Best Trampolines for Gymnastics- 6 Top-Rated By Gymnasts
Posted by Nolan Harris on September 27, 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.
When searching for the best trampoline for gymnasts, or say a tumble track trampoline, you want to get a model that offers a perfect combination of bounce and control.
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 6 of the best gymnastics trampolines worth checking out in 2019.
- Happy Trampoline – Galactic Xtreme 8×14-feet
- Acon Trampoline Air 16 Sport HD
- Happy Trampoline – Galactic Xtreme 14×16-feet
- Skywalker Rectangle Trampoline
- JumpSport AlleyOOP DoubleBounce
- Best Trampolines for Gymnastics- 6 Top-Rated By Gymnasts
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Happy Trampoline – Galactic Xtreme 8×14-feet
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.
- Very durable
- Easy assembly with instructional videos
- Kick-ass warranty deals
- High weight limit
- Great bounce
- Quite pricey
Acon Trampoline Air 16 Sport HD
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.
- Unlimited weight limit
- Extremely bouncy
- Very high enclosure net
- No-nonsense design
- Cost, cost, cost
- Very heavy to move around
Happy Trampoline – Galactic Xtreme 14×16-feet
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.
- Lots of jumping surface
- High –quality construction material
- Lifetime warranty on springs and frame is unbeatable
- Lengthy assembly
Skywalker Rectangle Trampoline
You were right, there is no way this beauty would have missed in this list. The Skywalker is among the most affordable home trampoline for gymnastics- and don’t confuse its affordability with cheap quality.
This Skywalker trampoline with enclosure measures 15ft by 9ft and offers you an extensive base for your gymnastic play-tricks. Despite its relatively lower price tag compared other high-end models in this list, this trampoline boasts a really robust steel frame and legs both made of galvanized steel.
Similar to most trampolines from this brand, every joint of this 15ft rectangular trampoline for gymnastics has a T-socket that holds the frame together to prevent twisting over time.
The Skywalker 15ft trampoline is rated at 250 pounds in terms of the single-user weight limit. We can’t deny that it is much lower and quite limiting for most adults. But you’ll still find it enough if you are buying this tramp for a budding teen gymnast.
- Relatively affordable
- Stable and remains so for a long time
- Lots of safety features for young jumpers
- Mat, net, and pad may require replacement sooner
JumpSport AlleyOOP DoubleBounce
Usually, we prefer sticking to rectangular models when recommending the best outdoor trampolines for gymnastics. This is because, first, this shape offers you much more room for doing the tricks. Second, rectangular gymnastic trampolines have much higher weight limits compared to their round alternatives that generally max out at 250 pounds.
Jumpsport, the inventor of trampoline enclosure nets, is changing our perception towards round trampolines, though. What we have from this manufacturer is what you’d call the best round trampoline for gymnastics; the AlleyOOP 14’ DoubleBounce PowerBounce.
Straight to what earns it a slot in this list, the AlleyOOP 14’ is in a league of its own with its 2-mat construction design. The main idea behind placing one mat on top of the other was to create a giant air pillow that works by softening the landing with each bounce to reduce the risk of injuries.
Jumpsport did achieve their goal, and they actually claim that this design makes this trampoline 50% more forgiving making it a great option for tricks and stunts.
Of course, gymnastic trampolines need to have a really good bounce, and the 192 springs (128 on the primary mat and 62 on the second) plus the permatron mat with 10 rows of stitching have this aplenty. Another feature that we highly appreciate is that the bounce can be adjusted according to the gymnasts’ age and skill level.
The Jumpsport Doublebounce has a 300-pound weight limit. While this weight capacity is considerably lower compared to what other trampolines offer, we find it still decent and enough for most adults and teens.
In regard to warranty, the metal components (frame and legs) are covered for life. The mat and net get 10 years, which is very impressive, while the springs and pad get 5 and 2 years of warranty respectively.
- Softer and safer jumps
- Great bounce
- Unbeatable warranty deal
- Assembly is demanding
Best Trampolines for Gymnastics- 6 Top-Rated By Gymnasts
As its small size suggests, the Skywalker Trampolines 10ft is for anyone looking for a mini trampoline for gymnastics.
But does it really meet the requirements of a trampoline that will be used for stunts? For your kids, yes. This is a small round trampoline with a diameter of exactly 10 feet. After removing the springs, the jumpers will be left with around 8.5 feet of jumping area.
Its small size means that you won’t need a lot of space to set it up. It’s also a good model for a trampoline gymnastics enthusiast who has just overgrown a small indoor rebounder but is still so small for a humungous 15ft rectangular gymnastic trampoline.
This 10ft tramp is amazingly stable thanks to the thick steel tubing used for its w-shaped legs and frame. And similar to its bigger siblings, it also features T-sockets to eliminate twisting. Generally, safety is guaranteed provided the weight of the jumper remains under the manufacturer’s recommended 175-pound weight limit.
It uses 64 tightly coiled 5.5-inch springs that have just the right amount of bounce for its intended market. A polyethylene net that attaches on the inside is in place to ensure that the young gymnast never lands on the springs.
- Reliable and sturdy construction
- Feels safe
- Great value for money
- Jumpers might overgrow it fast
The process of buying the best trampoline for gymnastics is a little bit complex than buying a regular tramp for mere fun. This is because serious sports call for a serious trampoline and this boils down to a whole lot of things.
Chances are that you have a rectangular trampoline in your gym- and it’s for a reason. Rectangular trampolines are the most preferred for serious sporting because they have a powerful bounce regardless of where you are on the mat. This is unlike a round tramp where the mat stiffens as you gravitate towards the edge.
However, while rectangular trampolines are the bounciest, keep your eyes open for round models that offer a good amount of air with their advanced construction designs. Jumpsport is the leader in this.
Of course, this matters a lot. The market has everything from small gymnastics trampolines for kids to long trampolines. The ideal size for you will depend on the age, weight, and experience of the intended user or users.
If you are buying a small trampoline for kids for gymnastics, keep their weight in mind since lightweight jumpers often have trouble creating a good bounce on a large rebounder. But then again, remember that a small tramp will be outgrown within no time.
Here is a low down on the different sizes that most rectangular tramps come at and their ideal users
- 8’’x12’’- lightweight starters
- 9’’x14’’- great for all ages and gymnasts with any experience
- 10’’x17’’- these are competition-size trampolines and are ideal for experienced gymnasts who require a massive jumping surface
- 14ft by 16/17ft- ideal for heavier and jumpers. Keep in mind that these sizes tend to make it harder to create a perfect bounce especially for lightweight and budding gymnasts
Yes, an enclosure system is a really important component of a gymnastics trampoline. Unlike in a gym where the trampoline is surrounded by spotters to protect you from injuries in case you fall off it, things might get really nasty in case you fell off a backyard tramp. So, at all costs, get a gymnastic trampoline with enclosure net.
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.