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Keep Trampoline Safe In Winds, WHy Trampoline Blow, Most Effective Method to Ensure Safety

Keep Trampoline Safe In Winds, WHy Trampoline Blow, Most Effective Method to Ensure Safety

To secure your trampoline from blowing due to wind, you can use multiple methods – tying heavy weights like sandbags or dumbbells trampoline legs, fastening the trampoline frame to fixed objects such as trees, walls, or ground anchors using sturdy ropes or straps, using U-shape stakes screw-in auger spirals, along within stakes for extreme security, using natural windbreakers such as Trees, and Wall, or creating artificial windbreak fences, covering the whole trampoline and securing to bungee cords to resist wind more.

You can get the help of a professional to install a trampoline in such a way that it can resist stormy conditions. 

Use DIY methods – flipping the trampoline upside down, dismantling it in severe cases, storing it in a safe place, properly maintaining the trampoline by tightening its loose bolts, and checking for the news to get updates about storms or extreme windy situations.

Trampolines blow with winds for 6 main reasons – they contain a large surface area, lightweight, not designed with aerodynamic principles, have poor or no anchoring, have strong wind gusts, and not being trampolines to endure windy situations.

Why Do Trampolines Blow In Wind?

Trampolines are blown away by the wind because of their structure, they have a large surface area, and they are designed lightweight without even thinking about aerodynamics. Trampolines blow very fast by strong wind if they are either poorly anchored or even not anchored by strong wind gusts. The trampoline should be prepared for every windy situation to make it and jumping users safer.

To keep your trampoline safe, ONLYTRAMPOLINE.COM presents the following methods

Make your Trampoline More Safe in Windy Situations Using These 10 Methods

Trampoline safety is extremely important for you to become safe and for the trampoline to work longer. Trampolines are bought and used to have fun while becoming bored of your daily routine.

Consider a kid whose toy is broken or stolen, the same would be the case with you. Your trampoline would be displaced or broken in a hurricane getting someone hurt and causing you liability issues

That is why, here I am presenting the 10 proven methods to make your trampoline stick to the ground in any windy situation, 

  1. Anchor Kits for Ground Stability
  2. Fasten the Trampoline Body or Frame to a Fixed Body
  3. Block Air by using Air BLockers(Natural + Artificial)
  4. Install Trampoline By Expert
  5. Turn the Trampoline Upside down
  6. Moving your trampoline to a closed Sheltered Place
  7. De-assembling your Trampoline
  8. Update yourself by listening to weather updates
  9. Use In-Ground Trampoline
  10. Properly maintain your trampoline by tightening loose bolts and nuts

Let’s Get Started

Anchor Kits for Ground Stability

To make your trampoline safer in the wind, anchor kits in one of the most effective methods to apply.

You can use this method in multiple ways

Use a Trampoline Anchor Kit: The main purpose of a trampoline anchor kit is to provide safety to the trampoline by strongly attaching it to the ground using stacks and augers. The kit makes the trampoline stick at its own position without being displaced by strong winds. Some kits provide you with straps used to fasten the trampoline with anchors for further security. 

Install Ground Stakes: Ground stakes are U-shaped metal pieces whose sides are installed on the ground with curved parts over the trampoline legs. This method is cheaper and easy, but you should understand that these ground stakes should not be installed on wet soil or mud because they will easily become loose.

Use Screw-In Anchors: Screw-in Anchors come up with screw-like metal rods with threads. They can provide more safety to stop a trampoline from blowing away because of their screwing nature, as they are firmly placed on any surface. They provide more stability, safety, ease of use just needing a screwdriver and more durability. 

Apply Sandbags: Applying sandbags over the trampoline legs (Only on U-shaped Trampolines) adds an extra layer of security to the trampoline, making it more safe and secure in hurricanes and extreme windy situations. 

