Trampoline accessories are items used to augment, in a secondary manner, to the usage, safety or functionality of the trampoline.
They are expendable equipment that can be fixed in place or attached to a trampoline but which may be detached without impairing the trampoline or affecting its basic function.
Categories of Trampoline Accessories
There are lots of good accessories but I’ve categorized them into 3
Safety Accessories: Ladder, safety nets, shoe bag, anchor kit, safety skirt, etc
Gaming Accessories: Volleyball Net, Trampoline Tent, Trampoline Game and Party Pak, Trampoline Bounceboard, Basketball hoop, etc
Maintenance Accessories: Trampoline cover, wind stakes, spring pads, etc
Some Accessories You Can Buy
Here are some trampoline toys or accessories you can buy to add some fun and safety to your kid’s trampolining experience.
Trampoline ladder: Helps kids safely go onto and exit a trampoline. Get a sturdy and adjustable trampoline ladder.
Trampoline tents: For sun shed
Trampoline basketball net/hoop or backboard hoop: If your kids want to learn how to dunk and perform other basketball skills this accessory is for you. Trampoline basketball is common these days.
Trampoline covers: To protect your trampoline from harsh weather and keep it dry. It protects the springs from rusting and weathering.
Trampoline toys or games: To add some fun to trampolining you can get some games. Some of which are bouncing air catch, piggy in the middle, musical bounce, trampoline whispers, castle attack, poison ball, crack the egg, etc
Trampoline enclosures: This is an important safety accessory.
Frame pad/Spring pad: This is a protective cover, a safety accessory. It protects the user from landing or hitting hard on metal surfaces.
Trampoline bed or mat: It’s one of the most important parts of a trampoline. The mat or bed is used for other things apart from jumping. Get a trampoline bed that fits well your trampoline.
Trampoline storage bag or shoe bag: Used for storing loose items while jumping. It keeps your yard tidy. It’s usually attached to a trampoline skirt.
Trampoline clubhouse: It transforms a trampoline to a clubhouse.
Trampoline safety skirts: This is an important safety accessory that helps to keep toddlers, pets or other objects under the trampoline while in use.
Trampoline anchor kit or safety stake: It’s for tying down a trampoline to prevent it from straying away while in use. It secures the trampoline to the ground from strong winds. It increases safety and peace of mind.
And some others.
Buying Tips for Best and Quality Trampoline Accessories
There are lots of stores and places you can buy any trampoline accessory of your choice. The issue is getting the right and quality one. Trampolining can be very risky with the wrong accessories. Accessories are supposed to make a trampoline fun and most importantly safe but with the wrong or bad accessory, you make it a death trap for our kids and family.
Know Exactly What You Want: For every accessory, you may want there are varieties of it. You’ll find that there are various brands, sizes, colors, shapes, and quality. Check to be sure of the size and shape that best fits your trampoline. The color you want or your kids prefer, or the one that goes with your trampoline.
You may also check for the brand. It’s best to get the accessories brand of your trampoline. If your trampoline brand is X go for X brand of accessories if possible. Ensure you go for the quality proven that a lot of trampoline injuries happen because of bad accessories.
Use Only Trusted Stores: Buy your accessories from company stores or company accredited stores. There are several third-party stores out there that are accredited by the product manufactures. You can buy from them.
Buy From Where You Bought Your Trampoline: If you’re happy with your trampoline then why not go back there to buy your accessories if they have what you want.
Trampoline pole caps: These pole caps are for the top of trampoline enclosure poles.
Do They Offer Guarantee: A manufacturer that trusts his accessory should be able to give at the very least a one year guarantee. Go for those with some guarantee, get value for your money.
What are Other Customers Saying: Check for reviews and recommendations from others who have used the store’s products. Though it’s easy to buy reviews these days but they are one way to know what you’re in for. You could ask colleagues, friends, neighbors or loved ones who have bought the same thing you need for a recommendation.
These tips will help you get the right accessory for your trampoline.
Terkura Vincent is a Trampoline Safety Advocate and CEO of Casdale Trampoline Safety Centre. Our passion is to see families enjoy trampoline with utmost safety. You can help us do this by sharing the articles with other families that use trampoline.
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