Designed for children ages 2-12, The SportsPlay Twister Beam is a fun playground activity, which gives the traditional style of balance beam an exciting new twist. This wavy back-and-forth shape makes it a little more challenging to cross, so that children have to practice their coordination even more. This adds some variance, so that it does not feel the same every time, and also does not feel like any typical balance beam that they are used to. Although balance and coordination are often overlooked, they are two of the most important aspects of physical fitness, and this Twister Beam provides kid with a safe way to develop them during playtime. It comes standard with a galvanized zinc coating, which gives it a shiny metallic appearance and helps to prevent rust. It can also be finished with a powder coating of paint in a variety of exciting colors.