How to Fix A Hole in A Trampoline
How to fix a hole in a trampoline? First and foremost, we’d like to explain what actions might cause such damage:
Why do trampolines rip
Jump with some sharp objects on
Sharp objects can appear on the jumping mat, this does not just puncture the jumping mat, but also can cause serious harm when you or your kids rebounding on it.
Did not clean frequently
The owner is supposed to clean after playing, cause the sweat is harmful to the jumping mat. If leave it for a very long time, the sweat is gonna be corrosive to the jumping mat. With the effect of jumping gravity, the mat is going to rip soon.
Fire is around the jumping mat
This material is very afraid of fire. As long as there is a jumping mat, please do remember to keep the fire away. It’s very dangerous to people and the trampoline.
The weight on the trampoline exceeds the max loading
Some families might have many kids, and they used to play together on the jumping mat. However, every trampoline has a max loading capacity. If you unproperly treat it, the jumping mat is easy to break down.
Jump by the edge
This is dangerous to both people on it and the jumping mat itself. There is a result for such action with uneven strength bearing point. It’s easy to smash the whole trampoline and get yourself injured by jumping at the edge, not the center.
How to fix a trampoline
Replace with a new one
In a usual way, people tend to replace with new ones, and this is what we would recommend, too, due to its simplicity. For small holes, we can take some procedures to fix, but for big holes, it’s not suitable for any fixing, you should replace it with a new one.
Hire a professional
If you are favoring DIY repairs but do not have the capability to do it on your own, this is your best choice. You will be able to see the manual stitches and can save you time.
Apply with a sewing machine
It’s not an easy job to repair some kinds of tears. If the hole is between 3 to 4 inches, it’s hard to sew with your bare hands, you will need a sewing machine. This sewing machine needs to be powerful and specialized for denim, vinyl, and leather. You need to detach the mat from the trampoline and take it to the sewing machine. Before stitches, you need to set up very strong sewing needles for the stitches. You can start your sewing after finishing everything.
How to avoid trampoline injuries
- Do not put the trampoline under rainy weather for a long time, or, to the best, avoid rain at all.
- Do not allow little stones, graves, or sands on the jumping mat.
- Do not wear shoes when jumping on the trampoline.
- Do not jump on the trampoline when the springs are rusty.
- Do not use a trampoline when the jumping mat has a big hole
Last but not the least
Hope above points can help you even just a little. If you have any other good advice, you are so welcome to post your comments below.