How to Repair a Hole on an AirTrack™ US

Inflatables for gymnastics and other activities are stronger than they’ve ever been — but they’re not indestructible. In the wrong conditions, even the toughest mats can tear or get punctured. Thankfully, many of them — including all AirTrack products — can be repaired. In this guide, we show you how.

 

8 Steps on How To Repair an AirTrack Inflatable Mat

If you’ve ever searched “how do you repair vinyl inflatables” or “how do you patch an inflatable seam,” this is the page for you. Below, our experts here at AirTrack have put together a step-by-step guide on repairing inflatable tears of several different sizes. Learn how to repair AirTrack products and other inflatables here, and shop with us today!

Step 1: Locate the Hole in Your Inflatable

The first step to AirTrack repair — or inflatable repair of any kind — is to locate the source of the deflation. Often, you’ll know right away. If you’ve just moved your mat and accidentally collided with a sharp surface, you may feel a tear or poke and hear the air leaving your mat immediately. Other times, the hole will be much harder to notice. To locate it, apply a small amount of warm soapy water over the surface of your inflatable. (You can use a spray bottle to make it easy.) The hole will show itself among the soapy water and you’ll have found your culprit.

 

Step 2: Clean and Dry the Area

 

You’ve already applied the soapy water — now it’s time to do a bit of light scrubbing. Clean the area around your inflatables hole to ensure that your patch or glue will stick optimally. You don’t have to scrub down the entire inflatable — just the area that you plan to patch.

 

Step 3: Choose Your Repair Type

ATF Repair KitTear - Aid Type B - Vinyl RepairGear Aid - Sealant + Adhesive

 

 

 

 

 

When it comes to inflatable air mat repair, you really have two possible solutions: a patch or a liquid sealant. Both involve “glue” in some sense, and both work best in different situations. Liquid sealant can come in pour or spray form. Pour sealant is better for larger holes, but in the case of inflatable mat repair, you’re better off sticking to patches in these situations. Spray sealant for inflatables, on the other hand, can often be used to block up micro holes.

For larger holes, a patch will be needed. The inflatable patch kit contains two components: adhesive and the patch itself. AirHead is commercial-grade adhesive that our team recommends. Your patch should be a comparable material to your inflatable. You can find heavy-duty vinyl patches at many hardware stores and online retailers.

A lot of inflatable owners ask us: does Flex Seal work on inflatables? Flex Seal comes in a number of different products, so the answer depends on which one you select based on your hole. For micro holes, Flex Seal Spray may do the job. For mid-sized holes, Flex Tape may work as an all-in-one patch kit. However, for best results, we suggest using AirHead adhesive with a vinyl patch.

 

Step 4: Correctly Size & Customize Your Inflatable Patch Kit

When using an inflatable patch kit, it’s important to make sure your patch covers the entire hole you’re repairing. You don’t want to make it too big, as this will require you to use more adhesive. If necessary, cut your patch to the ideal size, leaving a few inches on every side of the hole to allow the adhesive to stick. If the adhesive in the kit seems dissatisfactory, switch over to a commercial-grade adhesive like AirHead.

 

Step 5: Apply the Glue and Let it Dry

Whichever repair type you plan to use, you’re going to have to apply some glue. Here’s how:
· If you’re using a spray sealant, the sealant itself is both the glue and the patch. Simply spray it over your small hole(s) and wait for it to set.
· If you’re using a patch, apply glue to the air bordering the hole on your inflatable. Next, apply your adhesive to one side of your vinyl patch. (Again, we recommend AirHead for this application.)

Step 6: Apply Pressure

To ensure that your patch sticks, apply steady pressure when you affix it to your inflatable. This is especially important for inflatable seam repair, which will require your patch to bend over a corner. Wait for two to three minutes before removing your hand and releasing pressure.

Step 7: Perform Patch Check

After letting your glue dry for two to three hours, check to see if your patch is working by using a small amount of water to test for the presence of air. If it’s working, proceed to Step 8.

