Review of SkyWalker 9×15 ft Rectangle Trampoline with Enclosure, Basketball Hoop & Ladder
SkyWalker Trampolines are well known and established brand, for who you’ve definitely heard of. This model is a recreational trampoline best used for semi-pro gymnasts training sessions but can also be used for every day kids activities, from jumping to playing games, Skywalker 9x15ft covers it all. But, most important question is still opened – Is it good? Let’s get to review!
Weight limit: 250 lbs (115kg)
Recommended for: Age 10+
Skywalker 15×9 ft Rectangular Trampoline Specifications
Frame consists of thick galvanized iron steel supported by 4 W shaped legs, set in V formation on the edges. As it feels sturdy enough for recreational bouncing, we have a feeling that 5-6 legs (shorter main frame legs and additional ones in the middle) would make a huge difference regarding shaking while jumping. As a quick fix, trampoline anchor kit can be used. All joints of the frame are extra secured with T-sockets which ensures structural integrity of trampoline frame.
Total jumping size of mat is 7 x 13 ft, which will give you total of 96 sq. ft of jumping space, which is not a lot, but this is what you get when netting is connected directly to mat. Yes, it is safer but you will get less space.
Bounciness is only slightly better than on round trampolines and it is crucial that you have on mind some differences about jumping on round vs rectangular trampolines – round trampolines will always direct you to the center of the mat while rectangular will not, you’ll really have to control where to land, so be cautious while performing flips and stunts on your new trampoline. For differences between shapes check: Rectangular vs round trampolines
There is total of 76 springs which are 7.5″ long. Also, 12 of those springs are extra wide (1.25″ in diameter, rest is 1″) and should be placed at specific pressure spots around the mat. Whole idea of those “additional” springs is to provide extra lift, and as we were not totally happy with it, question is how much those springs really help. We expected more out of it!
Enclosure & Pad:
Enclosure is connected directly on the mat V ring, so there is no way to hit the springs of trampoline – technology patented by Skywalker and called “Stay Put“. Entrance is secured with a zipper. Enclosure poles are also padded with soft foam so chance of being hurt when hitting poles is minor. Total measures of trampoline are 15’L x 9’W x 9’6″H (with enclosure)!
Trampoline pad is made from UV resistant PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and it’s half an inch thick. It comes in two L-shaped sections.
- Good !”no-gap” patented enclosure!
- Mat is good but not quite bouncy. Maybe a bit longer springs would do the trick. We hope that at SkyWalker they work on next-gen trampoline model to rule the trampoline world… Anyways, 0.1 points of the chart…sorry.
- Thick frame. Legs do lower a point or two but frame is actually really good. Add some legs and there is perfect trampoline.
- Bad assembly manual. Some steps will be a bit difficult to follow. But once you get it, it should be easy to follow. Complete assembly requires around 3 – 3.5hrs and requires your wife or best friend! 🙂 Warm sunny day also required!
- Bounce could be better…
- 6W legs would really come handy.
Warranty on trampoline frame is 3 years while all other parts have 1 year warranty. But when it comes to SkyWalker we know this trampoline will last much longer.
Assembly manual can be downloaded here, and really good assembly video you can watch below, which we encourage as you’ll get good insights about the size!