For years, Coach Al Fong has produced championship level athletes using techniques and equipment developed over a long and illustrious career. These blocks have been a staple in his gymnastics program, and will be indispensable in yours, too! Al first developed the blocks to create a “channel bar” station — above the ground. The blocks are made of a special firm foam on the sides and bottom creating a more stable environment, which coaches appreciate for safety reasons.
Teach gymnasts skill progressions early on for handstands, giants and release moves (ideal for spotting bar skills safely).
Train beam skills, including mounts and dismounts, using the 4-inch white line that appears on top of each block.
Use blocks on their rigid side for conditioning, plyometric or flexibility stations.
Turn blocks on their edges to create dynamic obstacle courses for a great cardio workout.
Made of firm, yet lightweight, foam that is covered in easy-to-clean vinyl.
Strategically placed Velcro allows blocks to be securely stacked on top of each other, side by side, or end to end, providing endless configurations and use!
SPECIFICATIONS: Each Al Fong Spotting Block Stack includes the following
(1) 3′ X 3’x 8′ Block, weighs 156 lbs
(1) 3′ X 1′ x 8′ Plank, weighs 52 lbs
(2) 3′ X 1′ x 4′ Planks, weighs 22lbs
The Blocks and Planks are made up of 2 different types of foam.
The top has 4” of EVA Crosslink Foam with a Solid Polystyrene Core.
There is no EVA Crosslink Foam on the bottom, to help with increased stability.
We are wondering how heavy each block is? this is how much is weights, are they easy to move around in the hall?
The blocks are relatively lightweight. However, due to their bulky size, it does usually require at least two people to move them. The do have built-in strap handles on each side to make moving them around a bit easier. Here are the weights for each block:
3’x1’x4′ – 22lbs.
3’x1’x8′- 52 lbs.
3’x3’x8′- 156 lbs.
Super lightweight with carrying handles for ease in moving from station to station.
The Al Fong Spotting Blocks System is a group of lightweight, compatible, versatile blocks that are useful in all levels of gymnastics training and disciplines. For years, Coach Al Fong has produced championship level athletes using techniques and equipment developed over a long and illustrious career. These blocks have been a staple in his gymnastics program, and will be indispensable in yours, too!