Types of in-ground trampolines – Part 1: basic types
A trampoline certainly is one of those attractions that no child would dislike. It’s enough to see how much fun and smiles such a simple element brings to children – not only to the youngest, but also to much older ones. It’s a great alternative to spending time at home, in front of a TV screen, phone or monitor. Under no circumstances can a trampoline be boring, all the more so if it has been interestingly designed. What are its basic types?
What are in-ground trampolines?
Finally, before discussing the subject of shapes, it’s worth first learning a little about what earth trampolines actually are. These playground devices, as opposed to standing garden trampolines, are mounted directly into the ground. They are placed in parks, on playgrounds or even in your own garden. Like a magnet they attract children full of energy, who want to give vent to their emotions and have fun. They also guarantee unforgettable fun for adults. In-ground trampolines can come in different sizes and colours, but as a rule they are smaller pieces that can be combined together to create an attractive play area. Having complete freedom when choosing trampolines allows you to develop any area and create interesting combinations or obstacle courses. You can also use ready-made sets and inspiring ideas.
Square, rectangle or maybe circle? Which shapes can an in-ground trampoline have?
There are several basic shapes of trampolines: they can be either square, rectangular or round. In the case of large standing devices, choosing the right shape can make all the difference – rectangular ones allow you to jump higher and make it easier for athletes to train. However, when it comes to in-ground trampolines, it’s a case by case thing – it all depends on what space you have and what combination you’d like to create. This can be complemented by trampolines with special shapes, which we discuss in the second part of the post: “Types of ground trampolines – part 2: special sets”. Combining different types of trampolines and distinct colours gives a wide scope for creativity. For instance, you can play “Simon Says”, but on your own terms, for example, jumping one by one between the colours or shapes of the trampolines.
How can you use in-ground trampolines safely?
Jumping on a trampoline offers healthy and above all safe entertainment, provided that users follow a few rules:
- Children should always use trampolines under adult supervision.
- It is not advisable to jump on individual sections of the trampoline with several people – this can cause getting pushed off and falling over.
- Acrobatics, throwing yourself or jumping on your head should be avoided.
- The trampoline should be used without sharp-edged objects and pieces of clothing.
- It is recommended to use trampolines only when they are dry. A wet surface may cause the user to slip.
- Do not jump on trampolines if you are pregnant or have cardiovascular problems.
- People who are overweight and not very inclined to do exercises should not start the activity too intensively as they put a lot of strain on their joints when jumping.
- And, importantly, the trampoline jump should be installed properly, according to the guidelines provided by trampoline manufacturers — this includes away from trees, fences, objects, canopies.
If we use the product in accordance with its intended purpose, it will provide us with plenty of fun and will have a beneficial effect on our physical shape. We have outlined more advantages of in-ground trampolines in the second part of the post. As a manufacturer of trampolines, we are able to ensure that all our products meet the requirements of PN-EN 1176-1:2017 “Playground equipment and play surfaces — Part 1: General safety requirements and testing methods”. This is evidenced by a certificate issued by a PCA-accredited body. We have reinforced, protected and adapted them appropriately for use by children, young people and adults alike.
Trampolines dug into the ground are a good investment for everyone. The entertainment will not become boring over the years and will satisfy both younger and older generations. Such trampolines are a good and cheaper substitute for standing trampolines, which take up a lot of space and make it impossible to create such a variety of combinations. Discover the special sets we have prepared – they are sure to impress with their ingenuity.