The inventor of the original Airtrack
The Airtrack is a product by PE-Redskaber, who, in the nineties, worked to produce long gym tracks, also known as Tumble Tracks.
In the summer of 1995, the founder of PE-Redskaber saw children playing on a large bouncy cushion, and this gave him the idea of producing a long, narrow bouncy cushion to be used in the world of gymnastics. A blower was attached to the gym track, which fed it with a constant supply of air. Since the gym track contained air, it was named Airtrack.
The first Airtracks were three metres wide and seventy centimetres in thickness, and were manufactured in lengths of twelve and fifteen metres. After a time, the thickness was reduced to fifty centimetres. The development of airtracks continued, and today they are available in virtually any conceivable size.
From life raft to gym track
While on a visit to a boat show in 1997 the owner of PE-Redskaber saw a life raft with a bottom which was made of “double wall fabric” (two pieces of PVC, held together by thousands of threads). The bottom was seventy-five millimetres thick, and airtight. This resulted in the idea of developing an airtight gym track, “PE Plus”. A utility model patent protection was created in 1997 for the airtight gym track (PE plus) which was valid until 2007.
PE-Redskaber was the first company in the world to apply airtight devices for gymnastics, as we now know them all over the world. PE-Redskaber has more than twenty-three years of experience in manufacturing airtight products for gymnastics.