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Vuly Thunder Trampoline - Is it the best Trampoline?

Updated on December 6, 2013

Something you need to know about the Vuly Thunder.....

Ok, so trampolines are not just for kids. I decided to test my kids' comments about the bounce on the Vuly Thunder being super good. This morning I decided to have a jump myself and all I can say is "WOW!" The Vuly Thunder Trampoline has a superior bounce. I mean, fantastic, super dooper, amazing, extraordinarily good....(hang on while I grab my thesaurus...hehe).

I've tried other types of trampolines. I've jumped on the spring trampolines and the spring free one too and the Vuly is definitely the jump of all jumps, the bounce of all bounces.

Image is of the Vuly thunder trampoline I bought for the kids. - I took it while bouncing; high VERY high.

The BEST bounce EVER Mum!

The Vuly Thunder Trampoline - large size
The Vuly Thunder Trampoline - large size

Deciding what trampoline to buy is stressful!

Tough decision huh? I know, as I stressed about what sort of trampoline to get for some time and I did lots of research so I could find a trampoline that was safe for my kids to use.

So, after all my research, I finally bought a Vuly Thunder Trampoline. As a result, I will share with you why I consider the Vuly Trampoline to be the BEST trampoline, instead of the competing springfree trampoline. I hope this helps you with your own decision on which trampoline to buy.

Too often kids want to use all their time on electronics such as xbox, playstation, Wii or DS. While I don't mind my kids playing some electronics, I do limit the time they are on them. One of the things I decided to give my kids for Christmas was a trampoline. It's one way to get them away from electronics.

WHY I DECIDED TO GET A TRAMPOLINE

The benefits of a trampoline extend beyond simply getting the kids to do something aside from gaming. Really, you are paying for something that is going to be used for years so it is a great investment. Up front cost may seem high but compare that to taking them to play centres or bounce centres and it really can be a great saving.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • It's great cardiovascular exercise for them
  • The rebound is extremely good for your health & bouncing is low impact
  • When my kids have friends over, it gives them a destination and something to do together
  • It increases bone density
  • It gets them out in the sun to get some Vitamin D - obviously don't overdo it in the sun but some sun is very good for you
  • It gets them outdoors in the fresh air
  • It is great for stress relief

Vuly Basketball Accessory
Vuly Basketball Accessory

TOP 5 Considerations before you buy a trampoline

There are a few things that I took into account before I bought the Vuly trampoline.

1. Safety was absolutely crucial. I watched some videos of trampolines being tested and people bouncing into the net that enclosed the trampoline and was shocked to see that many did not stop people hitting the ground. It did slow the fall but I'd say you could still get hurt. I did not want the springs to be in the way. So many fingers, toes, feet and other body parts get caught in the springs and can do some major damage.

2. Bounce factor. How good is the bounce and what are the pressure points on the body? There is another brand of springfree trampoline that causes knee injury by repetitive mild twisting on landing because of the design.

3. Size - this came down to the size of my yard and how many children I have. I wanted a large trampoline but not too large that it would not fit in my yard. The Vuly Thunder comes in Medium, Large and Extra Large.

4. Shape - I was considering a rectangular trampoline but the Vuly Thunder only comes as circle - but I'm not disappointed.

5. The quality of the product - will it tip over? What is the design like overall?

I was surprised at the quality of the mat. It felt soft and the bounce was exceptional. When I pressed against the outer enclosure, I did not move far. Very impressed with Vuly!

THE BONUS

I got a free trampoline tent with my purchase.

About the installation of the Vuly Thunder

I did live chat with the support team to ask about installation. They gave me the phone number of someone who would be able to install the trampoline for me. Being a single Mum, I was told it would be difficult to do it on my own.

I booked in my installation. I've included a picture of Charles setting it up so you can see what it was like. The process was good but I really would have struggled to install this on my own.