 

 

 

Step 8: Re-Inflate Your Mat

The final step in repairing any inflatable air mat is to re-inflate it and see if it holds air. If it does: job well done. If not, you may need to seek the help of a professional.

 

 

 

Send Your AirTrack To Us for Repair

When all else fails, our team here at AirTrack can help you repair your AirTrack product. Visit our Repair and Servicing page to learn how you can send your product to us and have it repaired professionally today!

One of the most elegant and electrifying events in gymnastics, the balance beam is an obstacle with an allure all its own. For aspiring gymnasts and all athletes who want to practice their balance, this allure extends beyond the gym. That’s right: an at-home practice balance beam is an excellent way to refine routines, hone general balance, and even improve flexibility. When it comes to actually buying a balance beam, there are several factors to consider. In this guide, our experts at AirTrack cover all of them.

What is a Balance Beam?

A balance beam is a long, narrow obstacle and focal point of one of four primary events in women’s gymnastics. In the balance beam event, gymnasts stand atop the balance beam and perform a routine consisting of turns, flips, and other maneuvers. Balance beams are used by both male and female athletes to improve balance and flexibility.

Balance Beam Skill Types

Beam skills

Depending on a gymnast’s skill level, he or she will perform several different skills on a balance beam. The most common balance beam skill types include:

Types of Gymnastic Balance Beams for Home Use & Gym

When selecting a balance beam for home and gym use, you’ll have a number of options to choose from, and a number of factors to consider. These factors include length, width, and color. However, the most important factor is whether the beam sits on the ground or off. Ultimately, it’s up to the athlete, coach, or gym owner to weigh each of these factors against their individual needs to find the right beam.

In the sections that follow, our experts at AirTrack provide insight each on these factors while comparing different types of balance beam gymnastics equipment. Tall vs. Short: Learn why low-beam gymnastics and inflatable balance beam products are the better choice for training, and why you want the best of both worlds when it comes to beam width.

Off-Ground Balance Beams

Balance beams come in a wide range of heights — each with benefits and drawbacks proportional to its distance to the ground. The taller a balance beam is, the better it is at simulating competition and the harder falls from it will feel. The shorter the balance beam, the safer it is and the harder it will seem for users to feel like they’re in a competition.

A competitive gymnast balance beam is 125 centimeters (or 4.1 feet) off the floor. Practice beams for home use are rarely taller than this. For those who want to simulate a competitive feel, off-ground beams certainly add beneficial pressure. However, they also add pressure of a different kind. The fall from 4 feet doesn’t always feel so good. For those trying out new maneuvers and falling frequently, sometimes lower is better.

On-Ground & Folding Balance Beams

Moving to the other end of the spectrum, on-ground balance beams have no space between their undersides and the top of the ground There’s a reason for this ultra-low height: it helps prevent rolled ankles and other leg injuries while still giving the gymnasts the feeling of a raised platform. Low balance beam gymnastics is superior for those training (and falling) frequently. This is especially true if your low balance beam is also an inflatable gymnastics beam.

After height, the next characteristic to consider when shopping for a practice balance is material—specifically, what the beam itself is made of. Today’s competitive beams are spring-loaded to reduce stress from high-difficulty maneuvers and covered in leather or suede to achieve a balance of softness and grip. However, there is no denying it: competition gymnastics balance beams are hard. A fall on one isn’t likely to feel good, and may even cause injury. Likewise, low beams with hard materials may prevent falls, but they can cause rolled ankles due to their rigidity.

Alternatively, soft balance beams provide a safer, more cushioned experience for training. In the soft category, athletes typically have two choices: foam and air. The heavier and slightly more cushioned of the two options, foam balance beams are filled with strong foam and lined with rubber for durability. Inflatable balance beams, on the other hand, are lighter and provide more rebound than their foam-filled counterparts. This makes them a great choice for those in search of a feel that more closely resembles competition beams, with extra safety and convenience that’s great for use in the home or in the gym. Plus, inflatable balance beams can be deflated and rolled-up for efficient storage, making them a great for any space.

