What is an AirTrack?
What is an Airtrack?
The AirTrack. A relatively new phenomenon that has been bouncing up in popularity over the past few years. The interest is still on the rise today and slowly making its way to become a must-have for every gym. But what is this new equipment and why is it so special? In this article we’ll understand the basics and benefits of the AirTrack.
Thousands of lightweight Threads
An AirTrack is the evolution of the old inflatable tumbling tracks everyone knows and loves. The AirTrack however, is being held together by thousands of little lightweight threads that run from the bottom to the top. This gives the AirTrack it’s perfectly flat surface. The AirTrack is airtight, so we don't need to blow in air continuously. And don’t worry, we won’t show up with an enormous truck to deliver your AirTrack. You can easily inflate it using the pump that comes with the package.
The sides are made from tough boat fabric to ensure years of heavy practice.
All about Pressure
An AirTrack is filled with air. However, this pressure can be easily adjusted to exactly the users preference. When training on a lower pressure, the bounce that the AirTrack gives becomes lower, deeper and easier. This is great for beginners or for advanced athletes that are working on new skills. Also, a softer AirTrack makes the landing easier on the body. From that lower pressure it’s possible to slowly build up the pressure, making the bounce faster and more technical. This can help athletes to transfer their skills to a gymnastics floor.
The bounce is very important for three other reasons. First, it’s a lot better for the younger gymnasts of which muscles, bones and joints are still developing. The softness of the AirTrack is easy on the body. Another, the AirTrack is a real energy saver. Without having to make a full runup on each try, a lot of energy is preserved. The added height gives them that extra space to work on air awareness while also being able to take twice as many turns. These benefits added up make athletes train longer, more efficiently and learn skills a lot faster. The buildup to the gymnastics floor can be gradual and therefore less frightening.
The last but not least benefit is that the extra bounce is fun! No one can stand or sit still on an AirTrack. The bounciness just invites movement and athletes, young and old, will love the boost of their skills. The extra height and soft landings give confidence and help athletes progress in their skills, helping them stay motivated and excited.
AirTracks are Lightweight
An AirTrack is lightweight and can be set up easily by a student. Inflation takes about 4-10 minutes with the blowers provided by AirTrack India. When deflated and packed, the AirTrack can fit in any car, making it easily portable. This is a great quality for those who do not have their own facility and have to take equipment home or store it in a small storage area.