We manufacture the best training beam in the world! Here's why: Strength - Wood core with weight capacity of 250lbs. No center support is needed and this allows a mat to slide underneath the beam. We use almost twice as much wood in our beam as our nearest competitor. Padding - We use the same padding as competition beams. This gives a realistic feeling on her feet and makes it easy to go from a training beam to a competition beam. Cover - Heavy grade suede. Provides excellent durability and great non-slip traction. Shape - Our beams have curved sides just like competition beams. This will affect her hand grip and provides a more realistic training experience. Reinforced Ends - This is where most of the wear occurs on beams. This feature will greatly extend the life of your beam The beam is made using cross grain laminated wood construction. This gives the beam its strength and prevents warping or twisting. The core is planed and sanded to the competition oval beam shape. Our beams are built as close as possible to competition beams for a realistic training experience. This includes the padding, covering and shape. The padding is closed cell PE foam. The same padding that is used on competition beams. It is covered with a heavy grade synthetic suede material. The material is durable and easy to clean. The work surface is 4 in. wide and the beam is 7 in high. The support braces are 12 in. wide and made of steel. The bottom of the support braces have felt padding to protect the flooring beneath. The beam core is pre-drilled for our metal beam legs which can be added at a later date. This will make a great practice beam. Specifications: Heavy Grade Synthetic Suede Covering Padded Top Felt Padding on Support Braces Cross Grain Laminated Wood Construction Hand Planed and Sanded Core Oval Shaped Sides 8 ft. Long x 4 in. wide x 7 in. high Metal Support Braces Material seams on bottom are covered with wood trim for a finished look. No exposed staples Weight Limit 250 lbs.