The Best in the Industry
Asana was the first company in the bouldering industry to develop custom fit landing systems. In the past 11 years, we have completed hundreds of padding projects in climbing gyms all over the country. This experience has helped us to develop the best landing systems on the market. We will act as consultants to help you consider textiles, foams, thicknesses, square footage, and price. We have done extensive testing on our padding options to develop our highly reputable internal standards and configurations of foam and textiles. Please contact us at 208.639.0282 or REQUEST A QUOTE to get details about which foam combinations would work best for your gym. Find out more about our Custom Pad Process here.
The Basics of the Asana System
Asana padding systems are custom fit to your climbing wall area. Most of our systems utilize medium-sized "Modular" pads and our "Seam Covers" which are wide strips of hook and loop which connect and keep all of the pads together creating a seamless flooring system. We create pads from 6 inches to 24 inches thick.
MATERIALS- We use a heavy-duty textile called 1000 denier nylon to build our high-quality landing systems. The 1000 denier nylon is light-weight yet incredibly durable. It is super easy to keep clean and maintains a new look for a very long time.
FOAM- We have worked tirelessly to develop foam configurations that will provide a comfortable, long-lasting, and durable surface. Asana will consult with each customer to provide a foam
combination that will work within your price range and for your customers using the padding system. We typically make recommendations for padding thickness based on the style of climbing in a particular area as well as how tall the wall has been constructed. Please call us to ask what we would recommend in individual cases.
PRICING- Our padding systems price at $13 per square foot for low, traverse style walls. Most medium to high traffic gyms can obtain custom landing systems from $16 - $26 per square foot. For competition style walls, the pads can be up to $28-$36 per square foot. Please keep in mind foam prices are as volatile as petroleum prices. We are always working to get the most competitive price we can for our customers.
Asana manufactures smaller, modular pads for several different reasons. Modular pads are easier to maintain that huge tarp based systems. When we manufacture your system, we do it on a grid which allows you to replace smaller sections of your system and in a much for comprehendible way. If you have a 5 pad system then they will be labeled Pad A through Pad E. When you have breakdown on Pad C, you only need to replace the foam on Pad C. Simply call us and re-order foam for PAD C. When your route setter drops a wrench on Pad A and you need a repair, simply repair Pad A. Much easier than calling and saying, I need my whole tarp replaced! Aargh!!
Another reason why our customers love our systems is that you can easily move them out of the way. Many gyms use large equipment for route setting. Our pads can be moved out the way so that the big machines can be brought in. Simply remove the seam covers, move the pads, and get to work!
Modular systems also allow us to use sheets of closed cell foam. Closed cell foam acts as an incredible energy disperser. We normally use 1 or 2 sheets of this great polyethylene foam in the tops of pads so that the energy is dispersed across the pad and so that this 1-2 inches of foam takes a lot of the abuse through the years rather than the expensive 6-10 inches under the closed cell. With tarp systems which do not use closed cell foams, thicker pieces of foam must be replaced over time which is much more expensive that replacing closed cell.
When pieces of foam need to be replaced or repaired, it is much less of a hassle to order specific pieces of foam for modular units than it is to rip a whole tarp up in the gym and diagnose issues. This can be time consuming and can also put the gym area of out commission which costs the gym money.
Best of all, modular pads can save you a lot of money. When designed with versatility in mind, your system can be a combination of both individually-sized and same-sized pads. The more same-sized pads you have in your systems, the more interchangeable the pads are and the less expensive they are to design and manufacture. Think of it as rotating the tires on your car. When you have many all the same size pads, they can be moved around the gym from low to high traffic areas getting the most bang for your buck out of each pad.
Why Seam Covers?
The Seam Covers we use in our systems act as shock absorbers. When someone lands on a pad, it sends shock waves through and across the pads. Over time, seams on huge tarp systems begin to take abuse and when this happens, they have to be re-glued which is never as strong as the first bond that was made. With the Seam Cover system, you can reorder or have your current Seam Covers re-stitched. Because we keep all of your custom plans on file, you can simply call and order new ones by stating, "I need a new Seam Cover for connecting Pad C to Pad D". Much easier that pulling out a bucket of stinky glue and rigging a new bond on vinyl.
Stick with the Best
Asana was the first to build custom systems and our experience and expert design continues to be the best solution for your climbing gym.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!