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Outdoor Backyard Trampolines Require Quality Frame Construction and Enhanced Mat Durability

Outdoor Backyard Trampolines – Consider How Long it Will Last

When purchasing outdoor backyard  trampolines that will be outside  all year round decide how long you want it last. Consider that an outdoor backyard trampoline will need to withstand the sun, temperature changes, rain, snow. hail, wind, sandstorms and sprinklers. Also, do not forget the extra weight of too many teenagers on the springs when you are not there to supervise.

A little girl does gymnastics tricks on her rectangular trampoline

The Construction Quality of the Trampoline Frame and Mat

Consider the the materials used in the construction of the frame. Look for the maximum weight listed  in the specifications. I found one trampoline that specified 225 pounds but they did real life testing up to 800 pounds. This is a great-trampoline for the family.  Also, imagine 10 rows of stitching around your mat compared to 4 rows of stitching. All this information is on the specifications label. The trampoline with these specifications is the JumpSport 10′ x 17′ outdoor trampoline. 

Trampoline Warranty – How Long are you Protected?

The time provided in the guarantees is a pretty good indicator regarding the life and durability of your outdoor trampoline. For the family style outdoor backyard trampoline these generally range from 1 year to 10 years depending on the components. The JumpSport 10′ x 17′ guarantees the frame for 10 years. This is a good indication of a strong and solid frame that is built to last the extreme weather conditions of being outside 12 months of the year.

The springs also need a good guarantee. Again the the JumpSport has a brand leading 5 year guarantee on the 108 high performance springs attached to the mat.

Finally, the mat fabric is impacted by every bounce on the trampoline.  An outdoor trampoline must be able to take the beating of high and low temperatures. Also the moisture from rain and snow impacts  every component of a trampoline. Accordingly,  a 5 year guarantee is a good indication of confidence in the material used in the construction of the mat.

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