Trampolines are a source of boundless fun and a great way to keep fit. But are spring trampolines causing too much noise or have snapped? This is where using our Superflex bungee cords with a trampoline come in handy!
Our cords can significantly boost the thrill and safety of your trampoline activities, but there are several things you’ll need to consider to make them safe to use. Read on to find out why bungee cords on trampolines are used, and various safety measures to ensure a fun (and safe!) trampolining experience.
What are bungee cords?
Bungee cords are elastic cables that can stretch and retract, making them a perfect accessory for trampolines. They’re not only fun but also add a layer of safety to your trampoline activities. Bungee cords have tons of practical uses which our guide to bungee cord covers, but here’s a non-exhaustive list of bungee cord uses:
Tying objects down to a car
… and much more!
Why bungee cord trampolines?
Bungee cord trampolines use strong, flexible cords to connect the jumping mat to the edges. These trampolines offer many advantages for jumpers over spring trampolines. They cushion joints and muscles, creating a softer bounce that’s kinder to the body. This lets muscles work more and burn calories effectively without stressing the body – great for those into bungee fitness. Plus, bungee trampolines are often quieter, more stable, and reliable compared to spring trampolines, making them easier to maintain over time.
Can you use bungee cords to replace broken bungee trampolines?
Yes, but when bungee cords in a specialised bungee trampoline break, swapping them out with other bungee cords needs some precaution.
This is because bungee cord trampolines have a unique design and framework tailored to these cords’ specific tension and function. Replacing them requires precision due to the trampoline’s custom spec and attachment points designed for the cords. The standard bungee cords might not meet safety standards or have the required strength and elasticity.
So if you do decide to use new bungee cords on an existing trampoline or a DIY one, they need to be strong enough to handle the weight and tension. That’s where our Superflex bungee cords come in.
The Superflex bungee cord is a durable multi-strand bungee cord that features a robust outer layer made of braided polypropylene and a natural marine-grade rubber core. It also has exceptional resistance to abrasion, flexibility, waterproofing, durability, and UV stabilisation – making it perfect for enhancing trampolines.
The process of fitting a bungee cord with your trampoline is, in theory, quite straightforward. You can fit them onto almost any trampoline that measures no more than about 5 metres. Even in-ground trampolines can accommodate bungee cords!
What do bungee trampolines come with?
A typical bungee cord set for trampolines includes some or all of the following (depending on if it’s a rebounder or requires the use of a harness):
All these elements are easy to assemble. The best part? You don’t require any tools or ladders. The simplicity of this setup is one of the many reasons why people love using a bungee cord with trampolines. If you’re having trouble tying the bungee cords to the frame, we have a guide on bungee cord knots, as well as an array of bungee cord accessories such as hard-wearing steel spiral hooks and more to make your life easier.
Who can use a bungee cord trampoline?
Anyone both young and old can use a bungee cord trampoline. It goes without saying that young children must be supervised, and if you’re a little older, you should ensure you’re in good health and stop jumping when you start to get weary (though this goes for everyone too!).
How to stay safe with a bungee cord trampoline
Safety is of the utmost importance when using a bungee cord with a trampoline. These cords not only enable you to jump pretty high, but also control your descent – reducing the risk of injuries upon landing.
While bungee cords enhance safety, it’s important to reinforce this with a few rules:
Always use a safety net and cover any springs that the trampoline may come with
Only one person should use the trampoline at a time
Avoid performing somersaults or flips without a bungee cord
Children should always be supervised by an adult
Regularly inspect the trampoline and bungee cords for signs of damage
If you have a bungee cord trampoline to use with a harness, be advised that the harness that comes with the bungee cord is designed to raise your centre of gravity. This raises the fun factor by allowing you to do some pretty cool tricks to impress friends and family.
Whether you need a custom bungee cord order or more advice about how our Superflex bungee cords can enhance the fun (and safety!) of your trampoline – feel free to contact us and keep an eye on The Bungee Store blog for more tips and tricks for all things bungee cord.