As a Fun Consultant at Springfree I get asked so many questions about our amazing trampolines, from deciding which one is best for your garden to how Springfree Trampolines were invented, so we decided to put all of our favourites in one place! If you would like to find out more about Springfree trampolines, head over to our FAQs page!

What’s the story behind Springfree Trampoline?

Dr Keith Alexander, Dad and Engineer,  wanted his daughter to have a trampoline when she was 2 years old, but was worried trampolines were too dangerous. He found that in the US during this time, there were 100,000 children a year injured on trampolines. As an inventor, he decided to do something about it, and started his mission to redefine the trampoline and provide safe backyard play for kids. He reengineered its design to eliminate the impact points that are the cause of most trampoline injuries. His dedication and our belief that children deserve safe backyard play fuels our commitment to education and our passion for innovation and quality. Today, more than 20 years after the Springfree journey began, our mission remains the same. It is, quite simply, to change the definition of trampoline.


Is a Springfree Trampoline as bouncy as a traditional trampoline?

Springfree Trampoline provides a bounce similar to a traditional, spring-based trampoline in terms of how high you can jump. More porosity means it pumps less air and instead gives the energy back to the jumper. Springfree Trampoline mat fabric provides porosity equivalent to traditional trampolines of the same size. 

However, the feel of the bounce differs as Springfree Trampoline has a smooth, non-jarring bounce. The deep, soft bounce of a Springfree Trampoline is much gentler on knees and joints for the jumpers.

Can a jumper hit the ground even though there's a net?

Our FlexiNet™ enclosure system is designed to catch wayward jumpers and guide them safely back to the center of the mat. 

Even in cases where the FlexiNet is challenged by intentionally jumping into the top section of the enclosure, the design of the net will keep the jumper safe. It is possible for a skilled jumper to make the net flex to the ground but the FlexiNet will still absorb the jumper's impact and decrease the speed at which the jumper is lowered to the ground, minimizing the eventual impact.


How much weight can a Springfree Trampoline take?

To understand the strength of a Springfree Trampoline, there are two weights you need to be aware of - the Structural Load Capacity and the Maximum User Weight. The first relates to strength and the second relates to safety. 

The Structural Load Capacity is the amount of static weight a trampoline can hold. A Springfree is strong enough to hold more than this weight, but this limit allows for a safe margin before the mat will touch the ground.
The Maximum User Weight is based on how heavy you are and how high you jump. It is about ensuring jumpers don’t ‘bottom out’ (touch the ground while jumping).

Springfree Model       Structural Load Capacity      
Maximum User Weight
R54 Compact Round 380 80
R79 Medium Round 500 100
O77 Medium Oval 500 100
O92 Large Oval 500 100
S133 Large Square 500 100
R132 Jumbo Round 500 100

Why do the mat rods and net rods have plastic sleeves?

The high-performance rods on a Springfree Trampoline are housed in light plastic sleeves that protect the composite rods from UV rays. These sleeves may deteriorate over long periods of time as they take the full force of UV exposure, but they can be replaced. The rods and sleeves are covered under our 10-year warranty.

Does a Springfree Trampoline require any maintenance or cleaning? 

We recommend regular visual inspections of your Springfree Trampoline to ensure everything is as it should be. We also advise removing any leaves, debris or snow from the trampoline. Be aware that some cleaning products contain harsh and abrasive chemicals, which can cause damage to your trampoline, however we do recommend using a soft brush and hose, or pressure washer (if you have access to one) to remove any dirt and moss. For stubborn dirt, a mild dishwashing detergent should get your Springfree looking brand new!


Can my Springfree Trampoline stay up all year round?

All Springfree Trampolines are weather-resistant, including UV stabilized mat, safety enclosure and net rods, as well as a galvanized and powder-coated steel frame which is impervious to rust. An All-Weather Cover is available should you want to protect your trampoline during the winter months and make sure it’s still looking brand new in spring!

Your Springfree Trampoline can be used all year round and does not need to be covered or packed away even during the harshest summers or the coldest winters. Springfree Trampoline mats can hold quite a lot of weight, but in very heavy snowfalls you will need to brush off the excess snow (with a soft-bristle brush, not a shovel) to avoid extra tension on the composite mat rods located beneath the jumping surface.

Hopefully this answered all of your burning questions, however our team will be more than happy to help you with any more answers you may need! Feel free to get in touch on 01276 477461 or !