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.
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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Technically the trampoline frame is already grounded. This just means it's an object t with a direct conductive path to the earth. The jumping mat material, however, is made up of insulator material that does not conduct electricity.
Therefore when you jump, and create friction between your clothes, skin and the polyethylene trampoline mat, typically the trampoline mat gains electrons and becomes negatively charged.
This charge can't be dispersed because polyethylene is a good insulator. The only way to solve the problem is to ground yourself instead. All you need to do is touch the metal trampoline frame every few minutes to avoid static electricity build up.