Compare Rebounders

 

Company / Type
 bellicon Premium     (Bungee Rebounder)
Result
                        (9 stars)      - all qualify as QiBounder
 bellicon Classic        (Bungee Rebounder)                    (8 stars)      - all qualify as QiBounder  
Jump Sport                (Bungee Rebounders)                   (5.5 stars)     - some qualify as  QiBounder  
Lymphesizer            (4.5 stars)
Cellerciser               (4 stars)
Needak  Soft-Bounce                (3 stars)
Rebound AIR               (2.5 stars)
Urban                 (2 stars)


QiBounding Inc. is an independent company
with the aim to teach Rebounding and making the world's best Rebounders available.
QiBounding is a Rebounding method created and taught by Sylvia Dreiser Farnsworth.

We here at QiBounding are not bound to any manufacturer. We thrive working with the best build rebounders - no matter who builds them. As we love the quality and craftsmanship of bellicon, QiBounding (in 2004) became the first company who imported bellicon Rebounders from Germany to North America.  QiBounding is  selling  all those brands we can recommend with a good consciousness.

Table of Content 
QiBounding did a thorough 12 step test on quality Rebounders
Our clients have their own opinion



Rebounders on the North American Market

There are three categories of rebounders on the American Market:

1. Low cost Rebounders which you usually find in sporting good stores.
We did not test them here as we know that they are not good for your health.
Our recommendation: Stay away from them. You can hurt yourself severely by using them.
2.Quality Rebounders - usually between  $200 to $600
under 5 stars in our test results.
3.
Rebounders that qualify as "QiBounders"
 between $220 and $1000.
5 or more stars in our test results.


Watch for yourself


Celebrity Trainer Ashley Borden speaks about the bellicon.

Ashley’s high profile clients include Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguilera,  Mandy Moore and ; her tips and Natasha Bedingfield, Her tips and teachings  have been featured in Vogue,  InStyle, Elle, Allure, the LA Times, and  Shape.



   FUN for the entire family

Bellicon versus Needak
Mama Naturals reviews the bellicon rebounder and compares it to the Needak.
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 Bellicon versus JumpSport
Watch Jordan Gruber, Founder of www.Enlightenment.com


Noise comparison bellicon with screw-on legs, bellicon with folding legs  versus spring based Rebounder
 
 



Test Details

 

Test 1 Quality of Bounce      
Name Features   Points Reason for Points given Comment
 Bellicon 39 or 44,
 Bellicon Premium

Bungee  Rebounder

For people between 50 to 400 lbs

Stable or folding leg

       5

unsurpassed  excellence with a

completely harmonious bounce.

Bungee bands are chosen

according to the  weight of the user

and allow therefore a completely

customized bounce.

especially helpful for

people with back pain

or those who want the

BIG FUN experience

 JumpSport 350 / 370
For people between 140 -  250 lbs
Bungee band
Stable leg
       4
good  even bounce, gentler than
a spring based Rebounder
quicker bounce return
substantially stiffer
then the Bellicon
 Lympholine

Stable, non-folding leg,
Spring
       4
very good  bounce return bounce is nice and even
CellerciserHalf-fold, folding leg,
Spring
      3good  bounce returnquick bounce return
 Needak Soft-Bounce

Folding leg
Spring
       3
good bounce return bounce is short and hard 

Attention: The name "Soft-Bounce"
is chosen to by Needac to distinguish
this Rebounder from other Needac
Rebounders that are harder in
bounce than this one.

The Needac "Softbounce" is definitively
not soft in bounce. It is equal  to
a Cellerciser and extremely harder
in bounce compared to a bungee
Rebounder.
 ReboundAIR

Half-fold, folding leg
Spring
       2 hard bounce return bounce is short and hard
 Urban Rebounder
Half-fold, folding leg,
Spring
       1

hard and uneven bounce.

different bounce return according

to where on the mat you bounce

bounce is quick and

very hard

 

 

Test 2 Quality of Mat Suspension

By "Quality of Mat Suspension" we mean:  the

mat suspension itself (bungee cords or

spring) but also the mechanical quality

of the connection between  frame and mat.

 Name
 Features
   Points     Reason for Points Given  
 Bellicon 39 or 44
Bellicon Premium

Bungee  Rebounder

For people between 50 to 400 lbs

Stable or folding leg

 5  

  top quality bungee bands

  top quality frame / mat connection 

 JumpSport 350
For people between 140 -  250 lbs
Bungee band
Stable leg
 3  

 mat held by long lasting bungee relatively stiff bands

excellent frame/mat connection 

JumpSport 370For people between 140 -  250 lbs
Bungee band
Stable leg
 4 mat held by medium  lasting relatively stiff bungee bands

excellent frame/mat connection 

Cellerciser Half-fold, folding leg  3  

  triple tier springs and

  good quality frame/mat connection 

Lympholine Stable, non folding leg  3  

  extra set of springs in legs to provide more

  bounce

Needak Soft-Bounce
Folding leg  2  

  tapered springs  mounted to the frame by pins

ReboundAIR Half-fold, folding leg  1     acceptable quality
Urban Rebounder
Half-fold, folding leg  0  

  semi-tapered springs, low  quality

 

 

 

Test 3

Suspension Replacement

(Springs or bungee cords)

     
Brand Type   Points Reason for Points Given  
Bellicon

All Bellicon Rebounders

       3

Bungee bands are wear out items

which need to be exchanged according

to usage. The average life span is one and

one half years.

