Trampolines made the news recently. There’s a new record for the number of people who can work out on trampolines at one time. It’s 310 people, and the record was set in Manhattan on June 11. The 310 people working out simultaneously were using individual mini-trampolines.
Your 15-foot Skywalker trampoline with the Stay-put safety enclosure isn’t going to give you enough room to invite the Guinness people in to verify a new record, but it’s pretty large and has a lot of jumping room.
Before you bring your trampoline home, you’ll need to check a couple of things. One, make sure you have enough room in your yard. A trampoline of this size is large enough to set family records for keeping your whole crew entertained. So before you buy, measure the space that the trampoline will occupy to ensure it will fit safely without being obstructed by tree limbs or other structures.
Delivery of the 15-Foot Skywalker Trampoline
You can expect two large boxes for the delivery, each weighing over 100 pounds. The boxes are large, so whether you’re picking up your trampoline or having it delivered, you’ll need help carrying it to your car or backyard.
Skywalker Trampoline Assembly
Thanks to the easy-to-follow instructions, assembling your Skywalker is fairly simple and straightforward. You can make it a group project and invite your neighbors to help in exchange for some bounce time.
Fortunately, there aren’t any ropes to thread, so putting the trampoline together isn’t difficult. The Stay-put enclosure’s gap-free design attaches the netting directly to the jump mat. The enclosure net is made with woven UV-protection material, giving it protection against the summer sun.
The enclosure net comes attached to the jumping mat, so that’s one part of the assembly process you won’t have to worry about. Trampoline assembly takes two to three hours, but it’s likely to take longer without instructions. Veterans of the assembly process advise new owners to fasten the tall bars to the safety net first and then to the trampoline frame. You’ll need to put up the enclosure bars before you install the springs because the enclosure loops need to align with the bars at a specific location.
The fact that the bars are tall is actually reassuring, because it means that your kids won’t fall out of the net. When you’re lining up assembly volunteers, this is where having a tall helper comes in handy, to reach the top to tie the net.
After you’ve fastened the bars to the net and assembled the bars to the frame, you’re ready to assemble the 96 springs that will attach the jumping pad to the frame. The safety net is designed to fasten at each of those springs in order to eliminate gaps between it and the mat, to keep jumpers from falling off.
Durability and Quality
The 15-foot model comes with a durable, heavy-duty, rust-resistant, galvanized steel frame. The interlocking T-brackets give the trampoline added strength at each joint to prevent the frame from twisting. The six W-shaped legs provide added stability.
Weather has no mercy on your outdoor equipment. That’s not only during the winter, but under the relentless summer sun as well, which can take its toll on the spring pad.
Some customer reviews complained that after one winter, the padding faded and tore. An easy fix if your padding tears is to use blue duct tape to make the repair. If you live in a windy area, you may need to stake the trampoline to secure it. To be on the safe side, disassemble the trampoline during the winter and store it away.
On the other hand, some owners reported that the 15-foot Skywalker lasted multiple years and withstood the brutal Midwestern weather, including winter snow and spring storms. Trampoline owners who live in climates, ranging from above-100-degree summers to snowy, sub-zero temperatures winters, report that their trampoline withstood the elements quite well.
But weather might not be the only culprit. Some customers mentioned that the foam sleeve padding on the uprights melted shortly after assembly. Contact the company when you have problems like this with your trampoline.
Trampoline Safety Tips
– Only one person should jump on the trampoline at a time. But if two kids are jumping together, make sure that they’re equally matched in height and weight.
– Make sure that no jumping takes place unsupervised. An adult should always be present during trampoline play.
What You’ll Love About Your Skywalker Trampoline
Because the safety enclosure attaches directly to the mat, jumpers don’t have to worry about falling on the spring assembly. This also minimizes your risk of spraining your ankle.
The trampoline has a weight capacity of 200 pounds, so everyone – from kids to adults – can comfortably and safely take turns jumping.
The trampoline isn’t just for jumping. Thanks to the netting, kids can also sleep on it when they’re camping out.
Your kids will spend more time playing outside, getting plenty of exercise and Vitamin D.
Buying a trampoline is a lifestyle-changing purchase.
A customer who noticed that the fabric on the pad had ripped, leaving the pad exposed, contacted the company’s customer service department. He submitted a report on the condition of the pad and received a free replacement pad a few days later, thanks to excellent customer service.
The Skywalker trampoline costs less than $400, making it a bargain for the amount of entertainment and activity you and your family will enjoy. So, when you buy the Skywalker, you’re investing in family fun.