Anchor TypeProsCons
Trampoline Anchor KitSafety and StabilitySoil Limitations (may not work on hard ground)
DurabilityMaintenance required
Ease of Installation (some kits)Higher cost
Versatility (can be used for various uses)
Ground StakesCost-EffectivenessSoil Restrictions (not suitable for wet soil)
Simplicity (easy installation)Durability Issues (stakes may bend)
Screw-In AnchorsStabilityGround Compatibility (may not work on hard ground)
Ease of Use (simple installation)
Durability
SandbagsAdded Weight and StabilityLimited Effectiveness (may not hold in strong winds)
Ease of Use (no tools required)Potential for Damage (if not designed for outdoor use)

Fasten the Trampoline Body or Frame to a Fixed Body

Fastening your trampoline to a fixed, immovable object such as a wall, large stone, or tree ensures your trampoline’s stability in windy conditions. This also prevents the trampoline from tipping over or flipping over in case of irregular jumping. 

The process of fastening your trampoline body or frame to a fixed surface is simple

  • Select any surface that is strong and holds enough pressure to hold the trampoline in case of hurricanes, or winds.
  • Attach the frame using durable straps, cables, or chains to that fixed body or surface.
  • Make the connection tight and strong, don’t tie knots loosely
  • Make the trampoline stable by anchoring evenly from all sides and ensure the weight is distributed on all sides equally.

This method is better than attaching weights or sandbags, I personally got the best results and permanent solution by making my trampoline more stable rather than seeking a temporary solution – attaching sandbags, or weights.

Block Air by using Air BLockers(Natural + Artificial)

Place or install the trampoline in a safe location resisting the windy situations more. You can place your trampoline near natural air blockers – trees, hedges, and walls so that they resist the high wind making the trampoline more stable. Otherwise, you can try artificial barriers – wooden fences, chain-link fences, windbreak panels, and wind anchors to block fast winds trying to displace trampolines. 

This method is handy for windy areas, where the wind can come to knock on your door like an unwelcome visitor. 

Install Trampoline By Expert

Install the trampoline by an expert who guarantees the utmost safety for your trampoline. An expert will install a trampoline in such a way that it won’t fly like a bird by wind gusts. You should consider an expert for the following reasons

  1. Installing the trampoline at the best possible spot to ensure your and your trampoline’s safety
  2. Anchoring properly trampoline using high-quality materials
  3. Placing artificial windbreaks in case, if natural barriers are not present
  4. Checking trampoline for loose bolts, and inspecting and maintaining for broken or loose parts
  5. Suggesting you install a safety net, if your trampoline does not come with nets
  6. Providing enough safety precautions before the storm comes, preparing to be ready for stormy conditions

Turn the Trampoline Upside down

Sometimes, you notice strong wind gusts, but you haven’t implemented safety precautions like anchoring, or attaching weighted sandbags. Now you are worried about your toy.

Don’t worry, you can deal with the strong wind by flipping your trampoline upside down. This method is useful as in the original position the wind easily blows the trampoline and the mat acts like a sail. The flipping behavior will provide some sort of stability and it won’t be fly or sail in wind.

But this method has some problems

You are affecting harshly the trampoline nets, padding, and enclosures. Your mat can be torn by rubbing against the ground, and lose the bounciness by not providing enough bouncing heights. in case of damages, you may lose warranties as this flipping violates manufacturer guidelines. 

Moving your trampoline to a closed Sheltered Place

This is my favourite method, I don’t like to take risks by leaving my trampoline in the backyard to resist winds. 

This is the easiest and most permanent solution for your trampoline safety. Just get some people, lift the trampoline, and move it to a room that has enough space to place to have a trampoline. This method doesn’t need any time and guarantees you 100% safety of your trampoline. Just you have to make sure, to be soft to the trampoline while lifting and placing it.

You can place it in your room, hall, or guest room on a temporary basis, and when the storm is over, you can place it again in the backyard. 

De-assembling your Trampoline

De-assembling the trampoline needs enough hands and time to be done. But this is the best solution to fight against strong winds if performed wisely and safely. 

You can disassemble your trampoline and store it safely if it is not in use for a long time, or you want a permanent solution for your trampoline, or you don’t have enough sheltering to keep it safe without de-assembling it. 

But you will need more labour with proper materials and with safety wearing – goggles, gloves, and footwear.

De-assembling should be done like this

  • Remove the mat
  • Then remove the springs
  • Take down the safety enclosures ( if the trampoline has)
  •  Lower the frame
  • Secure and store in safe locations
  • For frame safety, place heavy sandbags, or dumbbells, if there is no place to put them.

