I absoluty LOVE these things. I mean at our gym we have many, and they are used frequently. They are great when first begining releases so when you miss the bar you land on something slightly lighter than just a mat. And great for floor, they don't even slip! They are perfect!
American Athletic Sting Mat
Pros: doesn't slip, absorbs shock extremely well, never seen one ripped
Cons: occasionally to small for landing
Our gym has two of these, and are extremely coveted, they are great for landing doubles on, great landing surface for gymnasts with exceptionally bad ankles, don't slip out from underneath you, its very very very good. If you have a wild dismount and are not consistent in your landing zone, it may be to small sometimes. But a very good product
Pros: great for soft landing on hard surfaces
Cons: slides alot
i love this mat u se it on every event, perfect for throwing over the beam for difficult landings, and on bars for bar changes, i use it everyday on floor and for vault as an extra landing mat. it is amazing.
Pros: Versatile, very dense
Cons: Can break down over time
I love sting mats. Throw them over the high bar to protect you on a release. Put it down in front of a safety zone to help smooth out a Yurchenko. Put two over the p-bars to help learn Healy twirls. And snuggle up under one as a blanket on a cold morning practice. Is there anything these mats can't do?