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Reduce Static Shock on Trampolines

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The 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, if a person then touches something that is conducive to electricity, it causes a static shock.

The cause is usually dry air and the materials that rub against each other.

It's not uncommon for people to experience static shock when jumping on your Vuly trampoline.

The material of the trampoline surface is usually the culprit. If the surface is made of nylon, it's a good conductor for electricity and can cause a static shock.

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, such as leather-soled shoes)

  • Wear cotton clothes while jumping, while avoiding wool clothing

  • 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.

We hope you've taken away some tips to reduce those nasty static shocks.

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