Advanced Height Balance Beams

Those trying to simulate competition may wish for a balance beam with more height. On the market today, there are many “advanced height” balance beams with off-ground heights ranging from several inches all the way up to the competition standard 4.1 feet.

Advanced height balance beams are a good choice for facilities that may be hosting competitions, as they can serve double-duty as training beams and competition beams. These beams are also a good choice for more experienced athletes looking to put their skills to the test.

Training Balance Beams

We’ve already shown why a training balance beam should be low to the ground and soft. There is one more factor to consider when searching for a training beam: width. Should you go wide maximum safety or narrow for accurate competition simulation? The answer, appropriately, strikes a balance. On the one hand, wide beams maximize safety and help athletes work up to new maneuvers. On the other hand, narrow beams accurately simulate competition-level dimensions (10 centimeters or 3.9 inches) to help athletes hone their skills on the big stage. Ideally, you want the best of both worlds—width to keep your safe and narrowness to simulate competition and improve balance. That’s exactly what our AirBeam inflatable balance beam provides.

Designed for serious athletes and new balance beam enthusiasts alike, the AirBeam features over a foot of total width to optimize safety during even the most advanced maneuvers. Down the center of the AirBeam, a 4-inch wide and 2.5-millimeter-thick center line helps gymnasts feel competition-sized beam dimensions with their feet. It’s the right balance of safety and precision.

Adjustable Balance Beams

In some cases, athletes, coaches, or gyms may wish to have multiple heights for their balance beams. After all, not all gymnasts have the same skill level, and some may be working on different maneuvers. Instead of investing in several different-sized balance beams, users may find every dimension they’re looking for in an adjustable balance beam.

Adjustable balance beams feature height-adjustable and/or removable legs that allow athletes to switch between a number of heights. This is a great feature for gyms with many athletes, or individual athletes working on different skill sets.

Shop Today for Inflatable Balance Beams With AirTrack

If you’re wondering where to buy a balance beam for your home or gym, you’re in the right place. We’ve already covered one of the biggest benefits of our AirBeam inflatable balance beam: a safe width with a raised and textured center line to give athletes the feel of a competition-level beam. But the benefits of the AirBeam don’t stop there. Here are a few reasons to choose the AirBeam and other balance beam gymnastics equipment from our team here at AirTrack.

Have more questions about balance beams? Ready to give AirTrack and the AirBeam a try? Our team is here to help make your buying experience the best in the world. Explore our site to learn more about our industry-leading brand, and reach out to have your questions answered by our friendly and knowledgeable experts.

For athletes of all ages, fun and fitness don’t have to stop outside of the gym. With gymnastics equipment for home use, movements can be practiced in the yard, the garage, or the even living room. Plus, you don’t have to be an athlete to take advantage of gymnastics home equipment. It’s a great choice for martial artists, cheerleaders, dancers, and parkour athletes, too.

What to Consider When Shopping for a Home Gymnastics Mat

For families and athletes with tight schedules, gymnastic home equipment can be a huge time-saver, not to mention a customizable solution for advanced practice and hours of daily fun for athletes of skill levels and sizes. Below, we cover the many benefits of gymnastics equipment for home use, factors to consider when choosing your equipment, and why our team at AirTrack is your best option at home, in the gym, or anywhere you choose to take your athletics.

Mat Quality

While today’s top home gymnastics equipment is as good as anything found in professional gyms, there are also low-quality products to beware of. Often, you get what you pay for. While a cheap mat or obstacle may seem attractive, it may also be more likely to tear, lose shape, or break altogether are relatively light use. Reading customer reviews is one great way to check if the affordable option you’re considering is really up to your standards. When it comes to your safety or the safety of your athletes, you should never compromise.

Mat Thickness and Firmness

 

A mat’s thickness and firmness will influence how an athlete interacts with it. Firmer mats tend to provide more rebound, while softer mats provide more cushion. In both cases, thickness will increase the amount of rebound or cushion depending on whether a mat is firm or soft.

