Needak Rebounder - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the Needak® rebounder and others?
Needak® is a manufacturer of rebounders -- and rebounders are the ONLY thing we manufacture. Models available through discount stores or marketing/promotion companies are imported. We have control over all aspects of production -- they get the most inexpensive model they can (Generally quality is not an issue with marketers, only price).
Why is your rebounder "round" instead of some other shape?
The round design is the best because it places even stress force upon all components. As you rebound, the same force is applied to the mat, springs, and frame in front of you, behind you, and on either side of you.
Any design involving a corner (square, octagon, etc.) forces those springs in the corners to absorb unequal impact and they tend to break more frequently than the springs along the straight sides which do not flex as much.
What are the dimensions and specifications?
Package Size: Non-Folding:
Package Size: Folding:
Maximum User Weight:
Frame Pad Cover:
Hinge (Folding Model):
40 x 40 x 2.5 in
40 x 40 x 2.5 in
41 x 41 x 2.5 in
41 x 21 x 4.5 in
Reinforced mat, Spring mounting pins
Protective spring cover
6 Steel, Rubber tipped
Accessory, Not included
American Steel, Closed
Securely attached with high tec welding
Why is your Soft-bounce spring better than other types of springs for rebounding?
Needak® Mfg. innovated the Soft-bounce spring which absorbs as much as 85% of the impact of each bounce. This is due to the unique barrel shape of the spring. The diameter of the coils increases as you move toward the center of the spring.
There are generally 2 types of springs found on imported rebounders. The classic spring found on low-end imported rebounders is a shorter spring and tends to be very stiff. A few imports use a spring that looks like our Soft-Bounce™ spring.
Fact: Springs will break. Common sense tells you that if you flex metal, it will eventually break. We do not make exaggerated or unfounded claims about our springs. It would surprise you how many people come to us for springs and relate stories of dissatisfaction with marketing companies who told them things such as, "Our springs never break, that is why we don't carry them in stock. You obviously misused your rebounder to cause breakage." If you get the benefits out of a rebounder, spring replacement is an inexpensive maintenance item.
How does Needak Rebounders compare with the Asian imports?
Needak® insists on producing the highest quality rebounder. Our price may be a few dollars more, but you get a rebounder that will provide many years of service and is more gentle on your body. If it doesn't have the Needak label on it, you can be almost 100% certain it is an Asian import.
Needak Rebounder vs ReboundAIR
|Needak Non-Fold and 1/2 Fold||ReboundAir|
|Type of Company||Manufacturer with direct retail sales||Marketing/Promotional Company|
|Country of Manufacture||United States||Various Asian countries|
|Years in Production||Continuous rebounder production since 1990||ReboundAIR label has been applied to units from various manufacturers since 1994 and the current rebounder has been available since Dec 2001.|
|Frame||40 inch diameter American steel||40 inch diameter. ReboundAIR uses plastic (ReboundAIR frame flaws)|
Overall rebounder height is 10 inches
|Test unit legs are made of Aluminum
Overall rebounder height is 11 inches
|Leg Tips||Synthetic rubber. Shorter design puts more rubber where it is needed. Doesn't fall off the leg.||Weighs the same as the Needak leg tip (1.7 oz). Same diameter as Needak tip, but concave design allows uneven wear.|
|Mat||Permatron||Permatron (Mat separation flaw)|
|Springs||Needak pioneered the 4 1/4" Soft-Bounce spring in 1992.||Others have attempted to duplicate Needak's spring design.|
|Hinge||Time-tested design with no failures. For your safety, hinges are securely attached with a high tech welding process.||Not secured to fram. Attached with a bolt. Could result in failure and collapse of the rebounder.|
|Weight||25 pounds||32 pounds|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||Best available today. See details below.||Marketing/Promotional company warranty|
|Mat Warranty||Unlimited replacement for 5 years if mat should fail.||ReboundAIR will replace only 1 mat.|
|Spring Warranty||Unlimited replacement of broken springs for 2 years.||ReboundAIR will replace up to 36 springs.|
