The 8ft long 6 inch high Balance Beam is for both beginner and advanced gymnasts and can be used to practice a variety of skills. The balance beam is 8 feet long and the width is 4 inches wide by 6 inches high. Although this Balance Beam is only 6 inches high we recommend a Gym Mat to protect your gymnasts when falls occur. You can purchase Mats separately or purchase one of our Beam and Mats Sets. Beams are covered with 3/8 inch foam padding and then wrapped with a commercial grade synthetic suede. The low steel legs have a wider design and have heavy rubber grip ends for maximum stability . All Beams come with a 1 year manufacturer warranty.