Review of Acon Air 4.3 Trampoline with Premium Enclosure
Believe it or not, Acon USA Inc. trampolines are one of the first trampolines that actually have NO SINGLE USER WEIGHT LIMIT (actually it is 800 lbs, but we doubt that any bouncer will be close reaching it).
Thicker and stronger frame & mat, along with ultra durable and long springs are enough to bring confidence for Acon Air to remove weight limit. There’s no question that this is a seriously heavy duty trampoline. So we come to the bigger one – Is Acon Air 14 ft round trampoline worth your money?
Weight limit: 800 lbs, so no weight limit
Model and Size: ACON Air 4.3 – 14ft
Recommended for: Age group 7 – 18
Size options: 10ft, 12ft, 14ft, 15ft
Specifications of ACON Air 4.3 14 ft Round Trampoline
As this trampoline originates from Finland, one of the richest European/Scandinavian countries, trust me when I say that precision and quality of manufacturing process can only be at highest level of excellence.
ACON Air, globaly branded trampoline (had huge help from a fact that it doesn’t have weight limit), is trampoline whose specs are right beside current market leaders: AlleyOOP Power DoubleBounce or SkyBound Stratos, among several others…
Double galvanized 2″ thick steel frame with pipe thickness of .08″, making it incredibly sturdy but also very heavy, so have in mind that moving it is not a simple task.
96 pieces of 8,5″ (21,5cm) heavy gauge steel springs with spring preload of 69N (force of 69 newtons is equivalent to force of 15.5 lb and will certainly give you a lift you need!). To bad they didn’t go with few additional ones, but because of their length real high bounces are possible, but you do need to work for it.
6 cross-sewed polypropylene mat is UV treated and will withstand longer exposures to direct sunlight. Mat is not very thick and according to the tests from Swedish Institute of Technology (performed in 2015) mat had serious issues with v-rings, as when put under 1500 lbs load a lot of V-rings became unusable. Of course, this was on earlier model so we hope this has changed, and we are most certain it had changed on Acon Air 3.4 Black Edition (below) which now has 10 rows of stitching. Bounce itself is average, but due to thickness we haven’t expected anything else, or maybe those springs require a bit heavier tester – you are welcome to let us know your thoughts on it. So for now let’s just say that mat is fine tuned for everyone.
Padding itself is made from 1.2″ thick rubber vinyl coated pad which is almost 14″ wide. Padding looks well constructed and feels very substantial. The vinyl covering on the pad is very heavy and thick and looks like it will withstand all kind of weather conditions. Currently, padding is only available in single color – green.
The enclosure net is really strong and well designed, but is very difficult to fasten it to the mat with the supplied cord. If you have any, we recommend using zip-ties as complete process will be much faster. .. Tension of enclosure is very good, and due to weight of trampoline (240 lbs) is almost impossible to flip it over. And if you still think about safety, be aware that enclosure is connected directly to mat, so it is almost impossible to hit springs or frame itself.
Ends of the tubes should be smoothed as you could pinch yourself when installing the top of the net to the net support tubes.
Manual is fine and assembly is pretty straight-forward, without any complications, but we would recommend going through them before you begin. Use both the written instructions and the pictures, because it’s very easy to make a minor mistake when fitting the enclosure net – and we can assure you, that’s the task you don’t want to do twice!
5 year on frame and 1 year on all other parts.
New model for 2020 – Acon Air 4.3 Black Edition
Unfortunately we still didn’t test 2020 model, due to COVID-19 there is limited availability. But as soon as we get our hands on one of those, we will properly test it and let you know if ACON learned on their mistakes and corrected them, accordingly. Stay tuned regarding 2020 Acon Air Black Edition!