This is one of the gymnastic equipment that can create variety of patterns in an easy way. The good thing is that anyone can do it, just swing the ribbon and stick but ensure that the correct swivel attachment between the stick and ribbon is properly utilized and also ensure that the performer stands still. However, note that as long as body movement is incorporated especially in the area of traveling and turning, there would be a high chance of getting entangled in the rhythmic gymnastics ribbon.
Rhythmic gymnastics lays much emphasis on the coordination between the body and apparatus movement and it does not exclude the rhythmic gymnastics ribbon. In fact, it is what makes the ribbon work more dangerous.
It is important to that there must be continuity and the ribbon is not expected to die. The ribbon is light, long, flexible and it is expected to be worked throughout the entire length. Even so, it is still difficult for the younger gymnasts to have the gymnastic grips as it requires stamina and concentration as well as coordination.
However, the rhythmic gymnastics ribbon is still a popular piece, giving satisfaction, fun, spectacular feelings and sense of achievement. Apart from all these, the rhythmic gymnastics ribbon has its fundamental elements listed as snakes, circles, and spirals.
The ribbon is normally made of material that is of satin or something similar of any type of color. It can also be of any design and can also be multi colored. Ribbons are normally of a minimum of 6m in length and at least 35g in width. It can be 5m in length for gymnastics for kids. It is always in one piece. A maximum length of 1m is the end that is attached to a stick. It is important to note that the extremity can end in a strap or there could be an eyelet that can permit for the attachment of the ribbon.
Gymnasts are now using some very unusual ways to manipulate the rhythmic gymnastics ribbon so as to give much more variety and excitements. Such ways include holding the end, having it folded, stepping on it and a lot of other things. Note that these ideas are expected to be built in sequences and performed with style.