Bounciest Trampolines of 2019 – 8 Best High Bounce Trampolines
Posted by Nolan Harris on February 27, 2019
Trampolines are loved for one thing and one thing only: their bounce. Well, you could think of other reasons why you’d want to own one of these fun tools including their health and physical benefits. But at the end of it all, these benefits emanate from trampolines’ bouncy nature. That being said, let’s look at the 8 best trampolines for a high bounce this year.
- JumpSport AlleyOOP DoubleBounce
- Acon Trampoline Air 16 Sport HD
- SkyBound Stratos
- Kinetic K12-6BE Trampoline
- Skywalker Gymnast Trampoline
- Giantex Trampoline Combo Bounce Jump
- SkyBound Trampolines Cirrus Trampoline
- SONGMICS Trampoline
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JumpSport AlleyOOP DoubleBounce
The AlleyOOP DoubleBouce is regarded as one of the bounciest round trampolines this year, and a closer inspection of its construction design and details is all it takes to understand why.
One thing that sets this rebounder apart is its 128 high-performance springs crafted from music wire for optimum stretch. This number is the highest that we’ve come across in round tramps so far and as we have explained in our best trampoline buying guide below, a higher number of springs translates to a higher bounce.
But what actually gives the AlleyOOP its characteristic high bounce is its 2-mat construction design. This is the first of its kind, by the way, and works by trapping air between the 2 mats to create a giant pillow-like feel that sends you soaring high.
The air trapped between the 2 surfaces also acts as a shock-absorber thereby giving the jumper way softer landings that greatly reduce the risk of injuries.
Other features that we really love about the AlleyOOP Jumpsport DoubleBounce is its 250-pound weight limit and its high quality and sturdy, heavy-duty frames and poles.
- Unbeatable construction design
- Highest number of springs ever
- Safe and smooth landings plus high rebounds
- Very durable
- Leading warranty deals
- Assembling takes some time
Acon Trampoline Air 16 Sport HD
Rectangular-shaped rebounders make the best bounce trampolines in the world especially if this shape is combined with a high number of long springs, and that’s exactly what the Acon Air 16 brings.
This tramp is notably pricier compared to the rest in this list, but that’s because the manufacturer didn’t stop at anything in designing a rebounder that will offer the best value for money in terms of bounce, safety, and durability.
The Acon Air 16 measures 10ft by 17ft and has a height of 126 inches from the ground to the top of the safety enclosure.
This tramp beats the AlleyOOP above with its 140’’ springs that are also much longer at 10 inches. This automatically means that you should expect a slightly better bounce.
We also like the cross-sewed polypropylene mat that has been sewed 10 times and UV-treated for durability and agility.
Another thing that makes the Acon the best bounce trampoline for large families is that it has no single user weight limit. That’s a guarantee that virtually everyone can have a ride on it.
- No single user weight limit
- Built like a tank
- Usable by the whole family
- Lots of accessories included (spring-pull tool, ladder)
- Resists elements
- Quite pricey
- Lengthy assembly
The Skybound Stratos is another model that won’t miss a slot in most reviews of the bounciest trampolines in 2019, and there’s so much to like about it.
While what we have here is the 12ft model (the smallest and the most affordable), you could also get it in 14ft or 15ft versions, that is, if you want a large jumping surface.
Besides its eye-catching design, we were really impressed by its best-in-class steel frame that has been painted black to curb early rusting. This means that you can leave it erected in your backyard all year round.
Switching gear to what makes it bouncy, we appreciate that this tramp is fitted with 84 springs each measuring 8.5 inches. While these springs are considerably fewer to what the AllyOOP and the Skybound above feature, they are just within the right range for a 12ft tramp, in our opinion.
Other features worth noting here include its no-gap design and concave enclosure system that add to this trampoline’s safety attributes.
- Super easy to install
- Built to last
- Feels sturdy
- Supplied spring-pull tool doesn’t help much
Kinetic K12-6BE Trampoline
Kinetic is not as popular as other big names such as Skywalker and Skybound. However, their K12-6BE really makes a statement when hunting for the best affordable bouncy trampolines with enclosure.
This tramp is 3 folds cheaper than the Stratos above so don’t expect the 2 to compare especially in regards to durability. Despite its basic construction design though, this 12ft trampoline will still offer hours of fun to kids with up to 250 pounds.
The Kinetic K12-6BE uses 72 springs which although notably lower than most of its competitors still fall within our recommendable range for a tramp of its size.
Even at its seemingly low price tag, it’s so appealing that this manufacturer did not hesitate to put some basic safety features in place including 6 pairs of w-shaped legs (instead of 4 or even 5) and attaching the safety directly to the mat for a gap-free design.
- Very affordable
- Withstands tons of abuse
- Assembling isn’t so easy
Skywalker Gymnast Trampoline
There’s always something good in getting a trampoline from a renowned brand: first, there is a degree of confidence since you are dealing with a manufacturer with a reputation to protect. Secondly, you are assured of getting replacement parts when you need them. That’s why we had to include a model from Skywalker.
Currently one of the bounciest Skywalker trampolines in the market, this model has been crafted purposely for the gymnasts so a good bounce is something that comes almost naturally. The good news is that it is available in 2 sizes: the 8’x14’ (that we are reviewing here) and the 9’x15’.
The latter might appeal if you are struggling with a small backyard and its 6.5’x12.5’ jumping surface is still spacious enough for most enthusiastic teens.
In line with Skywalker’s culture, this trampoline’s frames and legs have been crafted from a high gauge steel for durability and to offer the users a stable jumping surface.
The Skywalker Gymnast boasts 80 tightly-coiled springs that, as expected, have been coated to resist rusting.
The assembly process may take you close to an hour since the instruction manual isn’t the clearest. But there is a string-pulling tool to make things a little bit enjoyable.
