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Baby Boards for Beginners!

Gym GameChoosing the right vault board to fit the needs of your gymnastics club’s programs and their athletes can be a confounding endeavor. Ten-o.com, itself, carries 20 different boards from major manufacturers across the industry and they’re all excellent pieces of equipment.

However, they’re not created equally. Our vault board offerings vary in length and height, number and size of springs, platform covering, guide graphics and punch. Some boards are designed for younger, smaller bodies in recreational classes; while others are geared for the weight, strength and skill of older gymnasts training to compete.

We’ve written a 3 post series to help you sort through the diverse specs of our vault boards to ensure you spend your hard-earned money in the wisest way. To begin, let’s look at vault boards designed to cater to the size and capabilities of your littlest gymnasts.

These boards are: By GMR’s “Little Stars” 5 mini-spring vault board, Norberts 4 spring Performance Top Pre-school board, Spieth-America’s 3-spring “Little Thumper”, Gibson’s 3-spring “Bronco” board and AAI’s Pre-school 3-Spring vault board.

Our “Little Stars” baby board is the springiest of the bunch and perfect for pre-schoolers who weigh 50lbs. or less; and therein, don’t pack the punch necessary to get a bigger bounce from a harder board. It’s made with 5 mini-springs which are 4 3/8 inches high. The “Little Stars” board’s platform is padded in flexcell foam and covered in carpet with cute, colorful stars to capture their attention and ignite their imaginations, as they launch themselves toward their dreams of being a gymnastics star. Additionally, “Little Stars” is not as tall or as long (measuring 20” x 30”) as other pre-school program boards offering a lower crown and shorter hurdle to younger gymnasts and rec program kids. For smaller children, a springier, shorter board is more forgiving and easier to use when they lack strength, stride and weight to really punch it.


Evolve with EVO-Black!

Ten-o.com is now selling AAI’s EVO-Black product line!

GMR is always working to bring our customers the very best in gymnastics equipment: be it from our own innovative, made-in America, ByGMR product line or those of other reputable gymnastics equipment companies. We look out for all of our customers by offering new and used equipment at diverse price points. No matter if you’re just starting out or updating your decades old, we’ve got just what you need.

AAI’s EVO-Black products are the next evolution in gymnastics equipment technology for the competitive, competition-oriented gymnastics gym. As with all your best gymnastics routines, it’s the little tweaks that take it to the next level. So it goes with the equipment you use to train and compete.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s new with AAI’s EVO-Black equipment!


EVO-Black Uneven Bars

  • Longer pistons provide additional height for taller gymnasts.
  • Get maximum performance with an E-rail (Also, available with an X-Rail)
  • Lower spinlocks for easy accessibility
  • Dual height markings provide convenient visibility when making adjustments
  • Single adjustment collar offer simple width adjustment
  • New E-Locks give a stronger hold to the upright
  • Raised attachment point of the spreader bar on the low bar improves stability 
  • Better height visibility for FIG & Domestic settings
  • Cables and swivel tie downs are designed to transfer any load sustained by the cables to your floor plates
  • Can be used with AAI®’s Freestanding systemEVO-BLACK-Balance-Beam_407715_R_24968106

EVO-Black Balance Beam

• Height adjustments glide with ease for quick changes

• Internal reflex system helps reduce stress on the athlete’s body

• Upgraded internal slide plates and rollers

• Clear and accurate settings of 100-125cm

• Improved padded beam caps for a secure fit

• A strong base helps reduce vibration during use

• Sleek tubular design with baked on black vein finish

• Ease of assembly with minimal hardware


Bring Your A-Game to Your Trampoline Frame!

Custom-Trampoline-Frame-Pads_tfp_R_200a5e00Did you know that we make replacement pads for any trampoline frame out there? Got an old or original Nissen trampoline? No problem. Got an AMF, a Gym Master, an Action folding or non-folding trampoline? What about an in-ground? It’s all good!

Maybe you want a custom color or have a unique gym design that merits a custom cut frame pad to skirt around a spring floor or other piece of equipment or feature of your gym. No problemo, mis amigos!

Some of the Nissen and AMF trampolines use a wide-side frame where an extra bar runs down the length of the frame that allows a coach to stand close and spot their athlete, we do those, too!

If you can jump on it, we can pad the frame around it!

