Octagon Trampolines

Written by Patricia Skinner
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The main reason that we're seeing a dramatic increase in octagon-shaped trampolines on the market is because of safety. Some experts assert that the octagonal shape is much safer than a circular model. The theory is that because the springs around an octagon trampoline are not all subjected to the same amount of stress, they remain more robust. For more than one user (not recommended) experts say that octagon trampolines are safer because the resulting bounce does not direct jumpers towards each other.

Safety and Quality of Bounce

In addition, some say that the quality of bounce is better with the octagonal shape. Whatever the truth of the matter, the rules remain the same. For best results with your octagon trampoline, pick a model that is well made and robust, using quality materials. In doing so, you'll be protecting yourself and all who use your trampoline.

Octagon trampolines come in a range of sizes, up to 16', but there is definitely more choice of sizes among the round trampolines. This may change as the octagonal shape becomes more popular. You can also get an octagonal-shaped water trampoline in varying sizes to suit your needs.

If you're thinking about buying an octagon trampoline, but are worried about safety concerns, rest assured. You can buy a safety enclosure to fit even the largest, 16' octagon model. For small children, a safety enclosure is strongly recommended. Adult supervision is still required, however.


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