Uneven Bar Matting
Please note the following warning:
AAI uneven bars are built for the center of the uprights on both the high and low bars to be set at 94 ½”. Therefore, the available space between the two bases is 92” for the new Elite uneven bars and 90 ½” on the older model Classic Uneven bars. Neither set of bars allows for the use of 8 foot wide mats between the bars. When an 8 foot wide mat is placed between the bases, the uprights are no longer perpendicular. This improper geometry can cause the bases of the apparatus to slip, and an 8 foot wide mat may cause the unit to collapse.
AAI would suggest one of two options:
1. use a 7 ½’ bar filler between the bars and the 8 foot mats at the mount and dismount area.
2. use 7 ½’ wide landing mats along the entire length of the bar area.
If you have any questions concerning this issue, feel free to contact our office.