How Much Should a Rebounder Mat Give?
I recently bought a presumably low end rebounder and I'm concerned that it's not taut enough. How deep should it give? Thanks so much.
Ah, yes, the lure of the cheap rebounder can be difficult to ignore!
If you are concerned that it is giving too much, it probably is.
The mat should definitely NOT stretch on the downward bounce. And it shouldn't feel like you are jumping up and down on a padded floor.
The quality of the mat is actually the most important part of the rebounder
and must provide a resilient bounce. Mats made from Permatron material are best.
Cheap mats can be harmful to your muscles, nerves, knees, ankles and back and do not support your feet properly. They will also not provide all those great rebounder benefits
The cheap springs that go with them do not adequately absorb the downward force of your weight. This causes an abrupt, jarring "bounce" that is not fun. Bouncing on your rebounder should give you the same kind of light feeling as jumping on a large trampoline.
If it doesn't, it's time to take it back.
See my best rebounders
page for more information.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
Wishing you the best of health,