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#1 blondeboys

Posted 13 August 2009 - 02:07 PM

Just wondering about them atm.

We are tossing up between the springfree and the regular run of the mill Big W job.

For those who have a springfree:

Do you think you have/will get your moneys worth out of it?

Are they as safe as what they proclaim?

Are they easy to install yourself?






#2 magical

Posted 13 August 2009 - 02:29 PM

Yes, yes and yes to all ! original.gif

Very happy and very safe ... yes put it up ourselves and probably took an hour or so. I think you can pay extra and have them install it for you.

My DD broke her arm and had to have surgery from falling off one of the normal type tramps. No accidents since we have had the springfree !

Edited by magical, 13 August 2009 - 02:30 PM.


#3 Aprillbell

Posted 13 August 2009 - 02:38 PM

Yes Yes and Yes again!!

We won ours and honestly before we had it I would not have spent the money on one when there are the other enclosed style BUT now we have one, there is no way I would consider any other trampoline, if for some reason we needed another, I would not hesitate to purchase a springfree again.
FANTASTIC and a great place to put crawling bubs while you hang out the laundry LOL

Ours is over 2 years old now and still looks as good as new, still gets jumped on daily and shows no signs of wear and tear.

Can not recommend highly enough.

DO IT you will not regret it one bit.


Oh and they look a hell of a lot nicer too original.gif

#4 blondeboys

Posted 13 August 2009 - 03:44 PM

Thanks for the replies original.gif



#5 Foogle

Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:09 PM

Another yes, yes and yes to all your questions.

Without a doubt one of our best purchases. Have also had one of the neighbours become a recent convert to the Springfree when they had to replace, after just a year and a half, their netting on the one they purchased from a department store. It just didn't cope with, not only the wear and tear from the children using it, but also the wear and tear from the environment as far as wind and rain goes.

If you can afford a Springfree then go for it.  original.gif

#6 butterflies

Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:16 PM

I the girls LOVE their trampoline.  We have had it for over 3 years and is still going strong, though we are having issues with the outer cover of the rods flaking off, I think it's got to do with the direct sun it is in in summer.  But I do have to enquire about that.   might do it now thanks for reminding me.





#7 mypigeonpair01

Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:23 PM

We were lucky to buy one from friends who were moving and didn't have the room in their new yard to fit it. We got it for a fantastic price, it was only 2yrs old and DS and DD love it. It has weathered really well, and was 2yrs old when we bought it last Xmas. Previous owners contacted the SF people and they sent replacement rods due the weathering of same, no charge. Great service and I'd have convinced DH to buy one regardless of price if we'd not been so fortunate.

Alice.

#8 butterflies

Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:25 PM

mypigeonpair that is great to hear that they replaced the rods for nothing.  I am going to call them tomorrow.



#9 sebela

Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:44 PM

We adore ours. DH helped friends build theirs before chirstmas - the smaller round one - and found it very easy to assemble. We bought the larger round one and it was much harder to assemble, not technically but physically as it requires much more strength/force to get the supports in, there is more of it to do, etc. He reckons he could do a small one alone pretty easily but that he could not have done the larger one with out my cousins help.

#10 ~Dizzy~

Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:43 PM

Do you think you have/will get your moneys worth out of it?
Yes DS's are 8,5 & 2 and all enjoy it so I hope to get many, many more years out of it. They use it every day

Are they as safe as what they proclaim?
Yes - I have no hesitation to put DS3 on it and he's 2. He can't really jump yet but loves to run up and down the mat (we have the large oval one) or just lie in it looking at the sky

Are they easy to install yourself?
DH is fairly handy and installed in 1.5 hours with the 5yr olds help

The netting is fairly tough - our cat scaled it the other day (up and over)  and didn't rip it (3 boys don't ask why the cat was on there  aannoyed.gif )

Edited by ~Dizzy~, 13 August 2009 - 09:45 PM.


#11 ~TSC~

Posted 13 August 2009 - 09:53 PM

I agree with everything already said.  We have the large round and like Sebela said DH and I needed the neighbours help, strength to get it together.  Didn't take long just needed muscle.

They do a 12mth layby - that's what we did.  We got ours when the youngest was nearly 2 - I figure she will get at least 12 years out of is - well worth every cent.

#12 Meagan

Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:27 AM

We have the small round which is at least 4 years old.  We had ours installed so can't help you on how hard it is to put together for the first time, we have taken it apart to move and to replace the sheaths on the rods.  Easy to put back together but you need strength.  SF customer service is brilliant!  Dh rang them one morning in regards to the sheaths splitting.  Nothing was a problem, sent the replacements free of charge & they arrived the next day!

The only injuries have been bleeding noses form Mr8 being too rough with Mr2 & kneeing him in the nose.  3 times mind you, he should know better by now.  rolleyes.gif

#13 blondeboys

Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:35 AM

Thanks so much, not that I needed much convincing, but looks like the boys will be getting on for xmas! original.gif

QUOTE
The netting is fairly tough - our cat scaled it the other day (up and over) and didn't rip it (3 boys don't ask why the cat was on there
ROFL I can only imagine!!

#14 Persnickety_

Posted 14 August 2009 - 10:44 AM

Ours is fabulous, just a tip though don't leave any clear balls on the tramp as they will burn a hole in the mat and you will spend hours wondering how the hell a hole could burned be in the mat. Until you ring them up for a patch and they give you the heads up about the ball blush.gif tongue.gif  Oh and they gave us the patch for free!

We have the large oval shaped one and my husband and dad put it up in under an hour on Christmas Eve.

Oh and don't forget they happily lay-by.

Edited by RHKandE, 14 August 2009 - 10:46 AM.


#15 pecan

Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:40 AM

I wanted to buy a SF for our girls for Christmas. Unfortunately it won't work in our new backyard. From research I would not consider any other trampoline. Many friends have them & all are very happy with them. Besides, I think the other types look tacky.  wink.gif

#16 magical

Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:54 AM

QUOTE
we are having issues with the outer cover of the rods flaking off


We had the same thing and they replaced them all no worries. Apparently now they are made with different material so they will last the distance ...

#17 butterflies

Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:03 PM

I called them today, VERY helpful, I had to fill out an online form attach photos and he said that they will send out replacements.

Very happy with their service.







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