How to take down a 4 m (14 foot) trampoline

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How to take down a 4 m (14 foot) trampoline
A trampoline spring tool is used to attach or remove the springs to the trampoline mat. (girl playing/ bouncing / jumping on a trampoline image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com)

Trampolines are not only an excellent option for fitness and recreation, they can also provide hours of entertainment for people of all ages. Jumping on a trampoline helps to strengthen legs muscles and is often used as a rehabilitative exercise in physiotherapy. Trampolines can be disassembled by detaching the springs to remove the trampoline mat and disconnecting the frame poles from each other for storage or when moving into a new home.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Trampoline spring tool

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Untie the trampoline frame spring pad from the trampoline rail. The trampoline spring pad is a covered foam mat used to cover the springs for safety. Use your fingers to untie the strings securing the spring pad to the trampoline frame.

  2. 2

    Remove the springs from the trampoline mat. Use the trampoline spring tool to pull the hook of the spring off of the trampoline frame. A trampoline spring tool is a piece of metal with a hook at one end and a handle at the other. Stand facing the trampoline and attach the hook of the spring tool to the hook of the spring closest to the frame. Pull the spring tool towards you to remove the spring hook frame the hole on the trampoline frame. Remove the spring hook from the V ring on the trampoline mat. Repeat this step around the trampoline until all the springs are removed from the frame.

  3. 3

    Detach the top frame poles containing the button locks. Push the button lock with your finger and pull the top frame pole off of the vertical leg extension. Repeat this step around the trampoline until all of the top frame rails have been removed from the vertical leg extensions.

  4. 4

    Disassemble the vertical leg extensions from the leg base. Push the button lock on the vertical leg extension and pull it apart from the leg base. Repeat this step around the trampoline until all the vertical leg extensions have been removed from the leg bases.

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