Replacing bungee cords is very easy.

JumpSport 350 / 370

Bungee Rebounder, stable leg


       2
Bungee bands wear out. Replacement is more
complicated then the Bellicon, but doable and way
much easier then replacing of springs.
Cellerciser Half-fold, folding leg        4

Normally, springs do not need replacement.

 However,  we know of several incidents, where

a spring broke and needed to be replaced.

Lympholine Stable, non folding leg        4
no incident known to us
Needak Soft-Bounce, folding leg        2

springs need to be replaced after

several years of usage

ReboundAIR Half-fold, folding leg        1

springs break and need to be replaced frequently

Urban Half-fold, folding leg        1

springs break and need to be replaced frequently

 

 

 

Test 4

Steadiness of Rebounder (while bouncing)

 

Ideally, movement  while Rebounding should only be  vertical not horizontal.


Brand
Type                                                              

Mat Suspended On                     
Points Reason for Points Given  
Bellicon

All Bellicon Rebounders

Bungee cords            
     5

100% stable. Stable legs feel like they are

"glued to the frame". Folding legs are

totally secure through a deep 1-inch overlapping

of frame and leg.

JumpSport
Bungee Rebounder with stable legs
Bungee cords
     5


100% stable.


Cellerciser Half-fold, folding leg Springs      3

folding legs have a strong play

which produces a slight horizontal

movement when rebounding
Lympholine  
Stable, non folding leg Springs      4


 stable


Needak Soft-Bounce, folding leg Springs      3

folding legs have a  play

which produce a slight horizontal

movement when rebounding

ReboundAIR 
Half-fold, folding leg Springs      3

folding legs have a strong play

which produce a slight horizontal

movement when rebounding
Urban Half-fold, folding leg Springs      3

folding legs have a strong play

which produces a slight horizontal

movement when rebounding

 

 

 

Test 5

 

How much Sound is made While  Bouncing?

 

 

Brand Type Mat suspended On Points Reason for Points Given  
Bellicon

Bellicon 39, Bellicon 44,
Bellicon Premium
Stable leg

Bungee cords      5

100 % silent

Bellicon

Bellicon 39, Bellicon 44
Folding legs

Bungee cords      4.5

95% silent - tiny bit of sound

through folding leg mechanism


JumpSport 350
Stable  leg
Bungee cords
      5 100 % silent
JumpSport 370Stable  legBungee cords      490% silent -   sound (but not squeaking)

from the touching of the bungee

band cover (petals) and the bungee bands
Cellerciser Half-fold, folding leg Springs      1

pretty silent  during the first weeks

of use, but extremely squeaky

thereafter

Lympholine Stable, non-folding leg Springs      1

extremely loud: not only

the springs that hold the

mat make noise, but also

the springs that are within

each leg

Needak Soft-Bounce, folding leg Springs      2

pretty silent  during the first weeks

of use, but very squeaky

after several weeks of use

ReboundAIR Half-fold, folding leg Springs      1

extremely squeaky

Urban Half-fold, folding leg Springs      1

extremely squeaky

 

 

 

Test 6

 

Is the Mat a Permatron Mat?


(Permatron is the best  Rebounder mat

actually on the market)

 

Permatron is 100% polypropylene, an industrial
fabric made by Baycor Corp. It is specifically
engineered for Rebounders and trampolines.
It is flexible, but does not stretch over time as
some mats will. It provides a firm and stable
surface, yet it is supple enough to cushion joints.
It always returns to its original flat condition.
The Permatron mat resists weather conditions such as
precipitation and sunlight so you can take your
Rebounder outdoors.

Brand Type Mat suspended on Points Reason for Points Given  
Bellicon All Bellicon Rebounders
Bungee cords      5

yes

JumpSport 370
Screw-on leg
Bungee cords      5

 

yes

Cellerciser Half-fold, folding leg Springs      5

yes

Lympholine Stable, non folding leg Springs      5

yes

Needak Soft-Bounce, folding leg Springs      5

yes

ReboundAIR Half-fold, folding leg Springs      5

yes

Urban Half-fold, folding leg Springs      0

no

 

 

 

Test 7

 

Overall Craftsmanship Quality

 

 

Brand Type Mat suspended On Points Reason for Points Given  
Bellicon Bellicon Premium Bungee cords      7
With its stainless steel frame and the
top quality Bellicon craftsmanship,
this is by far the best Rebounder
that is currently available
BelliconBellicon 39 and 44Bungee cords      6

Top quality. Typical German

craftsmanship. Brilliant in all details.
JumpSport 350
Stable leg
Bungee cords
     3
Steady Rebounder.
Downside: Cannot be wheeled and
Legs, once screwed to the
frame are difficult to unscrew. It is like an
Ikea furniture piece: Once mounted, you can
dismount it, but it takes time.
JumpSport 370 Stable legBungee cords     4Well built and steady Rebounder.
Downside: Cannot be wheeled and
Legs, once screwed to the
frame are difficult to unscrew. It is like an
Ikea furniture piece: Once mounted, you can
dismount it, but it takes time.
Cellerciser Half-fold, folding leg Springs      4

Well built and steady Rebounder.

