FAQ

Which ceiling height is necessary for training on the bellicon® rebounders?

Minimal ceiling height = your height + 50 cm / 20 inches

The thing that makes a bellicon so special is the incomparably high elasticity due to the bungee ring suspension. Training on a bellicon is therefore quite different to the conventional trampolines where you primarily jump up from the mat and are slightly cushioned when landing on the mat, whilst on a bellicon the upward jump is not as important as the braking during the downward deceleration.

As soon as you step onto our bungee ring trampoline, the jumping mat sinks downwards and from this starting point you then start swinging up and down. Whilst braking, you dive deep down into the bellicon and even when exercising intensively, you hardly swing over and beyond the frame.

Our trampolines have an overall height of ca. 35 cm and even when training intensively, you only swing approximately 10 cm above the frame. As a guideline therefore, you can use the formula in the caption above for the minimal necessary ceiling height. Of course, theoretically speaking, it is possible to jump higher than this on our trampolines, but it only leads to unnecessary overloading of your joints and increased wear and tear of the rope rings.

What are the terms of guarantee at bellicon?

 When you purchase bellicon® products, you acquire qualitatively incomparable, premium goods. Therefore it is no problem for us to provide the trampolines with warranties that clearly exceed the legally prescribed guarantee period.

The warranty period for individual trampoline parts is as follows:

  • 5 years on stainless steel frames (bellicon® premium)
  • 3 years on lacquered steel frames (bellicon® classic)
  • 3 years on rebounding mats and rubber caps
  • 6 months on bungee rings when for private use
  • 3 months on bungee rings when used commercially
  • 3 years on frame cushions
  • 3 years on support bars

       
    The guarantee for customers starts on the purchase date, so please keep your invoice as it proves your date of purchase.

    We produce and assemble our trampolines to the highest quality standards. Despite this, we can’t completely rule out mistakes. If you do actually detect damage to your bellicon trampoline within the guarantee period, please contact us immediately. We will resolve the problem as fast and efficiently as possible.

    In case of damage, please do not send us the goods without consulting us first in order to avoid unnecessary transport costs.

How long do the bungee rope rings last?

The rope rings are parts that are subject to natural wear and tear, and there is no regulatory requirement to offer a guarantee on them. Despite this, we guarantee you – contrary to our competitors – a minimum usage period on the rope suspension. The wear and tear of the rope rings is not a defect, but can be compared to for instance the soles of jogging shoes wearing out. The more often and longer you walk, the sooner you will have to replace your shoes.

We are often asked how long the ropes will last. Unfortunately this can’t be answered easily as the wear and tear depends on many different factors. Depending on how heavy the users are, how intensive they bounce, jump or train for, sooner or later the ropes will wear out and lose their resilience. Many users who exercise regularly, quite easily manage two years or longer with one set of rope rings, whilst others wear them out quicker.

Our recommendation is to replace the bungee ropes after two years to provide the best bounce.

My husband weighs 85 kg and I only 50 kg, which device is the right for me?

Very often we are asked: “which strength is the right one for me? I weigh 58 kg, my husband weighs 85 kg and the children about 30 kg.”

When several people with different weights wish to share a bellicon®, then they should go by the heaviest person using the trampoline when choosing the rope rings, so that nobody swings through to the floor when exercising. In our example above, the recommended rope ring strength would therefore be 85 kg.

Can I return my bellicon® if I don’t like it?

According to our current general terms and conditions, bellicon®'s compulsory deadline for returning goods is 14 days provided that the goods are without damage and returned in the original packaging.

Normally, we would then collect the goods from you at an agreed time, and after receipt of the goods reimburse to you any payments already made.

Is the bellicon® rebounder weather proof?

Where possible, bellicon® mini trampolines should not be left outside or in the sun for long periods but only during training.
The frame of the bellicon classic trampoline is made of steel, lacquered and browned and so splash-proof, but not weatherproof.
The bellicon® premium is made of stainless steel and will not rust but the bungees and ribbons should not be in the sun for a longer time.

What can you do if you become dizzy whilst bouncing?

Due to the wobbly underground of the bellicon®, dizziness can occur. This mostly disappears though after the second or third time, but we advise if this occurs for you to only bounce for a maximum of 5 minutes in the beginning and to increase the exercise slowly and moderately, depending on how you feel.

Is it advisable to bounce on the bellicon® trampoline during pregnancy?

As one pregnancy is so different from another, we cannot answer that question. We advise you to discuss it with your gynecologist.

Is bellicon® trampoline bouncing good for your back?

Yes, training on a mini trampoline has a positive effect on your musculoskeletal system. Both the bellicon® and the medi-swing trampoline were recommended by "action for healthier backs" (AGR), the German federal association for back care (registered association), and recently allocated the official AGR-seal of approval.

Are bellicon® trampolines suitable for children?

Children especially love bellicon® trampolines and once on, are difficult to get off! Children have so much fun on the highly elastic devises; it’s a great way for them to let off steam!

Nowadays children suffer from a lack of exercise, although a strong urge to move is natural to them. Having to sit for a long time at school, unattractive sports options and distraction through the computer and television all add to a lack of exercise. Children love the highly elastic bellicon for two reasons: it is very challenging and they think it’s a lot of fun to bounce on it. It helps the body to be exercised sufficiently, provides the body with oxygen reserves, trains coordination and movement, raises your metabolism and thereby maintains weight. In addition, you are more balanced and feel more relaxed. Therefore, our finding is: "absolutely recommendable!"

For security reasons, a frame cushion is recommended for small children so they can’t slip and hurt themselves when swinging.

Are bellicon® trampolines suitable for seniors?

Seniors can benefit in a special way from the bellicon® trampoline as their surefootedness and balance are enormously improved by this exercise.

It gives you vitality and can be practiced from home. The unstable base of the mat causes your equilibrium to be continuously checked. This coordination training is especially important for the prevention of falling. The ability of the muscles to react increases and helps the body to adequately use its reflexes when it’s icy or when coming across hazards. This is especially beneficial to seniors.

The bellicon® can also be supplied with one or two support bars.