The "Classic" model balance beam sits on cork cradles at either end of the pipe and is parallel to the ground. It's height is 3 inches and the outer diameter of the pipe is 2 inches. We offer our "Classic" model balance beam in a variety of lengths, materials and paint finishes. You can choose from 18 inches, 2 Foot, 4 foot and 6 foot lengths. The material options are maple wood or aluminum. Our aluminum beams are painted with top grade automobile powder coat paint. Our [PRO] models offer a textured grit-like finish for added grip during use.