Mat: A term that refers to the various types of covered soft polyurethane foam landing equipment. Mats are used for safety, dismount landings and for performing on.
Long Horse: Formerly, the men’s gymnastics apparatus for vaulting. Basically the old vaulting horse was a pommel horse without the pommels and men vaulted over it the long way. The horse is no longer used for vaulting and has been replaced with the vault table for both men and women.
Horse: Formerly, the official gymnastics vault apparatus for vaulting for both men and women. It was long and narrow and women vaulted over it sideways and men vaulted over it the long way. It is no longer used for vaulting and has been replaced by the new vaulting apparatus – the vault table. The term […]
Horizontal Bar: A men’s gymnastics competitive apparatus consisting of uprights holding a metal bar 240 centimeters (8 & Â½ feet) long and 2.8 centimeters (1.1 inches) in diameters, and set at a height of 275 centimeters (9 feet off the floor. The bar is designed to deal with a force of around 200,000 pounds per […]
High Bar: This term denotes either the men’s horizontal bar apparatus or event. It can also refer to the top bar on the women’s uneven bars.
Hand Guards: Also called Grips. Â Designed to help gymnasts on the bars, P-bars and rings. They are usually made up of a strip of leather and a wrist strap and held on with either a Velcro strap or a buckle. The strip of leather has finger holes up the top. The gymnast’s fingers should go […]