Where was this when I was a kid? I never wanted a trampoline for my children since I grew up with the old school models that were completely open, metal, scary and with all the spring exposed...basically an injury waiting to happen. This 7 foot enclosed trampoline is amazing! I love that it has 3 openings so that kids can climb out in virtually any direction. The enclosure is so safe and soft that even when my wild boys crash into it, they are completely fine. The frame is made of galvanized steel and is so durable and strong. It has held up pretty well to our crazy weather, but it definitely shows some wear and tear from strong winds. The flashing zone was kind of weird and distracting to me at first. I'm still not sure that I love it, but one benefit is that it does keep kids focused on the center of the mat rather than jumping to the sides as much. This is a good skill to learn, but still, I'd rather do without the light. It's a bit too stimulating in my opinion. The springs are padded and fully covered, which is great for avoiding finger or toe pinches. My nephew has special needs and has done really well in this with my boys. Truly a great addition to our backyard!