Enclosures Found to Increase Trampoline Safety
"JumpSport!! Have had it for 5+ yrs and my kids still love it!! Friends have had ones from [mass market retailers] and theirs have broken down. Ours is still awesome and has survived some very rambunctious play and even bouncing dogs. Only problem is it is so sturdy and heavy duty, we have to leave it when we move. My kids are very upset. I am a nurse and very safety conscious and the soft bounce system has prevented so many injuries!! Love it. No problems other than little wear/tear."
Kimberly Wakefield MacGibbon — Portland, Or
Trampoline Safety is important to everyone. That's why JumpSport® Trampolines invented the first trampoline safety enclosure in 1997.
Perhaps you've read reports that trampolines are unsafe. We read them too. JumpSport is dedicated to informing and educating the public on ways to use a trampoline wisely and safely for their enjoyment and exercise.
Trampoline Safety Fact:
Between 1998 and 2006 trampoline sales doubled from approximately 550,000 to 1.2 million in the United States. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported trampoline injuries increased at a significant rate each year prior to 1998. The good news? Since that time, reported injury rates leveled out and now show a decline. Obviously, trampoline enclosures, introduced to the marketplace in 1997, added a notable safety element for trampoline enthusiasts and contributed to reduced injury rates. The JumpSport® Safety Enclosure stops jumpers from falling off the trampoline, thereby reducing trampoline injuries.
Need more convincing?
While studies show trampoline enclosures significantly reduce fall-off accidents there's more to that story:
Studies show the majority of trampoline injuries occurred from falling off trampolines. The enclosure solves this problem!
Studies indicate when a jumper impacts the netted enclosure it slows the rate of fall down dramatically allowing the jumper to impact the trampoline bed far less forcefully than without having an enclosure in place. This is an important point and shouldn't be overlooked!
Studies also show, when two or more people play on a trampoline at one time they're more likely to collide as they vie for the center of the trampoline in an attempt to stay away from the edge. With an enclosure, jumpers have more than double the amount of space to play on without the fear of falling off and as a result, have far less collisions and accidents. More space, less collisions. Makes sense!
But wait! There's MORE...
"When kids compete, they hold each other to rules; kids police each other, which creates a safer environment on a trampoline."
—Mark Publicover JumpSport CEO & inventor & father of 3!
With safety in mind, Publicover went on to develop trampoline games and accessories allowing children to do more than just "roughhouse" on trampolines. Studies point out, with the use of a trampoline accessory, such as JumpSport's® ProFlex Basketball Set, children don't resort to horseplay but instead play by the rules of the game. For example, a basketball game calls for only two people on the trampoline at a time and the necessity of staying on their feet rather than doing flips.
Food for thought...
Up to 85% of all trampolines sold in the U.S. are packaged with safety nets but the quality of the net depends on the manufacturer. "JumpSport® enclosures are made to last the life of the trampoline, 5 to 6 years on average. Many low-end trampolines and enclosures carry only a 2 year life-expectancy," points out Publicover.
With society's growing interest in helping children exercise more regularly due to the benefits from such activity, JumpSport® continues to bring innovative products to the marketplace -- products that help keep kids safe while being active.
So give your family a way to get active this summer, right at home. Encourage your children and yourself to put that screen device away and get outside where you can enjoy family fun and exercise. Check out the selection of JumpSport® trampolines and find the one that's right for you today!