Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jumpsport AlleyOop Sports 14' VariableBounce™ Trampoline Review

With all the technology available to my kids today, it seems to be a never ending battle getting them outdoors to play. Don't get me wrong, I myself was a 80's Nintendo baby and don't mind my kids enjoying video games, but, I would mind it a lot less if they went outside once in awhile to enjoy the fresh air and give themselves a chance to exercise. In fact everyone in my home, myself included, could benefit from learning to be a bit more active. It looked to me as if we all could use a little motivation. Well at last we have found the motivation we all needed in one single product from JumpSport!

JumpSport was formed after the CEO Mark Publicover had numerous issue with own children and family friends falling and even being injured while playing on the families backyard trampoline. In 1997 JumpSport was founded when Mark's sketches for safety enclosures became a reality. JumpSport continued over the years to improve on their safety features, including introducing 4 new safety enhanced trampolines specifically designed to reduce jumping surface injuries. Since then JumpSport has become top rated and award winning in fun and safety when it comes to trampolines and accessories.

JumpSport Trampoline

I hope you all remember my review last month for the JumpSport iBounce Kids Trampoline which I was thrilled with. It introduced that dose of technology my daughter craves with some fun jumping and fitness routines, great for a rainy day. This month I am super excited to bring you my review of JumpSports premier line AlleyOop Sports, 14' VariableBounce Trampoline with Step Ladder (sold separately) perfect for these warm weather days upon us.

I certainly won't be complaining about my kids not spending enough time outdoor anytime soon. They have been having a blast with their new trampoline and even Mom has got motivated, moving and jumping her days away ;-)

The AlleyOop Sports® line of trampolines combines superior quality throughout with the most advanced safety engineering to create the world’s best backyard trampoline systems. So what makes this system stand out from the rest? Just check out these features:
  • Variable Bounce™ - Safer, softer, smoother and a more gentle feel
  • Powder coated Galvanized steel frame 
  • Forest green color that blends in to the natural landscape
  • Open weave see through net blinds that do not restrict backyard view
  • Sure-Lock™ design preventing twisting of the frame
  • Permatron™ jumping mat - High grade stitching & 113 sq. ft. of  play space
  • Olympic grade heavy duty Extra-Stretch Springs™
  • Fully reinforced vinyl padding
  • Designated safety rest  zones
  • Patented overlapping entry system
  • 360 degree seamless enclosure net
  • Extra strength 1500 lb tested top strap
  • Net wraps OUTSIDE of padded poles providing  25% more bouncing space
  • Foam padded steel poles with Impact Flex engineering
  • UV protected to guard from sunlight damage and fading
  • 5X stronger than similar models from other manufacturers
  • Exceeds federal ASTM safety impact performance testing standards
Not only did this trampoline exceed my expectations, but it provides the whole family fun, helps build coordination, balance and stamina; and even has add-ons like a basketball net, tent and so much more. This way we can purchase additional items in the future to keep it fresh, exciting and entertaining for years to come. In fact, I have so much to show and tell you about this amazing trampoline I am going to break this review down into two or three separate reviews. For part one I will start with setup.

The AlleyOop Sports 14" VariableBounce™ Trampoline arrived in a timely matter, in four boxes - note that one box was for the 2-step ladder sold separate. Two of the boxes were very heavy!

I was really worried about how long or complicated setup might be, but the base was pretty simple and assembled in just minutes with no tools required. The poles fit into each other with a interlock type system.

JumpSport Trampoline set-up

The next step was the springs which took a little more time and finesse. Still, this process took my husband a lot less time then I had anticipated. Only the last four or five springs were hard to attach due to the tight pull.

Next, the reinforced vinyl padding covers the springs with a secure bungee cord system

JumpSport Trampoline Assembly

The large poles which support the safety netting come out of the box encased in white foam. When you attached two poles together the foam fits together covering the entire pole. Once the poles are in place on the trampoline you will cover them with the included vinyl covers, which will protect the foam from the elements while adding eye catching appeal to the trampolines design.

My husband started the netting when I ran to the store,  but this seemed to be the most time consuming and caused him a bit of confusion. Once it came together though all the extra steps made for peace of mind for Mom, seeing how secure the netting truly was, as the Variable-Bounce comes with JumpSports strongest safety enclosure, employing their Triple-Fail-Safe™ backup system. The overlapping entry system was new to us and I'll admitt we were confused as to how you get in and out. Once we had that light bulb moment ( it was a long day) we were grateful for how secure the entry was from the inside and out.

JumpSport Trampoline

From start to finish the trampoline took a little over 2 hours to complete. I now have to beg the kids to come in and have even found myself out there past dark! It's so much fun it is addicting.

Next week I will get into what makes the bounce in this trampoline really stand out and show you a few moves the kids have been working on ;-) This video is just some typical bouncing as the kids got used to the feel. 

They have already come along way, I can't wait to show you more next week. I don't know that I am as brave as them, but, if they can teach me any good moves maybe I will step out from behind the camera to give you a good laugh as the kids bounce me all over.

Buy It: You can purchase the AlleyOop Sports 14' VariableBounce Trampoline for $1399.99 The 2-Step ladder can be added for an additional $59.95 at

Don't forget to check out JumpSport on Facebook!

I received above mentioned product(s) for free through  the above mentioned company or their PR agency  for review purpose. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are my own, yours may differ. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Grace said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I always loved the trampoline when I was in school. Who knows maybe your daughter will be a future Olympian.

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WE had a trampoline until a tree fell on it. I need one of these!

Closer to Lucy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My kids would be thrilled if I put one of these up! We had one until a tornado bent it in half. I have promised that one day we might get another but only with an enclosure.

Terri said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My kids have always wanted a trampoline, but with so many kid guests, I've been concerned about safety. I appreciate all the care and engineering that went into the design of this JumpSport model! This Mom is definitely reconsidering! Your personal experience is really appreciated! Thank you :)

Susan Heim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My boys would LOVE this! Unfortunately, our city codes require that the lawn be entirely fenced in with a trampoline, which would be a big expense. But we'd get one of these if we could! said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We had one until a hurricane destroyed it. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like they are loving it. My kids use to love putting the water sprinkler under it in the summer. Fun times.

Turning the Clock Back said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

looks like they are really enjoying it. I love the netting...definitely peace of mind in terms of safety!

Jai M. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The first thing I usually think about when I see trampolines is "dangerous!" bit after seeing the high safety net and the cover over the springs, i'm just thinking that this looks like a lot of fun!

Courtney B said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i want this!:) what great pictures...

Daisy TrendyMomReviews said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That looks fun!

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It looks like so much fun, my kids would love one but we don't have the room.

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is very nice, would love to have one for my grandchildren. I remember the days that they were very dangerous to be on. Thanks for the review.

Beeb said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My BFF has one of these and we spent many fun hours as teenagers bouncing on it while listening to a Metallica tape! LOL!

Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

thats awesome! and makes naps easier, i'd bet :)

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I wish our backyard was big enough for a trampoline this would be a great way for my 2 year old to burn energy.

Heather Smith said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks like something your family will definitely enjoy for years to come!

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