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Frequently Asked Questions about Rebounders

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is your rebounder design outdated?
Answer: Needak® offers a solid, time tested design. For instance, our hinge design is virtually indestructible. It costs us more to build it, but we know it will provide years of service and establishes a solid and stable rebounding platform. Over the years, various “pretty” new designs have been offered. Some of these endangered the user and eventually all have failed. (Frankly, a good spring cover hides most of the design elements anyway.)
Question: Why is your rebounder “round” instead of some other shape?
Answer: The round design is the best because it places even stress force upon all components. As you rebound, the same force is applied to the mat, springs, and frame in front of you, behind you, and on either side of you. Most designs with corners (square, octagon, etc.) have evenly spaced springs which force the springs in the corners to absorb unequal impact and they tend to break more frequently than the springs along the straight sides which do not flex as much. Needak has produced rebounders since 1990 and we have yet to see a unit with straight sides that equalizes forces properly.
Question: Why is your Soft-bounce spring better than other types of springs for rebounding?

Needak® Mfg. innovated the Soft-bounce spring which absorbs as much as 85% of the impact of each bounce. This is due to the unique barrel shape of the spring. The diameter of the coils increases as you move toward the center of the spring. There are generally 2 types of springs found on imported rebounders. The classic spring found on low-end imported rebounders is a shorter spring and tends to be very stiff. A few imports use a spring that looks like our Soft-Bounce™ spring. Needak offers a spring to match the feel of a classic spring, but it is designed to last considerably longer than the brittle imported classic spring.

Fact: Springs will break. This is something marketing companies don’t want you to think about. However, common sense tells you that if you flex metal, it will eventually break. We do not make exaggerated or unfounded claims about our springs. It would surprise you how many people come to us for springs and relate stories of dissatisfaction with marketing companies who told them things such as, “Our springs never break, that is why we don’t carry them in stock. You obviously misused your rebounder to cause breakage.” If you leave a rebounder in the closet and never use it, you won’t break springs. If you get the benefits out of a rebounder, spring replacement is an inexpensive maintenance item.

Question: What materials may I expect to find in my Needak® rebounder?

All Needak® rebounders are built with a heavy-grade, all steel, round frame with heavy duty spring mechanisms holding thirty-six (36) 4 1/4″ long, custom-made jumbo springs. The polypropylene “jump mat” or rebounding surface is 28 1/2 inches in diameter and is sewn together using high grade nylon thread with two layers of strong polypropylene webbing stitched around the mat’s edges. The Needak® spring cover is made of a nylon oxford cloth that is oil, water, and sunlight resistant in addition to having a rip resistant component making this fabric practically indestructible. Hidden beneath the spring cover is the Needak® hinge, time tested and virtually indestructible. It is securely welded to the frame, providing the safest, most stable rebounding platform available.

Question: Just What is Permatron®?

Permatron® is a polypropylene material that is resistant to ultraviolet rays, doesn’t break down as do other fabrics, and allows no moisture absorption. The tradename Permatron is one of several products on the market using polypropylene. The important factor is the quality of the polypropylene thread used in the weave. North American fabrics are very stable. Many Asian polypropylene fabrics are blends and are not stable in the long term.

Question: What are the dimensions of the Needak® rebounder?

The Needak® rebounder is round, 40 inches in diameter and stands 10″ tall. The “jump mat” or rebounding surface is 28 1/2″ in diameter, providing very ample room for performing easy to strenuous bounces and exercise routines.

Question: Is the half fold rebounder as strong and sturdy as the non-fold style?

Yes. Our rebounders are built with heavy-grade, all steel construction and while the half fold is truly portable, it is incredibly strong and durable.

Question: If my jump mat becomes frayed or wears out, or a spring breaks, will I be able to replace these parts or will it be necessary to purchase another rebounder?

Yes. The Needak® rebounder is built to give you a lifetime of healthful exercise. To that end, we offer replacement parts for our rebounder line so that you may continue to use your equipment without replacing it entirely. Most replacement parts are user serviceable and require few if any tools.

Question: Does Needak offer a warranty?

Yes. The Needak® warranty is the best manufacturer’s warranty available for rebounders made today. We are proud of our rebounder and gladly stand behind it. Please see our warranty page for the full details.

Bounce your way to better health with a rebounder for weight loss, rehabilitation, cardiovascular fitness, and bone strengthening. We will help you meet your fitness goals with consultations, demonstrations, and personalized rebounder programs for you or your agency.

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