The Ultimate Trampoline Springs.
Dave Ross. Rebound Products Founder.
Revised May, 2018.
The second most important performance factor for a trampoline is the springs. We believe we make the best springs available. Certainly they are the most carefully researched, most commonly emulated and most expensive to make.
Many, many hours of design and research, meticulous attention to detail and tests with many prototypes have resulted in an excellent understanding of what is required to produce a top quality trampoline spring. Most of our unique quality features, cannot be seen with the naked eye.
One you can see is a safety feature. The hooks have been squeezed to move the sharp end of the wire inward in case you fall through the springs. Another is the tapered ends. This makes the hooks stronger and mitigates against the ends of the spring stretching out due to high speed loading when an athlete lands near a spring. This is no secret.
Rebound Products bothers to make the best springs we can. The features you can’t see have not been copied, so we won’t tell you about those!
At the 1996 and 2007 World Championships they proved that they are the best lasting springs ever supplied to a World Trampoline championships! Test of fire. Passed.
Trampoline springs were our first product, and were developed for standard spacing and commonly available frames and beds. Hence they can be used on trampolines worldwide. The lifetime is excellent. They weigh a bit more than other common competition springs. They maintain tension well and give a bit smoother bottom, ideally complementing the low air resistance of our string bed.
Our springs were instrumental in smoothing the bounce of common competition springs, which means the feel and direction of throw now is almost identical to all competition springs worldwide. They are a good investment anytime, having saved some Clubs thousands of dollars.
Since 2007 competition trampolines have grown more powerful, athletes are jumping higher and wearing the springs out faster. As our springs were already made to withstand longer stretch they still hold up well. Rebound Products makes the only trampoline spring that can stand up to the demands of a wall trampoline.
In 2014 after additional research we revised our springs to be slightly heavier to ensure we keep our superior lifetime with the more demanding performance requirements of today’s athletes and equipment. The smooth bounce has been retained.
We were also the original producer of corner springs, which were designed to make trampolines much safer when an athlete lands near the edges or, more noticeably, in the corners of a bed. Corner springs are now in used on every competition trampoline. Our beds should be used with 12 corner springs. Web beds with corner rings use 8 corner springs, but are slightly safer with 12. This is one example of how Rebound Products has been leading competition trampoline development and safety Worldwide.
Rebound Products has used our knowledge to also custom design the best possible springs for mini-tramps, double mini-tramps and power tracks.