Soccer Rebounder What you should know when buying one

soccer-rebounder-buyers-guideThe Soccer Rebounder – what you should know when buying one. Getting a rebounder can dramatically improve your soccer skill since you get many touches in a short period of time but buyer beware when it comes to purchasing one.

The less expensive rebounders on the market can get you started but unfortunately are not built to last… sometimes lasting less than a month.  Some of the higher priced models will last longer but have other issues – like needing stakes to secure to them to the ground and thin nets or bungees that breakdown quickly.

Click here to see the Soccer Rebounder Buyer’s Guide to help you sort out the facts of what to consider when getting a rebounder.

Avoid These 7 Mistakes when Buying a Soccer Rebounder.

  1. Low Price – If you are serious about soccer you’ll buy a quality rebounder instead of an inexpensive toy that will fall apart or not perform like it should. Plus, if you buy a good rebounder, you’ll be able to sell it a few years down the road after you are done using it for about a third what you bought it for new.
  2. Thin Nets – Netting is huge when looking at rebounders as this is what you are kicking at. If it is thin… don’t buy it.
  3. Bungees – Springs are ideal as they will hold up under all weather conditions and take plenty of abuse. If you do get a rebounder with bungees look at the thickness and whether it needs a metal hook too.
  4. Limited Skill Development – A rebounder that allows you to develop the most soccer skills is best… because that is what you are buying a rebounder for right? It would make sense to avoid single rebounding angle rebounders.
  5. Stakes/Sand bags – Almost every rebounder needs stakes or sand bags to secure it to the ground except one… ULTIMAGOAL. If you send a ball with any type of power and the rebounder falls over, don’t get it.
  6. Lack of Portability – What good is a rebounder if you can’t take it with you to the practice field or park or for a family get together… ? You also want to look at whether it will fit in your vehicle as well as how quickly it can be set up and taken apart. If a 9 year old can do it… you are good to go.
  7. Rebounder Frame – Avoid plastic frame rebounders as they can crack or break, damaging the ball or worse injuring the player. Lightweight, thin metal frames will bend & possibly break with any type of hard shot. Avoid frames with sharp edges and corners as these are dangerous. Frames should be steel, over an inch-and-a-half in width, rounded, and have an all-weather coating.

Your main goal is to have a product that your child or team can use for years and deliver the performance you expect for the money invested. Considering these 7 factors will help you with that decision.

For a more detailed comparison of the top 8 rebounders, click here.

Would love to hear your input on this article and what you would consider to be important when purchasing a rebounder.


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