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Commentary: USA Olympians Justin Spring and Paul Ruggeri III with Mesissa Fernandez at University of Illinois testing Weller Floor
NOTE: Any activity involving motion, height or speed creates the possibility of serious injury. Always have appropriate coaching and supervision and check the condition of your equipment to ensure safety.
FIG Impact test: Proves all claims
In head-to-head testing against: SPIETH Gymnastics, Janssen-Fritsen, Gymnova, & AAI, Weller Floor is PROVEN SAFEST and BEST PERFORMING FLOOR. This testing method is the actual test used by FIG, the International Governing Body of the sport.
The impact style test (shown above) consists of a 10kg mass that is configured to drop at various heights. The impactor is instrumented with an accelerometer and LVDT (displacement transducer.)
"A good indicator that the Weller Spring Floor is easier on the athlete is because the impact time is longer than the impact time on AAI's Floor. Therefore, the peak force transmitted to the athlete is decreased. This data is also used to prove that Weller Floor is a closer matched response." -Todd Reindors, AAI Engineering Manager
The testing further proved that in addition to reducing the peak impact force, the floor vibrations are reduced in duration AND intensity in Weller Spring Floor. Thus, increasing the stability of the Weller Spring Floor over the AAI Floor. AND the Weller Springs never bottom out or go "solid" while the cylindrical AAI spring does. Amazing!