Please ensure you read all the steps and thoroughly understand the instructions before you begin folding your rebounder. Note that the spring cover should be removed prior to folding or un-folding your rebounder.
1) Identify the hinges:
Your rebounders hinge has two main part: the outer hinge and the inner hinge. The outer hinge is the large metal piece which surrounds the steel frame of your rebounder. The inner hinge is the smaller hinge and it lies inside the outer hinge. The inner hinge is the part of the hinge that will move when you open your rebounder. It is important to differentiate between the outer and inner hinge before opening your rebounder. A simple way of differentiating is remembering that the inner hinge sits inside the outer hinge. The half of your rebounder frame which the outer hinges are attached to is the bottom half of your rebounder. Lay your rebounder on the ground so that the outer hinge side (the bottom half) of your rebounder is against the ground.
2) Position yourself:
Kneel in front of the curved edge of your rebounder. Place one hand firmly against frame of the bottom half of you rebounder - your hand should be partially in-between the top and bottom halves of your rebounder's frame. Using your other hand, firmly grasp the frame of the top half of your rebounder. Ensure that your hands and fingers are away from the rebounder hinges. If your own body weight is insufficient or you find this position difficult, use furniture to hold the edge down.
3) Open your rebounder:
Begin opening your rebounder by slowly and firmly lifting then pushing the top of the top of your rebounder away from you. As the rebounder begins to open up, slide one knee on the bottom half of your rebounder to provide more leverage and support whilst you complete opening your rebounder. Do not let go of the rebounder until it is completely open and both the top and bottom sides are laying completely flat against the ground. For safety reasons, it is important to always be aware of your hands and fingers and keep them away from the hinges.
4) Identify the platform pins on your rebounder:
There are six platform pins, one for each leg of your rebounder. Each platform pin protrudes out from the frame of your rebounder and has a spring connecting it to its corresponding leg.
5) Position your rebounder legs:
With the rebounder now open and still upside down, lift each leg into a perpendicular position, up and over it's platform pin. Ensure that you do this slowly and do not let go of the legs until they are properly in position. As you position each leg, move the spring cover and the bungee cord of the spring cover away from the leg tube and make sure that they do not get caught in-between the leg and the platform pin.
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