Patent Number: 6,168,549

Title: Leg assembly for balance beam

Abstract: A balance beam utilizing a conventional beam member with pivotally mounted leg members. The leg members are mounted in a clevis secured to the bottom surface of the beam by a pin which extends through aligned bores in the clevis and leg members. The leg members have floor support members, upwardly extending sections rigidly secured to the center of the floor members, and horizontal sections rigidly secured to upwardly extending leg sections. Secured to the horizontal leg sections are removable resilient bumpers that engage the lower surface of the beam. When a gymnast lands on the beam, the weight of gymnast compresses the bumpers moving the beam to a lower horizontal position. The immediate recovery of the bumpers imparts some impetus to the gymnast as the gymnastic routine continues.

Inventors: Squibb; Neal C. (Scranton, IA), Sherlock; Sue M. (Jefferson, IA), Sorenson; Bill W. (West Port, CT)

Assignee: American Sports International, Ltd.

International Classification: A63B 4/00 (20060101); A63B 021/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018