Comparison Of Floor Exercise Apparatus Spring-Types On A Gymnastics Rearward Tumbling Take-Off
Gymnastics drills - Comparison Of Floor Exercise Apparatus Spring-Types On A Gymnastics Rearward Tumbling Take-Off

Gymnastics tumbling has occurred on large spring floor apparatuses for several decades. The spring floors have used a variety of elastic materials and designs to provide an increased take-off velocity and a forgiving landing surface. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of a standard cylindrical spring (10.7 cm x 5 cm diameter, 9 coils) and a modified spring (10.7 cm, 5 cm widening to 6.7 cm diameter, 9 coils) in tumbling take-offs.