Artistic Men and Women ELITE programs will switch to using equipment from Spieth America, all premier elite competitions will use Spieth starting with Winter Cup next month. Camps will also be held on Spieth equipment going forward.
AAI will be kept on as a partner to use for JO, Xcel, and Gymnastics for All.
Rhythmic/Tramp&Tumbling/Acro/Parkour will switch to Spieth for everything at all levels.
Well, I would have written my contract that would let me swap out for competition brand for anything a month or two before one of the two major competitions (Worlds/Olympics). But if Spieth is the “hardest” maybe it is easier to adjust to the other brands from them instead of to them.
No. It’s owned by JF now, but it operates and manufactures completely separately. JF has always been the most expensive equipment in Europe (which is why it’s rarely used for events outside of the Netherlands/Belgium)
No. Spieth isn’t a budget version of JF, Spieth products are designed and produced completely separately to JF. They are still effectively rival companies, they are just owned now by the same group.
JF has always been the most expensive of the European manufacturers, Continental the cheapest and Gymnova and Spieth about the middle although that does depend on where in Europe you are. For instance, Spieth has only recently become more freely available in the UK, since Continental became the UK distributor for them. Prior to that, Spieth was very expensive in the UK as was shipped directly from Germany.
I still come across from time to time, floors from the Soviet era of patterned carpeting from when some local official clearly gave the contract to the people’s rug company of Tashkent.