For starting your little gymnasts off when their young, or keeping them preoccupied outside the gym, five items which I have personally used for teaching new low level skills, tested reliability, and durability with are possibly the best gymnastic junior equipment. The best gymnastics bars for sale is the Tumbl Trak Junior PRO Gymnastics Bar.
The runner up also comes from a company with impressive reputation for safe gymnastics apparatus’ for home. The Z-Athletic Gymnastics Junior Training Bar has many favorable features for your growing gymnasts we will go over in this review!
Why you should trust us
Between 12 years of being a gymnast to 6 more years of implementing junior equipment in my gymnastics classes, the only thing I’ve found is more dangerous than unreliable equipment is the person using the equipment. This risk goes for any sport. I’ve been using this equipment for a long time, and I can safely say I know the difference between low quality and high quality equipment.
This equipment is long-lasting, safe, and can easily fit in any home or outside.
How we picked and tested
There are plenty of companies that sell junior kip bars, but from the years I’ve spent coaching junior gymnasts inside the gym with a lot of different equipment, I’ve had the unfortunate displeasure of finding out which ones were bad quality. That being said, I also know which ones are great to recommend for anyone wanting gymnastics bars for home. With the knowledge of which brands to stay away from, we gathered all of the top recommended gymnastics bars for sale to narrow the field.
With our list of gymnastics bars for kids, we chose the test kip bars based off of specific tasks, brand reputation, customer feedback, and our own knowledge of junior high bars.
The five gymnastics bars for sale we tested were the Tumbl Trak Junior PRO Gymnastics Bar, Z-Athletic Expandable Junior Training Bar, Norbert’s Athletic Mini Bar, Gym2Dance Adjustable Bar, and The Beam Store Mini High Bar with Extension Legs.
With Sharon, James, and myself testing the gymnastics bars on sale we took some after class hours and had the help of a few of our gymnasts that were experienced yet small enough to practice on these junior kip bars. We used each bar as they were, with safety mats in case of an accident, and pushed them to their limits by practicing as many bar skills as we could think of.
From there we determined which gymnastics bars for sale was able to withstand the most while still being practical for at home use. We also came up with a list of skills you’re able to practice safely at home, but before we get to that let’s dive into our in-depth review of our top pick!
Our Top Pick
The Tumbl Trak Junior PRO bar alone has a few features dedicated to making the young athlete master their skill. These horizontal bars for home are made with kids in mind, as it helps your athlete master their skills of flexibility and control. It is designed to withstand any child’s growth and maturity up to 125 lbs. It is also moderately easy to assemble, but once completed, you can adjust it to any height to support the athlete’s increasing skills and weight.
There are a few features the Tumbl Trak PRO bar has that makes the equipment easier to use and safer. It is built with rounded corners to eliminate gymnast injuries while giving them the reassurance of safety to confidently practice their skills. The D-2 Knobs are designed to adjust to the user’s height more easily and smoothly. The Flat Steel Cross Support is designed to hold applied matting support for a safer and more confident land. Then there are Optional Extensions, its purpose is to grant stability for the athlete as he or she grows and advances in their training. Through these features, the PRO bar can support a young athlete from 70 lbs. to 125 lbs.
But be careful! Make sure as your athlete grows and you’re adjusting the height of the bar that the amount of weight on the apparatus does not exceed 125lbs.
The preinstalled rubber floor pads increases the gymnastics bar durability so that your gymnast may practice with reassurance. [/su_column]
Many parents are quite pleased with this product. The kip bar has helped their little athletes become a master of the craft.
In reply to this parent’s comment about the Tumbl Trak PRO, another parent shares her similar experience with the same gymnastics bar for sale for home.
What you’ll need to avoid injuries
Although the Tumbl Trak PRO does not need base extensions nor plywood since it is completely stable, what it does need is a gymnastics mat to put under the bar while practicing. You can find a 3 X 6ftt gymnastics mat here. This one has 4 inches of cushion to protect from accidents, is foldable for easy storage, and pairs perfectly with the Tumbl Trak PRO.
