If you need to move or store landing mats regularly, consider this large portable mat from Tumble Air.
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the main downside of inflatable over foam is durability. Foam lasts much longer during average use.
The main advantage is portability.
Great move from the FIG MTC. In the next Olympic cycle multiple salto roll-out skills are banned for Men as they have been for Women.
Gymnastics is dangerous enough without encouraging athletes to risk their lives. Many gymnasts have suffered serious concussions on these skills.
Elena Mukhina was paralyzed training the Thomas salto just two weeks before the opening of the 1980 Summer Olympics leaving her permanently quadriplegic. Elena died Dec 22, 2006.
I like flyspring after a timer rather than a salto. Katelyn demonstrates why. 🙂
Flyspring is more often easier to decelerate.
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One of the best things we do at Gymnastics class is teaching how to land and fall safely.
NOT like this.
Coach Sahil M. posted progressions.
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Top Artistic gymnasts should easily stick layout 1/1s from Spring Board on to the competition floor. That’s a landing basic.