Trampoline Injuries – Vuly Design the Best Choice For Safety
With an astounding one quarter of childhood injuries on play equipment being related to trampolines in Australia alone, it’s important to make the right decision. As cited in this research paper, that was published in 2012, the traditional style of trampoline can result in higher and more severe injury.
One important factor to consider with injuries is that a high percentage related to the collision; more than one child on the trampoline at a time. It is not recommended that there is more than one on a trampoline at a time in order to keep play safe.
The design of trampolines has changed over more recent years and there has been a price tag to match. Even so, I like to compare the price of a quality trampoline that is an ongoing fun activity, to a holiday or general toy spending. It is still a good investment given the hours your kids will be jumping.
I don’t recommend spring trampolines with no enclosure. Further, it is important to look at the overall design of the trampoline to make sure it does have superior safety features. That’s what I love about Vuly Thunder Trampolines. Here is my Vuly Thunder Trampoline review.
My Experience With The Vuly Thunder Trampoline
Yes, I did buy a Vuly Thunder Trampoline and yes I did a LOT of research prior to my purchase. So, you can thank me below by leaving a comment 🙂
I was impressed with the customer service. My Vuly basketball hoop didn’t make delivery as they were sold out prior to Christmas, but they did keep me informed and it wasn’t long until it arrived. Even pre-sale, the service was pretty good.
I was given the number of a couple of people in Melbourne who could undertake the vuly thunder installation and I did decide to get a guy out to install the trampoline. I am glad I did as, even though it is a relatively simple process once you see it in action, it is time consuming and he knew the steps to take rather than me having to read up about what to do. It did involve some bending of the leaf system poles as you can see by the picture I have provided and he did say you needed to know where to bend them.
All up I think it took 2 hours to install it – and this was the large Vuly Thunder trampoline that I got. I have not encountered any issues after installation and the kids love the vuly thunder. I mean REALLY use it. They are on it before school some mornings and even before Breakfast sometimes and then they do use it every night. They even jump on it in the rain.
I know that before I bought the Vuly Thunder Trampoline for my kids for Christmas 2013, that I had a few questions. The price range varies greatly between the spring trampolines and the springfree trampolines. I based my decision to buy a vuly thunder on the following criteria. So, I’ve done the research and hard work for you.
1. What sizes are available?
There are three sizes for the Vuly Thunder Trampoline:
- large (the one I got)
- and extra large
2. What shapes are available?
You can select round, round or, let’s see…ummm……. round. That’s all that is available at the time of writing this post, when it comes to the Vuly Thunder Trampoline so that’s a consideration for where in your yard you put the vuly thunder or if the shape will suit. I’m happy with it being round even though initially I was interested in a rectangular shaped trampoline.
3. What is the bounce like?
The vuly thunder has been designed to have the best bounce of any backyard trampoline. My children and I were highly impressed with the bounce. Generally kids don’t think too much about bounce to comment about it but when my kids first tried the Vuly Thunder, they told me it had the best bounce ever.
It has a unique tapered leaf spring that is different to anything else out there and makes it better than the spring free trampoline, in my opinion.
It is generally not a good idea to have more than one child on a trampoline at any given time as that is when many injuries happen. Vuly does recommend the following:
- medium ideal for big back yards and jumpers of all ages. Jump mat diameter – 2.5m
- large ideal for extra large yards and general family use. Jump mat diameter – 3.2m
- and extra large ideal for huge backyards and general family use. Jump mat diameter – 3.8m
5. Does the trampoline have a safety net or enclosure?
Yes, absolutely and even if you crash into it you won’t hit the poles or hurt yourself on the ground if you fall into it like you can do with cheaper brands. It also boasts the tallest safety net in Australia – to go with that super bounce we talked about and experienced.
The Vuly Thunder has a unique leaf spring system that connects to the mat underneath. There is no need for padding and that can be a saving too as you will not have padding to replace. It is simply the mat lining up with the enclosure net. No springs, no padding in sight. Very impressive!
7. How weather resistant is the net?
Made of super strong Silk Terylene, the Vuly Thunder net is UV-rated and won’t leave grazes like other netting materials.
8. What is the Vuly trampoline price?
Prices do change over time so it may be best to check out the vuly thunder prices here.
9. What about Vuly accessories?
There are 3 accessories (and the bonus games you can play from the printed pictures on the trampoline).
We got the basketball hoop that has a super safe hoop attached and is pre-assembled in the box. You simply clip it onto the top of the pole you choose and start playing. It also comes with a free ball and pump.
The Vuly Tent came free with our purchase. The kids were super excited about this. You do need a tall ladder to put it up on the Vuly Thunder so keep that in mind.
The Vuly Deck is also available but we didn’t get that one – yet!
I found support to be very good and the delivery was pretty fast. I have no complaints. Everything comes with instructions and video instructions are also available which is super handy, and you can do live chat with Vuly if you really need help.
Overall The Vuly Thunder Rocks!
I’m extremely impressed with the Vuly Thunder and I have no regrets about spending the extra to get a good quality trampoline that is the safest trampoline around. Vuly does have another range that is cheaper and it is called the Vuly Classic.
Have you found this review useful? If so, we would love for you to leave a comment below.
Alex’s Mum signing out, so we can get back to playing.