My short bio: I've been working for Springfree Trampoline for the past year, and I have learned more than I ever need to know about trampolines!

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A_Dog_Chasing_Cars54 karma

Has your business being seeing ups and downs, lately?


trampolinegirl12 karma


mrhighside42025 karma

Are bounce houses your arch enemy?

trampolinegirl19 karma

Trampoline parks and spring-based trampolines! Yes! Bounce-nemesis!

Edit: Actually one of my coworkers actually calls spring-based trampolines "Death traps."

hive_worker9 karma

If you dropped a 40lb weight onto a 12 foot trampoline from a height of 10 feet, how high would it bounce? What if we did this on the moon?

trampolinegirl21 karma

Err.... /r/askscience?

p67889 karma

Humans definitely enjoy jumping on a trampoline - what about animals? Is it something that we sort of invented for ourselves, or is there something else to this magic of bouncing on something that other creatures understand as well?

trampolinegirl12 karma

Haha that's a great question. There are definitely tons of videos of bears, dogs..etc. on trampolines. I think I am going to attribute their enjoyment of it to the magic of bouncing. Animals want to have fun as well! :)

trampolinegirl8 karma

I think you're right. Here's some foxes jumping on a trampoline

ERICsoBAD6 karma

What do you think of the big trampoline gyms like Rebounders?

trampolinegirl9 karma

Rebounders are great! Before I worked here, my ex had a rebounder and I would use it every so often. They're great for working out and good for people who have small spaces and want to work out on a trampoline still.

ERICsoBAD6 karma

Haha not the little ones. I meant places like these gyms ...sorry for the confusion.

trampolinegirl15 karma

Ah trampoline parks! I actually don't them because there are very high accident rates at those parks. Lots of kids and adults get hurt. I think even a few people have been paralyzed.

Edit: Actually people have died even.

PM_Me_Cacti_Pics6 karma

Do you get drunk and jump around on the trampolines?

trampolinegirl12 karma

I don't drink! :)


Does spraying water on a trampoline actually help it bounce better?

trampolinegirl11 karma

I have never heard that. I think it would just make it super slippery! TIP: Putting a sprinkler under the trampoline makes it more fun in the summer!

buttmad6414 karma

Don't let springfree hear that! When I last looked at a manual of one maybe 5 years ago it said something like: HOLY SHID DONT MAKE THIS TRAMPOLINE WET OR YOU WILL DIE ALSO IF YOU DO ANYTHING FUN YOU DIE.

trampolinegirl18 karma

Errrr. Take this! Lol! "The views and opinions expressed by the registered users of this thread as well as the views and opinions displayed in this site are not necessarily representative of the views and opinions of individual companies, registered users, nor of the owner and/or administrator of this Web site. Employees and officers of any registered users speaking on this site should not be considered to be speaking for the other company or companies registered, but rather as representing their sole view and opinions. Views and opinions are also subject to change without notice, and the owner and/or the administrator of this site assumes no obligation to update the information in this site or accompanying discussions and the owner and/or the administrator reserves the right, for any reason, in its sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend or interrupt access, in whole or in part, to the site, including its contents, features, or hours of availability without notice."

demiseSH5 karma

How many trampolines do you own? Do you host trampoline parties for your neighbours? Do you have kids?

trampolinegirl4 karma

Haha actually none. My backyard is too small. No kids, I'm single!

RedditRalf3 karma

You say you have learnt more than you need to know about trampolines. Is there any cool facts, or interesting things even some ups and downs of what you do?

trampolinegirl8 karma

Yes! Prior to working for this company I knew nothing about trampolines, they were not on my radar at all (except seeing them on Reddit). After I worked for this company, I found out that traditional spring-based trampolines were very dangerous and that many kids got hurt on them every year. Same with trampoline parks. Our company however manufacturers spring less trampolines and uses rods instead. So also have eliminated gaps in our trampolines so kids can't get an arm or leg stuck in them. I'm fortunate to be working for our company and if I ever get one I will be purchasing one of ours!

Cool fact? A lot of celebrities own our trampolines including Jamie Oliver, J Lo, Adam Sandler? and we gave away trampolines to everyone in the audience on the Ellen Show a few years back.

cannonballrunner3 karma

Other than getting something stuck between the springs, are there other bad things about spring-based trampolines?

trampolinegirl2 karma

I find that the quality with those products just isn't there. They deteriorate quickly and they don't bounce as nicely. Most of them are cheaply made in China. While parts of our trampoline is made in China, we actually own the factories so we have better quality control (and pay a living wage!)

ohcomeonidiot3 karma

I have learned more than I ever need to know

How long had you worked there when you learned just about the right amount of trampoline knowledge you needed?

trampolinegirl3 karma

Haha.. Um... Good question. I think there is always something new that I could learn from this company or any company that I'm at even after many many years!

Wtayjay2 karma

Do any of your clients have a trampoline room in their house?

trampolinegirl7 karma

Yes! I found a picture on Houzz of someone with a trampoline in a room. I was shocked!! Hold on let me find it.

Found it!: link

My_usrname_of_choice2 karma

Are you a kiwi?

trampolinegirl2 karma

No but our inventor Dr. Keith Alexander is a kiwi!

My_usrname_of_choice2 karma

Yea thought so. Had to check. Where are you from then?

trampolinegirl2 karma

Our head office is located in Ontario, Canada! I'm a Canuck! :)

GoldenRemembrance2 karma

How safe are the trampolines? How long do they last? What sort of weather conditions degrade them?

trampolinegirl3 karma

We are the world's safest trampoline. I know customers who have had their trampolines for 10 years and they still use them! Our trampolines can be left outside all year round and are snow resistant, rain resistant, uv resistant etc.!

SRD_Grafter2 karma

I've curious, what are trampolines made out of?

Any nifty perks at the company (such as getting to test out the trampolines or having a stocked fridge)?

trampolinegirl5 karma

Our trampolines are made from double powder coated galvanized steel frames, UV resistant polypropylene nets & mats, composite fiberglass rods.

We always have 4 trampoline set up in the back so that's pretty sweet! Also we have beer-o-clock every Friday! So we all get together and talk about our weeks at 4pm.

Produkt3 karma

You said you don't drink you phony

trampolinegirl4 karma

Haha I usually bring my tea! :)

Ewok_Soap2 karma

Why are the soles of my feet/socks so black when i use my friends trampoline? Is it something rubbing out from the material of the trampoline or is it just dirty as all hell?

trampolinegirl5 karma

Ewww. Sounds like the trampoline is falling apart. Or your feet were really really dirty.

auomkire2 karma

Craziest injury you've seen at your work?

trampolinegirl2 karma

A blister on my foot from my shoes? Haha. I work at the "world's safest trampoline" company, so nothing really happens.

Dead_Toad2 karma

My (not your brand) trampoline got caught by a freak windgust and it flipped over for the first time in the 5 years I've had it.

The frame is bent in two sections and three of the poles for the screen are bent. If this happened to one of your customers would you be able to send them replacement parts? If so, how much would it cost?

trampolinegirl2 karma

Wow. Our frame is made from double powder coated galvanized steel. I have never heard of that happening to one of our units, so I don't think this would have happened to you! :)

AlasdairOfReddit2 karma

Would you ever consider adding 'BOING' sound effects to your trampolines? This is essential information.

trampolinegirl8 karma

Our trampolines already make a natural BOING sound! :)

mugglesnuffin2 karma

Is it true they were originally called Jumpolines until some Redditor's mother used it ?

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EricT592 karma

You wouldn't happen to be located in Issaquah Wa would you?

trampolinegirl2 karma

No, I'm in Canada, but we have a store there with an awesome store manager Mike!

CapturedForLife2 karma

I'm going to buy a trampoline for my kids for the holidays. Any chance to get a discount? I really like our design but they are pricey.

trampolinegirl2 karma

We're offering a free basketball hoop right now with purchase! If you are in the states, you also get free shipping.

CapturedForLife1 karma

Thanks. What do you have to say about this review?

trampolinegirl1 karma

That website (trampoline safety) and this video were actually made by a competitor. You can see the adult in the video jump very hard on the edge to get the carrot to snap which is an unrealistic way for people to use trampolines. I'm not going to call them out, but we know we're the world's safest and we hope that people will be able to make the smarter choice! :)

centrumsilver11 karma

How safe is the outside of the trampoline using these rods? If my kids are playing on the outside of the trampoline or kids are running around doing other things on the outside there is a potential to get hurt because of the rods not being protected. We all know kids love to put their hands where they don't belong.

Also, looking on your webpage the net seems to really be elastic. How easy would it be to fall all the way to the ground if and adult were jumping into it?


trampolinegirl1 karma

Sorry are you asking about the Springfree trampoline or traditional spring based trampolines?

Our nets are very flexible! The mat in the middle can hold different weights, but my coworker who's like 6ft+ and 150 pounds+ doesn't event touch the ground when he realllly jumps on it. This guide might help you! It has the jumper weight ratings for each trampoline.

centrumsilver11 karma

Thanks for the info on the nets! I'm a little over 200 hopefully it will be safe for me too if we order one :)

I was talking about the Springfree, the rods specfically in this picture, rods because there isn't anything protecting it my wife and I were worried about the kids getting themselves or hand caught in there. Do you guys have anything that would protect against that?

Again, thanks for doing this :)

trampolinegirl1 karma

Yes, our trampolines are made for adults too! :) It's really great for exercise for both adults and kids.

We don't have anything that acts as a cover around the rods currently, but the rods are designed so that they aren't suppose to pinch the frame. Unless you are really jumping on the veryyyy edge of the trampoline, that is unlikely to happen.

I think your kids would love this for Christmas! But make sure you factor in time for shipping and installation.

Catabung1 karma

What did it feel like like to get a Red Dot award?

trampolinegirl2 karma

It was very exciting! It made us feel very fancy!

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trampolinegirl1 karma

Good question. I'm not sure, but I know with our company people have said it's a "softer", better, and quieter bounce.

I've actually never been on a death trap! :)

technicalityNDBO1 karma

Does everyone at work just call them "tramps"? I'd imagine it'd be exhausting saying trampoline all of the time.

trampolinegirl1 karma

Haha yes some people at work definitely call them "tramps". It always makes me laugh.

AndyPubIrish-1 karma


trampolinegirl2 karma

I'm a girl!

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trampolinegirl2 karma

Where would you even put that puppy?

ohcomeonidiot-2 karma

He'd put it on the trampoline in his apartment of course!

trampolinegirl2 karma

Our trampolines are huge!! He would have to eat on it, sleep on it, shower on it.

karmanaut-19 karma

Can you please provide some proof that you work there?

trampolinegirl7 karma

Can I PM you proof?

trampolinegirl4 karma