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WHAT DOES A PROFESSIONAL TUMBLING TRACK SET INCLUDE?

The set consists of the following elements:

  • Run-up area

  • Tumbling Track

  • Landing Area

WHAT SHOULD BE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A TUMBLING TRACK

A tumbling track should be constructed of a springy, padded surface having appropriate dynamic features and proper friction. If a Tumbling Track consists of several parts, they need to be connected so that no movements occur between the respective elements and the elements adhere closely.

TUMBLING TRACK DIMENSIONS AND MARKING LINES

The required dimensions of Tumbling Tracks are:

  • Length: 25 m + 1 m

  • Width: 200 cm ± 5 cm

  • Height: 30cm ± 1 cm

In the area where the exercises take place, there must be placed lines that facilitate the tracking of the direction of jumps. Two lines of the width of 5 cm of contrasting color must be situated at a distance of 150 cm from one another. They designate the area where the acrobatic exercises are taking place. The third required marking line of the same size and contrasting color, must designate the middle of the track, and is situated on the median line of the track, between the two external lines.

LANDING AREA – PROPERTIES AND DIMENSIONS

The Landing Area may be covered with a landing mat that absorbs the shocks and allows the feet to land in a stable fashion. The height of the Landing Area must be equal to the height of the Tumbling Track, in order to avoid the risks of injuries while landing.

Required size of the Landing Area:

  • Length: 600cm ± 1 cm

  • Width: 300 cm ± 1 cm

  • Height: 30 cm ± 1cm

The Landing Zone must be marked on the Landing Area – with contrasting color or with lines of the width of 5 cm of the color that is significantly different from the surface of the mat.

The dimensions (borders) of the Landing Zone are as follows:

  • Length: 400 cm ± 1 cm

  • Width: 200 cm ± 1 cm

An optional mat may be used with the same dimensions as the designated Landing Zone, permanently Velcro-fastened to the Landing Area, also with very different colors.

Additionally, there should be placed a safety mat of the minimum dimensions of 300 x 200 x 20 cm directly behind the landing zone.

RUN-UP AREA DIMENSIONS

Before the Tumbling Track there must be situated a run-up area of the same height, i.e. 30cm ± 1 cm.

The applicable dimensions of the Run-Up Area are:

  • Length: 10m + 1m

  • Width: minimum 1 m