When you think about any company in the world whose products you might want to buy, there are certain aspects and elements of quality that must be addressed. When a company is creating devices, products, or toys that children will be playing with, then you absolutely want to be sure they are paying attention to quality. Finally, if you are looking for a company that makes materials and products that could be considered a bit more extreme, you have to verify that company is one that doesn’t just pass standards, but actually sets new industry standards all across Canada. If you can find an organization that puts quality at the top of the list, you know you can trust their products.
When one of those companies is designing a trampoline, then there are some issues right off of the bat that come into play. Considering the troubling statistics surrounding trampoline-related injury, you will want to look into a safer trampoline alternative — one that maximizes fun while lowering risk at the same time. The safest trampoline in the world has been redesigned from the ground up by a mechanical engineer named Dr. Keith Alexander, and his design is revolutionary. Springfree Trampoline has implemented Dr. Alexander’s design and removed the risk of spring-related injury all together by replacing them with composite rods placed beneath the SoftEdge jumping surface. The metal frame has also been placed beneath the mat, meaning that jumpers have a 360 degree safety zone — where the mat ends the FlexiNet safety enclosure begins. Able to support and absorb a jumper’s weight, the net can even guide a 200 lb. man safely to the ground without tipping the trampoline itself. According to the Cleveland Clinic, trampoline injuries were in the amount of over one million between 2002 and 2011, and Springfree Trampoline Canada has removed 90% of product-related injury — which amounts to 900,000 prevented injuries.
The simple design of a trampoline is something you should take into consideration over all else. Believe it or not, a hidden frame is better than an exposed frame and the traditional metal-spring trampoline design is simply not safe. A Springfree trampoline is built on-site, which means each step of the construction is carefully scrutinized and tested, and this means that every trampoline lives up to Dr. Alexander’s rigorous design specifications.
At the end of the day, you have to remember that you want to work with companies that others want to work with. The best trampoline companies are backed by industry awards, and they are therefore seen as the companies that set the standards which others need to follow. When you can find an organization that is praised by companies and given awards such as the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award, The US Family Choice Award, as well as the International Design Award, then you have a company that knows exactly what they are doing.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)