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Old 07-06-2006, 08:50 AM   #3
Chuck Clark
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Dojo: Jiyushinkan
Location: Monroe, Washington
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: Zebra mats over carpet?

Hi Jim,

Our Zebra sport tatami have been on concrete for almost 6 years now and are fine. The sport tatami that I have experienced on padding always seems uncomfortable to me. When you step near an edge it has a tendency to create an uneveness that can stub toes, etc. I know of two people that have broken toes due to this. The sport tatami work best on a surface that absorbs shock without throwing much of it back. My next dojo will be designed that way. Hopefully we can build it in within a couple of years.

Best regards,

Chuck Clark
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