Rectangular trampolines can be loads of fun. Those who start off with round trampolines will eventually want to switch to rectangular trampolines. They are more common amongst athletes, such as cheerleaders, gymnasts, snowboarders, basketball players, wakeboarders, etc. Unlike round trampolines, rectangle trampolines have a more consistent bounce throughout the entire mat. The springs will stretch and pull, depending on whichever part of the mat gets the most tension. Because of the consistent bounce throughout the mat, trampoline competitions are always done on rectangle trampolines. Many athletes of all sports, both amateurs and professionals, will train on rectangle trampolines to build endurance, coordination and agility. Rectangular trampolines MUST have at least a 3.0 mm frame thickness, otherwise, the bounce will not be optimized. Also, if you’re ever tight on space, rectangular trampolines are much easier to fit in tight corners.
Round trampolines are very recreational and lots of fun. Lots of novice bouncers always start off with round trampolines, because they’re more inexpensive and more common. Round trampoline bounces are different from rectangle trampolines because of the center gravity point. Anytime when there is tension on the mat, all the springs will stretch and pull, gravitating the jumper back to the center.
We purchased our Super-Fun trampoline almost 20 years ago, and
by far, this was the best investment we ever made for our 5 children.
It has been used almost daily, year round, for the entire time that
we’ve owned it by our kids, neighbourhood kids, and now our