This page will show which legs wobble which cause the rebounder to feel unstable while bouncing. Many times this happens over time when inferior steel or plastic structures lose their form through friction from bouncing.
a. Screw in legs are the most stable (at first) but can strip out over time
b. Folding legs are usually on the plastic frame rebounders and wobble somewhat.
c. Pop in legs are the new standard in leg design. This is the latest trend in leg design.
Make sure you get pop in legs that have heavy duty piano wire.
The legs that we found to wobble the least on rebounders that were a year old
were the pop in leg models. Having feet that don't wear as much help stop wobbling too.
The sturdiest legs were the new screw in types. This is due to the extra coils in the screw part of the leg
and the diameter. The bungee legs are much wider than the other rebounders. Its legs are longer too.
Most people complain about a rebounder being unstable when it wobbles. The plastic frames are the most
common types to wobble.
Many times wobbling happens over time when inferior steel or plastic structures lose
their form through friction from bouncing.
Beware of screw in legs that can strip out over time which cause the legs to fall off the
rebounder when the groves and tubing and threads loosens up.
The jumping up and down over time can cause an inferior "screw in leg" rebounder to strip out.
Don't let a rebounder manufacturer say that they chose screw in legs so that the rebounder
is more stable. This is not true based on what I have researched. The best rebounder will
have legs that go over metal posts. There must be some give so the legs can adapt to the
contour of the floor due to the feet's slight movement. When an inferior rebounder has
screw in legs, the legs can strip and fall from underneath the rebounder do to the inability
to adapt to uneven floor contours.
Screw in legs sounds good at first and yes, they are stable at first, but after some time,
they can losen up and the only option is to replace the legs. If this is not done in soon
enough time you might ruin the threaded stub on the rebounder that the legs screw into.
This cannot be replaced. This is when the rebounder becomes very wobbly and the legs can
fall when jumping on the rebounder. I have not had the stripping problem when
jumping on any of the these. For those that get pop in legs, the best wire to get to
hold the legs in is heavy duty piano wire.
Remember, a little give is necessary if you want to preserve your rebounder.