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Best Trampolines for Gymnastics – 3 Top-Rated By Gymnasts

Posted by Nolan Harris on June 20, 2019

If you are aspiring to be the next Dong Dong or Rosie MacLennan, adding a reliable gymnastics trampoline at your backyard is definitely the way to start.

Of course, what the market has to offer in this department can’t compare to the beastly tramps used for the real thing in the Olympics. But they are still a notch higher compared to regular rebounders in offering you plenty of air to allow you to work out the Cody and the Quadriffis among other professional trampoline techniques.

Keep in mind that these things can also get really dangerous in you lose control of your jumps and a stunt goes wrong. So, you also want to check out the size of the mat and some of the safety features that the manufacturer has put in place to minimize or alleviate injuries, including a nicely padded spring system and a reliable stay-on net (for starters and kids). Read on to see 3 of the best gymnastics trampolines worth checking out in 2019.

1. Happy Trampoline – Galactic Xtreme 8×14-feet

  • Our rating: 5
  • Price: $$$
  • Max weight: 550lb
  • Available sizes: 8x14ft, 10x17ft, 10x20ft, 10x23ft, 14x16ft

We’ve had a really good experience with the Happy Trampoline- Galactic Xtreme before. So, this model was our first thought when we set to make this list of the best trampolines for gymnasts in 2019. It is big (and we mean really BIG), strong, bouncy, and seemingly very durable.

While our choice here is the 8’x14’ rectangle trampoline, there’s an option to get it in a couple of other larger sizes including the 10’by23’ and the 14’by16’ rectangle trampoline (reviewed later in this article).

The first thing that you’ll notice about this trampoline is its extremely thick tubes used for its frame and legs. These are commercial-grade tubes with a thickness of 0.1 inches (3mm) and a diameter of over 2.4 inches that generally make them the thickest in the industry.

But what’s the essence of making the frame and legs so thick? Well, this is just an assurance that the trampoline won’t come crumbling on you during the most heated workout sessions. The 550-pound weight limit that this trampoline flaunts and the fact that it can withstand the weight of an SUV is a confirmation of this.

These frame and legs have been galvanized inside out to make them practically rust-resistant and impeccably durable.

This 14’ gymnastics trampoline is endowed with 96 ultra-bounce springs measuring 9’’ long. This length of springs coupled with the USA-made Permatron mat gives this mattress a really high bounce for your gymnastics.

The tough high-grade polyester mesh, on the other hand, does complement the high-quality construction used on other components, and there’s also a shock-absorbing steel frame padded cushion to ensure maximum safety when jumping.

Durability is the word with the Galactic Xtreme Gymnastics Trampoline. The frame, legs, and springs are covered with a lifetime warranty while all other parts get 2 years.

Pros

  •  Very durable
  •  Easy assembly with instructional videos
  •  Kick-ass warranty deals
  •  High weight limit
  •  Great bounce

Cons

  •  Quite pricey

2. Acon Trampoline Air 16 Sport HD

  • Our rating: 5
  • Price: $$$
  • Max weight: Unlimited
  • Available sizes: 10x17ft

Any list of the best trampolines for gymnastics should include the Acon Air 16 Sport HD because, well, it’s designed for gymnasts.

The Acon Air 16 is for those who don’t mind spending a little more on a trampoline that combines a massive jumping arena with a good amount of bounce in one unit.

Its size is what attracted us first, so let us chat about it. This model measures 10’ by 17’ from pole to pole and the jumping mat made of polypropylene and cross-sewn 10 times is 15’ by 8’.

That’s to say that you get an impressive 120 sq.ft. of jumping surface which is more than enough to master some pike jumps and knee and seat drops if you are a beginner, as well as back and front pullovers, and flips for the advanced jumpers.

This heavy-duty gymnastic trampoline has one of the best bounce in the industry thanks to its 140 high-quality steel springs.

To ensure maximum safety, the Acon Air 16 is fitted with a very high enclosure net with a height of 126 inches.

The frame is 40 inches from the ground and you can actually use it without the enclosure net. However, this is very risky and requires a high level of experience.

The most impressive feature of this tramp, however, is its unlimited single-user weight limit. It’s not easy to doubt this insanely high weight limit considering the 2.4’’ wide 0.1-thick steel tubes used for the frame and legs.

Pros

  •  Unlimited weight limit
  •  Extremely bouncy
  •  Very high enclosure net
  •  No-nonsense design

Cons

  •  Cost, cost, cost
  •  Very heavy to move around

3. Happy Trampoline – Galactic Xtreme 14×16-feet

  • Our rating: 4.8
  • Price: $$$
  • Max weight: 550lb
  • Available sizes: 8x14ft, 10x17ft, 10x20ft, 10x23ft, 14x16ft

Certain trampoline tricks and games such as double bounce are best performed in duals. These techniques, however, require very large gymnastic trampolines to ensure that the jumpers can execute the tricks with minimal risk of crashing into each other. Happy Trampoline is back again with a model that is designed for this purpose; the Galactic Xtreme Gymnastics 14’x16’.

This model is a big brother to the 8’x14’ that we saw earlier, and might fit the bill if you are looking for the best gymnastics trampoline for adults.

In addition to its massive bouncing surface, this trampoline also has an impressively sturdy construction design that promises to withstand years of abuse.

As it’s the case with Galactic Xtreme trampolines, the frame and legs are made of commercial-grade quality steel tubing that has been galvanized inside and out to prevent rusting. The frame is also fitted with Happy Trampoline’s patented Rails Supports that enhances stability further by preventing twisting.

This 16’ gymnastic trampoline has 110+ heavy-duty steel springs measuring 9 inches long that attach the Permatron mat to the frame.

Since you are getting this trampoline from Happy Trampoline, the frame and springs come with a lifetime warranty, while the mat and net get a 2-year warranty each.

Pros

  •  Lots of jumping surface
  •  High –quality construction material
  •  Lifetime warranty on springs and frame is unbeatable

Cons

  •  Pricey
  •  Lengthy assembly

Conclusion

So, there you have it- a list of 6 best trampolines for gymnastics to help you perfect the stunts and tricks that you learn at the gym.

Just to reiterate, get a trampoline that perfectly fits your age, weight, and experience level. In addition, and as a rule of thumb, always train on difficult play-tricks with your coach at the gym first before trying them on your home trampoline.