Mat Dimensions

Every home is different. Some properties can accommodate large equipment, others need small alternatives to make it work. When shopping for balance beams, obstacles, or a gymnastics mat for home use, be sure to check the dimensions before purchasing. You can also check to see if the manufacturer you’re considering has custom assembly options to fit your exact needs.

Types of Gymnastics Mats for Home Use

In your search for home gymnastics equipment, you’ll be faced with a wide range of options. Among the many brands on the market today, few deliver the standard of quality, extensive product selection, and excellent customer support to match our team at AirTrack. Most importantly, our gymnastics mats for home and gym use are inflatable.

Your home is the place for training, not competition. For this reason, you may choose to invest in gymnastics equipment that prioritizes safety and learning over the exact simulation of competitive settings. For those who want the best of both worlds, inflatable equipment is an excellent choice.
Inflatable mats, beams, ramps, and launch boards all deliver impressive rebound while helping cushion impact on landing. Plus, they’re ultra-lightweight, making them easy to move around. When you’re all done, let the air out and store your inflatable equipment on a shelf or other small space.

Home AirFloor


Bring the gym to your home with our Home AirFloor: a smaller, lighter, and more affordable version of our original AirFloor inflatable tumbling mat. Available in two lengths and two colors, this mat is shaped to help kids, teens, or adults perform a small section of a tumbling pass. It’s a great choice for gymnastics practice or at home acrobatics in the backyard.

AirTrack Training Set


Create your own gymnastics course in seconds with the Training Set, featuring three AirTrack products: the Home AirFloor (3′ x 10′ x 4″), AirBoard (2′ x 3′ x 4″), and AirBlock (2’x 3′ x 8″). Each set also comes with Velcro straps and connection sheets for secure holds and easy customizability.

AirSpot


Give your kids a new favorite jumping spot — literally — with the compact and cushioned AirSpot. Sporting a circular shape and a thickness of 4 inches, 8 inches, or 12 inches depending on the size selected, the AirSpot works as an excellent spotter or portable platform for jumping.

AirRolls

A drill station and source of bouncing, balancing fun, our AirRolls make a versatile addition to any at-home acrobat’s setup. Great for station-based activities or add-ons to larger setups, these rolls are available in small, medium, and large setups to suit any athlete.

AirBeam

Balance is crucial for athletes young and old across all sports. Build your family’s balance skills with the AirBeam: a cushioned balance beam that takes the hurt out of any balancing act. Just over a foot wide, it’s large enough to minimize rolled ankles—all while helping young gymnastics to hone their skills with a 4-inch wide and 2.5-millimeter thick center line that the feet can easily feel.

 

AirBoard Boost


The AirBoard and then some, the AirBoard boost is a sloped launch board designed to give users maximum lift. Ultra-thick and ultra-durable, it features two compartments that can be individually adjusted in pressure to accommodate young athletes of any size and skill level.

 

Build Your Home Gymnastics Track With AirTrack

Want to learn more about mats for gymnastics at home? Ready to find the AirTrack product that meets your needs? Explore our site for more information on the AirTrack, and contact our team to have your questions answered and place your order today!

Those in search of a high-quality mat to practice their tumbling techniques will find two primary options: traditional tumble track mats and newer, inflatable tumbling mat products like those from our team at AirTrack. Learn the difference between the two here.

What is the Difference Between an AirTrack vs Tumbling Track

The inflatable and traditional tumble track: one is filled with air, the other is a trampoline. This key difference leads to a number of respective advantages and disadvantages for buyers. In this guide, we take an in-depth look at both product options. We also compare revolutionary AirTrack products to other inflatable gymnastics mat products on the market today. Get all the info you need to make an informed decision and take your tumbling to the next level.

What is a Tumble Track?

