||Comparison to Ordinary Trampolines
|Impact Testing of Safety Enclosure
||We use a 1" heavy duty strap supported on heavy-gauge steel eye-bolts to suspend the net at the top of the poles. This strap has a burst strength of over 3500 lbs/in2. Our "triple fail-safe" design is unmatched in the industry.
||Competitors typically use cheap elastic loops held up only by thin foam. A young child can easily collapse the net during an impact or just grab the top and pull it down.
||We use high tensile strength, German Cross Linked springs. Our springs are longer (10") than those found on standard backyard units, and are tapered at each end for extended life and a smoother bounce. 112 springs are included for maximum weight configuration.
||Ordinary round trampolines use 84 to 96 short (5.5" to 6") springs. Short springs absorb 36% less energy; they bottom-out and kick back quickly. This gives the body less time to transfer energy, causing unnecessary injuries. The bed feels harder, unforgiving and less springy
|Jumping Surface (the "Beds")
||AlleyOop's beds are made of industry leading Permatron® Fabric, a tightly knit, UV resistant polypropylene mesh. The two beds are interchangeable, extending the life of your system. The edges of the beds are carefully stitched, resulting in 10 complete rows of parallel stitching. Six of these rows are carefully placed below a UV shield, designed to prevent premature failure of the threads.
||Standard trampolines use a total of only 6 or 8 rows of stitching, with threads that are exposed to the sun's damaging UV rays. This causes the stitching to come apart.
||28 ounce heavy-duty outdoor grade rip-stop PVC, with welded seams. Our 1-1/2" thick, high-density closed cell foam exceeds ASTM Standards.
||Standard pads are usually woven nylon with sewn seams and minimum thickness foam.
||We start with heavy gauge steel that is specially treated inside and out. Then we apply a textured forest green powder coat finish (like you find on expensive outdoor patio furniture) for lasting beauty and durability. This finish has a lifetime warranty!
||Standard zinc plating or spray paint is applied over lighter gauge steel.
||Our enclosures use soft-to-the-touch woven netting. The open weave netting on AlleyOop's enclosure permits better visibility, and gives an off-balance jumper a way to catch himself to avoid falls on the trampoline, springs, or frame. Includes ASTM-conforming non-finger snagging aperture weave pattern.
||Competitors use a lightweight netting or off-fabric/ shade cloth. Burst strength testing: AlleyOop's net withstands 575 lbs/in2, versus the competition at 215 lbs/in2 or less. Unsightly shade cloth fabric nets block out views of landscaping.
|Support Pole Protective End Cap
||The tops of the poles are protected with impact-absorbing ball caps. Our caps are fixed in place, so they can't be taken off or accidentally knocked loose. Our black color helps to resist damage caused by UV exposure.
||Most competitors use a loose-fitting "slip on" design cap. This cap can easily come off, either on purpose or accidentally, exposing your children to sharp parts.
| We design and engineer our products in the USA to the highest standards. The Fun & Fitness Center is designed for a maximum user weight of 250 lbs. (with all 112 springs installed) or 225 lbs. when 84 springs are installed (we strongly recommend this configuration when most users are under 150 lbs.—please refer to the Owner's Manual). The Fun & Fitness Center meets or exceeds all applicable ASTM standards. Not recommended for children under age six.
|| Most safety enclosures are rated to withstand only 4 impacts! For manufacturers to use such a low number of impacts to rate their products is unconscionable. Every parent knows that kids, being kids, will certainly impact the enclosure many times more that just 4 times. Our enclosures will stand up to over 100 impacts!
Most backyard trampolines are rated for only 200 lbs.or less.
|| Our patented enclosure system is proven to be more than 3 times as strong as the nearest competitor, and is the first and only enclosure to successfully pass rigorous head-to-head impact testing without any fatigue or failure during a recent ASTM Enclosure Task Group meeting (as witnessed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission's engineer)
|| All other competitive enclosures failed or showed stress damage with just a few impacts!
|| Limited Lifetime—the best in the industry!
|| Mass market trampolines have shorter, prorated warranties.
|| AlleyOop's Fun & Fitness Center is so unique and packed with enhanced features that it has been awarded two patents and has many pending patents.
|| No patented safety innovations.