What is the life of the Material?
In some cases that is like asking How
long is a piece of rope because the main factor contributing
to loss of material integrity is UV, sand abrasion and general
wear and tear are very small factors. This means that a Jumper
in Tassie will last longer than a Jumper in Darwin. So the real
answer is 5-10 years depending on the location. There is one
material that is head and shoulders above the rest as far as
its resistance to UV is concerned and weve been using it
worldwide from the moment it was developed (at our request) by
the manufacturers. Originally our competition slammed the use
of this new material as a scam but now they are using it as well.
As a result of developing this new material the Kangaroo Jumper
forced the industry worldwide to increase the warranty from 3
years to 5 years.
Why do we have more than one
Different soil types, the existence of
a water table, drainage problems, tree preservation, existing
concrete pad etc. are some of the reasons the install method
may vary. We have 5 install methods that we commonly use around
the world all are successful! Bottom line is If
there is a will there is usually a way and we are often
in the position of saying YES when our competitors
(with their one only install method) say NO.
Why do we not use a 12mm rubber
edging under the jumper like our competitors?
Perhaps the question should be why does
our competitor use it? Well, you would have to ask them! Here
is what I know about the hard edge:- When the sand level drops
enough to expose the hard edge injuries will occur, it is the
sand depth over the hard edge that prevents this and a 12mm rubber
mat will not prevent the likelihood of injury. Because the sand
depth is so important to maintain, the Kangaroo Jumper has a
unique Sand depth indicator which, at a glance will
tell your ground staff where to reconcile the sand. Your ground staff will do the right thing, especially when they are aware that there is an important job to be done. If they don’t know a situation is developing then they are powerless to fix it. The ‘Sand Depth Indicator’ has proven to be a major contributor to our impeccable safety record.
Most of the
time we use Builders House Wrap to cover the hard
edge underneath the Jumper and its use has nothing to do with
safety and everything to do with preventing the canvas from wearing
at that point of contact. We will vary the material used underneath
the Jumper accordingly, e.g. if the soil contains a high level of
rock or stone etc. In the past, competitors have insinuated that
our method of using house wrap is not safe (like their 12mm rubber?)
This is a smoke screen! 12mm of rubber will not prevent injury when jumping off and landing on a hard edge especially after a few years when the 12mm rubber becomes hard and brittle. We believe that the use of 12mm rubber is an attempt to compensate for the dangers of NOT having a ‘Sand Depth Indicator’?
Of interest is that in the USA
where there are 4 competitors some mainstream Insurance companies
give a discount if you install a Kangaroo Jumper because of our
added safety features and track record.
Why do we use Treated Timber
Sleepers at the bottom of the trench instead of Polypropylene
sheeting like our competitor?
We have vast experience using both methods.
Using the polypropylene and steel triangles works in a lot of
cases and in many cases it does not! You may have heard of, or
seen or experienced a Jumper coming up out of the ground or forming
a bubble? When this happens it is usually the result of using
the polypropylene and steel triangles method in conditions that
warrant the use of Timber Sleepers or a different method altogether!
All known methods work but not all methods work in all situations.
Thats why we have developed 5 methods to accommodate almost
all situations. To say that one method is better than the other
is ridiculous, what is required is the right method for the individual
Is there an alternative to
Yes! The use of Pea Gravel
to cover the hard edge is sometimes used when the Jumper is installed
in a high wind area or if the Jumper is situated close to a swimming
pool or splash pad. We do not recommend using rubber mulch as
often the mulch colour will stain or mark the Jumper surface.
The other option is to buy the No Sand Kangaroo Jumper
Can the Kangaroo Jumper be
installed indoors or Outdoor on concrete?
Yes! In fact the Indoor Kangaroo Jumper
is extremely popular in the USA where Indoor Family Entertainment
businesses are common. Over the years we have developed the install
method and other aspects of the Indoor Jumper and the result
is an absolute Premium Product in all aspects. No
other competitor in the world even comes close to having our
depth of experience when it comes to the Indoor Jumper or installing