Col39 posted this on Aug 20, 2012
Excellent customer service, good quality product.
The padding is water resistant but not waterproof (I didn’t know there was a difference between the two terms), suggest OZ trampoline make it waterproof for future products.
We get an enormous amount of comments from our customers on the quality of the trampolines and the parts we sell. We spend a large part of our day researching trampoline parts and also the materials that would be suitable that will last in the Oz outdoors.
Trampoline pads are one such area that we have gone past the norm in producing a trampoline pad that will be made to last and why it is important to check the finer details of any ad first before purchasing.
Any item that will be outdoors in the weather 24/7 will deteriorate over time but using the wrong material will hasten this.
Below is a picture that would be common to many readers trampoline pads that are falling apart. The reason they are falling apart is that the material used is called a PE material which is similar to a tarpaulin material and if you have ever left a tarp outside for a few months you know they will not last.
When you see a trampoline at very cheap prices it will most often have this material and come with a 3 month warranty (why bother) so the hope is that you buy the cheap trampoline and in 6 months time you are back buying the parts again from the company that sold you the trampoline in the first place.
Thus starting a cycle of every 12-18 months you are purchasing trampoline pads and nets from the same company.
It is similar to buying a cheap printer and then having to pay more for the ink when it runs out than what you paid for the printer.
Trampoline companies have started to progress and have moved into a PVC material the top side of their pads but then place the cheaper PE material on the bottom side. Although the PE material it doesn’t get the sun on them still fall apart due to the constant dampness that occurs underneath the pads as the material will seep water into them.
The material on top while an improvement is still not the best PVC material you can use. You can tell the pads that use a lower grade PVC material as it has a checker pattern on it like the picture here.
If you look closer at the pictures in the ads selling trampolines or trampoline pads you can see the checks on the pads.
Yes it will last longer than the PE material but over the course of 1-2 years they will start to fall apart.
When we started Oz Trampolines we first developed our motto: Trampoline Parts made to last in the harsh Oz Climate.
With this in mind we developed trampoline parts that are stronger than have been developed before. Our Trampoline pads for instance we use a PVC material that is 3 times the strength of the PVC others use.
The blue has started to fade slightly but the material itself is as strong as the day they were taken out of the box. We expect these to last a good 6-7 years even longer if you wipe the pads down monthly taking care to ensure all dirt is removed from the seams.
Oz Trampolines Trampoline Cleaner is ideal for this.
So why most companies have been forced to increase the quality of their trampoline pads to a PVC material, why do they insist to use the PE or tarpaulin material on the trampoline net sleeves?
Once again in 12 months time the material would of shredded making the net useless. This can be easily spotted as the sleeves will be black unlike Oz Trampolines nets that are made from PVC material.
Our aim is to have the longest lasting trampolines available and if you have any questions regarding your trampoline or any of the parts on it please feel free to call any of our friendly and knowledgeable staff on 1300 393 004 . If we can’t help you we will happily tell you who can.
May 1st 2011 sees the launch of Oz Trampolines full trampoline kits and when we say full kits we mean it, with a range of extras at no extra cost included in each kit. We have taken 12 months to research the trampolines to ensure that the trampolines we sell will have the same high quality parts we sell individually. The only part we didn’t sell was the trampoline frame so this was the main area we focused on as we knew the rest of the parts will last in the Oz climate.
Our frames are built from a double galvanised steel frame that is 1.5mm thick. Each join is also screwed in to ensure no movement occurs. Backed by a 5 year warranty we provide peace of mind to parents that your children can have hours of fun every day in a safe environment.
As we mentioned before when we sell a trampoline we include everything, our trampolines will come not only with the spring safety pads, enclosure net and ladder but we will also include the following at no extra charge
Prices star for an 8ft trampoline at $295 plus delivery with 4 sizes to choose from, 8, 10, 12 or 14ft.
Over the next few weeks we will talk about each part of the trampoline and what you need to look for when buying a trampoline
We have also attached an information sheet on our trampolines that can be downloaded by clicking here
Rectangular Trampolines Pads in the past have been a real issue to supply due to the large number of different size trampolines on the market. 6 months ago Oz Trampolines developed a world first in trampoline pads, a pad that can be custom fitted to any rectangular trampoline. The way this works is that we supply you with a 12 meter roll of padding, this padding is different to normal padding as there is a small section in the pads every 30 cms that has no pads just material so the pads can be cut. Simply roll out the pads along your trampoline frame and cut the padding off once you reach the end of the frame. Each section of padding has elastic ties stitched to it so you can then attach the trampoline pads to the frame. Repeat this same process for the 3 other sides and in a matter of 10 minutes your trampoline can be safely used again.
The trampoline pads are made to the highest quality standards, using 550g PVC material,the same as we use on our round trampoline pads, a quality material that no one else in Australia uses. We also have our standard 12 month warranty with the option for $15 to upgrade to 2 years that will cover you from any weather damage or manufacturing faults in that time. The longest warranty in Australia as we know our trampoline parts are tough and will last in the Oz climate.
We are currently developing a rectangular safety net that will fit any rectangular trampoline so look out for that part once it hits the market. If you have any questions regarding the rectangular trampoline pads feel free to call us on 03 5222 4440 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trampoline pads are not all the same despite what you may read on the internet. The type of and the quality of material that trampoline pads are made of differ remarkably and as the product will be most likely be out in the sun all day every day it is important to get all the information of the parts you can get.
The outside of the trampoline pads are the most important material to consider. The first style trampoline pads were made of a PE material similar to a tarpaulin material. If you have ever left a tarp out in the weather you know that it doesn’t last more than a few months with the rain and the sun. Trampoline pads soon moved to a PVC material that has a better resistance to the weather. We have looked around at other companies selling trampoline pads and have seen that although they are using a PVC material they are using a lower grade PVC material of 310grams. After much testing of the different materials we decided on the 510 gram PVC material for the outer layer. This makes the trampoline pads similar to a gymnastic mat in look and feel. It also means that they will last longer in the Australian conditions than any other pad on the market today. While most other companies will offer a 3 month warranty Oz Trampolines have a 1 year warranty and the option to extend this to 2 years for $15. This will cover you from any manufacturing or weather damage that occurs to the pads in this time frame, no questions asked. With sales all around Australia of our trampoline parts we know that in severe heat or cold rainy conditions the trampoline pads have been designed and made tough to last. If you have any questions of our trampoline pads feel free to call us on 03 5222 440 or visit our website at www.oztrampolines.com.au