- Well made
- Great for gymnastics
- High-quality netting enclosure
- Sturdy and coated frames and legs for durability
- Assembling instructions aren’t so clear
- A tad pricey for its size
Giantex Trampoline Combo Bounce Jump
Up next is one of the most affordable bouncy trampolines in this list, but it’s also one of the smallest. This is an 8-foot trampoline that will make a great purchase for kids who are just graduating from a mini trampoline.
What we love most about the Giantex is its solid construction even at its seemingly lower price tag. Its 200-pound weight limit is not only an affirmation that this manufacturer takes the value for your money seriously but it also offers you peace of mind as your kids ride on this rebounder. Of course, we always recommend you to keep an eye on them as they do their thing.
Speaking of safety, the Giantex comes with a high-quality polyethylene net and its 42 springs have a nice padding to keep the jumpers off danger.
As a side note, this bouncer is available in a range of other sizes; 10ft, 12ft, 13ft, 15ft, and 16ft. The thing with these bigger tramps is that they are notably cheaper than the competition and they have a much higher weight limit. They also come with a ladder in the package.
- Breezy assembly
- Sturdy and silent
- Spring padding is light and may require replacement sooner
SkyBound Trampolines Cirrus Trampoline
The Skybound Cirrus trampoline is for those who’d like an affordable 14ft high bounce trampoline from this manufacturer without spending top dollar on the Stratos that we saw earlier on. Actually, these 2 models are pretty much the same in most aspects and it might be hard to tell one from the other.
Worth mentioning, this trampoline is an upgraded version of the original Cirrus rebounder that took the market with a storm in 2017 and 2018 and it’s now stronger, more stable, and more durable.
The first thing that is bound to catch your eyes about this tramp is its aesthetically-pleasing construction design with an impressive combination of black and blue colors. The 10-year warranty that Skybound offers for the steel frame and legs are a reminder of the heavy-duty construction used for them. And its 72 7.5-inch zinc-plated springs are there to offer you smoother bounces for a very long time.
This tramp earns a lot of marks in terms of safety too. The concave design used for the netting system eliminate any chances of the jumper hitting the poles at high speed and these poles are actually padded and also curve outwards to curb this risk further.
- Relatively cheaper considering its performance
- Sturdily built
- Easy assembly
- Thoughtful design for safety
- Heavy to move around
Our last pick here is yet another highly recommendable model for parents who want an affordable and bouncy trampoline for kids. This tramp is available in 3 sizes; 12ft, 14ft, and 15ft.
We have to admit first that what really attracted us to this tramp most is its 375-pound weight limit. This is one of the highest limits that we have seen with a round trampoline so far and it speaks volumes about the level of construction quality that Songmics has used for this tool.
Other than that, we also like that the Songmics Outdoor Trampoline uses between 96 and 108 7’’ galvanized steel springs (depending on size) to create smooth landings and higher flying effects.
For kids who love a little bit more fun, this is one of the best bounce trampolines with basketball hoop on this list.
Without forgetting, you might also like the different accessories that the manufacturer includes in the package; a ladder, ground mat, and a pair of gloves for assembly.
- Well built
- Great quality
- Lots of accessories included in the package
- Responsive customer representative team
- Assembly instructions could be clearer
The shape of the trampoline chiefly determines the amount of bounce that a trampoline will offer since it has a direct impact on the size of the mat as well as the number of springs that the tramp can take (see below).
Rectangular rebounders make the best trampolines for high bounce since their springs stretch independently leading to controlled takeoffs and landings, no matter the position of the jumper on the mat.
Square tramps come second after rectangular models in terms of high bounce. These models are also easy to place and lead to less wasted space. As such, they are ideal for homeowners struggling with yard space.
There are basically 2 types of trampoline mats: performance mats and normal mats. As the name suggests, performance mats make the bounciest trampolines for competitions in the Olympics. These mats are crafted with thin strings to give them a high porous construction design that allows more air to pass through. It’s this reduced air resistance that gives makes these mats insanely bouncy.
Normal mats are what most trampolines for families use. Although they offer a little bit less bounce than competition mats, those made from polypropylene have a good amount of it. Worth mentioning, rectangular polypropylene mats have the upper hand in terms of bounce since they can accommodate more springs.
One thing that most people emphasize is the number of springs pointing out that the more the springs the higher the bounce. While this is true, the length of the springs as well as the diameter matter a big deal.
Longer springs stretch further thereby leading to a prolonged energy transfer period through your body (this manifests itself as a smooth bounce). Consequently, there is more energy that throws the jumper much higher.
Shorter springs have a short stretch distance that leads to a faster energy transfer. Most of the energy is not transferred to the body of the jumper and this results to a shortstop rebound that is actually harsher and stiffer. The best trampolines for bounce have 8’’-10’’ springs. 7’’ springs aren’t so bad but they won’t offer a smoother bounce especially for heavy and hard jumpers including teens.
About the diameter, fatter springs mean that a longer wire is used and this leads to a longer stretch, extended energy transfer period and a higher jump.
Although there isn’t absolute certainty on how high the average rebounder can throw a jumper, the best rectangular trampolines for bounce can throw you upwards of 16 feet off the ground. There is no room for error at these heights and that’s why you want to ensure that the tramp has a reliable safety enclosure as well as high quality jumping mat and frame.
If yours is a family of gymnasts, this list of the bounciest trampolines for sale is likely to lead you to a model that everyone will love to use. As a recap of what we’ve just covered in the buying guide, remember that bounce in a tramp boils down to its shape and the number of springs and their length.
As you may have realized from the reviews, you don’t necessarily need to spend so much to get a tramp with a better bounce. However, springing some extra bucks might get you a few additional features that add to the fun and safety.