Trying out rebounders
Physical stores don't seem to carry rebounders so where can I try out different models? It's quite a bit of money to spend on something that will impact you so greatly to not be able to sample it first. The best one I've used so far is one that my parents have had for 30 years and the company has since gone out of business. So far all I have to go by are other peoples' opinions.
Well, I'm sorry to say that all I can offer you is another opinion.
Sporting good stores, or Wal-Mart, might have display models, maybe, but the quality of those units are terrible.
They would only give you an idea of what a rebounder should NOT feel like.
Gyms might have rebounders, although I've personally never seen any. But again, who knows what kind of quality they are, or how long it's been since someone changed the springs.
If you haven't already, read my page on best rebounders
I strongly believe that Needak makes the best rebounders. They have been in business for over 20 years and are made right here in the U.S.
You can buy them directly from the manufacturer, although Amazon.com
generally has the best deals.
More important, though, is being able to buy replacement parts for your rebounder.
I've had my Needak soft-bounce rebounder for about 5-6 years now. I just did a total spring replacement (it was way past due) that cost me $40.00. The mat, pins, frame, and everything else are still in great shape.
It can be hard to find replacement parts for other brands of rebounders. Even if you can find a high-quality rebounder from another company, will you be able to find replacement parts years down the line? Odds are slim considering how quickly many of them go out of business and/or change manufacturers.
So I always recommend Needak to all my visitors. Not only is it a high-quality unit that will last and last, it is easy to order replacement parts as the unit ages.
Parts will wear out eventually. If you can't replace them, you'll have to buy another rebounder. That's not something most people think about when buying one.
Needak also allows you to send back your rebounder if you are not happy with it (you would have to pay for shipping). Plus they have an excellent warranty so you can be confident in your purchase. Just be sure to register your unit with the manufacturer.
Here is the manufacturer's website
Let me know if you have any more questions.
Wishing you the best of health,