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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-07-2010, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Balance board?

Anyone have experience with a balance board? Curious about the benefits from one when advancing with buttering, boxes and rails

Pondering making my own and the brain storm on what to use has started. If anyone has accomplished it, advice would be appreciated.

So far this is the best I've found if I wanted to just buy one
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I think a lot of peeps like the Vew-Do and Indo boards i think they are called...im thinking of getting one in the off season to keep my balance goin..

If you want to make your own you can if you have or can find a skateboard deck...i used my roomates old deck without trucks on it ..fill a 2 litre bottle full of water with no air and cap it...and goto town. I couldnt nail/tack stopper pieces near the end as it wasnt mine but you could do that and have basically the same thing.

Just be careful and dont do it near breakable things! You will fall and maybe shoot the board out from under you a few times

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If you do the 2 litre bottle thing which works great remember to duck tape around it to add support because they can break and spill water. You can also use other objects like bowling balls, que ball, a dowl, etc.

Don't worry about stoppers on the ends as stoppers limit your ability to do different tricks.

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My daughter has a Vew-Do and spends a lot of time on it, sometimes I see her reading or playing her flute while on it. It does seem like it has helped her balance quite a bit, she's had it for about a year.
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I have a Vew-do board and I think it probably depends on how much time you spend on it. I get pretty board with it and go hop on my skateboard, or if its raining I have a skateboard with softrucks. The Vew-do board is pretty dangerous so I keep things pretty simple on it.
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The skateboard deck with a 2 Lt bottle can be epic, it works a treat an you can do all sorts of stuff on them: 180s, pop shuv-its, go for the kickflip its also possible. Its great for balance as well, try chugging a beer on one.
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I use my indo board when I watch tv. I think they help with balance quite a bit.


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will a balance board help with balancing in the air off jumps?
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balance boards are sick! i have a Vew-do and its crazy. i dont use it a whole lot but i kinda notice the muscle memory on rails and boxes. after a while your body and legs with make balance ajdustments automatically. my buttering and pressing has improved aswell. they can be hard to get used to if you cant balance on a skateboard tho! i was fine but my friend cant do it at all. check out the Vew-Do Indy, its the one i got and the one they recommend for snowboards. its got a snowboard shape vs. the one thats more of a skate deck. Vew-do's are more maneuverable and playful than the big ass Indo boards. you can do ollies, shove-its and other tricks that you cant with the Indo's.

they are def a good tool to have! takes time tho so dont expect to master it in a week.
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