building flyaway landing mats

At a Saskatchewan Provincial training camp at QCK in Regina we wanted to build a high stack of mats for practicing flyaway drills to flat back.

Wesley Chirima had a system I’d never seen before.

He and Mark Kurmey threaded rope across the cables of a pit low bar.

Next they folded a 4 inch landing mat over the set-up to create the base of the stack.

Finally, they added an series of mats to make it as steep as possible, at just the right distance for the gymnasts.

Fun. Safe. Easy. No spotting required.

This was an ideal set-up.

related posts:

• McCharles – introducing the “flyaway”
• Bar – tangent of release
• Carney – “Wall of Death” – flyaway video

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Rick Mc

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

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