on the body are numerous: endurance, muscle toning, balance, cardiac stimulation,…

Not to mention that the children love this activity, which allows them to let off steam and play sports in a very fun way. But how do you choose a trampoline when you want to put it in your garden? What are the different types of garden trampolines and what are the mistakes to avoid when buying one? A complete overview of the world of garden trampolines…What are the different types of garden trampolines?There are different types of trampolines suitable for outdoor use:The children’s trampoline: often small in size, it is designed for children and cannot support more than 70 kilos at a time.The trampoline for everyone: medium or large size, it is suitable for children as well as adults and can support up to 200 kilos for some models.The underground trampoline: different from the above ground version which requires a protective net, the underground trampoline slides into a suitable hole and blends in completely with the garden.The inflatable trampoline: in inflatable version, this trampoline is rather reserved for children.The folding trampoline: very practical, this folding trampoline can be stored in a garage in winter for example when it is not in use.The round or rectangular trampoline: the round version is the most common (from 1.40 to 5 meters in diameter), but there are also rectangular ones (from 2 to 6 meters long) depending on your tastes and the space you have in the garden.What are the criteria for selecting a garden trampoline?The size: this depends on the age of those who are going to use it, the number of users and the desired rebound capacity.The structure: synonymous with resistance and stability, the galvanized tubes must be robust (1.5 mm thick and 35 mm in diameter). The more feet the structure has, the more stable it will be.The rebound: the higher the quality of the springs and the polypropylene fabric, the greater the rebound will be. The number of springs is also essential (for a 4 m trampoline, 72 springs is ideal).Space: The clearance above and around the trampoline is very important. It is preferable to have a clearance of 7 meters above the trampoline, and there must be a safety perimeter of at least 2 meters around the trampoline (without trees or other objects).The flatness of the ground: the ground must be flat (concrete, earth, grass,…) and the grass must be cut.The protection system: the protective foam of the frame cushion must be sufficiently thick (30 mm).With or without a net: the protective net is an essential safety feature when the trampoline exceeds 2 metres in diameter.The anchoring kit: this is essential to ensure the stability of the trampoline.The accessories : ladder, shoe net, protective cover, trampoline skirt, floor mats,…What are the tips for choosing a garden trampoline?You have to be careful with prices that are too tempting! They do not guarantee the quality of the trampoline. If you buy a second-hand trampoline, be sure to check that there are no problems.The size of the trampoline should be adapted to the user to avoid any risk of accidents. For children, the trampoline should be between 1.40 and 4 metres in diameter.As far as possible, choose a trampoline with a safety net.The strength of the installation must be checked before each use.It can be useful to invest in a protective tarpaulin, this will ensure the durability of the trampoline against bad weather, dead leaves, animals etc.

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