Buying an Airtrack is pretty. Go into your local sports store and ask for one. Visit webshop sites like Aliexpress or Wish and buy a cheap Airtrack there. However buying a quality Airtrack is much harder. But also much smarter. But why is that, and why spend more money on a quality model instead of just buying the cheap one? Let’s dive into this topic today.
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A wise man once said – safety first. And this also goes when buying an Airtrack. You wouldn’t buy the cheapst trampolin you can find either? At least not if you care about your children not getting hurt while using it. The cheaper Airtracks are often thinner which means larger chance of landing hard and hurting yourself. They aren’t quite as wide. Something that doesn’t matter much if you are a skilled gymnast, but if not when chance are you will end up outside the airtrack on some jumps. This can hurt quite a bit. Build quality is also important to ensure it doesn’t break when you land on it.
Better performance equals more fun. The more heigh you can get on your jumps when using the Airtrack, they more flipz and twist you can add to your jumps which makes it a lot more fun to use it. Don’t sell for a cheap small Airtrack, it might be fun for a few weeks then you will likely have outgrown then and will be begging your parents to get you a bigger one or simply stop using it because it’s no fun anymore.
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Most of the cheaper Airtracks are filled with chemicals to make the PVC plast softer and more flexiable. However the majority of these chemicals are banned from use in products that are in contact with the skin. They can damage your ability to have children, cause cancer and a bunch of other problems. So before buying one, make sure they don’t contain any of these harmful chemicals called phthalates.
A cheap used Airtrack can be really hard to sell unless you really go low on the price. Trying to sell a used Airtrack of a well known quality brand is much easier, and if it’s still in great shape you can often sell it for maybe 60-65% of it’s original value.
And you can bet that if you got a quality model, your child will be want to upgrade it at some point.
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Airtrack mini is a big hit with younger gymnasts or those who want to train in their own home with Airtrack. A mini Airtrack is a great beginner model where the gymnast can quickly learn the different jumps and techniques. The disadvantage is that it does not have the space for the more complicated series of jumps, but typically few people have the space for the series of jumps inside anyway. Here, a slightly longer Airtrack for the garden is a better choice, as it allows you to put together more different jumps. The more skilled a gymnast you are, the longer an airtrack you will want to jump on and the more fun it will be. As long as it’s outside, a track can hardly get too big, especially if combined with various other types of Airtrack accessories. The bigger an exercise track you can make the more fun you and your friends can have on it. Unleash your imagination and incorporate different types of gym equipment into the track. For example, an Airtrack, a balance beam, maybe a trampoline or whatever you have. Always think about safety though, so it doesn’t start to get dangerous. Unfortunately, we sometimes see children get hurt if they get just a little too creative. For example, my neighbor’s boy jumped from his sea trampoline onto legs and down onto the Airtrack. The problem was that he missed the Airtrack by 20 cm, which made him land directly on the ground. So be a little careful when building a tumbling track.
But where do you buy these quality Airtracks? The short answer is – online. Most quality brands like GymPlay have their own webshop where you can buy these Airtracks and sometimes even get a really great deal on them. Most top brands arn’t in the sport shorts or other places where you often find cheaper Airtracks. You will have to find them online.
This was a little bit about Airtracks and why you should buy a quality one instead of a cheap Airtrack.