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Croatian World Cup 2018

Croatia Runners Up in Football World Cup 2018

After an almost perfect run in the 2018 World Cup in Russia Croatia were the runners up in a nail biting contest against France. In what was one of the best finals in living history France were able to prevail in somewhat controversial circumstances which say the Croatian side lose the only game in this years world cup. Albeit in the final.

What started as a promising game the Croatians dominated from the start. In fact Croatia had over sixty percent of possession of the ball in the game. A dubious penalty close to the box saw the first penalty against Croatia. What was obviously a dive by the French player was then converted into a goal when the ball touched the head of the Croatian player and then went into the goal for an own goal against Croatia.

Croatia then scored a brilliant goal which was the game equalised to 1-1 between the sides. The goal was truly an act of brilliance and served to lift the Croatian side.

Another corner to France saw another dubious penalty awarded to France in front of the box when the ball touched the arm of the Croatian player and a hand ball was awarded. What would normally would have been dismissed was counted as a hand ball after it went to the new VAR technology which saw the referee award the penalty to the French side which they converted.

With the Croatian side stunned the French quickly converted two quick goals which saw the valiant Croatian side on there back foot and 4-1 down in the competition. A brilliant goal from Mand┼żulic saw the game go to 4-2 and the momentum quickly turned back to Croatia. Just as the side started to reassert itself a couple of streakers ran onto the field from the Russian protest group “Pussy Riot” which again sapped momentum from the Croatian from which they never recover with the game going to the French 4-2 in the end.

The chequered colour of the Croatian teams jersey is similar to the Ezymats colours. Even the logo resembled the chequers. Also I have it from a goal source that the Croatian side sometimes uses jigsaw mats during their indoor training sessions, although this has not been independently verified.

Abu Dhabi Pros MMA Mats

Abu Dhabi Pro Use MMA Mats

The Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Youth Championship were held from April 22 and 23 in UAE, while the Abu Dhabi World Professional Championship kicked off on April 24. The event started with a big opening ceremony and was accompanied by the King of Mats competitions. The event continued until April 27 and was followed by the final round of the black and brown belts.  The Abu Dhabi Pros  then came to an end on April 29 with the Abu Dhabi World Award ceremony.

What is interesting to note is that the Abu Dhabi used professional MMA mats. While it was unclear where they were sourced they were absolutely professional mats which would have been great for rolling and general competition. The MMA mats, just like ours, have a smooth surface, which helps eliminate mat burn. This would have been especially welcomed by the participants. Most grappling competitions now use either smooth MMA mats of tatami mats as was evident in this years Judo Championships.

While many of the participant would train on EVA mats (also known as jigsaw puzzle mats) in their home countries they are generally no longer used in competitions like the Abu Dhabi Pros. The Abu Dhabi Pros are one of the largest BJJ competitions in the world. The other choice for many students of BJJ is just general jigsaw mats of exercise mats. Exercise mats are essential for practitioners of BJJ both professional and amateurs. For people aspiring to competitions like the Abu Dhabi Pros it is essential to utilise a good exercise mats when training in the gym.

World-Wide jigsaw mats shipping

New Shipment Arrives in Melbourne

We have a new shipment arriving in Melbourne. The shipment consists of jigsaw mats. We had a 40′ container arrive today with jigsaw puzzle mats which had:

  • 300 x black/grey 40mm jigsaw mats
  • 300 x red/blue 40mm jigsaw mats
  • 300 x  black/red 40mm jigsaw mats
  • 150 x blue wall mats

We also have a container arriving on Monday which will consist of:

  • 500 x black/red 20mm jigsaw puzzle mats
  • 810 x red/blue 20mm jigsaw puzzle mats
  • 425 x red/black 30mm jigsaw puzzle mats
  • 500 x red/blue 30mm jigsaw puzzle mats
  • 100 x black/grey 30mm jigsaw puzzle mats

All the mats will be available for sale from Tuesday when they will have been unloaded and sorted in the warehouse. It is important for us to stock take the mats and to stack them so that they are easy to identify  when arranging them for delivery.  Our jigsaw gym mats are in high demand so be sure to reserve your mats.

