The Third most popular backyard trampoline is the 12ft one. If you are looking for a mid sized trampoline but don’t have too much space a 12ft trampoline will be a good purchase.
The surface area of a 12ft round trampoline is approximately 113 square feet, if you compare this to an 8ft trampoline where the surface area is only 50 square feet.
What are the Characteristics of a 12 Foot Trampoline?
12ft trampolines have the following characteristics (although some brands dovary):
38mm steel tubing – The tubing of a 12ft trampoline is typically the same as an 8ft or 10ft trampoline. However, the thickness of the steel is sometimes greater to support the frame and also increase the maximum user weight (breaking weight)
7 inch – 9 inch springs – Because the trampoline mat is bigger it generally requires bigger and stronger springs
68 – 72 springs – Because the trampoline is physically bigger in size it requires more springs, each spring will be approximately 6-7 inches apart.
Maximum user weight – Between 220 – 250 pounds seems to be the maximum user weight of a 12ft trampoline and this varies from brand to brand, some manufactures offer thicker steel tubing which will allow an extra 50 – 75 pounds of user weight should you need it.
Trampoline weight – Because more steel and other materials are involved in the manufacturing of the trampoline it will weigh more than a 6ft, 8ft & 10ft trampoline.
What is the Average Price of a 12ft Trampoline?
How much can you expect to pay for a 12ft trampoline? From researching the internet I have found the following price ranges:
- 12ft trampoline – $220 – $275
- 12ft trampoline with safety enclosure – $250 – $600