Injuries Could Happen If You Have Old Springs On Your Trampoline
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Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2013 Time: 6:19 PM
Are you among those parents that have questioned why your kids don't seem to like the new trampoline that you got for them? The answer may be because their friends' trampoline has the capacity to jump them a lot higher than the brand new trampoline that you have purchased for them. The reason for this is because the springs haven't had time to get worn in and for that reason they are not able to jump as high as they would be on one that has older springs. Every time you are on your trampoline, the springs have a chance to become more stretched out so the tension will be greater between your jumping mat and the springs. This allows for higher jumping and less resistance between the jumper and trampoline.
Even if you may enjoy getting higher into the air, you ought to be checking your trampoline for springs that could be worn out. You might have a heightened chance of tearing a hole in the material or even having injuries occur when the springs on the tramp become older and worn down. It is important to check your trampoline for natural wear and tear about every month. During times where it isn’t used as much, like the winter season, cover the trampoline with a tarp to prevent the springs from rusting.
The trampoline springs will ultimately have to be replaced after a couple of years of use. If you're not sure how to go about searching for replacement springs when they are needed, you might start with the manufacturer of your trampoline. Most of the companies are able to tell you the amount of springs that your trampoline will require based on its model and make and then you should be able to purchase the springs in bulk for a lower price. If you are unable to find springs through the manufacturer, there are lots of online retailers that offer replacement parts for trampolines, including springs. The springs can range between $60 to $70 dollars, possibly more determined by the quality level of the springs and the vendor that you select.
When you go to replace your trampoline springs, your first step is to take an existing spring from your trampoline and measure it. You may also want to measure 2 or 3 springs just in case. You will want to do this because all of the springs on your trampoline won't be the same size after you have been bouncing on it for a few years. Having a good idea of how long the springs are will help you order the proper ones. Be sure you measure the springs in inches because they are available in sizes which range from 3 to 10 inches. Getting the correct length of the springs will help you avoid ordering the incorrect size that won't fit the trampoline.
Once you have gotten the replacement springs, it's wise to not put all the new springs on the trampoline at once. It's best to replace around half of them to start. If you replace every spring all at once, you won’t be left with any replacements to put in if one of your newer ones breaks unexpectedly. Having several springs readily available will save you the irritation of having to order an entire new set for one broken spring. In the event you don’t feel at ease leaving old springs on your trampoline for safety reasons, buy more springs than will fit on the trampoline. This will allow for all the springs to get swapped out and you will also have spares if they're needed. Although your children will be disappointed that the trampoline won’t bounce as high, replacing the springs on your trampoline is important to avoid injuries.
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