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  • Jumping Pillows: What’s the Difference…

    The Jumping Pillow has been around for 18 years, first in Europe, then Australia and in the USA since 2005. It is an engineered product with specific engineered components. In Europe several companies started in competition to the Jumping Pillow and over a period of time – ALL FAILED! The result is that all who purchased opposition products eventually changed to the Jumping Pillow but not before their initial investment had been wasted.

    In the USA it was only a matter of time before someone would think that they had the answer to providing a cheaper product. Should you be comparing products then for your peace of mind and your clients safety, you should ask the following questions:
    * How long will the product last before it rips under the strain?
    * What level of UV protection does the canvas have compared to a ‘Jumping Pillow Canvas’ – should you get an answer to this question then you know something is not right because only we know what level of UV protection our canvas has!
    * Will the canvas stretch? The more the canvas stretches the higher the pillow will get and the less safe it becomes. What type of weave is the base canvas?
    * What is the maximum safety height of my pillow?
    * Is my pillow insurable? If you buy an immitation product and tell your insurance company that you have a Jumping Pillow then you will not be covered.
    * What measures have been taken by the supplier to protect you against liability claims?
    * What manufacturers insurance does the supplier have?
    * What warranty does the supplier give?
    * What products does the supplier have to clean and restore your purchase?
    * Has the anchoring system been tested? – If you anchor with timber and rope then your pillow will tear in a short period of time – see the result of an incorrectly anchored pillow below.
    * Has the air delivery system been engineered and designed so that the jumping of one does not affect the jumping of another?

  • Incorrect Anchoring – after 12 months

    Every aspect of the Jumping Pillow and the installation is specific in providing you with a long life and safe product. Our new Long-Life Canvas has been specifically designed and manufactured for Jumping Pillow use. There is no other product like it in the world. Our canvas is exclusive to Jumping Pillows.

  • Jumping Pillows: Testimonials and Comments

    From Owners:
    Says John Trigg of Charlotte/Fort Mill KOA in South Carolina:
    Q. What made you take the plunge and install a Jumping Pillow?
    A. I saw the reaction of children and adults in Australia and knew it was a ‘Must Have’
    Q. Tell us about your first weekend after installation
    A. After the first day I had to reset the timer to 10pm and extend the playing time and the kids were waiting on the Sunday morning for the timer to start!
    Q. What were some of the comments from campers?
    A. They just loved it and commented that they knew where their kids were when they weren’t at the campsite. The Jumping Pillow has become a social center for the kids, when they are not jumping they are sitting around the edge talking and interacting.
    Q. It’s big , colorful, safe, healthy, loads of fun etc, but was it a good business decision? Will you get a healthy return on investment?
    A. We have people saying ‘We’ll be back’ and as word gets out it will begin to pay for itself. I expect that we’ll see a good return next season. As Mom and Dad are booking in the kids are running for the Jumping Pillow – that’s got to be a great indication!
    Q. Would you recommend it to other KOA Kampgrounds?
    A. I would recommend it to any and all campgrounds.

    Says Jana Hubner of Lazy-j Campground in Ohio:
    Q. What made you take the plunge and install a Jumping Pillow?
    A. We felt we wanted to have something unique to attract new business.
    Q. Tell us about your first weekend after installation
    A. Our Pillow is visible from any location and as soon as campers pulled up the kids got out of the car and ran to the pillow, they were jumping before Mom and Dad had even registered. Not only did the kids love it but the Adults as well.
    Q. What were some of the comments from campers?
    A. I’ll answer this another way, we have a constant complaint from our campers, “Why isn’t the Jumping Pillow open longer? It should be 24 x 7, next we’ll have to put in lights I guess! Parents often comment on how well their kids slept.
    Q. It’s big , colorful, safe, healthy, loads of fun etc, but was it a good business decision? Will you get a healthy return on investment?
    A. Absolutely! it is difficult to measure exactly but we are constantly told that they saw the Pillow on the website and the kids influenced their decision. People repeat book because of the Jumping Pillow.
    Q. Would you recommend it to other Campgrounds?
    A. Absolutely! except the ones down the road.

