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Why is an inground or ground level trampoline safer?

You have read somewhere that an inground or ground level trampoline is safer than a leg trampoline. But why is that so? We tell you why these variants are safer based on a number of important trampoline properties. So that you will soon know why your inground or ground level trampoline is the best and safest trampoline for you.

Low step

Low step

A low step is one of the reasons why an inground trampoline is safer than a leg trampoline. On average, a buried trampoline is 20 centimeters above the ground. Especially little ones from the age of 3 can walk on it smoothly. The most safe is another type of buried trampoline: the ground level trampoline. This is buried right on the ground and therefore has no step at all.

Additional benefits of both types of trampolines: no fumbling or dangerous scenes on a ladder and no headaches for you. As a (perhaps) worried parent, you watch without your hands how your child climbs up his jumping device without help. And of course you enjoy it to the full in this safe way.

Low fall distance

Low fall distance

You do not want to think about the dangers of trampoline jumping before you purchase a beautiful jumping device. Yet it is important to reflect on this. There is a chance that your child will fall off the trampoline. The so-called 'fall distance' of a trampoline on legs is considerably larger than the fall distance of an inground or ground level trampoline. If your child does fall (which we do not hope), he or she will land on a soft surface in the case of a buried trampoline. A built-in trampoline is more often surrounded by, for example, grass or rubber tiles. And of course it is a nicer idea that your jumper falls on grass than on the old gravel tile that you wanted to replace years ago.

No stuff under the trampoline

Space under trampoline

The higher the trampoline is above the ground, the more things you can store underneath. For example, children like to build a hut for the dog or they forget to get their balance bike under the trampoline out of enthusiasm. That is precisely where the danger lies when jumping on a trampoline on legs. An inground trampoline and ground level trampoline are completely closed. The dug hole is surrounded by a long skirt that is firmly attached. This means that the space between the trampoline and the gap is well filled. In terms of safety, therefore, an additional advantage compared to a leg trampoline.

All trampoline parts are important

All trampoline parts are important

We can therefore say that an inground trampoline is safer to use than a trampoline on legs. Of course, that does not apply if the parts of a trampoline do not meet the safety requirements. If the safety net of an inground trampoline is not properly secured or if the trampoline edge is damaged, the trampoline is not safe. We therefore recommend that you check all trampoline components properly. Do they still meet the quality requirements? How you determine that, you read in the article:

Conclusion

A built-in trampoline is therefore safer than a trampoline on legs. This is due to the low step and the drop distance. Children easily step on the trampoline and fall from a lower distance. Often inground trampolines are surrounded by soft surfaces such as grass or rubber tiles, which hurt the impact of the fall. Moreover, children have no room to put things under. 1 side note is in order. When one or more parts of your trampoline do not meet the safety requirements, every trampoline (both an inground and a trampoline on legs) is unsafe.


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