Hard Floor

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  1. keepdreamin

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    Hey everyone!
    I'm about to start working skills on hard floor to get prepared for college. I've never really tumbled on hard floor so I was wondering if anyone has tips on transitioning from a spring floor to a hard floor.
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    Well from what I have heard, it's very difficult to tumble on a hard floor like a basketball court. Keep in mind, the skills are much limited compared to a football game or a competition floor. Skills such as twisting skills, layouts, whips, and fulls are prohibited on the hard floor.

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    Technique!
     
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    I think OP meant lack of spring floor when she said hard floor. Not basketball court.
     
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    Use your arms for sure when you're going airborne. If you have the technique it won't be different. I lacked technique when I started HS but working with a private coach on tumbling fixed my technique and I was able to throw harder skills on a dead mat before the spring floor.
     
  6. gymcatmomx2

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    I thought she meant football field and basketball floor also. I wasn't thinking "dead mat" for competitions.
     
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    When you say hard floor are you referencing "dead mat" or "basketball court"? There is a huge difference when tumbling on a dead(non-spring) floor/mat and a hard (basketball) floor.
     
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    Its all about being on your toes opposed to spring floor, you might be use to punching the floor and landing on your heels, unknowingly, which will kill your power and hurt yourself.

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  9. keepdreamin

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    Dead floor, sorry I wasn't very clear
     
  10. gymcatmomx2

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    I can only speak for my oldest CP's experience and she thinks it is easier to tumble on a dead mat than a spring floor because she knows she has to put more effort on the dead mat which actually makes it easier...does that makes sense?
     
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    On a related topic, where do you find a matted non spring floor to practice on? All the club gyms have spring floor and , if they have a tiny bit that isn't, it is invariably tiny and just a mat over concrete which isn't ideal. It seems like the kind of floor that Acro uses, large matted surface on wood floor, isn't easy to locate.
     
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    I agree with your CP! Whenever I tumble on dead mat/hard basketball floor you get an adrenaline rush in a way knowing that you MUST have good technique. Aside from that I find the transition from spring floor to non spring not too hard the key to it is just making sure you use a lot of power.
     
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    Technique. I started on dead floor and went up to a spring floor. Technique is your best bet. Also, make sure you make your own spring. Use your shoulders and really pop up from any backhand spring or roundoff.
     
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    High schools use flat mats. See if you can bring her in before or after a high school practice to use the mat.
     
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    Easy, when you think about t spring floors don't even have that much spring anyway. It's not like a STING MAT or anything


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