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Jump into Spring with a Backyard Trampoline
Spring is my daughter's favorite time of year. The days get longer; the weather gets warmer, and most importantly, at least for her, it is time to set the trampoline up in the backyard. My husband and I purchased this trampoline three years ago for our daughter's birthday. At that time, she was just becoming interested in gymnastics, and the trampoline kept her busy for hours.
SkyWalker Trampoline is Very Durable
When my husband and I were considering what trampoline we were going to purchase, we spent a great deal of time going over safety specifications and sizes. We finally choose the SkyWalker for its raving reviews, durability, and cost. After three years of use, very hard use, the trampoline is still in fantastic shape. The red mat that covers the springs has faded a bit, and some of the foam around the poles has split, but overall, the integrity of the trampoline is very much intact.
Trampolines aren't just for Kids
One of the best parts of having a trampoline at our house is the fact that it is an activity the entire family can enjoy. While we bought the trampoline for our little gymnast, who is now a competitive gymnast, my husband and I often spend spring, summer, and fall days bouncing right alongside her. My daughter and her friends, most of whom are also gymnasts, spend a great deal of time jumping, stunting, and laughing in our backyard trampoline.
12-Foot Size is Great for Backyard Fun
If you have just started shopping for trampolines, the one thing you will notice is that there are many different sizes to choose from. The most popular sizes are 8-foot, 12-foot, and 15-foot. We choose the 12-foot and have never regretted our choice. At 12-feet, my daughter and her friends have plenty of room to jump without running into each other. When my daughter is alone in the trampoline, she also has plenty of room to practice her back flips, front tucks, front flips, and punch jumps.
If you are looking for a great backyard toy that will keep your kids, and possibly you, entertained for hours and many years to come, you should consider a jumping into spring with a backyard trampoline.
Trampoline Safety Tips
When I first thought about purchasing a trampoline for my daughter, I was genuinely worried about safety. In fact, it was the fear of injuries that held me back from buying a trampoline for so long. However, after nearly 4 years with a trampoline in my backyard, I have learned that accidents can happen anywhere but injuries from a trampoline can be greatly reduced by following the safety tips listed below.
- Read the manual - important safety tips are listed here
- Install padding around bars correctly and inspect it on a regular basis (I have had to repair the foam around the pads several times over the years)
- Always supervise children on the trampoline
- Don't let children under 6 jump
- Never let larger children and smaller children jump together
- Institute a one jumper at a time rule
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