Fitness & Exercise
The Springfree Trampoline was designed by New Zealand engineer, Dr. Keith Alexander, at the University of Canterbury. The father of three decided a trampoline would be a good addition to the family’s backyard. However, after researching spring-based trampolines, it became apparent that spring designs were dangerously flawed.
He was shocked to discover the high frequency of children being treated for trampoline related injuries, yet it seemed no manufacturers seriously considered the safety of their products. Dr. Alexander looked at what was causing trampoline injuries, then engineered out the impact zones responsible. He replaced springs with rods and developed a strong safety net that prevents falls and stands up to all kinds of weather. He replaced the hard steel poles with flexible net rods and moved the frame beneath the jumping surface making it impossible to fall on.
After more than 20 years of injury prevention research, the design was commercialized in 2003 and is now sold in more than 15 countries. The Springfree patented design has not only changed the way trampolines work but eliminates the impact areas that cause 90% of all product-related trampolines injuries. Some of the features that make Springfree the safest are:
Mat rods — Springfree uses flexible rods to give a soft, non-jarring bounce. The rods lie beneath the jumping surface out of harm’s way.
The SoftEdge™— Springfree has a soft edge, which is over 30 times more shock absorbent than safety pads of a traditional trampoline.
Hidden frame — Springfree Trampoline’s frame is well beneath the jumping surface so you can’t hit it.
The FlexiNet™ safety enclosure — the patented Springfree Trampoline FlexiNet™ enclosure has flexible supports to cushion jumpers and prevent falls. The jumper is directed back to the centre and cannot make contact with the net rods. The net is also zippered to ensure jumpers cannot fall through the opening.
Springfree is the innovator in trampolines. Every component has been rigorously tested and made with the highest quality materials so you get the same enjoyment, year after year. With no springs, no hard edges, the frame beneath the jumping surface and a safety net that prevents falls, you can relax knowing it’s the world’s safest trampoline.
Come for a test jump at the Coquitlam Springfree store!
Founded in 1999, the Thunderbirds Track and Field Club began as a community based, grass roots track and field club and has evolved into one of the largest and most well respected track organizations in the country.
We offer year-round training for ages 8 and up in distance running and track and field events. Our objective is to provide high quality coaching for athletes from Junior Development through to elite levels.
New members are always welcome! Annual, seasonal and introductory memberships available. Spring and summer camps are also offered.
2017 Summer Camp Details: http://www.thunderbirdstrack.org/2017-summer-track-and-field-camps/