In other words
The Tumbl Trak PRO is the desired training tool. This product is strong and very flexible. Though very expensive, it is designed by the best team and shows that it withstands years of use. The staff and designers of the Tumbl Kip Bar had the children and parents’ confidence and satisfaction in mind. This is self-evident in the gymnastic Kip Bar’s design. Anyone who has a child that is interested into gymnastics should consider getting the Tumbl Gymnastics Junior Kip Bar. It is reliable, heavily recommended by the staff, parents, and former athletes.
Skills to learn with gymnastics bars for sale
For anyone that understands anything about physical activities or trying to get in a sport’s team, they understand one simple rule, “Practice, practice, practice.” Well, you can’t have a good practice, without proper equipment. It goes for everyone interested in any sports activity. Here are some skills your gymnast can practice on any of these gymnastics bars for sale.
Kips are a good skill to learn for mounting onto the bar and is popularly used at the beginning of a routine. This move allows the gymnast to follow into front support and continue with their routine from there. The biggest issue people have when learning kips is where to concentrate their momentum to get them into front support.
Exercises that strain and work the core are excellent for building muscles to do skills such as kips. Stronger core muscles will also be beneficial toward skills on other apparatus’.
Skin The Cat
This exercise is a developmental move for young ones needing to build shoulder strength on cheap gymnastics bars. By hanging from the bar, the gymnast can rotate their body completely taking them through full shoulder flexion to extension.
Also used as a developmental exercise for conditioning on cheap gymnastics bars. The motions are to help the gymnast become familiar with lifting their body even higher off the bar from front support.
The Z-Athletic Gymnastics Expandable Junior Training Bar is built to help gymnast excel, much like the Tumbl Trak PRO. It too is not cheap, but is affordable. The set concentrates on the simplicity of its design while adding a few extra unique features. Its weight restriction (130lbs) is just 5 pounds heavier than our top recommendation, the Tumbl Trak PRO bar. The Z-athletics gymnastics bar for sale offers expandable bars for extra anchoring to prevent accidents. Not only that, but it’s also simple to assemble!
The Z-Athletic is affordable investment for your children’s developmental skills for gymnastics. This gymnastics bars for sale pride themselves in the ability to surpass other competitors out there by providing the athlete with not only the essential functioning FIG standard parts, but a wealth of gymnasts who recognize their high quality products, like myself.
Stable and robust are the key words that outline the features of the Z-Athletic’s Training Bar. An extension kit is offered separately for extra secure anchoring. Although this heavy duty cheap gymnastics bar for sale is sturdy enough to hold 130lbs of weight (without expandable bars) that does not mean it’s to heavy to be portable. The 40mm wood covered fiberglass rail holds up to 1000lbs of weight and is constructed to meet competition standards. The wood rail snaps lock to adjust to your gymnast’s height anywhere from 36″ – 59″. If you plan to let your kids practice level 6 skills at home, then the extension kit is required.
How it compares to our top pick
For the most part, the Tumbl Trak PRO and Z-Athletic’s training bar seem to have much of the same similar qualities. The biggest drawback that put the Tumbl Trak PRO bar ahead of the other is that although the price is more, the PRO bar doesn’t need an extension kit for stability. If you purchased the Z-Athletic’s gymnastics bar for sale (around $370), and wanted the extension kit with it (around $155), the total would come out to over $520. The Tumbl Trak PRO is plenty firm and dependable as is without an extension kit.
This is a fantastic kid’s gymnastics bar! Norbert’s have done an impressive job manufacturing high-quality but cheap gymnastics bars, for budget-conscious parents who still want the best for their kids. This gym bar for kids is designed with both safety and convenience in mind. A 48” space between the upright bars will fit any standard mat and the easily adjustable rail has a range of 38” to 58”, to give your child every opportunity to learn and grow with this bar. The 1.5” diameter rail is crafted of maple wood for optimal comfort and resilience. Thoughtful touches like rubberized feet on the base to protect your floors and a spreader bar for added stability make this a great gymnastics kip bar for home.
The light build and easy adjustment make for a quick and pain-free set-up, which is especially great for anyone who doesn’t have the space to have a kip bar up all day every day. The convenience of setting this bar up and putting it away again make it one of the better bars for gymnastics at home for sale. Norbert’s has a great reputation with coaches and gymnasts all over the country and with affordable gymnastics bars for kids like this one it’s easy to see why.
