vault runway problems

Setting up for the Canadian Gymnastics Championships competition, my first question was:

Why is the Double Mini runway so much thicker and better than the Vault runway?

(I want the thick one for gymnasts.)

Next: Does anyone recall the vault runway that was attached to a wooden base attached to the vault horse? (Spieth sold such a configuration years ago. Everything hooked together. Nice.)

It’s 2007 and the runways at a competition are still moving around. This seems like an easy-to-solve problem without using endless rolls of expensive duct tape.

horse-runway.jpg
no way to attach runway to horse

We put concrete blocks on the end of our runways to help stabilize them.

runway-weights.jpg

Trampoline and Tumbling folks actually lashed (yellow strap) the Double Mini to weights to help stop it from moving around.

Double-Mini-weights.jpg

This is nonsense. There must be a better way.

Please leave a comment if you’ve seen a better solution in competition.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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