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Jump For Joy: Trampolines Vs. Bouncers

There’s nothing more fun than bouncing around on open water, or better yet, into the water. Aquaglide’s trampolines and bouncers offer a solid jump setup for any waterfront home looking to add a little flare and fun to their aqua landscape. But how do you know which product to choose? We’re giving you a quick Q&A rundown of how to choose between some of Aquaglide’s coolest launch products: the trampoline and the bouncer.

What’s the biggest difference between a trampoline and a bouncer?

An Aquaglide trampoline is built for superior bouncing performance, intended for solo jumping or fun for the whole family. The trampoline is built to stand the “jumps of all jumps”, with a rigid Octane frame, stainless springs, a C-deck boarding platform, and a 4-way anchor bridle. It’s fully-welded and reinforced Duratex™ construction provides years of worry-free use. And with integrated D-rings, you can attach optional slide and log accessories on either side to create your own mini aquapark.

A bouncer on the other hand, has a bit more, well, squishy bounce to it. Unlike the trampoline, the bouncer does not have a metal frame or springs inside, rather it’s the inflatable component that provides the best buoyancy. The high-quality fully welded Duratex™ construction makes the woven bounce surface and inflatable tube extremely durable, for years to come. The bouncer also comes with integrated D-rings that allows you to attach any other Aquaglide accessories you’d like. 

How many people can go on a trampoline? A bouncer?

It really depends on which product you choose in either category of trampoline or bouncer. Below you’ll find the max number of people you can have on at once, depending on the product.

How high can you really jump on a trampoline or bouncer?

Both trampolines and bouncers offer extreme jumps and thrills. But how high can you really jump? The answer is… it depends on the person doing the jumping. While a trampoline has springs to help “lift off” even higher, the bouncer also offers a type of buoyancy you can only find with the soft jump surface and inflatable tube. They are both equally fun to jump on, in different ways.

What’s the cost difference?

Because there are simply more materials, more configuration, and thus more craftsmanship needed to construct, trampolines typically run more expensive than bouncers. When deciding between a trampoline and a bouncer, sticking to your budget is important. Bouncers are about half the cost of a trampoline, making it the more affordable jump option.

Will this piece stay stationary, or be moved?

If you’re planning to take your new jump toy out for a lake day or to a new destination from time to time, a bouncer is your best bet. It’s easier to transport and set-up. For a jump product that you intend to stay in one place, a trampoline is your go-to.

All this talk of jumping, and we’re ready to go have some fun on the water! While trampolines and bouncers are very different from one another, there’s one thing that’s true for both: the fun to be had on them is next-level! Be the star of your next lake party by bringing along a bouncer, or take that lakefront living space up a notch with the addition of a trampoline.

For all of your trampoline and bouncer questions, give Aquaglide a call to help you find your next bouncy water thrill.

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