Before I owned a Springfree trampoline, I had a few questions. (Actually, I had a lot of questions.)
Most centered around safety and size, but there was one question I really couldn’t find the answer to:
“Would the novelty wear out? Would my kids tire of the trampoline?”
Admittedly, there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to this, because simply put, kids are different. However, I thought I’d take the time for a little Q&A session – the questions were posed by me before we owned a Springfree trampoline, and the answers are my conclusions after enjoying one for the last four months. If you are in the market for a trampoline this year or next, I hope you find it informative!
Q: Are Springfree trampolines safe?
A: I answered this question in a previous blog post after observing the boys for a month. Now, after three additional months of accident-free, enjoyable jumping, I can once again reiterate that Springfree trampolines are truly the safest trampolines on the planet.
Remember, Springfree has eliminated the impact areas that cause 90% of all product-related trampolines injuries. Instead, they use flexible composite rods that lie beneath the jumping surface out of harm’s way, and the frame is well beneath the jumping surface, so kids will never accidentally make contact while jumping. The safety factor is increased further with their FlexiNet enclosure, which offers flexible net rods that cushion jumpers while protecting from falls.
Q: Do the kids ever get bored of jumping on the trampoline?
A: Not my kids. At every available chance, they are outside jumping, playing and enjoying the trampoline. Although we were dealt a rainy summer, this warm, dry autumn is a great consolation prize. It also means that after the kids return from school, they always find time to get some more fresh air.
One of the main reasons they keep going back to our Springfree trampoline is the tgoma system.
In addition to being a safe trampoline, Springfree is a smart trampoline. Four sensors on the mat connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to a tablet. Then, using the body as the controller, the sensors track movement creating an outdoor interactive Smart Play experience.
While taking a fitness challenge is a fun activity on its own, tgoma also offers a collection of educational games that teach math, language, problem solving and trivia. Fresh air? Check. Exercise? Check. Fun games? Check. Play-based learning? Check! The tgoma system is definitely what helps keep play time on the trampoline new and exciting, which in turn motivates them to jump more and play longer.
Q: I need to know more about tgoma!
A: Okay! The tgoma game system is supported on Springfree’s newest models (basically from January 2015 and later). tgoma works on all new round, square, and oval Springfree trampoline models. The tgoma app is free to download but you must have an iPad 3 or newer, or a tablet on an Android operating system (4.4 or newer).
If you’re not comfortable installing your tgoma game system, installation is available in some areas. (Call 1 (877) 586-7723 to find out.) Oh, and tgoma stands for Take Games Outside and Make them Active. :)
Q: Is it too late in the year to consider a Springfree trampoline? It’s for summers only, right?
A: Not at all! Granted, we’ve yet to experience our trampoline in winter. But here’s the thing – you just leave it outside. There are no special covers, no special care instructions, and definitely no pressure to store it. If you live in a snowy region, simply brush the snow off your Springfree trampoline with a soft bristle brush or broom.
You know what that means… if you have a special girl or boy celebrating a birthday over the fall or winter months, or if you want to make it the most epic Christmas ever, a Springfree trampoline is still in the cards! And if you already own a Springfree trampoline, bundle up the kids and get ready to jump all year round.
We love our Springfree trampoline. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below! Click here to visit www.springfreetrampoline.ca.
This post is sponsored by Springfree trampoline. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.