    Says Sally Esp of Fond Du Lac KOA in Wisconsin –
    Q. What made you take the plunge and install a Jumping Pillow?
    A. I was looking for something unique for the kids and immediately recognized the potential of the Jumping Pillow after looking at the website.
    Q. Tell us about your first weekend after installation
    A. All day Sat & Sun we had up to 40 kids on the Jumping Pillow, parents found it difficult to get their kids to the pool!
    Q. What were some of the comments from campers?
    A. Best and neatest thing they had ever seen, kids just loved playing on it, and parents liked the safety of it.
    Q. It’s big , colorful, safe, healthy, loads of fun etc, but was it a good business decision? Will you get a healthy return on investment?
    A. Definitely! No doubt, we took repeat bookings because of the Jumping Pillow on the Sunday of the first weekend.
    Q. Would you recommend it to other KOA Kampgrounds?
    A. Absolutely! Without hesitation.

    Says Carol Faw of Big Timber KOA in Montana –
    Q. What made you take the plunge and install a Jumping Pillow?
    A. I looked at the website and thought it would be a great idea.
    Q. Tell us about your first weekend after installation
    A. All the campers loved it and thought it was great!
    Q. What were some of the comments from campers?
    A. Yahoooo!!!!.
    Q. It’s big , colorful, safe, healthy, loads of fun etc, but was it a good business decision? Will you get a healthy return on investment?
    A. It’s early days for us but indications are very good.
    Q. Would you recommend it to other KOA Kampgrounds?
    A. Yes.

    Says Bill Jones of Madison KOA in PA:
    In July our business was up 8% over ’05. The Pillow was operational on July 27th.
    In August our business was up 25% over ’05. I think the pillow has something to do with this!!!!

    From a Camper:
    We were at Big Timber in Montana and stumbled on the jumping pillow. It was wonderful. I would definitely choose to camp at any campground with the jumping pillow. The pool at Big Timber was empty. Everyone was on the jumping pillow, including a lot of adults, and kids of every age. I watched for an hour. The other particular advantage for us was that our grandson is ADD, and often in conflict with his peer group over rules, dominence, etc. The jumping pillow provided him with a wonderful outlet for energy without aggression, and me with enjoyment ..watching…What a great idea for school playgrounds. Bobbie Tischer. FL

    From another Camper:
    Could you please give us a list of other Campgrounds that have a Jumping Pillow? We saw it at the KOA in Wisconsin and the kids loved it. Fred Thompson. CO

    From another Camper:
    I just wanted to let you know i had an AWESOME time on the pillow at the Lazy-j campground in Ohio. I am 17 and i was over joyed to see that I was able to get my older brothers in their early 20’s on the pillow they had a blast!!
    Cassandra Lesch. Norwalk Ohio

  • Safe:
    Funtimbers™ have rounded corners and no sharp edges, making them safe for any play area, and unlike treated wood timbers, Funtimbers™ will never rot, decay, splinter, or secrete poisonous arsenic like treated wood timbers.

    FTB-00002 (0.7′ Funtimber™ with Spike) – $40.00
    4’L x 0.7’H x 0.3’W
    Weight: 10 lbs. with spike

  • Funtimbers™ are the most cost-effective, easy-to-install retaining system in the playground industry. Funtimbers™ are constructed of polyethylene and are extremely durable, yet lightweight, and require far less labor than the conventional wood timber. Once installed, Funtimbers™ are virtually maintenance-free.
    Our 4′ length is easier to work with than 6′ timbers, allows for unlimited varieties of design, and requires only one spike for secure installation. Our snap-in spike containment enables the Funtimbers™ and spikes to ship as one unit, which saves you time and money on installation and prevents loss in shipment. Adjustable End Kit – ADJ-00002 (0.7′) – $150.00
    The Retro-Fit End System contains two (2) Retro-Fit Ends and two (2) Filler Ends. By using the Retro Fit Ends, you can customize perimeter lengths. To use, simply cut the Funtimber to length and insert the Retro-Fit End to create the desired length. By using the Filler Ends, you get a finished appearance, which can be flush mounted to existing walls, fences, etc.

  • Wheelchair/ADA Accessible Ramp™ Provides Convenient Access to the Jumping Pillow.
    ADA-00002 – $700.00
    US Patent 6, 418, 675 B1

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that all newly constructed or altered play areas include access for people with disabilities.
    Our Wheelchair/ADA Ramp System™ is your answer to making your playground accessible.
    This patented ramp system is cost-effective and easy to install. Designed to be used with our Funtimbers™ (sold separately), the Wheelchair/ADA Ramp System™ provides convenient access to the playground and helps establish a clear entry/exit point to the playground. Constructed of heavy-duty, roto-molded polyethylene, this ramp is virtually maintenance free!
    ADA/Wheelchair Accessible Ramp™ Package Includes:
    (1) Entrance Ramp, (1) Exit Ramp, (1) Mounting Timber, and (11) spikes.

