Tired of spotting kips? Let the Kip Wheel do it
for you. Invented by Tim Kormann (son of 1976
Olympic medalist Peter Kormann), the Kip
Wheel is a fast, fun way for kids to learn one of
the most frustrating skills in gymnastics.
For a demonstration video, visit
OPEN SHOULDER TRAINER (OST) Handstands, walkovers, flyaways … almost any skill that requires an open shoulder angle can be improved with the OST. The padded and easy-to-use device also pro- motes proper head position. For more infor- mation, go to Tumbl Trak.com
This suede mat attaches securely to a
carpeted runway and provides gym-
nasts with a firm surface for roundoff-
entry vaults. Measures 100 x 120 cm.
Available at CarolinaGym.com
GOT A MINUTE?
GymSmarts.com has its own You Tube channel through which
you can learn all sorts of valuable tips on “The Gymnastics
Minute.” Considering the price of gymnastics lessons these
days, you can’t afford not to check it out.
Barry Nease, who created
Shawn Johnson’s floor music
for the 2008 Olympics, has
released his latest demo
CDs (2 disks), which
include 80 new pieces
from every genre.
Mamma Mia, Disturbia,
and Kung Fu Panda are just
a few of the tunes on the list.
For more information, go to
Handsprings, walkovers — forward and backward —
are a snap with this clever device, which comes in 4
sizes: 26”, 30”, 35” and 40”. And with the special
chock attachment (easily removable), the device can
be used for vaulting drills! Available at Resilite.com