Trampoline beds come in sizes that are either 6ft. x 12ft. or 7ft. x 14ft. This means they have frames that measure approximately 9ft. x 15ft. or 10ft. x 17ft., respectively. Trampoline frames are composed of metal and springs and pokey bits that No One wants to encounter with bare feet or body parts when training or competing. Safety is paramount when employing the forces and hitting the heights we see in gymnastics trampolining.

Our frame pads put your gymnasts out of harms way, so they can concentrate on perfecting their skills.


Hit the Spot!


Gymnastics coaches are looking at a multitude of factors in the split second, real time it takes to execute a skill like a reverse hecht, a yaeger or a pirouette. Coaches are looking at things like body position, angle, toe point, momentum and most importantly of all… how to prevent or stop a life changing injury.

The last thing gymnastics coaches need, in those moments, is to worry about whether they feel stable or are going to fall off a wobbly or mushy spotting block.

Other gymnastics industry spotting blocks are comprised of only a top layer of cross link polyethylene foam over a block of polyurethane foam.

Ours are different.

Mike spent over a decade climbing atop a spotting block coaching his boys’ teams. He knows coaches focused on minutiae in the movements of their gymnasts, as they drill and execute complex skills, require a balanced and stable platform that will support their weight.

nekkid blockAll sides of our By GMR spotting blocks are covered in a 1 3/8in. crosslink foam. Not just the top! Inside this cube of crosslink is a block of high density, hard foam. The whole thing is wrapped in 18oz. double coated polyester fabric to make it easy to clean and as durable on the outside, as it is on the inside. To move from station to station in your gym, just grab the handles.

Our ByGMR spotting blocks come standard in red, so you can find them in the sea of blue mats found in most gyms. However, if you’ve got another color preference, we’d be happy to accommodate you. We offer a variety of custom colors. If you like, we can also add velcro to the bottom, so that it sticks to your gymnastics club’s carpet bonded foam for ninja or parkour fun!

Spotting blocks come in the two sizes: 2ft x 2ft x 4ft or 2ft x 3ft x 4ft. Or you can go with our Multi-mods spotting block system.

The Multi-Mods spotting block comes with 3 blocks of differing sizes in yellow, red and blue for quick differentiation. They are 11in., 19in. and 27 in., respectively.

Each module secures with hook and loop flaps and can be secured to the bar upright with straps, so it will not turn over. The Multi-mods block is perfect for uneven bars, rings, high bar or a single bar trainer. Individually the blocks can be used as a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place award stand. They also make great climbing elements for pre-school and special needs gymnastics classes or ninja, parkour programs.

Anchor Mats Away!

T840G-VAULT-ANCHOR-MAT4X8X12CM_am4812_R_23f0386eNeed a little extra height when spotting gymnasts at the vault table? Our anchor mat for the Choco vault table puts you in the perfect position to correct and guide your gymnasts through the best body alignment for excellence and safety when vaulting.

Gymnasts hit a vault table at high speed and with a lot of force! You certainly wouldn’t want the landing mat to slide out from under your athletes when they land their vault. Our anchor mat takes all of the worry off your shoulders by connecting and securely attaching the landing mat to the under-the-table vault mat using super secure velcro connectors at the end of the mat.

Our ByGMR anchor mat makes the perfect complement to your By GMR Choco Vault Table due to its special design. We’ve cut out an area of the mat underneath, so that the legs and base of the vault table fit snug and secure beneath it. Everything lays perfectly flat!

The two pictures below illustrate the recessed areas where each underside of the mat fits over the base and legs of your vault table. Your vault table anchor mat fits flat over the base and legs and wraps around the center of your table which is accommodated by the middle hole. Wide lengths of velcro’d belts stretch out from either side anchoring the mat and the table down firm and flat.


am4812_2_R_23edebb1                     Middle Hole 2

The vault table anchor mat measures 48in. x 96in. x12cm (4.75”) or, rather, is 4 feet by 8 feet is 4 3/4 inches thick. Nice and wide, nice and firm. Super secure. Slide the mat over the base of the table. Connect and anchor your landing mat with the attached velcro straps and you’re good to go!

If you like, you can get your vault table anchor mat and competition landing mat in custom colors to match the rest of your gym or gymnastics team’s colors. We’ve thought of everything!