Who Actually Need A Heavy Duty Trampoline
Trampolining is a sport in Olympics. We have been talking about the leisure use of the trampoline, but the competitive aspect of trampolining involves a more durable and tough heavy duty trampoline.
Trampolining in Olympics
There are 10 bounce routines in competitive trampolining involving twists and shapes, rotations with take-off and landing in either seat, feet, front or back positions but it must always start and finish on feet.
- Individual trampoline – The earliest individual trampolining competitions started in schools and colleges in the US and then in Europe. In the beginning there was no proper format with participants always doing extended routines and can even remount it after falling off the trampoline halfway through. In 1999, when The International Trampolining Federation became part of the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique, rules were established. The basic format for individual trampoline competitions now include two to three routines, one of which must include a compulsory set of skills. The skills involves combinations of shaped bounces, somersaults, twists and body landings.
- Synchronized trampoline – 2 athletes are required to perform the routines as per individual trampoline but synchronized on 2 side-by-side trampolines.
- Power tumbling – It is an acrobatic move in gymnastics which involves a 25 meter tumbling track. Participants will have to do 2 passes with 8 skills to perform in each passes and ends with a dismounting move.
Even in Olympics with all these highly skilled and trained athletes, safety is still a pre-requisite. The trampolines in these competitions must have spring covers pads and padded edge. This is to reduce injury when athletes landing off the trampoline bed and fall on them. These kind of trampolines are called the heavy duty trampolines.
Jump Sport and AlleyOOP Sports heavy duty Trampoline
Jump Sport claims to be the safest trampoline in the world. The normal range of 10, 12, 14 foot trampolines are called Jump Sport trampolines. They have fitness trampoline as well. The heavy duty one is called AlleyOOP Sports Trampoline. The AlleyOOP has the strongest galvanized patented Sure-Lok System, with integrated enclosure poles. They also have the strongest exterior mounted enclosure net, the thickest padding in the market, 5 years warranty on key components and lifetime warranty on the metal parts of the trampoline.
As for the fitness trampoline, the JumpSport model 220 is the best seller, it is durable, easy to keep, stack-able, easy to carry around and very suitable for trampoline aerobics. This type of fitness trampoline is also considered a heavy duty trampoline.