the safest Jumping type product on the market!
What is the life of the Material?
In some cases that is like asking How long is a piece of rope because the main factor contributing to loss of material integrity is UV, sand abrasion and general wear and tear are very small factors. This means that a Jumper in Tassie will last longer than a Jumper in Darwin. So the real answer is 5-10 years depending on the location. There is one material that is head and shoulders above the rest as far as its resistance to UV is concerned and weve been using it worldwide from the moment it was developed (at our request) by the manufacturers. Originally our competition slammed the use of this new material as a scam but now they are using it as well. As a result of developing this new material the Kangaroo Jumper forced the industry worldwide to increase the warranty from 3 years to 5 years.
Why do we have more than one Install method?
Different soil types, the existence of a water table, drainage problems, tree preservation, existing concrete pad etc. are some of the reasons the install method may vary. We have 5 install methods that we commonly use around the world all are successful! Bottom line is If there is a will there is usually a way and we are often in the position of saying YES when our competitors say NO.
Why do we not use a 25mm rubber edging under the jumper like our competitors?
Perhaps the question should be why does our competitor use it? Well, you would have to ask them! Here is what I know about the hard edge:- When the sand level drops enough to expose the hard edge injuries will occur, it is the sand depth over the hard edge that prevents this and a 25mm rubber mat will not prevent the likelihood of injury. Because the sand depth is so important to maintain, the Kangaroo Jumper has a unique Sand depth indicator which, at a glance will tell your ground staff where to reconcile the sand. Most of the time we use Builders House Wrap to cover the hard edge underneath the Jumper and its use has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with preventing the canvas from wearing at that point of contact. We will vary the material used underneath the Jumper accordingly, if the soil contains a high level of rock or stone. In the past, competitors have insinuated that our method of using house wrap is not safe (like their 25mm rubber?) This is a smoke screen! Of interest is that in the USA where there are 4 competitors some mainstream Insurance companies give a discount if you install a Kangaroo Jumper because of our added safety features and track record.
Why do we use Treated Timber Sleepers at the bottom of the trench instead of Polypropylene sheeting like our competitor?
We have vast experience using both methods. Using the polypropylene and steel triangles works in a lot of cases and in many cases it does not! You may have heard of, or seen or experienced a Jumper coming up out of the ground or forming a bubble? When this happens it is usually the result of using the polypropylene and steel triangles method in conditions that warrant the use of Timber Sleepers or a different method altogether! All known methods work but not all methods work in all situations. Thats why we have developed 5 methods to accommodate almost all situations. To say that one method is better than the other is ridiculous, what is required is the right method for the individual conditions.
Is there an alternative to using sand?
Yes! The use of Pea Gravel to cover the hard edge is sometimes used when the Jumper is installed in a high wind area or if the Jumper is situated close to a swimming pool or splash pad. We do not recommend using rubber mulch as often the mulch colour will stain or mark the Jumper surface. The other option is to buy the No Sand Kangaroo Jumper
Can the Kangaroo Jumper be installed indoors or Outdoor on concrete?
Yes! In fact the Indoor Kangaroo Jumper is extremely popular in the USA where Indoor Family Entertainment businesses are common. Over the years we have developed the install method and other aspects of the Indoor Jumper and the result is an absolute Premium Product in all aspects. No other competitor in the world even comes close to having our depth of experience when it comes to the Indoor Jumper or installing on concrete.
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