Starting Blocks Market Grow By End Of 2028 Due To Rising Prevalence Of Sports Industry


Starting blocks are mandatory equipment for the start of sprint (short) races, particularly for beginners, having the right block to hold their feet so when they push off, so they do not slip. Generally, most races of shorter than 400 meters, allow athletes to use starting blocks.

The primary factor that drives the growth of starting blocks market in the sports industry is the continuous innovation with respect to safety issues, comfort of players and size which varies from one sport to another. A majority of individuals across the world engage themselves in several sports including running.

Starting blocks generates a stretch reflex which is generated by the calf muscle, and results in a greater force output. Starting blocks help competitive sprinters to accelerate quickly by giving them an extra push-off the ground at the start of the race.

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There are a variety of starting blocks that come in all different sizes and are purchased on the basis of buyer’s personal preference and comfort. Starting blocks are made up of slotted steel. Mainly the starting blocks are made up of aluminium paddles with attached PVC pads. The chromium plates with spikes to hold the starting block on synthetic tracks.

Segmentation on the basis of different styles of starting blocks:

  • Bunched

In the bunched starting blocks, the front heel aligns with the toes of the back foot. You hold your hips high in the air with legs together

  • Medium

In the medium starting blocks, the knee of rear leg lines up with the toes of front foot

  • Elongated

In elongated starting blocks, the position rear knee next to the heel of your front foot.

Segmentation on the basis of size of the starting blocks:

  • High Starting Blocks

Hard starting blocks are narrower and longer. It allow the sprinter to adjust the pedals accordingly, this style allows for a longer and more dynamic stance.

  • Short Starting Blocks

The short starting blocks are much shorter in length and have wider foot pedals which allows for a wider stance. Short starting blocks also permits hip-width spacing between feet, which can create a more efficient acceleration.

  • Indoor Track and Field Starting Blocks

Indoor track and field starting blocks are made up of heavy duty rubber which is durable and is harmless to all surfaces. Generally this is used for gyming and indoor races. Convenient in harsh weathers.

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The market for starting blocks is expected to grow in Canada as it stands first, having the fastest sprinters.

Total revenue share of china in games is approximately $37.9 M, expecting to raise more sprinters and thus the starting blocks market may expand.

USA stands second, having the fastest runners and revenue share in the global games market. The revenue share is about $30.4M.


The prominent key players in the market of starting blocks are Stackhouse athletic equipment, Champion Sports, BSN Scholastic, Lightning Starting Block II, GRAND PRIX Starting Block, NEWTON’s BEST Starting Block, Amber Sports

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