Donald Trump Trade War with China and Jigsaw Mats

Donald Trump’s Trade War With China Effect on Jigsaw Mats

Probably everyone has heard about Donald Trumps new tariffs against steel and now a whole range of goods worth $60 Billion against China. This is a trade conflict which has been brewing for some time now. Indeed Donald Trump was very vocal about his intention to fight China in trade and their perceived protection of their own industries. Now he has spoken with a whole range of tariffs and indeed China has reciprocated with its own.

Whilst the tariffs are only on Chinese goods entering the United States of America they are going to have a profound effect of global trade and pricing. China is a large purchaser of commodities from a range of countries including Australia. Any disruption to the supply chain can have a domino effect. So for example if China no longer needs as many such commodities then it may exert downward pressure on their prices. Similarly a cut in their own production might push prices higher for others.

How this will effect jigsaw mats remains to be seen. Jigsaw mats are manufactured from EVA which is a petroleum by-product. Therefore any movement in petroleum based products can have an effect on pricing. But on the other hand if Chinese access becomes to the US market becomes limited there may be excess supply of jigsaw puzzle mats which could push prices lower for the rest of the world. So as you can see the effect that Donald Trump’s new protectionist policies have on global jigsaw mat pricing is varied.

The same can be said about all types of gym mats. With the exception of some mats, like Zebra Mats which are manufactured in Germany, and other specialist mats, most gym mats are manufactured in China these days. Indeed most low cost products are manufactured in China or other countries in Asian. So if there is a disruption to the markets then one would expect an effect on the pricing of such products. What effect they will have we will have to wait and see.

These are tatami mats for martial arts training and judo.

New Stock of MMA Mats in April

We are happy to announce that we have new stock of MMA mats and tatami mats arriving in our Sydney warehouse in April. The mats are running on schedule even though we just went through the busy period of Chinese New Year which effect production schedules. The shipment will consist of:

  • Grey MMA Mats
  • Black MMA Mats
  • Grey Tatami Mats
  • Black Tatami Mats

Both the MMA mats and the tatami mats will be 40mm thick and have dimensions of 2×1 metres. The mats are ideal for both martial arts training and other training such as yoga, gymnastics and cross training.

In the same shipment we will also have 600 jigsaw mats. The jigsaw mats will be:

  • Black / Grey
  • Black / Red
  • Blue / Red

Our mats tend to sell quickly so it is important to reserve your mats if you require them urgently. We would be happy to take a deposit in order to reserve the mats for you.

World-Wide jigsaw mats shipping

New Shipment of Jigsaw Mats Arriving Soon

Ezymats currently has a shipment of jigsaw mats coming to its Melbourne warehouse. The shipment is on the water and is scheduled to arrive in the next 2 weeks. The current shipment to our Melbourne warehouse consists of the following;

  • 20mm jigsaw puzzle mats
  • 30mm jigsaw puzzle mats
  • 40mm jigsaw puzzle mats

The colours available will be

  • Black / Grey
  • Black / Red
  • Blue / Red

Our Melbourne warehouse is now located in Cheltenham which is a central Melbourne location. The suburb is accessible via a number of major roadways. We also offer delivery if you are not able to come and pick up the jigsaw mats. Whether you need one jigsaw mat or a number of jigsaw mats we are here for you.

So if you are looking for jigsaw mats to deck out you home or professional gym then give us a call.

 

Interlocking Jigsaw Mats

Mat Damon Uses Interlocking Foam Mats In Home Gym

Whilst the above title seems like a statement it is almost like a question because although we can only assume we will never know unless we see for ourselves.

It is a well know fact that celebrities have lots to money and can afford things that the rest of us can on dream about doing. It would be no surprise that many of these celebrities have there own home gyms usually in one of the multi-million dollar mansions that they use. They have home gym which are fully equip with the latest gym equipment available on the market such as interlocking foam mats. Such resources are necessary to be able to maintain the kind of physiques necessary to be Hollywood stars.

