Trampoline Springs

Written by Donald Sparacin
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Trampoline springs are what propel you into the air. The bed or jumping surface is suspended by the springs that are attached to the frame or rails. Whether the bed is raised above the ground or level with it, it is always supported by trampoline springs. Yet not all springs are the same.

Differences in Trampoline Springs

Most high quality trampoline springs are metal. They are frequently made of galvanized wire or other chrome plated metal. Some inferior trampolines use rubber springs that will not last as long or be as safe as the wire or metal ones. This is a safety issue so don't skimp on trampoline springs.

It is wise to check the springs often. Look for any obvious signs of broken or cracked surfaces. It should maintain its shape and not stay elongated when removed from the frame. Check the hooks that attach the trampoline springs to the rail or frame and replace if they look damaged in any way.

Adult jumpers or heavy people should not cause the bed to bottom out when jumping. This is an indication that either the person has seriously exceeded the weight rating of the trampoline or that the springs are no longer working properly. A good way to check the springs is to shake several of them in your hand. The ones that are no longer good will shake with more looseness than the others. Find a really tight one and compare the others to that. Replace your trampoline springs every two to three years.


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