|Warranty Weight Limit||300 pounds. Needak offers options for those requiring additional weight resistance.||400 pounds. Frame failed in less than 60 days with use by individual weighing less than 200 pounds. View frame|
|Replacement Parts||New OEM parts always in stock and are easy for the user to install.||Since ReboundAIR is not a manufacturer, availability varies. Needak parts often fit ReboundAIR rebounders.|
|Endorsed by Albert Carter||Al Carter demonstrates and sells a Needak Rebounder in his video.||Mr. Carter understandably endorses whatever rebounder his marketing company is currently selling.|
|Recommended by Dr. Morton Walker||Yes, see "Jumping for Health" from The Townsend Letter for Doctors||No|
|Availability||Always in stock since we are the manufacturer||Depends on delivery schedule of Asian manufacturer, shipping delays, etc.|
|Shipping||Via UPS or FedEx. Almost always sent with one business day. Email tracking info gives estimated delivery date to you.||Delivery time varies with service. Actual shipping time depends on stock availability.|
|Supporting Materials||Largest selection of videos and books available anywhere.||Some|
- The Quarter folding rebounder design has several serious flaws which cannot be overcome by fancy engineering or trendy materials. In the interest of consumer safety, Needak does not produce a quarter fold rebounder.
- Taken from ReboundAIR® marketing materials July, 2003. Correspondence by an independent surveyor regarding clarification of details and specifications of ReboundAIR® rebounders and their programs remains unanswered.
- "Fine print" of the ReboundAIR® warranty severely restricts the "marketing hype".
ReboundAIR is a registered trademark and Ultimate-Rebound is a trademark of the American Institute of Reboundology, Orem, UT.
Needak is a registered trademark and Soft-Bounce is a trademark of Needak Manufacturing, O'Neill, NE.
All photographs and test results are the product of testing and examination conducted on a ReboundAIR® rebounder in June/July, 2003 by Needak Mfg. Comparisons are made with average production rebounder test results of Needak Mfg. production line units. All of the information is accurate to the best of our knowledge and is based on statements found in ReboundAIR® promotional materials, direct observation, and sources deemed to be reliable. This page is provided for informational purposes only.
How soon will my order ship?
FAST! Needak® Mfg. ships most orders within 1 or 2 days of receipt.
When can I expect my package to arrive?
Needak® Mfg. ships packages to the continental US via FedEx or United Parcel Service ground delivery (unless you have requested an expedited shipping method). As you know, FedEx and UPS® are very fast and accurate. If you have supplied an e-mail address, the carrier will notify you of the tracking number of your package and the projected delivery date.
What is the warranty on the Needak Soft-Bounce Rebounder?
In manufacturing the Needak® rebounder we insist that only the best materials and workmanship available be used. This assures us that the Needak® rebounder will be the best, from the standpoints of design, performance, and durability. Consequently, each rebounder comes with a limited warranty as expressed below:
Residential Use: Needak® Mfg guarantees the following items to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the periods indicated:
- Frame, frame hinges, platform pins, leg springs, and legs: LIFETIME
- Mat, mat cleats, and spring pins: Five (5) years
- Mat springs, leg tips, and safety spring cover: Two (2) years
Commercial Use: Needak® Mfg guarantees the following items to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for the periods indicated:
- Frame and frame hinges: Five (5) years
- Mat: Five (5) years
- All other parts: One (1) year
It is normal for springs to need occasional replacement. However, if needed, we will provide replacement springs for your Needak® rebounder FREE for the stated period from the date of its purchase. This warranty is extended to the original purchaser only. It is valid as long as the user’s weight is not in excess of 300 pounds. Any and all other guarantees or warranties, expressed, implied, written, or otherwise stated will not be recognized by Needak® Mfg.
While every attempt is made to embody the highest degree of protection in all equipment, we cannot, however, guarantee freedom from injury. The user assumes all risk of injury due to use. All merchandise is sold on this condition.