    Childforms® Wheelchair/ADA Accessible Ramp™ is designed to be used with Childforms® Funtimbers™ to provide a total solution to accessibility. Therefore, Childforms® Wheelchair/ADA Accessible Ramp™ is only warranted when used with Childforms® Funtimbers™..

  • Jumping Pillows: Injury statistics for public playground equipment

    Research Indicates:

    Each year approximately 205, 860 preschool and elementary children receive emergency department care for injuries that occur on playground equipment.

    76% of the injuries happened on public playground equipment
    23% occurred on home playground equipment
    Approximately 156, 040 (75.8 %) of the 1999 injuries occurred on equipment designed for public use; 46, 930 (22.8 %) occurred on equipment designed for home use; and 2, 880 (1.4 %) occurred on homemade playground equipment (primarily rope swings).

    About 45% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in schools.
    About 31% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in public parks.
    About 10% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in commercial childcare centers.
    About 3% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in home childcare.
    About 3% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in apartment complexes.
    About 2% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in fast food restaurants.
    About 9% of injuries involving public equipment occurred in other locations.

    **The places where you will find a Jumping Pillow (Campgrounds, Resorts, Corn mazes, kindergartens etc.) fall into a category that contributes the least number of injuries.

    Approximately 15% of the injuries were classified as severe, with 3% requiring hospitalization.

    The most prevalent diagnoses were fractures (39%), lacerations (22%), contusions/abrasions (20%), strains/sprains (11%).

    Falls to the surface was a contributing factor in 79% of all injuries. On home equipment, 81% were associated with falls.

    Most injuries on public playground equipment were associated with climbing equipment (53%), swings (19%), and slides (17%).

    **It it logical to assess that the fundamental body movements involved in playing on the Jumping Pillow fall into the very low injury category, add to the equation the safety features built into each installation (no hard surfaces, low height activity, inability to use the equipment during rain etc) and you can see why the Jumping Pillow is as safe as playground equipment can get! That is why in some other countries, Insurance companies actually recommend the Jumping Pillow because of its impeccable safety record.

  • Jumping Pillows: Safety

    The Jumping Pillow has a great track record especially in the area of safety. Careful consideration was given to the re-design of the product before it was released onto the Australian market. It was not acceptable to have high insurance costs so it was in conjunction with the Insurance companies that additional safety features were designed.

  • With so many people of all shapes and sizes jumping all at the same time you would be forgiven if you thought that there would be a lot of accidents however there are very good reasons why this does not happen:

    * The Jumping Pillow is low-level
    * There are no hard surfaces to land on
    * A roll-off area of Pea Gravel or sand is maintained around the entire periphery of the pillow
    * A 1″ thick soft rubber cushion is installed underneath the Jumping Pillow at the point where the pillow meets ground level
    * The unique design of the Jumping Pillow is such that the jumping of one person has minimal effect on the bounce of another – totally different dynamics to that of a Trampoline or Jumping Castle.
    * Timers turn the Jumping Pillow off at dusk – when the Jumping Pillow is off it deflates to ground level and cannot be used
    * Signage indicates other safety policy for users of the Jumping Pillow.

    Generally, incidents that do occur on the Jumping Pillow from time to time relate to non observance of the rules and safety policies; we have experienced the occasional rolled ankle or a bumping of two participants. Rolled ankles are normally the result of landing on someone else’s foot (jumping too close together). Some times people just do silly things and it is incumbent upon the owner/manager of the facility to enforce safety guidelines so that even minor occurrences can be avoided.
    The Jumping Pillow is tough and damage is rare. The Jumping Pillow is not affected in extreme temperatures both hot and well below freezing.

