Please select your shipping destination
While the Air Barrel may look like a foam octagon or barrel, it is filled with air and is BOUNCY, helping with drills that cannot be done with traditional foam shapes. Athletes will appreciate landing on the gentle bouncy surface when doing back handspring, back tuck, and front handspring drills, obstacle courses and more!! The Air Barrel is also easy to deflate and put into storage when not in use and ships for a lot less than a traditional octagon.
Have questions?We're happy to answer your questions regarding the Air Barrel or any other Tumbl Trak product. Simply use our quick contact form or call us at 1-800-331-4362.
The Air Barrel can be used for tumbling, vaulting and bar skills and teaches body awareness and control. The Air Barrel is a piece of equipment that coaches will love for its versatility, shape and dynamic surface. Each Air Barrel includes sturdy handles on the ends for easy mobility. Also, included on each end are d-rings for securing or suspending the Air Barrel for a variety of drills and uses. Each unit includes dual action hand pump. Now available in three sizes: 24in, 30 in and 36in diameter.
Do you have limited space or travel from site to site? When not in use, the Air Barrel deflates within seconds, making it incredibly portable and easy to store away. Be sure to check out the optional cradles for when you want your Large Air Barrel to stay put!
Choosing between the three sizes? We’ve seen creative coaches set up various stations with the Air Barrels with different height athletes in mind. For taller athletes, consider raising the height of an Air Barrel by placing it on top of a folded Tumbling Mat or Booster Block. If it’s the athlete that needs a little more height, have them stand on top of a raised surface. Here’s some general height guidelines.
All materials meet CPSIA standards. Made in China. Designed in the USA.
All units ship via small parcel (UPS or FedEx).
The Air Barrel is perfect for our small gym! The 35in barrel was just the right size for our tumbling group and super budget friendly for this new start-up. Every gym needs one (or 3!)
- C. Cuddeback | April 10, 2019
OUR REPLY: Thanks C. Cuddeback! We think everyone needs 3 Air Barrels too!
Coaches save yourselves from the pains of spotting so many BHS, FHS, Tucks, walkovers and more with the air barrel!! I ordered the largest one and was nervous it was going to be too big for some of my kids but with the help of a spotting block they can stand on and it’s great! Plus it really makes them push through their shoulders and we all know how hard that can be to get across sometimes. Super happy with this purchase!!
- C. Hocutt | March 21, 2019
OUR REPLY: Dear C. Hocutt- Thanks for this helpful review! It's sometimes hard to know what size to get. However, we like to recommend to go big, because as you've found out, with a folded tumbling mat or spotting block, smaller athletes can still use it!
The size of the Air Barrel is great for smaller clientele working to climb through heights, but need a firm, soft surface to feel stable when exploring space.
When straddling the barrel the hips are externally rotated and the pelvis is stabilized in an optimal position to encourage efficient lateral flexion and rotation of the trunk.
Sitting on the Air Barrel provides a small amount of proprioception and requires children to maintain their balance. This keeps their arousal up and therefore helps them to maintain engagement in the activity.