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Weller Spring Floor

Weller Spring Floor Announces Agreement with Shanghai Disneyland to Plan, Design and Fabricate New Acrobat Floor for Shanghai Disneyland Resort.


CAREFREE, AZ- February 14, 2016 - Weller Spring Floor (King Bars  Entertainment, a division of King Bars Sports, LLC), a leading innovator in spring floor technology and gymnastics/cheerleading spring floors, today announced an agreement with Shanghai Disneyland to plan, design and fabricate a new acrobat floor for Shanghai Disneyland Resort.

Weller Spring Floor Patented Technology allows companies to optimize set and stage designs for performer safety and can be applied along a wider range of performance applications than previously used systems.

Technological improvements in staging is required as the difficulty level of acrobat stunts has skyrocketed in recent years.  Engineering new safety mechanisms into the floor itself reduces peak impact force on the performer, thereby reducing injuries and improving performance.  

“It is my pleasure to announce that Weller Spring Floor is expanding into entertainment at Shanghai Disneyland.  Walt Disney Companies are known for their interest in the latest and best technologies, and this partnership offers strong support for our business,” said Scott Weller, CEO of King Bars Sports, LLC.  

“I look forward to exploring the possibilities this new technology opens up for Shanghai Disneyland and Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, in support with Stunts Team at Walt Disney Creative Entertainment in Orlando.” Weller adds.

"The park will take full advantage of advances in technology," Disney said in a promo, "that will fully immerse our guests in our stories and attractions so that they will have happy experiences like never before." 

For more information about Weller Spring Floor please visit http://www.wellerspring.com, and https://www.shanghaidisneyresort.com/en/ for more information about Shanghai Disney Resort.

In 2008 we did FIG Impact Testing at the AAI factory. Over the next several years we did live tumbling tests with Bill Sands. The former was never released by AAI. The latter had the safety and performance data scrubbed by them. Then, in 2011, AAI came out with a decision which is on the last page of this summary. The load test graph on p. 4 is AAI's spring (the graph with a straight line.)  On p. 5 is the Weller spring; notice the concave and double line showing how Weller spring comes up slower and is a better match to the frequency of the athlete.