SpringFree™ Trampoline

March 23, 2005 13:11 ET

Olympic medalist Karen Cockburn launches SpringFree™ Trampoline

A whole new concept in trampolining begins in Canada Attention: Lifestyle Editor, Media Editor, Photo Editor, Sports Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2005) - EDITOR'S NOTE: Picture to accompany this release is available on the CP Picture Service from The Canadian Press.

The world's safest trampoline was introduced to the Canadian marketplace today with SpringFree™ Trampoline. The SpringFree™ patented design has eliminated the springs and frame from the jumping surface while the flexible enclosure has eliminated the risk of hitting the ground.

Karen Cockburn, Canadian Olympic trampoline medalist at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympic games, is endorsing the SpringFree™ Trampoline's launch as the safest trampoline in the world. Karen made history by becoming the first Canadian ever to win the World Championships in the sport of individual trampoline competition and now represents Canada as the reigning world trampoline champion.

"Trampolines are a great way for kids to develop coordination, balance, agility and confidence while having fun," said Karen Cockburn. "Physical fitness is so important for kids and now with the SpringFree™ trampoline, kids have a safe and fun way to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and exercise."

Over one million trampolines are sold annually in North America and for years manufacturers have been trying to prevent injury by protecting the impact zones (springs, frame and steel poles) with padding and other foam materials. SpringFree™ Trampoline replaces the springs with composite fiberglass rods that flex with the jump, providing a smooth, even bounce. The rods and the frame of the SpringFree™ Trampoline are concealed below the jumping surface rather than beside it resulting in improved safety over the traditional trampoline design.

"For more than 70 years, many trampoline safety innovations have focused on preventing the jumper from coming into contact with the frame or springs," said Steven Holmes, president SpringFree™ Trampoline. "The result of our unique patented design is that we have eliminated this risk altogether. Hitting the frame and rods is impossible and we believe that this safety innovation is long overdue."

SpringFree™ Trampoline has been internationally recognized by the European ISPO BrandNew sports product award (finalist) and the North American, Sports Edge Product of the Year award (finalist.)

"Using a trampoline can now be fun as well as safe…and parents can focus on the health benefits rather than safety concerns," said Holmes. "Trampolines are excellent exercise for the whole family."

SpringFree™ Trampoline is a proud sponsor of Karen Cockburn's Olympic and world championship efforts as she represents Canada in international competition.

Karen Cockburn is available for interviews and demonstrations of the SpringFree™ Trampoline.

SpringFree™ Trampolines are available at Costco stores across Canada or online at: www.springfreetrampoline.com.

About SpringFree™ Trampoline

SpringFree™ Trampoline is a Toronto, based consumer products company that designs, markets and distributes innovative sporting goods products in North America and internationally. Its SpringFree™ Trampoline has been given worldwide recognition with awards in North America and Europe for design, safety, innovation and functionality. /For further information: Gillian McArdle, gillian@mediaprofile.com/ IN: MEDIA, RETAIL, SOCIAL, SPORTS

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