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Choosing the right trampoline size for your family

September 27, 2023

If you've ever found yourself pondering, "What size trampoline do I need?" you're not alone. This is a common dilemma among trampoline shoppers, and it's a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. Selecting the right-sized trampoline can make all the difference in ensuring that your family enjoys countless moments of fun and safety. In this article, we'll provide you with expert insights and honest advice on picking the perfect trampoline size.

The Range of Trampoline Sizes

Let's kick off by exploring the various trampoline sizes available, from the smallest to the largest:

Small Trampolines

- 8ft Trampolines: These trampolines are made for a young, single jumper. They suit yards with limited space and are optimised for kids of a young age (obviously supervised by an adult!).

Medium Trampolines

-10ft Trampolines: Perfect for mid-sized yards, accommodating the kids as they grow.

-12ft Trampolines: Among the most commonly chosen sizes, they suit mid-sized and larger backyards This size is great for kids and adults alike.

To visualize this size, you can check out the Jumpflex Hero 12FT trampoline, one of the best trampolines available for this market.

Large Trampolines

- 14ft Trampolines: These trampolines are great for larger backyards, offering fun for multiple jumpers of all ages.

- 15ft Trampolines: Designed primarily for extensive yards and families seeking ample jumping space for them, their children and their friends!

Take a look at theJumpflex Hero 14FT Trampoline for a 14ft trampoline and theJumpflex Hero 15FT Trampoline to get a sense of an extra-large trampoline.

Three Steps to Selecting the Right Trampoline Size

Now that you know the range of sizes available, let's dive into the steps for choosing the perfect trampoline size for your backyard:

1. Measure Your Yard

Before anything else, measure your yard accurately. Follow these steps for precise measurements:

Step #1: Locate a spot in your yard that is clear of obstacles like branches, debris, fences, and slopes. Ensure the area is flat and even. If the ground isn't level, make sure the slope is no more than three degrees across the entire space.

Step #2: Use a measuring tape to measure the length and width of the chosen area.

Step #3: Add 3-5 feet to all sides of your measurements to provide adequate clearance space for safe trampoline placement. Consider the design of your trampoline and consult the manufacturer's recommendations for clearance space.

Step #4: Make sure space is clear above the trampoline too, particularly low hanging branches from trees.

Keep in mind that the clearance space needed can vary depending on the trampoline's design and the type of activities your jumpers plan to enjoy. Also, consider the shape of the trampoline, whether it's round, square, rectangular, or oval.

2. Decide Who Will Be Using the Trampoline

Assess who will be using the trampoline regularly and determine the single jumper weight capacity. This metric, set by manufacturers, indicates the recommended maximum weight of a jumper to ensure safe bouncing without bottoming out. It's calculated based on the jumper's expected height and weight.

For instance, our Hero Trampoline Range has a single jumper weight capacity of 352 pounds (total weight rating is 550lb). If your weight and height fall within these limits, you can bounce safely without the risk of bottoming out.

Consider the weight of all potential jumpers and choose a trampoline that can safely accommodate their weight. If you're purchasing for a child, factor in their potential growth to ensure the trampoline remains suitable as they get older.

3. Consider All Other Factors

Now that you have the technical details sorted, consider other factors that align with your preferences and needs:

- Trampoline Type: Decide between spring or springless trampolines, as well as above-ground or in-ground options.

- Safety: Prioritize trampolines made from high-quality materials designed for longevity and safety.

- Design: Choose a trampoline that complements your backyard aesthetics.

- Warranty: Is the trampoline company known for looking after their customers?

- User Reviews: Research customer reviews for insights into real-life experiences.

- Budget: Ensure the trampoline you select fits within your budget, considering additional costs like installation, and accessories.

If you'd like to delve deeper into these considerations, explore our article on “How to buy the best trampoline for your family”.

Which Trampoline Is Right for You?

Selecting the right trampoline size is a pivotal decision in your quest for backyard fun. The information provided here, along with our range of outdoor trampoline sizes, should guide you toward the ideal choice.

And for those who want to visualize the trampoline in their yard before making a commitment,Jumpflex offers an exciting solution - visit the link at the very bottom of each product page. With augmented reality (AR) technology, you can then get a virtual demonstration of how our trampolines fit into your space, all for free and accessible via your smartphone.

Should you have any further questions or need expert advice tailored to your situation, our dedicated team is here to assist you. Reach out to us, and one of our knowledgeable team members will promptly respond to your inquiries.

At Jumpflex, we're committed to ensuring that your trampoline brings endless joy and safe, memorable moments to your family. Happy bouncing!