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Why Springfree Leads the Pack
A trampoline is an investment in your family and your backyard. And when you decide to make that investment, you want to know that it will last.
When you’re looking to purchase a new trampoline, what are the key things to look for to know that you are getting a quality trampoline?
The choice of materials used on a trampoline is really important. You want to know that the product can withstand years of jumping. You don’t want the trampoline components to bend out of shape or rip and tear, compromising the use and safety of the trampoline.
Here in New Zealand, we experience extreme weather conditions, from gale force winds to harsh UV rays. Every component of your Springfree Trampoline has been designed and treated to stand the test of time in our wild weather conditions. We also have a very tight quality control process where every net and mat are assembled and checked prior to packaging.
The level of warranty a company provides is a useful guide as to the quality of each component of the trampoline. Beware, as most companies provide different warranty lengths for different parts of the trampoline so make sure you are clear what is covered and for how long. At Springfree we keep it simple, 10 years on all parts!
A Springfree frame is treated like no other manufacturer on the market! It is made of tubular steel, is fully galvanised inside and out, has a zinc-phosphate pre-treatment, an epoxy primer and gets two coats of a high-performance polyester powder coated finish. Then there is a wax coating added on the inside where the powder coating can’t get to. It also has three layers of rust protection.
Phew. This frame is built to last.
WARRANTY: The Springfree Trampoline frame is covered by a 10 year warranty. This is comparable to other trampoline manufacturers.
The Springfree mat is made from the same material as all trampolines. However, our mats go through a rigorous process of calendering (a finishing process used to smooth and coat textiles). The mat passes a 5,000 hour UV test which is the most rigorous UV test done on materials.
But you’ll find it is the stitching that usually fails on a trampoline mat as it doesn’t have the same UV treatment that a mat does. So Springfree covers the stitching with yellow webbing to provide protection from UV light and also from abrasion from people jumping on it.
Springfree is the only design in NZ to have a Soft-Edge mat. This simply means it eliminates landing on those hard edges, such as springs and the frame. If you kids do land on the edge our engineers have designed a Soft-Edge mat that is 30 times more shock absorbent than pads.
WARRANTY: The Springfree Trampoline mat is covered by a 10 year warranty. Other trampoline manufacturers will only provide up to 5 years warranty on their trampoline mats.
The Safety Net
Our net is flexible and made from a soft-touch knit that is resistant to tearing and doesn’t fray or run. It has a small weave so little fingers can’t get in – which is both a safety feature and assists to keep the integrity of the net. And naturally, it comes with full UV resistance.
WARRANTY: The Springfree Trampoline net and net poles are covered by a 10 year warranty. Other trampoline manufacturers will only provide 1- 3 years warranty on their safety nets.
Our rods are sourced here in NZ, and this is what make the Springfree Trampoline so unique as they take the place of normal springs. They’re made of a high-quality fiber glass composite material, but as this composite material doesn’t normally need to be bent as frequently as a Springfree rod, we’ve had to develop a special recipe so our mat and enclosure rods are flexible and will last the distance.
WARRANTY: The Springfree Trampoline rods are covered by a 10 year warranty. Other trampoline manufacturers will only provide 1-5 years warranty on their springs.
A Culture of Quality
Providing a high-quality product that is safe is our priority. We believe the quality control process is the most important thing when producing our trampolines. As Dr. Keith Alexander, Mechanical Engineer and Creator of Springfree says...
If you don’t have good quality ingredients in your recipe then you’re not going to get a good quality product out the other end. You really have to build a culture that quality is more important than getting finished product out the door fast.
All the engineering and design that has been put into the development of Springfree means that you can leave it outside and enjoy jumping on it all year long, from the harshest summers to the coldest winters. Your trampoline will grow with your family, providing safe, active play for years to come.