While it is impressively heavy duty for its price range, the light build does mean that it’s not the sturdiest gymnastic bar for sale. While it’s listed as being able to support gymnasts up to 100 lbs, many users have reported that they prefer to add sandbags for extra stability and peace of mind. If your child is advanced enough to do particularly vigorous moves like swinging flips a little extra security is always a good thing. Still, with steel tube construction, Norbert’s junior kip bar holds up much better than many gymnastics bars for sale cheap. It’s approved for gymnasts up to level three, though as your child develops you’ll want to make sure they aren’t surpassing the limits of the bar.
This colorful junior kip bar comes in pink, purple, lime, royal blue, and black. While the colors are a fun draw, what’s really great about this gym bar for kids is what’s under the paint. With 12 gauge 2” steel construction and a 1.5” hard wood rail this is a quality horizontal bar for home or the gym. The kip bar comes with included extension legs and built in side supports for incredible stability, so you can feel safe when your child is using it. With the extension legs in place the bar has a total length of 8 feet and can support users of up to 120 lbs.
This Beam Store bar is the standard 48” wide, making it easy to find a mat that fits, and extends to an impressive 60” tall. Its 60” height makes it one of the taller junior gymnastics bars for sale, and easy adjustment of this height makes it suitable for a greater range of children. Spring-loaded pop pins on the telescoping rails make adjusting the height simple and straightforward.
The Beam Store bar does run in a slightly higher price range than some of its competitors so if you’re looking for gymnastics bars for home cheap this one may be a bit steep. Though, while it’s not the cheapest gymnastics high bar for sale, users who are looking for extra peace of mind without having to worry about modifying the bar or adding extra weight may want to pay the extra cost.
All in all this is a very well-made gymnastics kip bar for kids. While it is particularly well-suited to beginners, it’s stable enough to hold up to a wide variety of moves. Quality construction makes this one of the best kid’s gymnastics bars on sale. The weighted base and included leg extensions are particularly nice features which make this a great kip bar for kids who want to practice some more advanced moves or prepare for competition.
Gym 2 Dance have made a set of well-designed but cheap gymnastic bars for kids with their DX model. Teachers, coaches, parents, or anyone who wants to find gymnastics bars cheap will appreciate the thoughtfulness and quality that went in to this kip bar. At a standard 48” wide and with a 57” length it fits any mat and offers great stability. Triangle support plates welded to the base of the upright bars give the DX give extra reinforcement and durability. The base rests on thick non-slip rubber pads to protect the floor and keep the bars in place. An especially practical feature is the placement of the two stabilizing tie plates, which are positioned near the ends of the bar’s legs, rather than in the middle. It’s a simple feature but one often overlooked when searching for bars gymnastics for sale. Bars placed in the middle can often get in the way during mounting and dismounting, risking the gymnast tripping or stepping on them.
The solid oak rail is 1.5” in diameter and can be adjusted from 3’ to 5’ at convenient 5” intervals to find the perfect fit for your child’s needs. The DX features a dual locking mechanism with one spring-loaded knob and one lock down knob, making changing the height of the bar both easy and safe. These features make it a superb kip bar for sale for young gymnasts.
One drawback some have noted is that the package for the DX doesn’t include the assembly instructions. Though the instructions are rather intuitive and can be easily found online, a little confusion could just as easily be avoided by including a physical copy of the directions. Still, when looking for gymnastics bars cheap, you may be glad they cut costs on packaging rather than sacrificing the quality of the product. Overall this is one of the best cheap gymnastics bars for sale and will give your kid everything they need to learn and excel.
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The Tumbl Trak Junior PRO is our top pick for any parent wanting to get the best gymnastics bars for sale that will fit conveniently in their home. It is completely dependable and does not need an extension kit for more security, but it does need a mat for cushioning falls. Though, our second pick, the Z-Athletic Junior Training Bar, does need an extension kit, and the cheap gymnastics bars itself costs less than the Tumbl Trak PRO (without the extension kit). Both gymnastics bars for sale are made by recognized gymnastics companies and have great quality products.