Airpit Gymnastic

Why Gymnastics Foam Pit Replacement is the Ultimate Game-Changer

Let’s settle the age-old debate—foam pits versus AirPits. In this blog, we’ll explore why trampoline parks and gymnasiums worldwide are making the switch from foam pits to Bagjump’s AirPits. As we delve into the evidence, one thing becomes clear: the risks posed by traditional foam pits are no match for the safety and efficiency of Bagjump’s Inground AirPits. From maximizing customer throughput to excellent durability and significant staff time savings, discover how your AirPit investment will not only enhance safety, but prove to be a smart financial decision from day one.

Which is better—Foam Pits or AirPits?

We’re not just going to tell you; we’ll show you. Our handy comparison chart breaks down costs, maintenance time, throughput, and durability, giving you a clear view of why AirPits are stealing the spotlight. Using a standard foam pit  (6 x 60m x 1.5m) as our benchmark, we’re here to help you answer the burning question: Which is the ultimate choice—foam pits or AirPits?

The Dirty Truth About Foam Pits

Let’s be realfoam pits are not exactly the poster child for cleanliness. Despite their initial appeal as soft landing zones, they quickly become breeding grounds for dirt, sweat, and bacteria. The tedious chore of cleaning and refluffing them is a time-consuming task that depletes both manpower and resources. But don’t worry, there’s a solution, and we’ve got you covered, so let’s jump right in. 

Bagjump’s AirPit Systems to the Rescue

The BAGJUMP Inground AirPit is one of the safest, hygienic, and easy-to-clean alternatives to traditional foam pits. Its airbag design eliminates the need for constant cleaning and refluffing, saving both time and money. Crafted from durable materials engineered for safety, the AirPit offers consistent landing stations without the hassle, ensuring athletes can focus on perfecting their routines.

Foam Pits vs AirPits


Why AirPits Reign Supreme over Foam Pits:

Hygienic & Healthy 

Foam pits might seem harmless, but over time, the foam blocks deteriorate, releasing tiny dust particles into the air. These particles aren’t just irritating – they can contain hazardous flame retardants. Dr. Courtney Carigan’s research has been eye-opening, revealing concentrations of these flame retardants in foam pit dust up to 4-6 times higher than average. The implications are serious, with links to health issues like ADHD, cancer, and developmental delays. It’s not just theory; the study even found elevated levels of these chemicals in the urine of gymnasts, suggesting direct exposure during training. Bagjump’s AirPits, compliant with REACH standards, provide a breath of fresh air – quite literally. With our AirPits, there’s no need to worry about inhaling toxic dust particles, meaning athletes and trainers are guaranteed a safer environment.

✓ Easy to Clean & Maintain

Maintaining a foam pit requires daily, labor-intensive cleaning by a group of staff members. In contrast, an AirPit is easily maintained by just one dedicated employee, saving time and cutting cleaning costs. This streamlined approach makes AirPits both superior and more cost-effective.

✓ Cost-Saving

Despite the initial cost, the long-term savings are undeniable. With reduced maintenance and cleaning requirements, AirPits quickly pay for themselves, offering a lower total cost of ownership compared to foam pits. It’s an investment that keeps on giving, delivering financial benefits year after year.

✓ Higher Jump Frequency

Trampoline parks thrive on excitement, and AirPits keep the energy bouncing. With minimal maintenance and longer lifespans, AirPits ensure maximum uptime. It’s a simple equation: less downtime equals more jumping. With AirPits allowing for 360 jumps per hour, three times more than regular foam pits, it’s an obvious choice for any trampoline park looking to make the most of its space and keep customers happy.

✓ Environmentally Friendly

Sustainability is more than just a buzzwordit’s a responsibility. AirPits rise to the occasion, offering an eco-conscious choice that minimizes waste and maximizes longevity. Crafted from durable materials with replaceable parts, AirPits not only benefit your wallet but also the planet. It’s a small step towards a greener future, one jump at a time.

✓ Greater Lifespan

While traditional foam pits typically last less than a year, our AirPits stand the test of time with an average durability of six years. How do we achieve this longevity? It’s all thanks to our patented BAGJUMP Air Pillars. Designed to keep your AirPit operational for the long term, these pillars are easily replaceable using Velcro. This streamlined maintenance process not only extends the lifespan of your investment but also eliminates the need for costly repairs or complete replacements. 

High Performance & Quality

Quality is non-negotiable, especially when it comes to safety. AirPits deliver unrivaled reliability and unmatched quality, engineered with custom materials for optimal performance. Backed by certifications from Heytex Germany, a global leader with over a century of experience, BAGJUMP products offer peace of mind and confidence in your investment. It’s not just about landing safely – it’s about landing with certainty, every time.

Safer Than Foam Pits

Statistics don’t lieairbags cause fewer injuries than foam pits. With better impact absorption and reduced false sense of security, AirPits provide a safer environment for athletes and trainers alike. It’s not just about minimizing risk, it’s about maximizing peace of mind.

Keeping our athletes safe at all times


Crunching the Numbers: Why It Makes Financial Sense

Let’s talk money. While the upfront cost might seem daunting, the long-term savings speak for themselves. With lower maintenance costs and quicker payback periods, AirPits prove to be the more cost-effective choice in the long run. It’s an investment in both safety and savings, which promises a brighter future for your facility.

Coach’s Corner: Efficient Training Sessions

Efficiency is key, especially in training sessions. With AirPits, coaches can create consistent landing stations without the hassle of refluffing, allowing athletes to focus on perfecting their routines with confidence. It’s not just about training harder; it’s about training smarter, ensuring optimal performance with every jump.

Leap Forward with Bagjump’s AirPit Solutions 

Step up your game with Bagjump’s AirPit solutions. It’s not just about getting rid of old foam pits; it’s about adopting a smarter, more efficient approach to gymnastics training. From cleanliness and cost savings to increased throughput and efficient training sessions, airbag systems are changing the game for athletes, coaches, and facility owners alike. 

Forget the constant hassle and expense of maintaining foam pits. AirPits are built to last, saving you money on replacements in the long run. No more wasting time and resources on labor-intensive cleaningjust switch on the energy-efficient blowers and let AirPits do their job. With top-of-the-line materials and patented replaceable air pillars, Bagjump’s AirPits ensure unmatched reliability and longevity. And the best part? You can finance your AirPit monthly, making the switch easier and more affordable than ever.

So why wait? Make the switch to Bagjump’s AirPit solutions today and revolutionize your training facility with our help.