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Offline Matthew Wang

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Gymnastic Mats, which and where to buy?
« on: January 08, 2012, 10:09:49 AM »
Recently I have been working on learning flips and stuff. Instead of going to a gym to train acrobats, I figured that if I could purchase my own gym mat, I could simply go to my backyard and train. Way easier, right? But my problem lies in finding a good place to purchase these mats, and which one I should buy.

There are different types of mats. Landings mats, tumbling mats, crash mats and so on. Which of these categories suits cushioning impacts from flips? I'm not really sure how thick the mats should be, I could go to the gym and measure them, but I don't have the time as of now. I'm wondering if anyone else has bought gym mats before and could recommend a place to buy them and which kinds I should get.

I think I should get a mat that is from 4-8 inches thick. But 8 inches may be too thick, making tricks harder to land, while 4 inches may be too thin, and will hurt.

What do you guys know?
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Re: Gymnastic Mats, which and where to buy?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 05:53:49 PM »
I've been looking at this site. http://www.norberts.net/
I wouldn't recommend getting a crash mat unless you got allot of space. It usually takes two people to move the crash mat at our gym