What is a Playground Spring Rider?
A commercial playground spring rider is a classic sensory-rich playground equipment with a solid appeal to all children. They are standalone units that can be added to any play area and come in many shapes and sizes. Spring rider playground equipment allows younger children (2-6 years old) to develop imaginative play with park spring animals and vehicles. Every playground spring rider is waiting for a child to unlock their creative potential - no friend or counterweight needed!
This is where it all began for KOMPAN: 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 they live up to all industry safety standards and certifications. Find the perfect addition to your child care center, school, or park playground and rock on!
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Benefits of Playground Springers
Spring rider playground equipment is more than just rocking fun, with advantages beyond their innate attractiveness. The rhythmic movements help stimulate language development in young children and build their understanding of cause-and-effect. Our commercial spring riders embrace this by allowing children to test themselves and develop multiple skillsets through play.
Physically, playground spring bouncers help develop key gross motor skills surrounding balance and weight management. Though most time on a springer is spent sitting, the balancing skills practiced here can translate into short and long-term development of their walking, running and athleticism.
Additionally, the playground spring rider and its unique rocking motion help young minds discover new sensations and offer a healthy platform for learning 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 that play a massive role in future achievement.
Safe and Exciting Play with our Commercial Springers
The playground spring riders we helped innovate are now a schoolyard staple, for good reason! The playground spring rider is eye-catching and enticing, designed to immediately grab a child's attention. This natural attraction plays a significant role in the effectiveness of any play equipment, which is why springers continue to dominate the playground environment and remain a top choice for schools and communities alike. Choosing a playground spring bouncer 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 playground spring riders comply with all industry standards.
How to Choose the Right Playground Spring Rider
When choosing a playground spring bouncer, consider the size of your play area, theme and capacity. Perhaps you'd like an animal-themed playground or a racetrack theme. Involve the children in your community; they are often the best designers! Placing several commercial playground 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: it's a winning combination!
Iconic Shapes and Vibrant Colors
You'll find many fun, quirky, playful shapes in our large selection of playground spring riders. Some figures are easily recognizable, while some playground spring animals are open to interpretation. From critters to car racing spring riders, the options are endless! Regardless of the theme, children's imaginations have a way of finding new and exciting purposes in their play activities: A seemingly happy and calm cat can transform into a feral feline. The iconic Crazy Hen can take shape as a mythical creature from folklore. Some of our park spring animals are available in GreenLine versions with low carbon emissions made mainly from post-consumer ocean waste. Rest assured, any of our spring rider playground equipment will bring joy. They are a playground classic that children never tire of.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are spring riders safe?
Yes! The unique anti-pinch fittings fixed to our playground spring riders ensure maximum safety. The playground spring bouncers are usually placed low to the ground, creating low velocity. The taller part in the front of the springer prevents the rider from flying forward. A soft layer of TPE rubber gives the child a comfortable, secure seat that keeps them fixed to the playground equipment.
2. Are playground spring riders durable and how is the spring secured?
Our playground spring animals and vehicles have industry-leading warranties and are made of high-quality spring steel, according to EN10270, making them highly durable. 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 models of our playground spring riders, like the Crazy Daisy and Water Lillies, PUR has been installed to counterbalance and stabilize a weight shift. In general, the spring bouncers have the perfect amount of resistance to allow children of all abilities to enjoy a thrilling play experience.
4. Who invented playground spring animals?
KOMPAN invented the commercial playground spring rider in 1970. It all started with a hen on a bright blue spring, and we haven't stopped since! Today, our selection of playground spring riders has grown to a collection of more than 30 quirky and fun playground spring bouncers, all inviting you to hop on!