Skywalker Rectangle Trampoline Review
The sturdy construction and the superior, patented safety features make this option more appealing than the ACON Air, but the maximum weight limit is disappointingly low for a trampoline of this standard.
The Skywalker Rectangle trampoline is the first rectangular trampoline which I’ve reviewed here, and at first, I wasn’t sure about how it would shape up when compared to traditional round jumping mats or the octagonal shape of the Kidwise Magic Circle.
However, the arrangement of the springs around a rectangular trampoline gives an even bounce all the way across the jumping surface. This is important because it gives great bounce – I’d say it’s almost gymnastic quality – and it allows two people to jump at the same time, both achieving the same level of bounce.
The bounce is good enough for flips and tricks, but be careful not to overload the jumping surface. With a weight capacity of 200 pounds, it’s disappointing for the price because realistically only two children can jump at a time.
Like the Skywalker Round and Skywalker Jump N’ Dunk trampolines, the Skywalker Rectangle has all the superior safety features which are synonymous with the brand. These include the reinforced leg sockets which add stability and the patented Stay-Put enclosure net system which protect little fingers, toes and ankles from getting pinched and trapped.
One extra feature which I thought made the trampoline feel more secure was the position of the legs. Rather than being parallel to each side, the four legs sit across the corners, giving extra stability regardless of where on the trampoline you bounce.
The construction is pretty rugged and robust, so make sure that you assemble the frame in the place where you intend to keep the trampoline, as moving it once it’s constructed isn’t easy. It’s fairly straightforward to set up the trampoline, especially as it comes with a tool to help attach the springs, but you’ll still need some help from another adult as I couldn’t manage on my own.
One thing to bear in mind is that the door to the enclosure net is positioned on the long side of the rectangle rather than the short side. This cannot be changed, so make sure that wherever you plan to put the trampoline gives you enough safe access to the entrance.
The main problem which I encountered was not with the trampoline itself, but with delivery of the parts. There was a mistake with the two boxes which were shipped out to me (I received two of the same box rather than one of each), and I believe that this is a relatively common problem among buyers of this trampoline. It’s nothing that a quick call to the customer services department can’t fix, but it’s still a frustrating and unnecessary delay to bear in mind.
- Rectangular shape gives even, gymnastic quality bounce across the jumping surface
- Patented Stay-Put enclosure system
- Durable construction with stable positioning of legs
- Meets or exceeds US ASTM safety standards
- Low maximum weight limit
- Difficult to move once assembled
- Delivery of parts can cause delays
- Size Options: 14′, 16′
- Weight Limit: 200 lbs
- Shape: Rectangular
- Trampoline Weight: 260 lbs
- Safety Features: Galvanized steel frame, patented Stay-Put enclosure net design, meets or exceeds ASTM safety standards