Compare Rebounders

 

Company / Type

 bellicon Premium            (Bungee Rebounder)
Result

                        (9 stars)      
 bellicon Classic              (Bungee Rebounder)                    (8 stars)      
JumpSport  (350 /370)   (Bungee Rebounders)                   (5.5 stars)      
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 to counsel people to get a rebounder that really works for them.  At QiBounding 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 and introduced them to the North American market.

Three kind of rebounders on the North 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. Hard bouncing  medium quality Rebounders - usually between  $200 to $600
    under 5 stars in our test results.
  3. High quality Rebounders that qualify as "QiBounders"
     between $220 and $1000.
    5 or more stars in our test results.

Test Details

 

Test 1 Quality of Bounce    
Name Features Points Reason for Points given Comment
bellicon

Bungee  rebounders.

For people between

under 100 lbs and 400 lbs.

Stable or folding legs                                                                                                    

     5

unsurpassed  excellence with harmonious bounce.

Bungee bands are chosen

according to the weight of

the user.

especially helpful for

people with back pain

or those who want the

BIG FUN experience

 JumpSport 350 / 370
Bungee rebounders.
For people between
140 lbs -  250 lbs.
Not recommended for people
under 170 lbs
Stable or folding legs
     4
good  even bounce, gentler
than a spring based rebounders
depending you your weight:
for up to 170 lbs quick bounce ,
if your weight is higher, medium
 bounce return. For people under
170 lbs the bounce is substantially
stiffer then the bellicon
 Lympholine

Spring-based
Stable, non-folding legs

     4
nice bounce return bounce is nice and even, impact hard
CellerciserSpring-based
Half-fold, folding legs,

     3ok  bounce returnquick bounce return, hard impact on joints and back
 Needak Soft-Bounce

Spring-based
Folding legs

     3
ok bounce return bounce is short and impact on joints 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
substantially harder in bounce compared  to a any  bungee
rebounder.
 ReboundAIR

Spring-based
Half-fold, folding legs

     2 hard bounce return bounce return is short and impact on joints hard
Urban Rebounder

Spring-based
Half-fold, folding legs,
                                                                                 
     1

hard and uneven bounce.

 different bounce return

 according to where on the

 mat you bounce

bounce return  is quick and

impact on joints 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

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
4mat 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. It is very easy to exchange

bungee cords. You will need approx. 10 min.

to replace the entire set.

JumpSport 350 / 370

Bungee rebounder, stable leg


     2
Bungee bands wear out. Replacement of
JumpSport bungee cords  is complicated
 but doable and way and of course 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
Suspension                    
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 suspension 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 permatron quality?


(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

Permatron quality yes                                              

JumpSport 370
Screw-on leg
Bungee cords      5

 

Permatron quality yes    

Cellerciser Half-fold, folding leg Springs      5

Permatron quality yes    

Lympholine Stable, non folding leg Springs      5

Permatron quality yes    

Needak Soft-Bounce, folding leg Springs      5

Permatron quality yes    

ReboundAIR Half-fold, folding leg Springs      5

Permatron quality yes    

Urban Half-fold, folding leg Springs      0          

Permatron quality 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 ClassicBungee 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 bellicons
     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 180 lbs and 250 lbs who is not taller then 5'7".

The Jumpsports  350 and the 370 are delivered with a bungee cord setting which is ideal for somebody over 180 lbs. The bungee cords can be manually changed to allow an even stiffer bounce. For people under 160 lbs, the experience of bouncing is similar but not as hard as a spring based rebounder. For people over 5'8", the bouncing surface of 36 inches with a bouncing area of only 27 inches is too small.

 Cellerciser      3 Good fun if you are under 40 years old and if you don't mind the squeaking.
 Lympholine      3
Good fun if you are under 40 years old and 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


 bellicon Classic       
       41
Top of the line quality rebounder.

Typical fine German craftsmanship, brilliant in all details.
Whisper silent. Extremely stable.

Downside: high price




JumpSport 370

       


       33
Quality  Rebounder.

Nearly silent rebounder with good bounce. Offers a low cost solution for those  who cannot afford a bellicon  - provided that they are under 5'8" and their weight is between 170 lbs and 250 lbs.
The bungee cord cover called "petals" gives some comfort when you do exercises where you are laying on the rebounder. It is however not - like JumpSport likes to say - an extension of the bouncing area. You cannot bounce on the "petals".

Downside
  • The 'petals" make a light sound.
  • We don't recommend the JumpSport 370 for anybody under 170 lbs because the bungee cords are too stiff.
  • We don't recommend the JumpSport 370 for anybody over 5'7" because with 39 inches in diameter the rebounder is not wide enough. If budget is a question, you might want to think using an interests free Payment Plan and go with a bellicon.
 JumpSport 350
     
    32
Quality  Rebounder

Silent rebounder with good bounce. Offers a low cost solution for those  who cannot afford a bellicon  - provided that they are under 5'8" and their weight is between 170 lbs and 250 lbs.

Downside
  • We don't recommend the JumpSport 370 for anybody under 170 lbs because the bungee cords are too stiff.
  • We don't recommend the JumpSport 370 for anybody over 5'7" because with 39 inches in diameter the rebounder is not wide enough. If budget is a question, you might want to think using an interests free Payment Plan and go with a bellicon.

JumpSport 44 inch rebounders n/aThere are now also 44 inch  JumpSport models available. However the price difference between those JumpSport models and a bellicon 44 is so little that for a bit more money you will get the MUCH better model (bellicon 44 classic). For that minimum price difference, it is not worth giving up quality.
Lympholine    28

Good  rebounder for those who are under 40 years old.

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


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

Steady rebounder, suitable for those who are under 40 years old.


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

Ok low cost rebounder for those who are under 40 years old.


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.