For those who don’t know, a tumble track is a cushioned and/or bouncy platform specifically designed to help gymnasts and other acrobatic athletes perfect skills such as flips, somersaults, round-offs, and more. Historically, tumble tracks have been designed in accordance with traditional “tumbling”: a formal gymnastics discipline in which participants perform a series of skills down a 25-meter (82 foot) sprung track. Though still commonly used as training for traditional tumbling, the tumble track mats discussed here differ from those used in competition in a few essential ways.

Because they are based off trampoline technology, technique and skills learned on the tumble track are markedly different than those used on the spring floor or dead floor. Skills tend to be elongated and slowed down with timing matched to the slow stretched bounce of the trampoline. Next, tumble track mats vary in both length and width. Some are quite small and may be used to practice a single skill, while others may be sized to accommodate a specific portion of a pass. Finally, tumble track mats aren’t reserved for gymnasts alone. They are also used by parkour enthusiasts, martial artists, cheerleaders, and other acrobatic athletes to practice similar skill sets.

Traditional Tumble Track Mats

With a bit of background on tumble track mats and what they’re used for, it’s time to dive into the essential differences between air track vs tumbling track products. First up are traditional tumble track mats. These mats have been around the longest, and their design is simple and straightforward. Unlike tumble tracks used for competition (which contain springs for rebound), tumble track mats contain synthetic padding for cushioning and safety. These mats are often segmented for easy assembly or rolling up.

Inflatable Tumble Track Alternatives (AirTrack P3)

Newer to the tumbling scene are inflatable tumbling mat products. Unlike their traditional counterparts, these mats are filled with air rather than physical padding. This gives them rebound characteristics that more closely mimic spring tracks used for competition. When fully inflated, air tumble tracks allow athletes to bounce several inches to feet in the air. That said, these mats must be inflated in order to benefit athletes. They can be deflated at any time for compact storage and lightweight carry.

 

Air Tracks vs Traditional Tumbling Tracks: Advantages and Drawbacks

Finding the right fit for your gym or backyard starts with comparing your needs with the benefits listed below.

Starting with traditional tumble track mats, the biggest benefit is cost. These mats have been around longer, and the cost to produce them has decreased with time. They also require no costly power to set up, while some air tumble tracks require continuous air from an electric pump. Traditional tumble track mats also provide more cushion than fully inflated air tumble mats, making them a good choice for those in search of padding over spring.

The benefits of these newer inflatable tumbling alternatives are numerous. First and foremost, air tracks provide much more rebound than traditional tumbling mats. This makes them a great choice for an athlete looking to simulate the responsiveness of a competition-grade, spring-loaded tumbling track. Of course, air tracks are much lighter than spring tracks, and considerably lighter than padded tumble tracks, too—even when fully inflated. This makes them an attractive option for those who like to rearrange their spaces and those who may be traveling with their mats.

The benefits of inflatable tumble track products don’t stop there. These mats are also easier to store than their traditional counterparts. When fully deflated, they can fit into relatively small spaces, such as utility closets or car trunks. Plus, for those who want a custom fit or specific rebound performance, certain air track companies offer wide product selections and custom assembly options to meet the needs of their clients. Traditional tumble mats can’t add rebound. Air tracks can.

Factors to Consider When Looking for a Gymnastics Mat

As you continue to weigh the differences between inflatable mats and traditional tumble track mats, here are a few more factors you should consider before buying.

Dimensions

Your tumble track needs to fit your space. It also needs to safely accommodate the exercises you’re performing. Never buy a product without knowing its dimensions, and always measure your space to make sure it’s a good fit.

Weight & Convenience

No matter where you set your tumble track up, you’re going to have to move it every so often. You want one that’s light enough to move around without hassle. Ideally, you also want one that can be packed into a relatively small space to make travel and storage a breeze. Here is a quick breakdown of inflatable mat weight by size:

When placing your mat, you will need to make sure that your area is free of rough, sharp, or flammable objects. Padded ground is best for cushion, though carpet and grass work well too.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can an inflatable gymnastics mat be used on grass?

