Types of trampolines and what should you buy

Trampolines can be great fun options for families: kids, adults and even the pets (except cats which really dislike trampolines, dogs seems to like to the whole experience of bouncing their bellies on the rubber surface and even rolls around with their legs bent in the air). However, providing your family with the best trampoline isn’t an easy task. A regular buyer walking in a store can be confused with the huge collection of trampolines in different shapes, price ranges and size. Lots of people are too busy to spend any time combing through the varieties and pick the best trampoline for their families.

Fortunately, you don’t even need to research about them. All you need to do is to read this brief review and by the time you will be done with it, you will be certain which type of trampoline to pick next time you stop at the store. Here are the types of trampolines and what should you buy:


The rebounder

The rebounder is the smallest type of trampolines and it is often referred to as a mini trampoline. They can be installed outdoors and used by one person. In most cases, it tends to be used for medical purposes by people who are keen about elevating their heart-rate through vigorous exercises. If you have been watching exercise videos then you’ve probably seen The Rebounder already.

You can buy the rebounder if you are looking for a single person exercising platform or a compact trampoline that can be quickly dismantled fast and hidden in a closet or under your bed.

Olympic/Professional Trampolines

These are bigger trampolines designed to provide athletes a maximum and immense power performance platform. Athletes who require great propulsion exercises and high energy workouts would rather swing on this pleasurable piece of rubber than spend long hours in the gym. This line of trampolines was designed with The Olympics in mind. As a result, it is the most expensive (costs $10,000) professional trampoline out there. Sadly, is not recommended for family use since its increased power performance setting is tuned for professional athletes, not a family and their pets trying to have a good time. If you are a professional athlete keen for winning high energy track events, this is a trampoline for you.

Recreational backyard trampolines

This is the most common type of trampolines recommended for families. They are the classic type of trampolines which the baby boomers can recall bouncing on them in their pre-teen years. They have been around for a long time in which safety and the general fun factor has significantly been improved with technology making them more family friendly.

The quality of this line of trampolines varies depending on the manufacturer. For this reason, it is a great idea to check out your favorite manufactures materials and the general design of the trampoline. Regardless of the target group and purpose, trampolines come in two shapes: rectangular and circular. Circular trampolines are more popular because they give an unrestricted area of play unlike the rectangular one with their sharp corners which some people find to be too restrictive.