Choosing Between Rectangular vs. Square Trampoline

Posted February 15, 2013 by admin in Tips & Advices

I want a rectangular trampoline. No…Wait! I want a square trampoline.


Trampolines have  become very popular training equipment among numerous families, training enthusiasts and gymnasts . You can find several people in your neighbourhood having one in their backyard. Having  a trampoline at home can help you and your family (especially kids) to play and exercise in good & healthy way. Also, you can keep your eye on them as they are having fun close to you and their home (this goes for smaller children). For gymnasts it is essential piece of equipment helping them to achieve perfection on new tricks and new moves . As rectangular and square trampolines are being considered as professional trampolines we will try to review and see which one really is better.

Advantages of bouncing on trampoline

Bouncing on the trampoline is very healthy for your kid because while jumping they move every muscle in their body, improving their stamina, balance and gymnastic skills. If you can’t persuade them to stop watching TV and go out for a walk, you’ll surely find it easier convince them to get off the couch to play on the trampoline.
As there is many types and sizes of trampoline you can find on the market (round, rectangular, square, octagonal, springless, mini or water trampolines) and each one of them has it`s advantages it is essential to reasearch what you really need! Click here for more information about types of trampolines.

 

Which trampoline to buy? Choice based on several factors:

1. Age and weight of bouncer
2. Their current bouncing skills
3. Size of backyard (. For instance, if you have limited space in your yard, it may be ideal for you to get a square trampoline instead of a rectangular trampoline or a round trampoline) / depth of water (when thinking about water trampoline)
4. Budget
5. Planned use – what do you need trampoline for? Training or “fun time”?

 

While most people buy first round trampoline on clearance sale this just may not be good enough. Round trampoline are good for beginners and smaller kids, but with bounce height and mat quality they are not even near to other square and rectangular ones.


A lot of people confuses square trampoline with a rectangular trampoline. You may say that the difference is pretty obvious, but still a lot of people mistakes  square trampoline with a rectangular trampoline. And these two are very different not just in shape but also when it comes to the quality of the bounce as rectangular trampolines are considered the best when it comes to bounce height!

Comparing the springs:

The springs on square trampolines are made in a crisscross pattern. These crisscross patterns provide a harder bounce because of the distance between the springs. Thus if you don’t want your kids to bounce too high, this may be an ideal option for you as every time you jump on it, you get the same height in bounce. For the well-being of your family, you always want to look at this factor as a safety precaution. Kids are unable to control the force that they apply with each jump so a trampoline that prevents them from flying off its boundaries is the safest option. If you are still unsure of this safety mechanism, then you can always add a square trampoline enclosure to avoid any falls.
Most rectangular trampolines gives you a higher, uncontrollable bounce and it mostly preferred by gymnasts and athletes.

But then again, the quality of the bounce will also depend on the brand, materials used, the build quality, age & skills of jumper and many other factors!

How much space do you need?

One of the main reasons to buy a square trampoline vs rectangular trampoline is size of your back-yard. Square trampolines are great as they do not waste much space, and if you have smaller yard it may most important reason to purchase a square trampoline.
Square trampolines are available in variety of sizes, so you should not have problems choosing one that fits your needs.

For rectangular trampolines you can not have enough space. With sizes from 4×11 ft17x15ft it is real back-yard filler! When planning where to place it always consider about 3 ft more space allaround the trampoline, just to comply with safety standards.

For more “Trampoline Safety” advice please click here.

 

Our opinion is that square trampoline is better than rectangular, but only in several cases. Square trampolines are  combining the best ‘sides’ of the round and rectangle trampoline. It is both safe and spacious, making it a good ground for child play and for performing exercises. On other side, rectangular trampolines will give higher bounce making it perfect for gymnasts and other semi-pro athletes but with much more need for space. Also, as they are mostly used with proffesionals they are a bit more expensive but with better parts.

If you have decided that these square shaped trampolines are what you need, then you can check out square trampolines for sale in multiple online stores that sell trampolines of different types and sizes (please read out product reviews if you are think about purchasing one). Remember that good quality trampoline will ensure your child’s safety! Do your research wisely to  find out which of many trampolines on the market would be the right one for you and your family.

 

 Want to try it before you buy it? Visit trampoline park! Click here for list of trampoline parks in your area.

 

Also, check out this videos to get more information/better insights into desired trampoline:

Square trampoline video:

 


Rectangular trampoline video: