Review of BouncePro 15′ Square Trampoline
Weight limit: 220 lbs. (100kg)
Our Rating: (3.7 / 5)
Recommended Age: 6 and up
We are already acquainted with BouncePro and what we’ve seen is pretty good. In this case we’re dealing with a square trampoline. Due to a dearth of good square trampolines, we were very excited about this unit.
You won’t be a square if you get this one. The plastic parts are a nice shade of blue with shiny silver metal parts and a black mat. It’s not as exciting as, say, the Vuly Thunder or ACON Rectangle, but you don’t have to win the lottery to buy this one either. Oh, and it’s square-shaped obviously, so that’s refreshing.
Frame & Enclosure
The frame sports 2.4 in galvanized steel tubing (rust-free). The legs (four in total) are made from 3 distinct steel tubes and they are connected to the frame with the manufacturer’s patented welded plate system. It adds rigidity and stability to the trampoline.
This is necessary because unlike the round trampoline, a square trampoline does not encounter an even distribution of loads so some critical points must be reinforced. Correspondingly, the weight limit is disappointingly low when compared to a round trampoline – only 220 lbs. That’s still fine for one adult, though!
The enclosure is fine. The poles are foam-padded and the enclosure mesh is run-of-the-mill, but it does the job. There have been reports of poles breaking really quickly, though. There is a round pole, called ‘SteelFlex’, that runs around the top of the netting to keep the netting firm and taut. It’s a good safety addition, along with the netting attaching onto the mat and keeping the springs outside the enclosed space.
There are no extras such as ladders. The trampoline itself is higher than most other units; bear this in mind if you have smaller children, as they could need help getting on and off the trampoline.
There is an upside to the square shape. You get about 15 percent more jumping surface than with round trampolines (though how much of it is actually usable is another matter). At first, the trampoline is quite stiff but after bouncing for a while, it settles in nicely.
The bounce is excellent thanks to its square shape (it’s more staggered and gentler) and its 104 metal springs. If you’re used to round trampolines, it could take you a while to get used to the feel of a square-shaped unit. It’s not for everyone. The bounce is not as high as with the round units, but it is comfortable and even less stressful on the joints. It is especially recommended for children, as it’s simply safer. Gymnasts won’t like this unit as there’s not enough bounce for backflips or somersaults.
The spring pads and the mat are made of heavy duty materials and are UV-resistant. However, the spring pad is the weakest link since it is prone to tearing and breaking fast.
The assembly is simple and quick thanks to simple and well-written instructions. The trampoline arrives in three large boxes and looks intimidating; but the setup takes two hours at most. Make sure to secure it with trampoline stakes in case your area experiences severe weather. The trampoline is large and strong winds could move or damage it.
The parts are easily available from third-party retailers, however they can be quite pricey.
Some have had trouble contacting customer service and getting repairs for their trampolines.
We’d advise you to consider any repair beyond the dead on arrival complaints within the 90-day warranty period as a bonus.
- Good shape
- Nice enclosure
- Soft bounce
- Shoddy customer service
- Safety pads prone to breaking