What are commercial springers?
Spring riders are classic, sensory-rich playground equipment that appeal to all children. They are stand-alone units that can be added to any play area and come in many shapes and sizes. Spring rider commercial playground equipment allows younger children aged 2 to 6 to develop imaginative play with themed spring riders in the form of animals and vehicles. Every playground spring rider allows a child to unlock their creative potential. And you don't need a friend or counterweight to get rocking!
For KOMPAN, this is where it all began: A red hen on a bright blue spring. The 'Crazy Hen' was the world's first play design to deliver a fun and more functional alternative to the traditional seesaw. Our commercial spring riders come in various designs and materials and meet all industry safety standards and certifications. Find the perfect addition to your pre school, school, or park playground and get rocking!
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Benefits of playground springers
Spring rider playground equipment is more than just rocking fun. The innate attractiveness of playground springers isn't their only advantage. The rhythmic movements help stimulate language development in young children and build their understanding of causality. Our commercial spring riders for playgrounds embody this philosophy by allowing children to test themselves and develop multiple skill sets through play.
Physically, spring riders help develop key gross motor skills surrounding balance and weight management. Whilst most time on a springer is spent sitting, the balancing skills practised can quickly translate and help with walking, running and sporting ability immediately and in the future.
Additionally, springers' rocking motion is unique, helping young minds become accustomed to new sensations and offering a healthy platform to adapt and learn how their actions affect the wider world. Softer cognitive skills like this subliminally encourage children to challenge themselves, test their potential and thrive in the face of adversity, habits which play a massive role in future achievement and attainment.
Safe and exciting play with our commercial springers
The playground spring riders we helped innovate are now a staple of the school playground environment and for a good reason. They are eye-catching and enticing springers designed to grab children's attention immediately. This natural attraction plays a significant role in the effectiveness of any play equipment, which is why spring riders continue to dominate the playground environment and remain a top choice for schools and community hubs alike. Choosing freestanding spring riders for your playground is not only a safe choice in terms of play activity, but they are also safe pieces of playground equipment. Unique anti-pinch fittings fix the springs for maximum safety, and our spring riders comply with all industry standards.
How to choose the right playground springers
When choosing spring riders for your public playground, consider the size of your play area, theme and capacity. Maybe you want an animal-themed playground or a racetrack theme – involve the children in your community; they are often the best designers. Placing several spring riders around a play area in a public park or schoolyard enables play activities to spread, allowing children to seek alternative play options away from more crowded play areas. This is the best option whether you have a large or small space. Mix your spring rider playground equipment with single, double or springers for four to amplify the playing capacity on your playground and other freestanding playground equipment, such as classic swings or slides. This is a combination where you can't go wrong.
Iconic shapes and vibrant colours
You'll find many fun, quirky, playful shapes in our large selection of spring riders. Some figures are easily recognisable, while some spring animals are open to interpretation. From animal to car racing spring riders, the options are endless. Regardless of theme, children's imagination has a way of finding new and exciting purposes in their play activities: A seemingly happy and calm cat can transform into a monster cat. Just like the iconic Crazy Hen can take shape as a mythical creature from folklore. Some of our spring rider animals are available in GreenLine versions with low carbon emissions made mainly from post-consumer ocean waste. Rest assured, either of our spring riders will bring joy. They are a playground classic that children will never tire of.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are spring riders safe?
Unique anti-pinch fittings fix the springs for maximum safety. The springers are usually placed low to the ground and have low velocity. The taller part in the front of the springer prevents the child from leaping forward. A soft layer of TPE rubber on the seat keeps the children fixed to the springer.
2. Are spring riders durable - how is the spring secured?
All of our spring rider animals and vehicles have industry-leading warranties and are made of high-quality spring steel, which makes them highly durable. They are also certified according to the playground safety standard AS4685. The spring can be secured in two different ways depending on the surfacing. Please contact your local playground consultant to learn more about installation and how the springers are secured.
3. Is the tension on the spring adjustable?
The spring is not adjustable, but in some springers, a PUR has been installed to counterbalance and stabilise a weight shift, e.g., the Daisy, the Crazy Daisy and the Water Lilies springers. In general, the springers have just the right amount of resistance to allow children of all abilities to have a thrilling experience.
4. Who invented spring animals?
KOMPAN invented the iconic spring rider in 1970. A hen on a bright blue spring, which we called the 'Crazy Hen' started it all, and we have not stopped since. Today, our selection of springers has grown to more than 30 variants of fun and quirky springers.