Trampolines are essential tools for gymnasts. They support their training activities by providing the bounce and force needed for them to perform incredible feats.
For safety and performance reasons, there is an international standard for trampolines used in competitions. The trampolines are always a 7×14 rectangle trampoline which is the competition trampoline. One thing that can vary is the type of bed that is being competed on. The two types of competitive beds are the 2 String 7×14 bed and the 7×14 4x4mm webbed bed. Web beds are always used in international competitions like World Championships and the Olympics.
Different Competition Trampoline Sizes
A gymnast’s age, size and skill level help to determine the type of trampoline they need.
8ft x 12ft
This is a size that is great for young gymnasts. It’s even used in gymnastic club trampoline competitions for young gymnasts. Small children with light bodies adjust very well to this size. However, once they develop greater skills and begin performing backflips, they’ll require a bigger trampoline.
9ft x 14ft
This size of trampoline is standard for developing gymnasts. It generates a lot of bounce without excessive energy input. The 9ft x 14ft trampoline is suitable for all ages. The extra length allows young gymnasts to refine and enhance their aerial skills safely.
10ft x 17ft
This is the standard size of an Olympic size competition trampoline. Gymnasts who have developed a lot of skills in aerial twists and flips benefit from the larger area. Also, this larger trampoline requires more effort on the part of the gymnast to generate bounce. Smaller gymnasts need to work harder to elevate themselves on this larger trampoline. It’s the performance of the springs and the bed combined to create the power that any athlete needs to perform at the highest level for each athletes’ individual skills.
There are some customized trampoline sizes available beyond the standard 7×14. There is the Rebound 10ft x20 ft the 14ft x14ft. There are many custom sizes and shapes that can be made. However, when it comes to a custom size trampoline you want to create an excellent bounce no matter the size. Custom frames, frame padding, beds, paint colors. There are multi things that can be done to make the right trampoline for the club and the athletes. Above ground to pit style trampolines. We can build to suit a variety of applications Slight customizations are always in use in different gymnast competitions. However, they also retain standards to ensure that no athlete has an unfair advantage.
We offer customized fabrications for athletes, professionals, and amateurs, too. Our staff provides consultations to design a specific trampoline in the shape and size that you need. Get in touch with us today to order your customized competition trampoline!
What is the Most Popular Gymnastic Club Trampoline Shape?
Trampolines come in various shapes, including square, oval, octagonal and round. However, the rectangular shape is the standard for competitions around the world. At the Olympics, rectangular trampolines are preferred because of their expressive bounce and they meet the FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) world standards for all athletes to have the same advantage to one another in a competition.
Competition Trampoline Types
There is only one type of trampoline used in competitions. The traditional 7×14 above ground trampoline.