Why Do Gymnasts and Athletes Land On Us?

We’re the trusted provider of fall protection equipment for gymnastics because we build AirPads with the most advanced impact technology available. Our ZeroShock technology offers unmatched fall protection to gymnasts and athletes of all kinds.

Not only are i2k AirPads more soft than standard fall inflatables and foam pits, gymnasts can also safely land anywhere on the bag—right up to the edge—without getting bounced or injured!

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The Dirty Truth About Foam Pits

Traditional foam pits filled with foam blocks collect bacteria and deteriorate over time. In our post-COVID-19 world, constantly cleaning foam can cause it to break down faster. AirPads last longer than mats, are easy to clean and inexpensive to replace. Unlike foam pits, AirPads won’t harbor odors and bacteria.

Tumbling Mat vs AirPads: Why Choose AirPads Over Foam Mats?

Traditional gymnastics foam pits can dry out over time and deteriorate with use, making even a spongy foam blockfeel hard and brittle. Create softer, more secure landings by using AirPad technology at your gym.

Stop your search for a new gymnastics landing mat and contact us about how AirPads can add extra levels of safety to your gym or athletic club.

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Inflatable Gymnastics Mat vs AirPads

Traditional foam pits made with foam blocks collect bacteria and deteriorate over time. In our post-COVID-19 world, constantly cleaning foam can cause it to break down faster. AirPads last longer than foam blocks, are easy to clean and inexpensive to replace. Unlike spongy foam pits and other landing systems, AirPads won’t harbor odors and bacteria.

Avoid Injury

According to doctors at the University of Rochester Medical Center, gymnastics injuries can be prevented with proper training, by using safety equipment and inspecting gym equipment regularly — including landing pads or mats, foam pits, and harnesses.

Gymnasts do not have to fall on their back to avoid serious injury. Protruding limbs immediately indent into the surface of the ZeroShock fingers far more effectively and safely than other inflatable gymnastics mats. 

No Bad Place to Land 

Gymnasts can land anywhere on the AirPad, right up to the very edge, with the very same high-level protection. 

There is no risk to catapulting or bouncing other gymnasts off the AirPad. Gymnasts can take guessing how and where to land out of the equation.

Products That Fit Your Gymnastics Center

You can order i2k AirPads in any of our standard sizes, or we can create a custom AirPad for the configurations of your gymnastics or aerial arts studio.

Since AirPads offer the same level of shock-free impact absorption regardless of size, they make excellent landing systems in compact spaces, like a small gym.

High Quality Materials

Manufactured with the highest-grade materials using our proprietary Silicone-coated Ballistic Nylon (SCBN) for our patented Crumple Tubes and PVC-coated vinyl fabric, you will never get a rip or tear in the top sheet or have delamination problems associated with vinyl.

A foam pit filled with foam blocks has less padding, cushion and is more susceptible to punctures since it is made of foam.

Antibacterial Properties

Our proprietary Silicone-Coated Ballistic Nylon is used to make both our patented Crumple Tubes and primary top sheet, ensuring you won’t experience vinyl delamination problems and you will never get a rip or tear. The coated nylon creates an antimicrobial and antiviral layer, simplifying sanitization and making clean-up after training or competition easy, unlike gym foam pits that might hold on to grime and odors.

Cost-Efficient

Unlike foam pits and landing systems, AirPads last for years, even with heavy use. Top sheets are easy to clean and only need to be replaced every 12 to 18 months. In addition to lower upkeep costs, the AirPad landing system provides better support and cushioning than foam pits and other landing systems. That means better quality for less long-term price.

Made in the U.S.A.

All i2k AirPads are manufactured in the U.S.A. in 2-3 weeks or less! Delivery, installation, foam removal and training are available upon request.

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AirPads & Covid-19

According to USA Gymnastics, cleaning for inflatable pits require vacuuming or sweeping to remove dust and debris prior and wiping outside surfaces with mat cleaner or spray disinfectant using a damp rag or Swiffer type brush.

i2K AirPads lasts for years even with repetitively heavy use. The top sheet is easy to clean and costs little to replace. Also, unlike foam landing systems, AirPads won’t harbor smells, dust, and bacteria or break down and spread hazardous foam pellets.

Custom AirPads Available

14 x 15 | 20 x 20 | 20 x 27 | 30 x 30

You can order fully customized AirPads that adhere to any type of size, specification, design request or industry regulation.

Since we do everything—from creative conception to manufacturing—at our warehouse in Southern California, we can collaborate with our clients every step of the way to create unique specialty AirPads.

Contact us today about purchasing an AirPad system for your Gym or own personal use.

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How our Patented ZeroShock Technology Works

Instead of feeling a rigid jolt as a one’s body comes into contact with a surface, i2k wants people to experience a totally shock-free landing experience. ZeroShock technology was carefully developed to allow jumpers and athletes to push their boundaries more safely and comfortably than ever before. 

Unlike other inflatable fall protection systems, such as foam pits, our ZeroShock technology releases air gently. Individual “fingers” called Crumple Tubes form around a gymnast’s body to carefully cradle their impact. These Crumple Tubes are a series of cylindrical tubes that sit below the floating tubes that sit below the “floating” top surface sheet of the i2k AirPad. 

When a body hits and indents the top of the surface sheet, a small amount of air within the Crumple Tubes immediately expels into the base bag below, cushioning your gymnasts’ falls. Way better than a traditional inflatable gymnastics foam pit. 

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High-Quality Materials Used in i2k AirPad

When it comes to material, we put safety first. Our i2k AirPads use the best materials known to man. All i2k AirPads are manufactured with the highest-grade materials right here in California. We use our proprietary Silicone-Coated Ballistic Nylon (SCBN) for our patented Crumple Tubes, as well as our primary top sheet, which ensures:

    1. You will never have delamination problems associated with vinyl
    2. You will never get a rip or tear in the top sheet
    3. It creates an antimicrobial and antiviral layer that simplifies sanitization

Combined with state-of-the-art engineering, i2k’s replacement for gymnastics foam pits makes for a powerful fall protection product. One with impeccable build quality that exceeds safety standards to keep your gymnast’s training running smoothly.

    • 1000D Rip-Stop High Quality PVC Coated Top Sheet
    • 110v Inflation Blower or Gasoline-Powered Blowers Available
    • 12-18oz PVC-coated vinyl fabric (depending on your specifications)
    • 210 bonded-nylon thread
    • Anchor Straps with 2″ Welded D-Rings
    • Crumple Tubes (Shock Absorbers)
    • Finest hook & loop fabric for the base of the AirPad
    • Lower Absorption Chamber
    • Rip-Stop PVC Coated Top Sheet
    • Webbing
    • Welded D-Rings
    • YKK zippers

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