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  1. The story behind the first trampoline

    Did you know that BERG started making go-karts in 1985? We started developing, producing, selling and innovating trampolines much later. Even before selling BERG trampolines in 2002, the trampoline was already a big invention in the world. But how is the first trampoline made?

    The history of the trampoline goes back to the moment of a circus act. George Nissen went to the circus in 1930; full of amazement he watched the trapeze artists fall into a net with springs. He believed it was a good idea if the artists could jump even higher after dropping into the net. And so George Nissen started working on his own invention…

    The first ‘trampoline’ was invented by him in 1934. This trampoline consisted of a canvas that was attached to a steel frame. Some springs were attached and it was registered as ‘Trampoline’. It soon proved to be popular in the United States, which meant the trampoline would be further expanded and thought was given to even safer and better jumping pleasure.   

    The trampoline was used more and more, also on a professional level. The first world championships trampolining were in London, 1964. In the year 2000, trampolining officially became an Olympic sport.

    It’s amazing to see how one creative idea can lead to such a great invention. From a canvas attached to a frame, to an Olympic sport.

  2. Best in test

    A while ago, the review site Bäst-i-test.se tested some of our trampolines and awarded us with two winner badges. Our BERG Favorit received the badge ‘Best Trampoline’ and our BERG Champion received ‘Best Premium Choice’. In this blogpost we would like to tell you a little bit more about what these badges mean and how Bäst-i-test.se puts their products to the test.

    Bäst-i-test.se, also known for their ‘Best in test’ winners badges, is a company testing products their selves in real everyday conditions. They are able to see if a product is of good quality and for example if a product is worth the ‘hype’. Bäst-i-test.se tests products over a long period of time to give a reasonable advice to the product and what you should or shouldn’t do. This adds up to a reliable image of certain products, tested by experts within various areas.

    For the trampoline test, the company first gave some clear examples on why it’s better on the long-term to go for a better quality, but higher priced trampoline. This is something we really want to bring across to our costumers as well, since the high quality is better for the trampoline’s durability and there’s a reduction in the need for spare parts.

    First of all, our BERG Favorit was tested. Our Favorit range combines quality, safety and performance at a great price. It was ranked ‘Best Trampoline – Best in Test’ with the combination of these features by Bäst-i-test.se. Overall, the company ranked the BERG Favorit really well in the review. It’s concluded as a safe trampoline from high quality. We, at BERG, are extremely grateful for the rating ‘Best Trampoline’

    After the Favorit trampoline, the BERG Champion was put up to the test. This trampoline offers even better jumping comfort thanks to their TwinSpring Gold springs. Bäst-i-test.se tested our BERG Champion and it was awarded with a ‘Best Premium Choice’ badge. We are very proud of receiving a winner badge for this trampoline as well!

    We are very happy with the final test results and would like to thank Bäst-i-test.se for extensively testing our products. If you want to read the reviews given on our BERG Favorit, BERG Champion and BERG Talent trampolines, please feel free to visit: http://www.xn--bst-i-test-q5a.se/studsmatta-trampoli

  3. Red Dot Award for the BERG GO²!

    The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 goes to: the BERG GO²!

    The Red Dot Design Award is a yearly organized, international design competition. A ‘Red Dot’ is one of the most wanted quality marks for excellent designs. Winning a Red Dot is a great honor and we are pleased to announce that BERG won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 for our youngest and most innovative design: the BERG GO².

    The Red Dot Award: Product Design dates back to 1955, consisting of 48 categories where products can be entered annually. Many manufacturers and designers hand in their best products; all assessed individually by experts.

    Due to the large number of participants, we are very proud of winning a Red Dot. We are very thankful that the high quality and innovative design of the BERG GO² has been acknowledged by the jury of experts.

  4. BERG E-GranTour family bike on tour

    Our BERG partner in France, www.best-toys-ever.fr has come in contact with two young men: Loïc Lemoine and Christophe Jacq. They came up with the fantastic idea of cycling from Brest in France to Peking in China on one of our BERG E-GranTour family bikes.


    The goal is to collect money to fulfil the wishes of sick children in the hospitals of Brittany. See : https://www.leetchi.com/c/cagnotte-les-hentchou-treuz
    We will certainly be following them on this trip. They have already appeared in several newspapers and have also been on TV.


    Because they will meet many people on the way, we believe it is important that everyone knows who they are, what they do and why they are doing it. Initiatives like that are always fantastic.
    See this article in one of the many local newspapers they have appeared in.
    Or follow them on Facebook.

  5. The best trampoline jumps

    Do you love trampolining and do you want to learn how to jump even better, higher and safer?

    These two Dutch trampoline champions will show you how it’s done!

     

    Naturally, we will start with a warm-up. This will warm up your muscles and reduce the risk of injury, so do not skip the warm-up!

    There are various ways to land safely after a jump. It is very important that you do not hold your arms behind you but in front of your body.

    Do you want to land on your stomach? In that case, do not keep your arms straight but bend them at the elbows to avoid any accidents!

     

    The Tuck, Straddle, Seat drops and the Half twist are examples of jumps that you can make.

    Hopefully, it will give you inspiration to also make such beautiful and great jumps! 

  6. BERG in the spotlight at the Spring Fair

    Our BERG Team was present at the Spring Fair in Birmingham. Also Made in Birmingham TV spotted our booth there for one of their shows!
    The Lowndown show made an item about the new BERG Duo Chopper BF and our other products.

    Take a look at this item.

  7. The new BERG FlatGround Champion

    If you would like a trampoline that blends in with your perfect garden then choose the BERG FlatGround Champion. This trampoline can be sunk into your garden and integrated in such a way that it fits seamlessly in your perfectly landscaped garden.

    Your children do not have to climb up onto the trampoline, which makes it much easier for them. In addition, this trampoline is equipped with a unique BERG Airflow jumping mat which allows 50% more air through for ultimate bouncing fun. The special noise-reducing straps underneath the protective edge allow the air underneath the trampoline to escape. You will therefore feel very little resistance when jumping and the protective edge will not rattle against the jumping mat. The special patented frame makes the BERG FlatGround easy to assemble and install. Would you like to know more? View the BERG FlatGround Champion online here.

  8. Our new BERG Brochure has arrived!

    Not only does it contain our current BERG Product range, but also a number of new go-karts and trampolines that we are introducing this year. So take a quick peek at our online brochure or collect one from one of our dealers. But watch out! Before you know it your heart or your children’s hearts will be stolen by one of our go-karts or trampolines.

     

    Leaf through the brochure.

  9. Never too old to go gokarting!

    We've got proof: you are never too old to jump on one of our BERG pedal gokarts!

    Grandpa Gerrit turned 94 last November 7th, but he loves to go gokarting! On his grandson's birthday he couldn't resist to try out the brand new pedal gokart: The BERG Rally Orange. The ultimate proof that you are never too old to have fun on BERG's pedal gokarts!

  10. A big hurray for BERG!

    We are happy to tell you about something great! Our BMW Street Racer has won an award! Last February we have nominated our BMW Street Racer for the Red Dot Design Award 2016 and we won an ‘Honourable Mention’! They even complemented us for our well-executed design work!

    This pedal go-kart is created by the best of both worlds, it is the perfect balance between the race DNA of BMW and the expertise of BERG. For more information, check our BMW Street Racer. <LINK>

    The award ceremony is 4 July and we can’t wait to receive our prize! After receiving our ‘Honourable Mention’ from the Red Dot Design Awards 2016, we can be found in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, in the Red Dot Award Online Presentation and in the specially designed Red Dot App!

    We are very proud of this accomplishment!

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