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Exclusive Half-Fold ReboundAIR™
Patents Pending:
no design duplicates exist

Half-Fold Needak brand & common design copies

Half-Folding
Urban
Rebounder

Jump King and Sporting Goods Store Brands*

Lifetime All-Component Warranty Included. Our Lifetime Warranty covers ALL components, plus Wear and Tear Replacement (if ever needed) for the life of your ReboundAIR™ Not included
Needak warranty: 2 years on the springs, leg tips, and spring cover. 5 years on the mat, cleats and spring pins. Lifetime only on the frame.
Not included.
Urban warranty:

1 year replaced parts + shipping / handling
Perhaps a 90 day warranty. Most, warranty not included.
*If you weigh more than 100 pounds, save your money!
Hinges

ReboundAIR™: Continuous with frame, internally bolted,
small hinge radius, new round design, safe, indestructible.

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Needak and their design copies: Externally welded.( Bulky, jaw-like, may injure fingers, commonly pinches carpet or tears spring cover. Outdated design from 1985. )Al Carter brought this "first generation" hinge back from Hong Kong and the engineers he was working with at that time.
Urban also has a Needak-type, externally welded hinge. Outdated jaw design from the mid 80's.

Store Brands:
N/A

Frame Paint Baked on enamel coat Spray Painted Spray Painted

Spray

 

Permatron Mat

Yes

permatron

produced by the very talented Ten Cate Nicolon Co., Pendergrass, GA, USA
(The manager is Al Carter's personal friend and a Certified Reboundologist™)

New "X within the Box" addition to industrial strength stitch rows.
Superior mat retention over long life expectancy

Yes
Industrial strength stitch rows
No
Our 180 lb test user stretched the mat within the first week.
Questionable stitch row integrity: We observed mat perimeter has tendency to slide out of circumference bands over time.
No
High Resilience, Soft Bounce Springs according to composition and pre-load tests by BYU, Dept. of Engineering and Geneva Steel Corp

Yes
36 high caliber wide-belly springs,
20 coils per spring, even distribution of stress, uniform shape, no weak bends in the shape of the spring

springs

Yes
36 springs,
20 coils per spring, sharp bend at ends creating weak points in shape

(Life-Tec's unit, under mild product testing, depressed too far resulting in abrupt "bottoming out". Our 160 lb participant could hit the floor at will.)

Yes
36 springs,
bounce started out very resilient and enjoyable...
No
Low grade, small diameter coils vary, unacceptable rate of failure

"The Bounce"

The Bounce

1 G-Force =
pressure of your body weight

3 G-Force = weight x 3, measured at the instantaneous bottom of the bounce just as momentum changes direction

The ReboundAIRTM:
High resilience, responsive, just the right amount of softness in the rebound-reaction while jumping, jogging and following the latest Rebound Aerobics routines. ("dynamic weight-and-loading accommodation at a 3 G-Force)

At the same time, perfect firmness while stepping onto or simply standing on the mat. ("static weight-and-loading accommodation at 1 G")

Your body will look forward to the ReboundAIR™. 10 years down the road, your body will still look forward to "The Bounce"... and the same balanced resilience will still be there on a ReboundAIR™.

Needak:
Responsive bounce on the Needak. Another nice ride on the Cellerciser.

However, the ideal balance between dynamic resilience and static firmness is yet to be achieved.

Urban:
Excellent first impression on the Urban jumping surface!

We noticed a decrease in resilience as the mat began to sag around the stitch perimeter and after the 36 springs slightly stretched over time.

Springs could not return to "original conformation", or shape & coil tightness after 10 to 14 days.

Sporting Goods Brand:
Tightness, initial undue firmness during the bounce. Later, once the springs stretch/break and the mat sags/frays, "bottoming out" typically occurs.

Can be quite noisy!

Safe Spring-to-Mat Connection

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4 out of 5 feet prefer the The ReboundAIRTM

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Out-dated "Bullhorn" design 

Out-dated "Bullhorn" design-- rough cut open ends

Double-Sided Mat Circumfrance Bands Yes
Industrial Permatron bond stitch rows. 9 rows of circumference stitching.
New "X within the Box" pattern over top of stitch rows, preventing the possibility of mat circumference "sliding out" over time which creates a chronic sag in competitor mat designs.
Yes
8 rows
outdated stitch and pattern methods

(We are in the process of testing)

No
Variable number of rows.  Single sided band

Spring Cover

ReboundAIR™: Leather-like, superior thickness, superior appearance, black

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Needak and their design copies: Plastic-like, thin nylon, black, tears are common

(Life-Tec's spring cover, under mild product testing, had an unacceptable rate of failure. We removed it for the remaining tests.)

Leather-like Vinyl that seems to be too thin on the home use Urban model; tears are common

Plastic-like, assorted colors

Leg Length 10" 9" 9"

7" or shorter

Spring Lloaded Folding Legs Yes Yes Yes No

Quarter-Fold portable model

Yes
The Ultimate Rebound™, a revolutionary new composite Quarter Fold model, custom fitted to an airport dolly

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No No No
Spring Cover designed to allow folding without tearing Yes

No

Spring cover tears, common complaint

No

Spring cover tears, common complaint

N/A
Rubber Leg Tips ReboundAIR™:
Yes
Widest diameter (larger surface area), longest length along leg, concave shape at bottom for increased longevity
Needak and their design copies:
Yes
Medium diameter, 1" shorter along leg, 33% less rubber, flat shape at bottom, difficult to remove for stabilizing bar attachment

(We are in the process of testing)

No
Plastic tips.

Endorsed by Al Carter, the Pioneer and Innovator of the World Rebound Exercise Industry

Yes

No

No

(Al can't figure out why Urban has different gym and home models. Why not offer the same to all clients?)

No

Accessories:

Carrying Case

Stabilizing Bar
Weights

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No
Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Support Educational Materials

Unlimited.
This is the source, the official site, the "Voice of the Rebound Exercise Industry." Al Carter has been lecturing since his first book in 1977, "Rebound to Better Health".

Our next seminar will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for Dr. Duane Smith and friends!

On-going exercise program development and equipment testing.

Some.
Needak sends our Immune System Video, one of Al Carter's lectures, with every rebounder.
Effectively borrowed, copied and utilized for the health and wellness of many! None
Same-Day Shipping Yes
Only 4 to 6 business days to destination via UPS, fast, guaranteed mint arrival condition
No
Often required to order through a distributor, additional third party steps in the shipping process, unregulated and variable shipping outcomes
No
Often required to order through a distributor, additional third party steps in the shipping process, unregulated and variable shipping outcomes

N/A
purchase at local store