Primarily used for competitive and recreational purposes, a trampoline is comprised of a steel frame, a strong fabric and a piece of taut. It is one of the major components of the volleyball variation called bossaball and the basketball variation referred to as slamball. Aside from these, it is also used as part of many other sports activities like freestyle skiing, gymnastics as well as diving. It can also be used at home as a form of physical exercise. In case you own one, it is good to know how to repair a trampoline.
With the aid of these few simple materials, this task is moderately easy. These include a patch kit, a duct tape and a measuring tape. Aside from these, you also need an industrial-strength electric sewing machine for the patches.
Search the trampoline mat for tears and holes. If a hole has a diameter of more than 1 inch, it is safer to replace the mat instead of repairing it. The same thing must also be done to a tear that is longer than 2 inches. This is to ensure that the trampoline is safe enough to use.
In case the diameter of a hole is less than an inch, the use of duct tape is sufficient to patch it up. This is also possible for a tear that is less than 2 inches. Measure the hole or tear and then cut a piece of duct tape that is an inch bigger than the area to be patched. Simply put the piece of duct tape over the hole or tear. Press until the tape is attached firmly in place. Check if the damage has been fixed by jumping on it. If it stays in place, it is now safe to use the trampoline once again.
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Aside from using the duct tape, it is also good to use a patch repair kit to repair trampoline mats. This is good as long as the damage is no bigger than 3 inches. To do this, locate every hole or tear that can be found within the surface of the mat. After that, mark each one with a small piece of duct tape.
Remove the mat from the base of the trampoline. This is a challenging part because the mat is stretched out by the various springs attached to it. To make this task easier, you can ask help from another person in removing this part. Sew the patches on each hole and tear until none of them is left. Put the mat back into the trampoline and enjoy a fully restored trampoline.