Yes. AirTrack mats are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. They are a great choice for the grassy terrain found in backyards or parks.

Should the AirTrack tumble track be folded or rolled for storage?

Though you can fold AirTrack tumble tracks, the best way to store them is to roll them up.

What pressure should I use for an AirTrack tumble track mat?

The pressure required for your AirTrack mat will depend on the product, sports type, skill level and weight of the users. Use enough pressure to avoid bottoming out, and always refill before each training session. Refer to your user manual for recommended pressure levels.

 

Get Your AirTrack Tumbling Mats

Interested in getting more info on the differences between AirTrack vs tumbling track products? Our team at AirTrack is here to help. Explore our website to learn more about the many features and benefits of our tumbling products, and head over to our info page to learn how you can get in touch with our experts to have your questions answered.

 

The AirTrack Difference

If you’ve decided that an air track is the right choice for your needs, your next step is to find a brand and product you can trust. In that area, there is no better choice than our team here at AirTrack. Read why below, or contact us to learn from our team now!

Industry-leading safety standards. All our products conform to ASTM, ISO, TUV and REACH industry standards, as well as IATP, USAG, FIG, and USASF governing body guidelines. Each and every one of our mats are extensively tested before leaving our facilities to ensure they work exactly the way they’re supposed to.

USA-made quality. Our mats are made in the USA using premium materials that are both durable and high-performing. Our synthetics are highly puncture-resistant and finished for physical contact. Plus, they’re backed by our 2-year warranty.

An extensive selection for every acrobat. AirTrack tumble tracks like the AirTrack P2 and AirTrack P3 feature unique thicknesses for different rebound characteristics. We also offer a wide range of additional accessories, like our AirBox, AirSteps, AirSpot, and AirRamp for more acrobatic maneuvers. Our diverse array of versatile products has made AirTrack a household name in gymnastics, dance, parkour, martial arts, cheer, and cirque acrobatics.

Custom options for every setting. Sometimes, a custom mat is the way to go. With an extensive R&D department and robust production facilities, we have the infrastructure you can count on to bring your ideas to life. Contact us to get your custom order started.

35 years of experience. We’ve been building mats for nearly four decades. This long standing experience has allowed us to build lasting relationships with top athletes and associations across the world. AirTrack products are the tumbling mats of choice for USAG, Varsity, Rebel, SkyZone, Disney, and more.

Full of energy and forever looking for new ways to play, kids are big fans of our products here at AirTrack. That’s because we carry an extensive selection of safe, high-quality children’s gymnastics mats great for the home or the gym. Not sure which one to choose? We’re here to help.

Types of Home Gymnastics Equipment for Kids

When it comes to children’s gymnastics mats, there is no better choice than a tumbling mats. Big, bouncy, and cushioned to help kids land safely, tumbling mats are ideal for fun and serious training alike. On this page, we provide quick overviews for all of our children’s gym mats to help you make the best choice for your space and your growing athletes.

Inflatable Tumbling Mats

For kids, a lot of acrobatics take place in the home. No one knows this better than our team here at AirTrack, which is why we’ve developed an entire line of kids gym mats and tumbling solutions designed for use in the home. Made from durable, double-wall fabric with airtight, hand-glued seams, our reinforced mats are ready to take a beating and keep on bouncing. Spare your furniture and keep your aspiring athletes safe with industry-leading, inflatable home gymnastics equipment for kids from our team here at AirTrack.

 

AirFloor.

Gymnastics Airfloor
Our thinnest inflatable gym mat for kids and adults, the AirFloor is available in several width and length configurations to accommodate routines for gymnastics, cheerleading, martial arts, general fitness, and school sports. Both bouncy and soft, it offers a unique training experience.

 

Home AirFloor
Home AirFloor

Bring the gym to your home with our Home AirFloor: a smaller, lighter, and more affordable version of our original AirFloor inflatable tumbling mat. Available in two lengths and two colors, this mat is shaped to help kids, teens, or adults perform a small section of a tumbling pass. It’s a great choice for gymnastics practice or at home acrobatics in the backyard.

