My daughter loves this trampoline. She gets on it first thing in the morning and bounces away on it at intervals during the day. This is so much better than fighting with her over bouncing on the bed/couch/baby's crib (just why is it that wee ones LOVE to bounce?). The only drawback is the difficulty of putting it together - - you really do need two people to construct it - - that bungee cord is a true challenge - - just be sure to start at a corner with the center of the bungee cord to ensure that you have an equal amount of cord all around the trampoline (the directions must have been translated from Chinese).
My kiddos got this from Santa and while, yes, it was a pain to get the cable wrapped around just right, it was totally worth it. This trampoline got a ton of use! It was difficult to keep the older kids off of it, too....hence why it is now broken. The cable snapped after a little more than a year. I looked to replace it, but couldn't find the exact one so I was wary of buying a different one. The only other issue we had, which occurred relatively quickly, was the seam holding the 2 pcs of foam padding ripped apart. This caused the foam on top to come out and the foam that went on the side to sag so there was no protection on the frame. In short, it's a great idea but the quality could stand to be a bit better. Would I buy it again, yes. Do I recommend it, yes. Just make sure your LITTLE kiddos are the only ones using it. It may last longer than ours did! ;)
I bought this for a my kids (4 years and 2) 18 months ago. It was VERY hard to assemble.
However, they LOVED IT and got tons of use on it every day. Their favorite part was doing "tricks" with the bar.
The problem is, the bungee cord already broke. I am pondering whether to buy a replacement part (I found one for $21) or just a different trampoline as I really don't want to try and restring the bungree! It took two people more than an hour and left me with blisters on my fingers last time.
Our 3 (almost 4) year old daughter loves this trampoline! Great for getting rid of excess energy when it's too dark and cold and rainy to run around outside. It was a bear to put together and I think we ended up bending the frame if that is even possible so the feet are a little uneven. I still think it is very safe and lots of fun.
This device seems very sturdy, BUT it is not that easy to assemble. Getting the tension just right may be a forever task. I'm still working on it and may have to unthread it and start over. Maybe that's the answer. Better instructions might help get it right the 1st time unless you are an expert on a trampoline.