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The Best Gymnastics Mats for Home Use

Posted by admin on November 14, 2018

It is really no surprise that year after year these inflatable gymnastics mats are becoming increasingly popular. Always a popular choice with gymnasts at Christmas and birthdays, we wanted to share with you just why we are so confident you or your loved one will be jumping for joy to unwrap an AirTrack Factory product
Using the same high-quality material used in professional AirTracks, AirTrack Factory have developed smaller, more portable products that are perfect for home use. They can be used indoors or outside and easy to transport so you can literally take your training anywhere.
Before becoming a reseller for AirTracks, we did our homework and tested many different tracks on the market. With over 30 years’ experience and a globally trusted brand, it’s no shock that AirTrack Factory products came out on top. Years’ of innovating, testing and improving have resulted in the highest quality AirTracks on the market today. Together with coaches and athletes AirTrack Factory have consistently improved the design, perfecting every detail from the valves to the handles.
Here are a few things to consider before purchasing your AirTrack:

Why are inflatable mats better than foam?

Gymnastics is a highly challenging sport and for many children who aspire to be the next Olympian, taking their training to the next level is paramount. Foam mats are great for safety, but inflatable mats are far superior and provide many advantages over foam. The main advantage is that they are softer on the joints and this is extremely important for young developing bodies. The most common injuries during training are sprains to the wrist, ankles and knees. Choosing a good quality AirTrack Factory product reduces this risk of injury and repetitive strain.    

What is REACH Compliance and why is it important?

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union regulation dating from 2006. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. Unlike most cheaper variations, AirTrack Factory products are REACH compliant. This means no nasty chemicals are used in production ensuring your gymnasts safety.  

Why is it important to invest in a high quality AirTrack?   

We believe only the best quality AirTracks should be purchased for home gymnastics. The longevity AirTrack Factory products offer will be the best choice for value for money. Cheaper air products may initially look like a bargain, but they can rip and wear easily, causing disappointment when they no longer function sufficiently. We believe having a product that is durable, washable, and reliable is the best investment to make.  
Our handy repair kit could extend the lifetime of your AirTrack.  

What is an AirTrack made from?

Our AirTracks are made from the best quality Sports Double Wall Fabric (SportsDWF), AirTrack Factory have perfected their very own recipe for the perfect bounce as well as a special leak prevention technology. This consists of extremely durable material, connected from top to bottom with approx. 80,000 threads per M². The amount and strength of these threads ensures that the AirTrack has a nice flat and stable surface, so the user has a safe and even rebound. The seam protection technology used by AirTrack Factory makes these products very durable. The quality of the materials used to make AirTracks is what ensures the reliability and longevity of your products.    
Health Benefits & Safety for AirTracks
If your child (or you) can’t stop tumbling, then having a safe and soft surface to land on is extremely important for the health of your joints. The benefit of using AirTracks can include strengthening limbs, improved stamina, improved co-ordination, self-confidence, balance, muscle tone, body awareness and special awareness. Let’s not forget how fun it can be! Smiling and laughing is well known to reduce stress and calm the nervous system and let’s face it who wouldn’t be smiling using an AirTrack!

What is the best thickness for an AirTrack?

The thickness of an air product influences how the product can be used. AirFloors, AirBeams and AirBoards are all 10cm thick. P2 AirTracks are 20cm thick and P3 AirTracks are 30cm thick. The table below give you an idea of the track thickness best suited to your body weight and the pressures recommended by AirTrack Factory.

Body Weight

10cm thick

20cm thick (P2)

30cm thick (P3)


70-80 mbar

40-50 mbar

30-40 mbar


70-100 mbar

40-60 mbar

40-60 mbar


100-140 mbar

60-70 mbar

60-70 mbar


150 mbar



You can adjust the pressure to suit you, the force of rebound depends on how much pressure you put in it.

In Summary

We recommend you invest in quality. All AirTracks come with a 2-year warranty, covering manufacturer defects, non-usage damage to all parts including seams and surface. Our AirTracks are extremely durable, but they can still be damaged if not cared for appropriately. So, to give you that extra piece of mind, we also offer a repair kits or a repair service should accidental damage affect your tracks performance.
We’ve done the market research into these products to make your choice a little easier. We hope this information helps you make the best choice when buying your AirTrack, to ensure you protect your investment. If you have any questions at all our team are happy to help answer any questions you have, feel free to contact us anytime.
So, whether it’s gymnastics, cheerleading, parkour or martial arts you’re into, make sure you’re on the right track.
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