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Old 07-06-2006, 10:47 AM   #4
Jorge Garcia
Dojo: Shudokan School of Aikido
Location: Houston
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 608
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Re: Zebra mats over carpet?

Our Zebras are on those jigsaw karate mats and are fine. I know what Sensei Clark is saying about the unevenness but ours feels ok to me although I agree with him about the bounce back. Our other dojo had the Zebras on a thin indoor out door carpet and that was fine although what we have now does make things slightly softer. You may also consider Swain mats. My experience has been that if they are moved a lot, the Zebras get bubbles and vinyl separation while the Swains do not.

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