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Old 05-13-2011, 06:37 AM   #1
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Crash Pads?

anyone have a suggestion for a good place to buy various crash pads for gymnastic work? I have found quite a few online, but some recommendations would be excellent.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Re: Crash Pads?

Hey Ron,

As a rock climber, I can tell you that many of the crash pads are very expensive. Often they are needed because they have to be mobile as you carry them to the rock face. If you just need some padding for gymnastic moves and don't really plan on moving the padding, I would suggest you find a local padding/foam manufacture and order large pieces of foam that you could stack. It would be alot cheaper.

I attached a picture of a home made crash pad, where someone just put random pieces of foam in a cloth bag. Cheap

Here is a decent crash pad that if pretty good and cheap. We used these when I worked at a local climbing gym.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:34 PM   #3
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Craigslist...Tt
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:48 PM   #4
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Re: Crash Pads?

I have been looking for foam to buy to make a pad, everything i have found would be close to the cost of a real crash pad, any ideas where to look. I really have only tried hobby lobby, home depot, and a fabric store.
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Re: Crash Pads?

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Hey Ron,

As a rock climber, I can tell you that many of the crash pads are very expensive. Often they are needed because they have to be mobile as you carry them to the rock face. If you just need some padding for gymnastic moves and don't really plan on moving the padding, I would suggest you find a local padding/foam manufacture and order large pieces of foam that you could stack. It would be alot cheaper.

I attached a picture of a home made crash pad, where someone just put random pieces of foam in a cloth bag. Cheap

Here is a decent crash pad that if pretty good and cheap. We used these when I worked at a local climbing gym.
excellent stuff Brett, thanks a heap brother.

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I've looked, for while now, no luck yet.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:18 AM   #6
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Re: Crash Pads?

Google - rebond 2" foam

You could probably buy a nice bit of that and wrap it yourself somehow.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:31 AM   #7
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Re: Crash Pads?

hit up the local carpet stores for carpet pad scraps. you aren't going to get anything very big, but you can tear them all into smaller pieces and stuff them into something. we had some crashmats like that we used at my old Judo Dojo and they worked pretty well.
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