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Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Scoopy?, Feb 13, 2017.
Anybody here have one?
No indo board. Have a goof board though. Essentially the same thing. YouTube it. There's videos of wingnut using one. Don't really use it to much though.
Yes, I have an indo board. It def improves balance. And, it's fun...
Check out the Quirky Drift Balance Board. https://youtu.be/k1WgMjxgjFc
The roller is one dimensional, but the bladder is multidimensional like actual surfing. The roller helps, the bladder really helps. The bladder is great for rehabilitation of joint injuries too (waist down). They are also good for core strength. Make your own boart, cuz theirs suck.
I found one at a curb side and scooped it up. Its kinda neat but i wound up giving it away because i never used it.
Try slacklining. Way more challenging... easy to set up anywhere... cheap.
don't have an upstairs. did improve balance slightly (maybe), but mostly annoying to everyone else in the house
Made my own about a year ago. Works the same as any factory indo board. It's fun and when I'm motivated to workout it's pretty useful. Could make another and sell it if anybody wants to save some dough and doesn't care about brand name
Thanks for the replies. I own one already, only use it for exercising (squats, pushups, planks, etc.) but never gave much credence to it being as beneficial to surfing as the ads say. However, since I've recently given up skating, I need something to keep my feet busy between surf sessions (few and far in between).
I have the original roller, but I've seen the bladder that you can replace it with. It looks a little too easy, but it might be worth a shot.
Always felt like Indo was gimicky, but I guess as long as it doesn't hurt my surfing I shouldn't ovethink it.
Also would like to try slacklining sometime, looks like a real challenge.
It is... The coolest thing about it is you can pack it up and take it anywhere. Takes up zero space and adds no weight to your board bag, backpack, etc. Just a bunch of webbing and a few 'biners.
Went looking for info on Slack lining. I got some pictures of people on tight ropes and a French website
I got this from the French website. This is what came out after I hit the translate button:
Olympic champion in the snowboard in Turin 2006, in the Winter Olympics, the American Hannah Teter decided to venture in another modality on Tuesday. The blonde, however, kept the adrenaline so much of sports in the snow. Hannah chose the slackline, and posted a photo on the social networks showing her attempt, in a bikini, to balance without falling.
So a few years ago, I was visiting my bud on the big island. So partaking in what the big island is known for, we were all feeling good.
Buddy bust out the indo board (which at the time I had never tried.) It was challenging the first time. Anyway, the chicky that was all fresh in her bikini top and feeling irie says...let me show you boyz how its done. Dude, she gets on that thing and was actually handling for a minute or so, then it totally flies out from under her and she goes horizontal hitting the hardwood floor like a sac-o-taters! I practiced on the carpet after that....
I got the standard and the longboard, that one is like a see saw. I do the shorty on my pool deck, the longboard on plywood over the lawn, it's cray. Helps your stance, helps during flat periods just keeping the little aligning muscles or tendons stay strong and limber. I never let friend see it when they come over, don't need a lawsuit. Once I broke it out during a party - big mistake. Lots of laughs, but if some one hit their head....my friends are kooks.
Mmmmm.... Hannah Teter....
Anyway... tight ropes are usually wires that are fairly stable. Slack lines are poly webbing, that stretch and wobble. People who do it really well actually bounce on it and do flips and stuff. I had one in my backyard for years and was only able to stand on it and walk it. It helps you tune into your body and control your balance through heightened sensitivity and awareness, and making minute adjustments in your posture. In a weird way, I'd also say it lets you practice being really calm in mind and body.
I have one. I don't use it as much as I should. But when I do, it's fun
I checked out some YouTube stuff. This old dog is ready for some new tricks. Thanks brother! I'll let you know how it goes.
Back in the day we used to use an old 80's skateboard and an empty vodka bottle as our makeshift balance board. Once in a while the bottle would "squirt out from under the board, hit the wall and shatter for a little extra excitement.
Eventually someone cut a piece of 5" sch 40 PVC for us, to replace the vodka bottle. Safety first.