Buying Tips For Selecting The Best Rebounder
Rebounder manufacturers have documented the benefits of rebounding expounded by NASA and fitness experts for several years now. NASA reports rebounding is “the most efficient and effective exercise yet devised by man” and 68% more efficient than treadmills or other forms of exercise.
Many major retailers and sporting goods stores sell different brands of rebounder trampolines that claim they are the best. U.S. consumers face confusion when they start looking to purchase a rebounder because prices range all over the board from twenty dollars up to eight hundred dollars for more deluxe import models, all claiming to be the best.
Even auctions on eBay will show listings for products that attract bids from $20 to $700, all claiming to be the best rebounder for exercising in your home.
So how do you know which rebounder is best to buy when there are so many choices out there?
Inferior rebounders can cause health problems, with long term effects, especially those with mats that have too much give or stretch, typically made of canvas or cheap plastic, according to David Hall, the creator of the Cellerciser(R) rebounder. Nerve damage, knee problems, and lower back pain can be the results. Besides the unnatural twisting of ankles that can cause strain on the back, knees and inner ankles, inferior rebounder trampoline models with over-stretching mats can be harmful to your feet.
There are oftentimes safety concerns with inexpensive mini-trampolines. In April 2006, 668,000 “In Motion” rebounders made by Stamina and sold in various retail outlets including WalMart were recalled due to injuries reported by customers.
When the space-age and weather resistant material Permatron(R) came out, higher-quality models like Needak(R), ReboundAIR(TM), and Cellerciser(R) incorporated it because it holds its shape and doesn’t stretch lessening greatly potential safety problems.
Besides the mat, it is important to note the type of springs being used on the model that you’re thinking of purchasing. Many brands use tube springs that place weight on the end of the spring, allowing for little stretch. Eventually, the body will come to an abrupt jar, breaking the spring, damaging the unit or injuring the body. Little tube springs don’t allow for smooth deceleration, and stop short.
A more resilient bounce can be achieved when longer and wider springs are used, such as in the case of the ReboundAIR(TM), which also claims to be the “best built, most innovative rebounder on the planet.” Bungee cords and double-coil springs are featured on the models of rebounder trampoline offered by Bellicon, a Swiss/German company that refers to themselves as the “Porsche of Rebounders.”
Hall, who introduced jumbo tapered barrel-springs technology to the rebounding world in 1993, has fitted his Cellerciser models each with patented “triple-tiered springs” which adjust to the weight of the user automatically allowing for a gentle acceleration-deceleration effect as you bounce. And since they avoid the jarring effect, Hall says his triple-tiered springs don’t break like typical tube springs can.
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