JumpSport AlleyOop Sports VariableBounce™ Trampoline

We had a trampoline growing up and I am shocked that none of us were seriously injured. My parents got another trampoline a few years ago for my kids that had a safety enclosure. Within months, the enclosure tore and was completely useless. We have been thinking of getting a trampoline for our own yard, but I've been worried about my kids' safety. JumpSport reached out at the perfect time and introduced us to their 14ft AlleyOop Sports VariableBounce™ Trampoline.
Our patented VariableBounce™ technology is an elegantly simple innovation that helps optimize the shock absorption rate and the bounce performance of the trampoline. During a bounce, the VariableBounce™ System engages the springs asynchronously; a portion of the springs start to engage immediately when the jumper lands and the remaining springs engage a split-second later. Like an airbag in a car, this extra split second of time makes a big difference - especially during an awkward landing - because it allows a jumper to absorb impact forces more slowly and gradually throughout the body. Decelerating or stopping the falling jumper more slowly puts less stress on the body, less stress on the jumper’s knees, back, etc. The jumper’s body absorbs less of the fall energy so the springs absorb more and this results in a better return bounce. Bottom line, you get a smoother, more forgiving landing, and a better, higher return bounce. Our high quality AlleyOop springs, specifically engineered to bring you both comfort and height, further improve the bounce performance.

As with all of our AlleyOop Trampoline Systems, the Variable-Bounce comes with our strongest safety enclosure, employing our Triple-Fail-Safe™ backup system.
The trampoline with enclosure arrived in three large boxes and one smaller box.

In a matter of 15-20 minutes, my husband and I had the base put together and the mat ready to go on.

The springs were very easy to attach. You put 4 springs on and go from there.

The frame pad is over 14 inches wide and 1 inch thick. The foam is covered by a PVC outer shell that is UV- and water-resistant.

The pad is held down securely by these bungee type cords. Total time spent putting it together to this point was about an hour.

Putting the safety enclosure together is what took the most time. It started by taking poles, lining them with foam pads, then putting this green shell on them.

After the poles were put on, it was time for the net.

The net has been tested to withstand an impact of 295 pounds. Most other enclosures remind me of mosquito netting - this is a much higher quality. It is held down in several places by those bungees that I mentioned earlier as well as straps.

It took us a total of about 4 hours to get the whole thing put together, and we'll be doing it all over again when we move next month. I feel like my children are extremely safe while jumping.  I think my husband and I have had just as much fun with it as my kids.  This is my husband doing a back flip.

The "door" is actually the netting overlapped so that it still protects the kids from falling while jumping. The ladder is awesome. Most other trampolines have those metal ones with thin steps that hurt your feet if you don't have shoes on. This ladder has wider steps made of plastic that makes it easier to climb down.

Our family has had an absolute blast on our new JumpSport Trampoline. We have had it about a month now and the kids are still on it several times a day. This trampoline has actually kept them safer than I had ever imagined. Last week a fox came in the backyard while the kids were on the trampoline.  He went under it and started jumping up at the mat trying to bite them. I was screaming at them to get to the green pads along the side so he would stop trying to bite them through the mat.  He then tried to find a way to get up to them. Thanks to the awesome enclosure, he couldn't figure it out and gave up and ran back out of our fence.  I later learned that he had been killed and was rabid.

The only issue that we had with the trampoline is that it arrived with several scratches on the "legs". I asked JumpSport about it and they said this is very unusual and they said that it must have been thrown around when transported to our house. They offered to send the green paint to cover it up or send replacement parts. I am just going to wait until we move to do anything.

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This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to the company and/or PR agency who supplied the product for review.

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12 comments:

Shelly said...

That looks like a lot of fun! My mom-in-law insists we can't buy a trampoline b/c they are known for injuries even if enclosed. But you can also get hurt just playing in the yard. lol

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said...

We loved our trampoline. We use to put the water sprinkler under it in the summer and have a blast. A hurricane picked it up and crumpled it like a ball and we never replaced it the kids would love it if we would though.

Rob said...

My kids would love to have a trampoline in our backyard but I am not even sure one would fit. LOL. Looks like it was pretty easy to put together.

Kenda said...

Wow, that looks a lot easier to put together than I'd imagined. And safer as well. Maybe we'll look into one when little man gets big enough - great way to let out his extra energy!

ChainingMagic said...

Wow, the trampoline is not only safe to use, but it helped keep your children safe too! Thanks for sharing your experience!

skyrobinson said...

Great summer activity for the family.

alissa apel said...

I want one!

Kathleen said...

That is one heck of a toy! I love the safety netting and know my boys would do just about anything to get one of these LOL.

Kathy said...

This looks like a lot of fun. I wish my kids were a little older, they would love this!

Melinda said...

love how the kids were just sitting in it at every stage just waiting :) I would love a trampoline!!

RJ said...

This looks awesome! I love how well made it looks and your kids are just too cute!

Small town country girl said...

wow how scary about the fox tramp looks wonderful but make sure you stake it down so the wind doesn't blow it over so many are damaged from wind just a long rod with the top bent into a u to go over the leg when the rod is pounded into the ground works makes mowing harder but worth the trouble

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