You’ve probably seen gymnasts using ribbons in their routines. This routine seems simple, and it is. But it’s not! This is a rhythmic gymnastics technique that requires patience and a lot practice.
The rhythmic gymnastics is incomplete without the ribbon. This is why it is more than just any ribbon.
The Three Main Components of the Gymnastics Ribbon:
- Handle (stick)
What type Of Rhythmic Gymnastics Ribbon is Used?
The ribbon is made from satin or another similar cloth. You can pick the color you like, or have one with multiple colors. These are the essential facts about ribbons:
- The length of the item is approximately 20 inches and the width at least 1.6 inches.
- Maximum weight should not exceed 35 grams
- The ribbon should be in one piece.
- Attach one end to the stick, and it is then doubled up to a maximum length 3 inches.
- The ribbon’s top section can have a thin reinforcement up to 5 centimeters in length.
- An eyelet should be located at the end to allow for attachment of the ribbon.
How To Do Gymnastic Ribbon
You might be wondering why I need a ribbon. Before I made this ribbon, I had to ask myself the same question. My kids now want two more. It’s great fun and good exercise. You can try it! This is what you will need
1. A ribbon (I’m certain you’ve already guessed this one). This is what Wikipedia has to say about the requirements for ribbons:
The ribbon is made from satin or another similar cloth in any color. It can be multi-colored and feature designs. The ribbon must weigh at least 35g (1 oz), measure 4-6cm (1.6-2.4″) wide, and be at minimum 6m (20′ for seniors) for juniors.
The ribbon should be intact. The length of the end attached to the stick should be at least 1m (3′). This is then stitched down on both sides. A very thin reinforcement or rows machine stitching up to a maximum length of 5 cm is authorized at the top. The extremity can be finished with a strap or an eyelet, which is a small hole that allows you to attach the ribbon.
2. Stick. It can be any color, made from wood, bamboo, or plastic, and should measure 50-60cm (20-24″) including the fastening rings. You can cover the bottom of the stick with adhesive, anti-slip tape, or a rubber handle. The maximum length of the handle is 10 cm (4″) at its highest point. I used a plain dowel I bought from a craft shop and cut it with a serrated blade.
3. The ribbon connects to the stick. I used a screw (a hook that has a screw end would be better) and an old keychain. The ribbon can be attached to the top of the stick by attaching it with:
- A flexible strap of nylon or string is held in place by a nylon yarn wound around the stick for a maximum of 5 cm (2″)
- A metal ring is attached directly to the stick.
- A metal ring, vertical, horizontal, or oblique, is attached to the stick using two metal pins. The metal pins held are in place with nylon or metallic thread that wraps around the stick for a maximum of 5 cm (2″). So, you can use a metallic thread round wound or nylon thread wound round.
- A metal ring fixed directly, or mobile, or a flexible supple strap, attached to a metal tip no greater than 3 cm (1.2″)
Step 1: Attach your hook or screw to the dowel.
Step 2: Add keychain.
Step 3: Measure your ribbon (up to 1 meter) to be doubled.
Step 4: Use glue or a candle to fix the ends of your ribbon.
Step 5: Sew together the doubled length of the ribbon.
Step 6: Reinforce the ends (up to 5 cm).
Step 7: Add your eyelet. I originally intended to add a metal circle using my Kam snap pliers, but the reinforcement was so thick that I had to use an actual buttonhole. It’s my first ever. It does the job. Permit attaching your keychain.
You are now ready, whether you believe it or not! Go test it now and have fun. You can just wait because your entire family wants to try it. Have fun crafting!
What is Rhythmic Gymnastics?
These are the main moves you need to master a ribbon routine
You’ll need to be able to move to the beat and wear the appropriate clothing. This routine can be done in detailed leotards. Although it may seem difficult, the routine is fun.
These details will help you find the perfect ribbon. You could soon be competing in the Olympics if you start your training. Have fun and get started!