One of the first questions that we ask prospective bouncers who come in looking for a new trampoline is, “What size trampoline do you think is right for you?”
Usually, The ‘right size’ is a little more than what you can manage to squeeze into the backyard’, and today we look at two factors to consider when choosing a trampoline size.
Vuly trampolines are available in four sizes, at Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. The measurements below are for our popular Ultra trampoline model, represent its total footprint:
|Size||Ultra trampoline width (in m)||Equivalent size (in ft)|
|Small||2.70 m||8 ft (approx)|
|Medium||3.23 m||10 ft (approx)|
|Large||3.78 m||12 ft (approx)|
|Extra Large||4.36 m||14 ft (approx)|
Please keep in mind that the above are for the breadth of each trampoline from its widest points – which may be the edge of the frame, legs or net poles. Make sure to account for the extra 2 m of lateral and 8 m of overhead clearance that are required for safe play.
For example: you would require at least a clear 7.23m2 of space to properly fit a Medium (10 ft) sized Ultra trampoline in your backyard.
Don't forget about living space as well! If you have pets or kids who enjoy playing freely in the backyard already, you don’t want your trampoline to take up the entire area and make it feel cramped.
When thinking about trampoline size, also consider how big you want the trampoline bouncing area to be. Are your kids gymnasts who want to practise tricks? Is it just for you to exercise on? The measurements below are the total bouncing area of our popular Ultra trampoline:
|Size||Ultra jump mat diameter (m)|
|Extra Large||3.82 m|
Because we always recommend a 'one-bouncer-at-a-time' policy, you should take these types of questions into account more than how many people are actually in your family. If you have 3 children, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a larger size.
Of course, if they’ll be spending a lot of time camping, mat games or using the trampoline for the many other non-bouncing activities possible, you should consider a larger model. You can find more information on trampoline sizes here.
Each Vuly trampoline has slightly different dimensions. Make sure that you check the specifications for each model (classic coil spring Ultra and Lift 2 or advanced springless Thunder and Thunder Pro) and match your ideal size to your backyard.