  • About the Jumping Pillow

    Creative Systems can provide your guests with a great way of exercising and having fun. The pillows can increase your level of fitness and burn those excess calories and is beneficial to childrens bone structure… And of course it’s great fun! You will find children playing on the pillows all day long, day after day. It’s truly amazing to see them playing together and inventing new games. It doesn’t matter if the kids are unfit or overweight, they will all have fun and most importantly, because of the pillows special design and construction, lots of safe fun. Jumping Pillows are safer than trampolines and Jumping Castles and far more social.
    Depending on the size of your pillow, you will often find 10, 20, 30 or more children bouncing their hearts out at the same time. Amazingly, the bounce from one child (or adult) has very little affect on any other person, that’s why their insurable!
    The Jumping Pillow is a ‘profit generator’. All resorts and campgrounds experience a surge in bookings and return visits because of their Jumping Pillow. If you are in the Agritourism industry and you charge for entry to the Jumping Pillow enclosure then (on average) you can expect to pay for your Jumping Pillow in the first season. Day Camps send their clients home with a new level of client satisfaction!
    So… Just imagine your guests children occupied all day long in a way that will make them happy, healthy … and very tired too. Keeping children occupied and happy is no longer a concern. What does this mean to your guests as parents? Well… perhaps they can relax a lot more knowing their kids are having a great safe time… all day long. They will often join them from time to time to experience the Jumping Pillows for themselves.
    Jumping Pillows will encourage your guests to return many, many times. I’m sure you will agree with that!
    The Jumping Pillow is manufacturered and distributed solely throughout the USA, Canada and South America.

  • The ‘Jumping Pillow’ will amaze you, this fitness and fun equipment is unique and now is available in the USA, Canada and Central & South America. The Jumping Pillow is tough and will not easily damage. It is an ‘All age‘ product and equally suitable to all shapes and sizes.
    The Jumping Pillow is not affected in extreme temperatures both hot and well below freezing.
    Jumping Pillows have been a huge success especially with Campgrounds, RV Parks, Motels, Cornmaze, Day Camps, Resorts, Family Entertainment Centers, Schools and Kindergartens. They provide safe fitness activity for kids and adults without the hazards normally associated with trampolines, jumping castles and some other traditional playground equipment. They are also suitable for fitness activity in amusement parks, resorts, sport clubs etc. They are available in 7 standard sizes or can be customized to suit your requirements.

  • The Jumping Pillow is a ‘profit generator’. All resorts and campgrounds experience a surge in bookings and return visits because of their Jumping Pillow. If you are in the Agritourism industry and you charge for entry to the Jumping Pillow enclosure then (on average) you can expect to pay for your Jumping Pillow in the first season. Day Camps send their clients home with a new level of client satisfaction!

    So… Just imagine your guests children occupied all day long in a way that will make them happy, healthy … and very tired too. Keeping children occupied and happy is no longer a concern. What does this mean to your guests as parents? Well… perhaps they can relax a lot more knowing their kids are having a great safe time… all day long. They will often join them from time to time to experience the Jumping Pillows for themselves.

  • The first Jumping Pillow installation in the USA took place at the Charlotte/Fort Mill KOA in June 2005. John and Sheila Trigg (owners) saw the Jumping Pillow in Australia and instantly recognized the enormous potential and benefits to their own Campground operation. The Campground takes extra bookings because of the jumping pillow. It started to pay for itself even before it was installed. “The best idea we brought home with us after visiting Australian campgrounds in 2004 was the Jumping Pillow. It practically makes playground equipment obsolete! Even adults love it!” John & Sheila Trigg.
    The Jumping Pillow has been around for 18 years, first in Europe, then Australia and in the USA since 2005. It is an engineered product with specific engineered components. In Europe several companies started in competition to the Jumping Pillow and over a period of time – ALL FAILED! The result is that all who purchased opposition products eventually changed to the Jumping Pillow but not before their initial investment had been wasted.
    You should read our Comments

  • The Jumping Pillow has safety built into it and since being introduced in Australia 9 years ago the Jumping Pillow has had NO INSURANCE CLAIMS against it. In the USA and Canada we enjoy the same excellent safety record. Why is the Jumping Pillow Safe?
    The Jumping Pillow is manufactured in both Denmark, Australia and now in the USA. We are using the Australian model here in the USA because of the extra safety features built into the design we have also adopted additional safety suggestions made by specialist hospitality insurance companies here in the USA. We’re BIG on safety!

    The Jumping Pillow is so powerful as an attraction, it will impact on your season in a big way. Families almost always ask at the time of booking “you have a jumping pillow – right?” the kids are demanding it and why not! So popular is the Jumping Pillow in Europe that there are 9000 installations there.
    USA clients who are advertising the ‘Jumping Pillow is coming’ or ‘Has arrived’ on their websites are all reporting extra bookings because of it! More than 250 installations in the USA have been completed with ALL clients reporting that they can’t get the smile off the faces of the kids and they can’t get the kids off the pillow! Installations continue across the USA with the first Canadian and Mexican installations having taken place as well. Check some of our testimonials
    Creative systems can provide you with a product that looks the same and that you can install yourself and we can do that at below half the cost of a Jumping Pillow – but we will not; we are founded on Knowledge, Respect and Integrity.