Having personal trainer and the latest training equipment is not all that these Hollywood celebrities having in their home gyms. But having interlocking foam mats is absolutely necessary if they are to maintain the vigorous training needed to star in more films. If someone like Mat Damon were to have a home gym it is almost certain that he would have gym mats of some kind to lessen the impact or hard training. It would not be surprising it these were interlocking jigsaw mats as jigsaw mats are a very practical kind of training mat.

Martial Arts Mats for Krava Maga and BJJ

Martial Arts Mats Increasingly Popular

The proliferation of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Krava Maga and other combat sports has greatly increase the popularity of martial arts mats. With a lot of these activities there is a great likelihood of being thrown to the ground. Whats more there are drills which occur on the ground which require protection to lessen the impact.

If you look at Krava Maga, which is an Israeli self-defence system, there are lots of moves which see your partner thrown to the ground, sometimes even violently. The danger of sustaining injury through these encounters requires some kind of safety mat to mitigate the force of the through. This is where martial arts mats come in and are effective in reducing the risk of getting hurt.

With martial arts like BJJ and grappling there is a definite need for martial arts mats. You will not see a school or training area for these systems that is not fitted out with gym mats of some kind. Sometimes they are roll out mats at other times they will use foam mats or jigsaw mats. Generally they will be an interlocking mat however for a more durable mat they will often took at using tatami mats or MMA mats. One thing is for sure. They will have a martial arts mat of one kind or the other.

So if you are looking at improving the safety of your schools environment then consider a safety mat. They are often light weight and easy to more and store, and they are sure to at least reduce the risk of injury. Of course the best prevention for injury is common sense and care.

Exchange rate vs USD

AUD Falls on Week Inflation Data

The Australian dollar fell today on week inflation data from the Bureau of Statistics. The rate of inflation was 0.2% instead of the 0.4% which was expected. The underlying rate was 0.5% which was in line with expectations. The announcement had an immediate effect which saw the dollar fall by 0.25%. It is currently hovering just above $0.79.

What does this all mean for the price of goods and jigsaw mats in particular. Firstly jigsaw mats are sourced in USD so any dramatic drop in the AUD will have an impact on their pricing. The dollar has risen dramatically in the recent past so it should not have an effect. We would only see and effect on jigsaw mats if the AUD fell below $0.74. Although anything is possible it is unlikely to drop so much in a short period of time. Only a huge economic shock would have an effect on the AUD like rising unemployment or some other such event.

The Australian economy has been performing great lately which is why the AUD has risen so much and the price of gym mats is so low. Whilst there is a feel good sentiment in the economy people are more likely to purchase discretionary items such as gym mats and other training equipment. This is usually the case in good economic times. As someone who is current involved in a few businesses I have had the feeling that the economy has improved markedly in the last few months. So much so that it has lead to increased hired in the organisations that I run. Including at Ezymats.

It is always a good idea to order your foam mats whilst the dollar is good. It ensures that you will be able to buy your foam mats at a good price therefore grabbing yourself a bargain. The price of foam mats was much higher when the dollar was pushing below $0.72. We have heaps of stock of foam mats at the time so it is a great time to order them. We also have shipment coming in all the time.

black and grey gym mats for martial arts training.

New Shipment of Jigsaw Mats

We just received a new shipment of jigsaw mats from our overseas factory. The shipment was a 40′ container and had the following contents:

  • 40mm black  / grey jigsaw mats x 200
  • 40mm black / red jigsaw mats x 400
  • 40mm blue / red jigsaw mats x 200
  • 30mm red / black jigsaw mats x 200
  • 30mm red / blue jigsaw mats x 300
  • 20mm red / blue jigsaw mats x 300

So our warehouse is full of interlocking jigsaw mats which are ready to go. Stock is sure to go fast as it usually does. Not to fear as we have another 40′ container coming in the next couple of weeks. We general have a 40′ Container full of training mats coming every 2 weeks.

So if you need some interlocking jigsaw mats for your school or training area give Ezy Mats a call. We are the leading in gym mats supply.