The Forster Bar is a training aid intended to help teach gymnasts how to shift their wrists on the bar during skills such as clear hips (free hips).  The octagonal ends allow gymnasts to perform straight-arm backward rolls and back extension rolls which simulate the free hip motion.  The Forster Bar can also be used with panel mats to teach the proper sit-up position and bar placement used during a kip.  Be sure to watch the video below to see training examples utilizing the Forster Bar.

Developed with coach Tom Forster, the Forster Bar is an inexpensive, useful training aid. A rubber coating covers the bar, providing a good grip, and making the bar safer while training. This bar has proven to be extremely effective in teaching free-hips and kips, and is used by top level coaches around the country.

SPECIFICATIONS: 17” wide, octagonal ends are 5” high.

Made in the USA

Portable: Yes
Ages: 7+
Skill Levels: Beginner – Intermediate

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Two year warranty on material and workmanship.