At first, it seems like the round and rectangular trampoline must be exactly the same. Well, that’s not the case. In this article, we will break down the keys differences, and cover the top rated rectangle trampolines available in 2016.
The round models naturally makes the jumper return to the center. While injuries are always possible, this fact makes the round models slightly safer. Because the rectangle trampoline has springs that don’t work in unison, the jumper is free to jump and land where they choose.
As you can see, this is valuable for the jumper that is interested in gymnastics. A round model will alter their jump unfavorably manipulate their routines. For this reason, the rectangular model poses a slight higher chance of injury for recreational users.
Note: you will become accustomed to the bounce of your rectangular model early on, and the risk of injury will diminish quickly.
Another key factor with the rectangle models is the limited supply. Obviously, the round trampoline is clearly the most popular style of the market (check out our top picks).
In addition, the rectangular market doesn’t focus its energy on a safety enclosure nets. While the big brands do offer them, it’s going to be more challenging for some prospective buyers. The main reason the safety net is excluded is because a lot of prospective rectangle buyers want it for gymnastic purposes.
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After hours of research, we’ve narrowed it down to our top three!
Skywalker was our winner for top overall backyard trampoline. The Skywalker is our top choice for a lot the same reasons as its round counterpart.
If there’s something that you don’t like about a Skywalker, or you still have any hesitation, please reach out or leave a comment below.
The only other backyard brand we confidently recommend is the SpringFree, but they only offer the round models. And while their products are considered the safest, they aren’t known as being a budget option.
The Summit 14′ rectangular model isn’t as popular as the Skywalker, but that doesn’t take anything from this “hidden gem.” While Skywalker might be more of a household name, the people that own a Summit trampoline absolutely rave about it.
If your kids are interested in gymnastics, or you think they will become interested, then we recommend the Summit. The Summit brand builds their trampolines with gymnasts in mind.
The Upper Bounce is considered a solid brand, but we still rank it below the Skywalker options.
As you can see, the results are a mixed bag. Some owners absolutely love the Upper Bounce for their backyard.
As mentioned above, we believe that the Skywalker brand (our #1 pick) is the clear choice when it comes to any backyard model. People that own a Skywalker go out of their way to review it positively.
You’ve heard it from us: Go with the Skywalker brand!