Taiso Vault landing platform

To train for FIG vaults in 2018 you need spend most of your time vaulting uphill. Iarov recommends flipping only once a week. The rest of the time is used for preparation: sprint, hurdle, preflight.

Taiso Saskatoon built an ideal platform in 2014.

Vault platform baseVault platform 2014 TaisoMarkos 2014

Head Coach Markos Baikas loves this set-up.

Decades ago Manjak and I ordered just such a vault landing table though ours was a giant block of foam. 🙂

Within weeks it was moved into the pit. ☹️ … We were back to stacking a dozen mats.


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Rick Mc

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

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