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History of Gymnastics Equipment

ten girlGymnastics seems like an old sport, but it has been changing more recently than ever before!
Gymnastics has become a fast evolving sport since it Nadia Comaneci earned the first perfect 10 in the 1970’s and there is always room for growth in safety equipment and performance overall. In 2001, the vaulting table was the same as the men’s pommel horse until numerous injuries urged the gymnastics community to embrace the new vaulting table at every level of gymnastics. The rings have evolved largely since they debuted in the 1896 Olympics and have been made of numerous materials but landed officially on laminated wood in the modern olympics. The bars are a series of flexible horizontal bars that gymnasts swing on introduced at the 1934 World Championships. The pommel horse was originally created by the Romans as a way to practice getting on their horse; since then, the pommel horse has been fixed with handles to allow gymnasts to perform twisting, highly technical maneuvers. The balance beam was introduced into competitive gymnastics in 1934 and was only a long block of wood; it has evolved since with padding to absorb shock.

5 Gifts Every Young Gymnast Needs

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5. Balance Beam: Nimble Sports’ Balance Beams are great gifts for the young gymnast looking to perfect their skills on a regulation width balance beam. The beam is 4in wide and 6in tall. Padding on the top of the beam is 3/8 closed cell foam. Our beams are wrapped with a commercial grade synthetic suede to give it a feel like in the gym. The measurement is from floor to the top of the beam. (shown in pink)

4. Premium Bar Mat Combo: Nimble Sports 3-PLAY is designed to change from the adjustable horizontal bar to the adjustable uneven bars and to the adjustable parallel bars. Base extensions included! The height of each bar will adjust from 3ft to 5ft every 6 inches, (36, 42, 48, 54, 60 inches). The width will adjust from 18 inches to 36 inches every 3 inches. (18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36 inches).
The 1-1/2 inch wood bar and base is 4ft wide and will fit any normal 4X8 gym mat. Made with heavy duty steel powder coated Blue. The bars weight limit is 125 LBS. Design includes rubber caps on the bottom frame for traction and lock knobs for simple adjusting. Professional protective mat should be used with this product to help reduce the chance of injury. Please allow an additional week for shipping.
(shown in pink/purple)

3. Tan Low Beam Blue Mat Combo: Our balance beam and mat combos come in a variety of colors! All beams are 8ft long and mats are 6ft long to fit underneath the beam. The top of the balance beam is 4 inches wide and the top is padded with closed cell foam. All beams are wrapped with a commercial grade synthetic suede so it will feel like they’re at the gym. (shown in tan/blue)

2. 3 Play Bars with Mat Combo: Nimble Sports gymnastics horizontal bars are great for any aspiring young gymnast. Created from heavy gauge steel, this bar is meant to last! The weight limit on our single horizontal bars are 100lbs and are good for beginner to intermediate gymnasts (Levels 1-3). Adjustable horizontal bar will adjust between 3ft and 5ft. (36in, 42in, 48in, 54in, 62in.) Non Adjustable horizontal bars are 4ft tall. (shown in blue/light blue)

1.Little Gym Deluxe: The Little Gym Deluxe is the ultimate combo package from Nimble Sports! The adjustable horizontal bar will adjust between 3ft – 5ft. The wood bar is 1-1/2 inches round with a 100lb weight limit. Intended for beginner to intermediate gymnasts. If your gymnast is 70lbs and/or level 3 in ability, we recommend base extensions for added stability.

The beam is 8 feet long, the top is 4 inches wide and 6 inches high and constructed of wood. Wrapped with commercial synthetic suede, the beam will feel like they’re at the gym. The beam will adjust from 12in to 18in. Low braces are included.

The landing mat is bi-folding with 4in thick soft foam – Great for Horizontal Bar.  (shown in pink/purple)

These gifts will make it possible for your young gymnast to perfect their talents at home, and take them to the gym! The skills acquired on Nimble Sports equipment are truly priceless!

 

 

 

Artistic gymnastics equipment

Have you ever wondered what equipment your gymnast is using while practicing? Here are all the gymnastics equipment used and how they are used.

Still rings-Two parallel rings 50cm apart, suspended from a cable and straps and held, one in each hand, for a series of exercises in men’s artistic gymnastics particularly requiring stillness of the body; also called the “rings”.
Uneven bars-An apparatus in women’s artistic gymnastics with a top bar 2.4m above the floor and a lower bar 1.6m high, used for a continuous series of grip changes, releases, new grasps and other complex moves.
High bar-A bar standing 2.75 meters high, used in men’s artistic gymnastics; also called the “horizontal bar”.
Parallel bars(artistic)-An apparatus consisting of two wooden rails on uprights, adjustable in height and used for swinging, vaulting and balancing exercises in men’s artistic gymnastics.
Pommel horse-A solid apparatus 115 centimeters high with two handles, or pommels, on top that men in artistic gymnastics use for a series of maneuvers defined by complex hand placements and body positions while holding themselves above the apparatus.

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Plane-An imaginary surface where moves are performed, i.e. lateral, frontal, horizontal or diagonal.
Diagonal Plane-An imaginary surface at less than a 90-degree angle to the floor, where moves are performed.
Horizontal plane-An imaginary surface, level with the ground, where moves are performed
Lateral plane-An imaginary surface to the side of, and parallel to, the body, where moves are performed.
Safety platform-A large, thick mat that sits on the floor at each end of the trampoline to cushion the impact if anyone falls from the apparatus.
Vault-A solid apparatus similar to the pommel horse, but lacking handles, and used in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics for a variety of handsprings from a running approach.
Beatboard– The springboard used in the men’s and women’s vault.

2016 Halloween Costume Contest Finalists

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Votes will be counted by liking the finalists photos on Facebook until November 14th. The three finalists with the most votes will win cash prizes! Here are the finalists:

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