Static Shock and Trampolines
Static shock is caused by an electrical charge built up in a person, changing them from being neutral to being negatively or positively charged. Once charged, a person then touches something that is conducive to electricity causes a static shock. The cause is usually dry air and the materials that rub against each other.
It is not uncommon for people to experience static shock when jumping on a trampoline
. The material of the trampoline surface is usually the culprit; if the surface is made of nylon it a good conductor for electricity and can cause static shock.
Here are some tips to help you avoid static shock on the trampoline:
- Go barefoot while jumping (if you prefer not to go barefoot while jumping, experiment with the soles of shoes that will reduce static shock)
- Wear cotton clothes while jumping
- Ground yourself with a metal object while jumping e.g. a coin, a key
- Drink plenty of water before jumping
- Keep the skin moisturised before jumping (particularly focusing on the jumper's feet)
Note: Synthetic soles are usually the worst sole to wear to reduce static shock, as they are a great conductor of electricity.
You may find that some of the above suggestions work for you, and others may not. If your problems with static shock continue, speak to one of our Vuly Customer Service Representatives on 1300 667 514, who can offer you additional solutions to reduce the static shock being caused by your trampoline product.