First, he set up the two bottom circle, metal rungs. Then He placed the metal strips in their place and used a tool to slightly bend the metal strips so he could attach the strips to the hooks under the trampoline mat. Then came the trampoline mat, followed by the upper metal poles and net. Finally, there is a mesh skirt that goes around the bottom. It does up with a zip and is held in place by velcro attachments at each of the poles.

Overall, I think it took around 2 hours to be fully installed. If you have a male partner then you may not need someone to install it for you. The only thing is that Charles, my installer, knew exactly where to place the tool to bend the metal strips slightly inward so he could attach them to the trampoline hooks on the mat. He made a point of telling me this because if you don't bend the metal strips in the right place, it makes it hard to attach the mat. He did a great job - thanks Charles.

Pictures of the Vuly Thunder Trampoline Being Set Up - This give you a look at the process for setting up

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Charles, the installer, is using a special tool that bends the metal strips so he can attach them to the trampoline matThe Base metal strips are connected to hooks under the trampoline mat making it extremely safeUnder the trampoline mat - a hook attaches to each metal strip. Then, safety rings are attached after that. Great design.I love the door entry. NO ZIPS - a great safety feature!! Often children forget to do up the zips on other trampolines.Ladder accessories not needed. Step forms part of the trampoline. Easy!
Charles, the installer, is using a special tool that bends the metal strips so he can attach them to the trampoline mat
Charles, the installer, is using a special tool that bends the metal strips so he can attach them to the trampoline mat
The Base metal strips are connected to hooks under the trampoline mat making it extremely safe
The Base metal strips are connected to hooks under the trampoline mat making it extremely safe
Under the trampoline mat - a hook attaches to each metal strip. Then, safety rings are attached after that. Great design.
Under the trampoline mat - a hook attaches to each metal strip. Then, safety rings are attached after that. Great design.
I love the door entry. NO ZIPS - a great safety feature!! Often children forget to do up the zips on other trampolines.
I love the door entry. NO ZIPS - a great safety feature!! Often children forget to do up the zips on other trampolines.
Ladder accessories not needed. Step forms part of the trampoline. Easy!
Ladder accessories not needed. Step forms part of the trampoline. Easy!

The Verdict

The Vuly is a cut above the rest. It has a superior bounce, top safety features, well thought out design features, comes with great accessories, doesn't need a ladder as an add on and is top quality in general. It even comes with symbols on the mat so the kids can play games on it.

If you want the best then the Vuly Thunder is it.

What do you think of the Vuly Thunder? Leave a comment and I'll be happy to reply.

Did I miss something in my review of the Vuly Trampoline?

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      Christy 16 months ago

      Hi there. I was just wondering if you could update how you feel about the Vuly Thunder now? Are you still happy with it? Have you had any problems. I am still trying to decide between the Thunder and Springfree. The twisting action of the Springfree has me leaning towards the Thunder at the moment but there have been some negative reviews with regards to things breaking on the Thunder. Thank you.

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      Fit And Fab 3 years ago

      @Laureno: Hi Laureno, sorry, I thought I had replied to this but see I haven't. My gardeners get a whipper snipper and slide it through the metal slats and that does the job. Obviously be careful doing this. Vuly are working on a solution to moving the trampoline but at the moment you cannot.

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      Fit And Fab 3 years ago

      @agnieszka13: Hi agnieszka13, I did get the large size and I too was not sure what size to get before I made my purchase. You can probably get a better guide on the size of my garden by the first picture. But to give you perspective, my yard is approx 20 ft x 20 ft. I hope that helps. :-)

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      agnieszka13 3 years ago

      Hi I have medium size garden so I was looking for size 8 foot but in UK ( I live in Birmingham UK ) store have on

      Only size large but I really like that trampoline so did you get size large and hove big is yours garden pleace

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      Laureno 3 years ago

      Hey there - we are wanting to buy a Thunder, but are concerned about how we will move it to mow under it?? Any advice as someone who has one??

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice review. I haven't seen a trampoline like this one, but I like it, looks safe, I like the cage around it, make it safe for the young ones, that seem to fall off easy. Thanks for sharing.