January 8th, 2016
Trampolines continue to rise in popularity, and are a staple item in many Australian backyards. They’re a fun and relatively inexpensive way to get our kids outside and exercising outside of school gym classes and extracurricular activities. Gone, however, are the days when a trampoline surface could be attached to springs, and it would be open for business to the neighbourhood, no matter who came to play. A rise in serious injuries made it plain how unsafe trampolines had become, so trampolines began to evolve. Springs were covered in pads, legs were made sturdier, and even large nets were added to prevent users from bouncing right off the apparatus. All of these changes helped in limiting the number of injuries, but they did not eliminate them completely.