Downside: Very heavy


Lympholine Stable, non-folding leg Springs      4

High quality Rebounder.

with special shock absorbing legs

Downside: Very heavy

Needak Soft-Bounce, folding leg Springs      2

Not fantastic, but ok

ReboundAIR Half-fold, folding leg Springs      1

Low quality product

Urban Half-fold, folding leg
Springs      1

Low quality product

 

 Test 8



  The Fun Factor
 Name
Points Reason for Points Given
All Bellicon Rebounders

     7
The ultimate fun experience with a feeling  of  weightless "flying" -

similar to the experience on a large trampoline.


With five different strength of bungee cords, the Bellicon Rebounder

can be customized to the weight of the user from a child's weight  to up to 400 lbs.

This feature allows everyone to enjoy the optimum bounce according to

weight and exercise routine.

  JumpSport 350 / 370

     5

Great fun for everybody between 140 and 250 lbs who is not taller then 5'8".
.
The Jumpsports  350 and the 370 are delivered with a bungee cord setting which is ideal
for somebody over 160 lbs. The bungee cords can be manually changed to allow an even
stiffer bounce.

For people under 140 lbs, the experience of bouncing is similar to a spring based Rebounder.
For people over 5'8", the bouncing surface is too small.

 Cellerciser
     3 Good fun if you don't mind the squeaking
 Lympholine
     3
Good fun if you don't mind the squeaking
 Needak
     3
Less fun as bounce is hard
 ReboundAIR
     2 Not a lot of fun, bounce is too hard and therefore you do not move a lot up and down
 Urban
     1


Not a lot of fun, bounce is too hard and therefore you do not move a lot up and down




 RESULTS SUMMARY          
   
  Points           


Bellicon Premium
       
    
       42
==========   Winner ==========
The unsurpassed best of the best
Typical fine German craftsmanship, brilliant in all details with an awesome stylish look.
Whisper silent. Most stable Rebounder worldwide.

Downside: top dollar
==========   Winner ==========

 Bellicon 39 or 44
 with screw-on legs
        
       41
Top quality Rebounder.
Typical fine German craftsmanship, brilliant in all details.
Whisper silent. Extremely stable.

Downside: high price

 

Bellicon 39 or 44
 with folding legs
         

       40.5

Top quality Rebounder.

Typical fine German craftsmanship, brilliant in all details.

Whisper silent.


Downside: high price

                     Folding mechanism not recommended when shipping Rebounder in an airplane. (Mechanism

                     could be damaged).




JumpSport 370

        


       33
High quality  Rebounder.

Excellent solution for those  who cannot afford a Bellicon but want a silent Rebounder with a great bounce.
Best for people between 140 lbs to 250 lbs who will experience  significantly softer bounce then a spring based Rebounder.

Downside
  • We don't recommend the JumpSport 370 for people over 250 lbs or under 140 lbs. The bungee cords are  only designed for a weight of up to 250 lbs. People under 140 lbs will still get a decent bounce - but not what they would expect from a bungee cord rebounder. For them the bounce return feels like that of a spring based rebounder.
  • We don't recommend the JumpSport 370 for people over 5'8". The bouncing area is too small.
  • Legs once mounted don't screw off as easy as the Bellicon.
  • Comes only with screw-on legs, not with folding legs
 JumpSport 350
      
    32
Good quality  Rebounder

Good solution for many  who cannot afford a Bellicon but want a silent Rebounder with a great bounce.
Best for people between 140 lbs to 250 lbs who will experience  significantly softer bounce then a
spring based Rebounder.

The quality of bungee cords is slightly inferior to the JumpSport 370 and there are no "petals" covering the
bungee cords. Which has the advantage that there is no sound while bouncing and the disadvantage that
the bouncing area is very small for anybody over 5'7".

Downside
Same as JumpSport 370

Lympholine     28

Quality  Rebounder. Great  feature to integrate springs in the legs to allow a high quality bounce.

 Downside: Extremely heavy, bulky and very squeaky.
Cellerciser        26

Good, steady quality Rebounder.

Downside:

The triple tier springs do not give the high quality bounce that we expected.

This Rebounder is also one of the noisier models and due to its folding legs,  there is a slight horizontal movement when bouncing.  Even less expensive but significantly nicer in bounce is the JumpSport 350 and 370.
 Needak       
      22

Good quality medium cost Rebounder.

Downside: Pretty hard bounce and quite loud. If budget is a question, better get a JumpSport 350. The bounce is significantly better and the price is similar.

 ReboundAIR        
      16

Not recommended unless you are under 30 and have no back or joint problems.
If you cannot afford a Bellicon, purchase a JumpSport 350.

 Urban           
         8


Not recommended unless you are under 30 and have no back or joint problems.
If you cannot afford a Bellicon, purchase a JumpSport 350.