 

AirTrack™ P2.

Airtrack P2

Shaped like a traditional tumble mat, the AirTrack™ P2 is 8 inches thick and ideal for gymnasts learning passes, cheerleaders learning flip routines, or other acrobatic athletes performing lengthy maneuvers. It’s available in a wide range of sizes to accommodate any space.

 

AirTrack™ P3.

Airtrack P3

Also shaped like a traditional tumble mat, the AirTrack™ P3 is 12 inches thick — making it a great choice for acrobatic athletes who want to add a little more bounce and cushion to their routines. Like the Air AirTrack™ P2, the AirTrack™ P3 is available in several sizes to suit your gym or home’s needs.

 

AirTrick.

Airtrick

There is nothing more fun for kids than learning new tricks. However, when aerial acrobatics go haywire, kids need a wide, cushioned place to land. That’s the purpose of AirTrick: one of our largest inflatable mats with enough rebound to rival real spring floors and enough absorbency to cushion any fall.

 

Folding Gymnastics Mats

foldedtumblingmatInflatables aside, there are a number of traditional tumbling mats for kids used in both gyms and homes. Though heavier and not as bouncy as inflatable options, these mats can be a good choice for anyone looking to improve safety for their kids.

One of the most popular types of traditional tumbling mats is the folding gymnastics mat. Filled with foam and lined with vinyl or rubber, folding gymnastics mats feature small foamless gaps every few feet. This allows them to be folded up for easier storage. These mats are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

  

Incline Cheese Wedge Tumbling Mat

A great obstacle for kids who want to get a bit of speed (or air), an incline cheese wedge tumbling mat is a large, three dimensional ramp. (Imagine a wedge of cheese big enough to support several people!) Available in both inflatable and foam-filled options, incline cheese wedge tumbling mats are great for generating speed in small areas or entertaining younger kids with slope-related activities.

Here at AirTrack, we are proud to offer the AirRamp incline cheese wedge tumbling mat. Ideal for competition practice, the sloped AirRamp allows users to generate enough speed with just two steps to practice `air` exercises — all while saving joints from undue stress.

Roll Out Mat

Moving on to another type of traditional gymnastics mat, the roll out mat has a design similar to that of the folding gymnastics mat. Like they’re folding cousins, roll out mats have several foamless gaps — only these gaps occur more frequently, and all one side. This allows the mat to be easily rolled out by a single person and rolled up into a log shape at the end of an activity. When rolled out, these mats display no crevices, giving gymnasts a totally smooth surface to work with.

Octagonal Tumbling Mat

Octagonal Tumbling MatGreat for stretching, form practice, and aerial maneuvers, octagonal tumbling are more obstacles than mats. Available in both inflatable and foam-filled options, these gym essentials are three-dimensional cylinders with octagonal cross sections. This means that they have eight sides, rather than one curved one. (This can add some stability, which can be a plus for younger kids.)

While octagonal mats do add some stability, many families and gym owners prefer cylindrical rolls, which are easier to move. Here at AirTrack, our AirRolls make lightweight and sturdy obstacles for athletes of all sizes and skill levels. A drill station and source of bouncing, balancing fun, our AirRolls make a versatile addition to any gym or home setup. Great for station-based activities or add-ons to larger setups, these rolls are available in small, medium, and large setups to suit any athlete.

 

 

Get Your Young Gymnast on Track with AirTrack

Passion for athletics has no age limit. For high-achieving children, exercise mat products can’t compromise. Designed for competitive settings or at-home practice areas, AirTrack products are excellent solutions for kids who are growing by leaps and bounds every day. If you’re looking for an uncompromising gymnastic mat for kids, you’ll find it here at AirTrack.

Need more help finding the right gymnastics or acrobatics solution for your children? Gym mats today are a dime a dozen — and your kids deserve solutions that stand out. Contact our team here at AirTrack for experienced buying assistance and information on our industry-leading children’s gymnastics mats.