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Old 04-04-2010, 06:52 AM   #1
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Best Puzzle mats

Hello to all,

Before I spend a great amount on puzzle mats for my small school, does anyone have any recommendations of which is best?

Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:28 AM   #2
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Re: Best Puzzle mats

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Hello to all,

Before I spend a great amount on puzzle mats for my small school, does anyone have any recommendations of which is best?

Thanks!
Check out Greatmats - http://www.greatmats.com/martial-arts-mats.php

Never used this supplier myself but I did have 1/2 inch EVA foam puzzle mats like the ones they sell and they lasted almost 15 years of heavy use and are still going. I think the 1 5/8 inch would be even better.

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Old 04-04-2010, 06:02 PM   #3
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Re: Best Puzzle mats

www.Getrung.com

Prices get cheaper the more you buy - shipping is included - great company to deal with. Had mine a year now and they hold up great!

Order the bags if you plan to transport, and stay away from the red ones.

Contact me directly if you need more info.

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Old 04-04-2010, 06:15 PM   #4
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Re: Best Puzzle mats

Just a note: GETRUNG has 9 mats (1 inch thick) for about $250 (shipping included).

For 9 mats through Greatmats.com, they want $180 for the mats, and $146 for shipping ($326). Be VERY careful to calculate shipping in the final cost before purchasing!

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Old 09-16-2010, 05:04 AM   #5
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Re: Best Puzzle mats

Hi, I'm looking to buy a few mats, just to practice Ukemi on at home, I don't have space inside, so will have to use them on my decking outside. I can generally find either 20mm or 40mm, I guess 20mm is a bit too thin?
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:12 AM   #6
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Re: Best Puzzle mats

9 Circles sell tatami mats, not that cheap but in their sales section they have a few for sale still....

Cheers
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:14 PM   #7
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Re: Best Puzzle mats

Thanks!
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:07 AM   #8
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Re: Best Puzzle mats

If you are putting mats on a concrete slab (ground floor) look to a thicker size, possibly 2"). If it is on a 2nd floor, already carpeted, or an aerobics floor you will be able to use a thinner mat, 1 1/2 or 1 5/8.

Check with the vendor's recommendations.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:55 AM   #9
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Re: Best Puzzle mats

It's a raised wooden floor
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:29 AM   #10
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Re: Best Puzzle mats

I'd look into the Swain Flexi-Roll. It's a little pricey, but if you are not going to build your own mat, I think overall it's the best deal out there, and convenient, too.

http://www.swainmats.com/flexi_custom.asp

http://www.swainmats.com/store/store...p?idProduct=18

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Old 09-22-2010, 07:12 AM   #11
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Re: Best Puzzle mats

Thanks, but a lot bigger than what I want. I literally think that 3 puzzle mats would do me, and at most I have room for 6.

Thanks anyways
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