Balance beams help in the development of balance and coordination. This beam is powder coat painted for maximum durability. The straight design has long been a standard for playgrounds. The Straight Balance Beam is 120 inches long x 4 inches wide. Balance beams should be installed no higher than 12 inches for 2-5 year old children and no higher than 16 inches for children ages 5-12. Available in 22 colors of paint.