In Australia the 'Jumping Pillow' is a popular product and it is a good product however it is not an out of pocket expence as you know, rather it is Capital Expenditure, it's the same here in the USA. Until now Australian businesses have not had the benefit of choice and we seek to remedy that. Right now you can choose a Kangaroo Jumper supplied from the USA and delivered to your door and some time in 2014 we seek to manufacture in Australia to supply the local market and some of our overseas distributors.
Over time I've further developed our product 'The Kangaroo Jumper' with two things in mind:
Longevity: This is purely dependent on material quality and the sad fact of life is that in Australia the very best material has to be imported, no different to the USA as the best material available is made in Europe. Australia does not provide enough sales to warrant the importing of the minimum yardage required by the manufacturer of the material and it is for that reason that the Australian product is less than the best available. That does not mean it is not good it just means that Longevity is less than it could be and less than it is in the USA and Europe. The two enemies to the product are UV exposure and sand abrasion and we've addressed both.
Safety: When managed properly the product is as safe if not safer than any other playground item, however another sad fact is that in the Caravan Park Industry it is often not possible to constantly monitor the jumping activity (people break the safety rules) and a fact of life that the sand level is often not maintained at the correct level (exposing the hard edge causes problems) and the product is often not turned off during rain (becomes slippery and dangerous). These are the three main reasons that incidents/accidents/injury occur.
In developing the 'Kangaroo Jumper' I have addressed all of these items in an effort to maximize the product life and minimize the risk of injury. We believe that this is what sets us apart from the Jumping Pillow as that product is the same today as it was 20 years ago, the trouble is that society is very different than it was 20 years ago - costs, litigation, insurance etc.
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Safety: The Kangaroo Jumper material goes through an additional process at manufacture where an 'Anti-Slip' coating is applied, this makes the surface a lot less slippery when wet. We recommend that the Jumper is turned off during rain but if it isn't, then at least it's far more safe. In addition the method of illiminating the sand provides a permanently covered hard edge which does not need maintence.
you can expect:
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