Friendly and safe for beginning gymnasts, yet fully supportive in teaching great balancing technique, this foam balance beam is a must-have for younger PE programs! A range of safe design features take the risk out of learning to balance, while incredibly durable materials make this beam superior in the face of institutional use.
Ideal for Younger Students
Everything about this AAI® balance beam is designed to accommodate beginners and younger students. The beam itself is only 2”H, meaning your younger balancers are only a step off of solid ground when they feel like they’re beginning to fall. A 4”W surface is also very accommodating and provides students with plenty of room to get their footing before taking that next step forward. Measuring 8’10”L, it’s also long enough to give students a great balancing challenge all the way across.
Another ideal facet of this beginner balance beam is its tapered design, which provides unparalleled stability for students as they move carefully from one end to the other. Tapering eliminates the “hard edge” of a more advanced balance beam and is more forgiving of missteps, which helps students stay on and builds their confidence as they learn to step gracefully.
Numerous Safety Aspects
In catering to beginners and younger students, safety is an all-important concept that’s thoroughly addressed with the design of this foam balance beam. The polyethylene foam construction is sturdy and strong to provide great footing, while also working to absorb the shock of heavier footsteps and slight stumbles as balancers work to find their footing.
A suede cover also presents a non-slip surface to walk on and mimics the feel of a real balance beam. This ensures students are properly introduced to the support of an actual balance beam, giving them confidence when they progress to a higher level of proficiency and start to perform balancing tricks.
Finally, as mentioned, the tapered design of the beam prevents shifting and sliding that can come with sharp movements and corrections. Students will be able to work across the beam without fear that they’ll accidently slide the beam out from under themselves, allowing them to focus solely on balance and body control.
Beam is 8’10”L x 4”W; 8 lb.