The 6 Best Trampolines to Buy in 2018

Let your kids jump around on these top trampolines

Are your kids bouncing off the walls? It might be worth buying a trampoline and letting them bounce off that instead. But before you go purchasing a trampoline, it's important to do some research and find one that not only meets your needs (is it primarily for indoor exercise or your kids?), but one that also has a few key safety features to avoid accidents and injuries. To help guide you, we've rounded up the top six trampolines, so read on to find the best bounce for your buck.

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    One key to bouncing higher is picking up a rectangular trampoline like the ones used in the Olympics. Simply put, the springs on rectangle trampolines work at different rates, meaning you get an even bounce from one end of the trampoline to the other. If you need to add airtime to your routine, checkout the Skywalker Rectangle 15 x 9 Trampoline. The frame’s galvanized steel frame locks down with T-sockets for extra stability, and the patented Stay-Put design eliminates gaps between the enclosure...MORE net and jumping surface. But more importantly, 76 7.64-inch springs provide superior bounce for aspiring Olympians.

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    The engineer behind this innovative design looked at the data behind most trampoline injuries and developed a spring-free one that eliminates the impact areas that cause 90 percent of all product-related injuries. Rather than use springs for bouncing, this patented design elevates the mat surface with flexing rods made out of the same carbon fiber composite in Boeing’s latest jets. That means the galvanized steel frame—load tested to 1,100 pounds—sits beneath the jumping surface so you can’t hit...MORE it. The mat's UV resistant polypropylene SoftEdge design extends protection around the entire mat to absorb 30 times more impact than padding.

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    Round trampolines are best for most backyards because they distribute force equally to all the springs, naturally guiding the jumper towards the center. Skywalker’s 15’ Round Trampoline brings a big bounce with a 16-guage galvanized steel frame and 96 steel springs locking down a woven jump mat. The enclosure interlocks the net to the jump mat v-rings, which eliminates gaps between the net and the mat so it is a safe pick for kids ages 6 and up. Best of all, assembly and take down are a breeze,...MORE so you can have the whole neighborhood over for a bounce in no time.

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    For most of us, the only way we’re ever going to dunk is with the added bounce of a trampoline. Keep your Hoop Dreams alive by adding the JumpSport’s Elite PowerBounce Trampoline with Proflex Basketball system to your backyard. JumpSport’s patented Staged Bounce tech allows half of the trampoline's springs to engage immediately and the other half to engage a fraction of a second later for a smooth, powerful bounce. The frame is made of cold rolled steel, and patent pending "DD"...MORE Sure-Lock system prevents twisting and deforming. The Proflex Basketball System includes a padded backboard and rim that attach to the safety net enclosure.

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    Tired of your kids jumping like a maniac on your bed and couch? Do yourself a favor and set up the Little Tikes three-foot trampoline in your home to let your kid blow off some steam without ruining furniture. The indoor trampoline keeps a low profile, builds in a padded bar for balance, and everything around the mat is padded. Assembly is a cinch (read: no tools required), and the feet have no-slip rubber shoes, so the trampoline won’t scratch up your floors.

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    Jogging or bouncing on small, indoor fitness trampolines, or rebounders as they’re sometimes called, is a fantastic, low-impact exercise whether you’re recovering from surgery or an injury, or just getting back into shape. For fitness club-quality workouts in your living or rec room, check out the JumpSport Fitness Trampoline 250. This tramp substitutes adjustable straps for springs, for a smooth, customizable and silent bounce. Arched legs add a stable platform and allow for a wider variety of...MORE exercises. 

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