How to Build an Exercise Trampoline How to Build an Exercise Trampoline
Building an exercise trampoline will provide a great source of outdoor recreation for your family and friends. Apart from the sheer fun, jumping on a trampoline strengthens muscles while allowing you to share good times with others.
Building an exercise trampoline is an easy do-it-yourself project, thus giving you the opportunity to involve your family in its assembly, a task that requires minimal stills.
Considering that building the trampoline is quite exciting, you may be tempted to begin assembly without reading the instructions. This would be a mistake. Take the time to read the instructions thoroughly and to gather your tools before you begin. This preparation will lead to a safer installation done according to manufacturer’s specifications.
Step 1 - Choosing the Right Spot
The right place for the trampoline should be a location that can be easily monitored to check on small children. Consider safety as a priority. Take into account the size of the trampoline compared to the space available. Check whether there are any hanging branches that are in the way, whether there are rocks in the perimeter of the base or whether walls are in the vicinity. Ensure the ground is level. This will make installation easier and quicker.
Step 2 - Sorting the Parts
Unpack the contents of the box, ensuring everything is accounted for according to the manufacturer. Read the instructions prior to assembly, ensuring to retain any stickers held in the box. One of the stickers, which is not to be overlooked and which is imperative that you attach, is the one which indicates that the trampoline is not to be used when wet.
Step 3 - Assemble the Frame
Pick out the frame parts and begin assembling the circular frame, which will later take the springs and mat. Ask a member of your family or friend to help you insert all joints of the framework. Using a rubber mallet, hit the joints securely making sure they lock in tightly.
Next, according to the model, either clip or screw in the legs. Ask your assistant to help you. Attach a leg to one side while your assistant attaches the other leg across the frame.
Step 4 - Attaching the Springs and Mat
Connect all the springs in the holes of the circular frame, leaving them suspended towards the ground. Roll the mat on the ground in an open space and slide it beneath the frame.
Attaching the springs is tricky, but if done systematically will take a few minutes to fit. Ask your assistant to move across the frame. Pick up the net and at the same time attach the springs in a cross like formation in their respective eyelets.
Position the spring cover on the springs. The cover serves a dual purpose as as both protection for the jumper as well as protection for the springs not to corrode.
Following the above tips will help you to build the trampoline easily and will ensure that it will not collapse or cause any injury to the jumpers.