This sturdy balance beam by Guidecraft allows a gymnast the luxury of practicing at home. Whether it's for a casual gymnast or an aspiring Olympian, the Guidecraft balance beam provides an excellent place to sharpen many of the skills required to excel in the sport. This balance beam/may be superior to others because it features a two sided design to accommodate the beginning gymnast as well as the seasoned professional. The six foot long beam can be turned over from the 2 3/4 side to revel a thinner, 1 3/8 side. The maple balance beam attaches to pegs for stable setup, and it allows a beginner to get a feel for walking the balance beam without the threat of the long fall.