Well, its time has come... our existing trampoline has been hanging on by a thread (well, maybe not literally), but it's definitely had a little help from some rope, zip ties, and duct tape for the past year or so (see the photos below). We finally broke down and bought a new and much safer Springfree Trampoline. It's just about twice as big as the old one and much prettier to look at! I'm still choking about the cost, but hopefully we'll never, ever have to purchase a bouncing machine again in our entire lives!!