Compare Rebounderz Trampoline Arena’s Jumper to the so-called “competition.”
Which trampoline would you choose?
Rebounderz Franchise and Development, Inc. is committed to be the leader in innovations for the indoor trampoline arena industry. By providing our customers with new cutting edge innovations, we are able to increase the safety and overall experience for our guests. RFD was founded on these principles and uses them as a guideline from initial construction to facility operation. The largest safety innovation that was developed by Rebounderz Franchise and Development, Inc. is our patent pending trampoline exoskeleton created by our Founder/CEO Mark Gurley.
Up until this point, indoor trampoline arenas were comprised of multiple trampolines tied together to form one larger structure. This design allowed for the individual trampolines to shift during usage, resulting in an unstable, unsafe jumping platform. Mark Gurley saw this safety hazard and devised a way to create one solid structure fastened to the foundation of the building for Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena which he named the Exoskeleton. The Exoskeleton frame was specifically engineered so motion from one trampoline bed would not transfer to any adjacent trampoline beds. . The structure is held together with high grade nuts and bolts and undergoes thorough routine inspections to make sure its structural integrity does not falter.
Early indoor trampoline arenas used two trampolines, one overlapping the other, to form their corner sections. This design was not structurally sound and left many opportunities for guests to fall between the two trampolines and get injured. RFD was the first indoor trampoline arena to integrate a corner section into the frame of our trampoline arenas. This triangular corner section was specifically engineered to connect the two corner trampoline beds together to form one solid structure.
Trampoline Wall Angle
During the early years of the indoor trampoline arena industry, RFD identified that the degree of the wall trampolines were too steep to safely use while jumping. We analyzed this information when designing our exoskeleton, specifically calculated the angle for the wall trampolines, and constructed the exoskeleton so the trajectory of the jumpers on and off of the wall provides the safest environment possible.
RFD was the first in the industry to use the redundant double bed system for all of our trampoline beds. This double bed system provided an additional layer of protection for our guests from puncturing a hole through the trampoline beds and coming in contact with the ground. If one layer of the trampoline bed fails due to wear, the second trampoline bed is present to catch the jumper. Once one of the trampoline beds has been deemed unusable, it is promptly replaced with a replacement beds stored onsite.
The red lines or “Joshua Lines” are placed around the perimeter of each floor and wall trampoline beds for a safer jump experience. At the perimeter of each trampoline bed lies the springs which serve as a connection between the trampoline bed and exoskeleton. Jumping near the perimeter of a trampoline bed creates more tension on the springs, resulting in a less forgiving jump experience than one in the middle of the trampoline bed. By adding the red lines to the trampoline bed, guests can easily focus on jumping in the middle of the trampoline bed instead of landing on the edge. Not only are they instructed to stay inside the red lines while jumping during the instructional video they are required to watch before entering the jumper, they also have a visual reminder to offer a safer jump experience.
The industry standard for all indoor trampoline arenas stated that 1” – 2” of foam padding over the frame of the trampoline was sufficient to protect guests from injury. RFD decided to surpass that requirement and use 3” – 6” foam instead. The additional thickness in the foam padding further reduced the amount and severity of injuries. Furthermore, the foam padding where the wall and floor trampolines meet is cut at an angle to blend the two trampoline beds together and is 17” thick at its center. This smooth transition between the two trampoline beds was designed to reduce the chance of injury.
Detached Foam Pit
RFD was the first to recognize foam pits integrated into the main jumper did not provide adequate protection for older guests; these foam pits were quickly limited for smaller jumper use only. In order to provide the older guests with the same jumping experience, we developed a dedicated detached foam pit. The deck of our foam pit sits 5’ off the ground with the trampoline bed suspended 2’ off of the ground. The foam pit is then filled with 4’ of 8” x 8” foam blocks to cushion guests as they jump into the foam pit.
Ramps, not Stairs
RFD discovered using ramps instead of stairs for the entrance to the main and dodgeball jumpers provided a safer environment for our guests. Guests of all ages are less likely to trip walking up a slightly inclined ramp than while climbing stairs. If a guest happens to fall while walking up the ramp, the severity of the injury is drastically reduced due to the foam ramp covering cushioning their fall.
Helmets & Shoes
Most indoor trampoline arenas do not require their guests to wear helmets or shoes due to the additional cost the facility would have to invest towards purchasing the equipment. RFD recognized the importance in having our guests wear specialized helmets for anyone under 18 years of age and having special jumping shoes for all participants. The specialized helmets drastically reduce chances of head injuries, while the ankle support and high grip soles on the shoes reduce the chance of an ankle injury. RFD requires all of our guests to wear the appropriate safety devices at all times while on a Jumper. When choosing an indoor trampoline arena to visit you have to ask yourself: is the safety of my child worth the increase to the bottom line of a company?
Having a properly trained staff is crucial to the success of Rebounderz. Jumper referees undergo training to help aid guests in basic jumping techniques and to stop any dangerous behavior. Rebounderz referees are trained to spot guests double bouncing each other, guests running or playing tag on the jumper, and guests trying to perform tricks past their experience without the use of the foam pit. Up until this point, referees were not used to supervise guests jumping on the trampolines. The addition of these jumper referees helped reduce the amount of injuries, resulting in a safer experience for all of our guests.
Jump Time Tracker
RFD was the first company to sell every minute of every hour of jump time with the use of our Jump Time Tracker. Up until this point, guests had to wait until a designated time to begin jumping on the trampoline. The Jump Time Tracker allows guests to purchase their jumping time and immediately enter the trampoline court; guests no longer have to wait until it’s their turn to jump. This allows for each facility to keep a constant flow of guests on and off the jumper so time is never wasted waiting around.
Rebounderzapps provides us with detailed reports on maintenance records and statistics about the overall facility operations. Through Rebounderzapps, we are able to access a detailed jumper inspection reports submitted from each facility. This form consists of a thorough inspection of each section of the trampoline in the facility and recorded in a secure database. We are able to access these reports at any time so we can view the trending wear in each section of the trampoline and replace parts before they fail, this allows us to stay ahead of the curve on our routine maintenance.