Update yourself by listening to weather updates

Prevent your trampoline from taking unplanned flights by updating yourself with weather updates. You can install weather applications on your smartphone, visit weather websites, listen to the radio, watch the news daily, subscribe to storm alerts, and pay close attention to wind speed in your area. 

Use In-Ground Trampoline

Inground trampolines are installed by digging a hole in the ground, providing safe bouncing and less likely to blow away by winds. However they require more money and time for installation, but life is more precious than time and money, don’t care about money, care about yourself, your toy or your kids jumping on that. 

Their ground-level installation ensures the trampoline is prevented from taking flight by wind gusts. They are designed to resist the wind more perfectly. It is not easier for the wind to set them sail in the air. 

But again, don’t be careless, still you need to listen to weather updates by watching TV and News, and provide safe barriers to your in-ground trampoline,

Don’t underestimate the strong winds it is better to be safe rather than be sorry.

Properly maintain your trampoline by tightening loose bolts and nuts

Sometimes, there is an issue with trampoline maintenance that causes it to fly. You should pay close attention to anchoring, and safety bags, maintain them properly, and soon if you find loose ends. This will make your trampoline work longer causing less maintenance costs.

Check out all the joints and connections. Use tools – wrench, pliers, for tightening but be careful, don’t fix them over-tightened, they can break also. Check the springs and notice that they haven’t lost their tension. Also check the air blockers, if they are not performing well this could be dangerous for your trampoline. 

Trampoline maintenance not only includes making the trampoline safe and tight to its place, but ensuring all the above methods are working properly is the key to making your trampoline stable in strong wind gusts.

What is the best method to keep your trampoline safe in Winds

Onlytrampoline suggests moving your trampoline inside a safe shelter for complete security and peace of mind. 

Maybe you hear people saying that trampoline anchors, windstakes, or using weighted sandbags are the best solution to make trampoline stand in high winds. Yes, I appreciate that 

But think, to err is human, maybe you mistakenly did something wrong,  sometimes the wind can even break the cords, or straps, or even displace the sandbags while consistently forcing the trampoline body.

So why take a risk

Just make your trampoline safe in a room till the storm ends and don’t be worried about the trampoline and enjoy your time either using the trampoline in your room ( use safety) or watching your favourite Netflix TV serial. 

How Much Wind can displace or blow your Trampoline

40-50mph wind can easily lift off your trampoline. To secure your trampoline in every windy situation let’s know about what safety method to apply in how much wind speed

  • Apply trampoline anchor kits if the wind is under 20mph.
  • Add weighted sandbags, or dumbbells if the wind ranges between 20-20mph. Remove the loose objects, as they can easily blow away.
  • Remove safety nets, and use heavy-duty anchors – galvanized rebar stakes for winds between 30-40 mph.
  • Dismantle the trampoline for windy moving over 40 mph, you can either store the trampoline in a closed shelter or add more weight and tighten the anchors more strongly.

Is it really necessary to make the trampoline safe From blowing winds?

Yes, you should make your trampoline safe and stable from taking flight in the air because it can create big problems like hurting kids walking around, damaging your or your neighbours’ property, trampoline either breaking becoming useless or giving not enough fun, destroying the aesthetics of your backyard by dangling from a tree or being in an abnormal position. You can get even liability issues from the government sides if your trampoline damages someone.

You should pay more money for maintaining your flown and broken trampoline, or you have to buy a new trampoline by visiting markets and searching for quality products and you will invest so much time, effort, and money to buy a new one.

So why not, make it safe and tension-free, don’t even think about maintaining trampolines, and suffering from problems.

What Are The Best Trampolines For Windy Areas

The best trampolines for windy areas are those that have sturdy frames, wind-resistant design, safety enclosures, come with ground anchors or stakes, strong and heavy structure, and quality accessories – springs, mat, net, and padding. 

Author

  • Dr. Sabina Rogers

    Dr. Sabina Rogers brings 15+ years of global health experience to OnlyTrampoline.com's mission. After completing her MPH at Johns Hopkins University, she led international development projects worldwide. Her work with organizations like CARE, FINCA International, and the Peace Corps focused on co-creating sustainable health, education, finance, and empowerment solutions. Dr. Rogers is devoted to project management and building cross-cultural collaborations.