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Old 05-31-2015, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so a very simple question, what do people think of there training boards and balance bar...???

I'm asking because the price seems a little steep, and with the dreaded tax with have to pay when buying in the EU it adds at least another 20% to the advertised price...

So do people think they are worth the money, i am considering both, but there are 2 of us that would use them both myself and my stepson, so a little better value i guess...

Total is $280 dollars +20% for them both delivered...

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Old 05-31-2015, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Unless you really need the nice light weight plastic one build your own out of wood and buy any crappy rock board.

Never used so no idea if any of it is useful.
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Honestly, they're useless. Nothing against SA. It's just that no amount of jumping around on a board in your living room is going to prepare you for a trick on a rail. Don't waste your time or money on one. You're better off building a small drop in and getting a pvc tube to practice on in the back yard.
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Honestly, they're useless. Nothing against SA. It's just that no amount of jumping around on a board in your living room is going to prepare you for a trick on a rail. Don't waste your time or money on one. You're better off building a small drop in and getting a pvc tube to practice on in the back yard.
That's the thing though, i live in Norway ANYTHING is expensive, even a piece of shitty pvc tube is a fortune...! Just looked at a decent thickness PVC pipe here in 6" and 1m length and it was about 800kr or $103

And wood is not far off being just as expensive...! Bloody ridiculous country...!!! Haha
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I love there vids I just use my kids board as it's small. I built a balance beam from wood.
You say it's expensive where you are, Kev can you go native? Head into the woods find a downed branch of average thickness and saw, shave or trim down to give you something to land on.
Maybe some dumpster diving to scavenge something out of someone's garbage or recycle pile.

It has helped me in my park adventures. May not everyone. As Extremo said it is not a replacement for time on the snow. It is a great summer time thing to do (I enjoyed it).

Good luck with what you decide.
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I could go into the woods, guess it would be easy enough, but i would have to find a fallen tree as you get prosecuted for cutting down here... They are funny about shit like that...!

It is my b/day soon, so i may ask for the board from my mum, and the bar from my g/f or other way round, either way, at least it is something i would use, as would sneaky, well he will probably use it more, but making it is more expensive unless i find something for real cheap or free...! I also like that it can be brought indoors easily to use, as we would primarily use it outdoors...!

The board i think would end up as just me using, as Sneaky has a smaller board from when he 1st started that we used on the tramp last year, which would be ideal, and then we don't have to change bindings etc all the time...

Might just bite the bullet and get it for ease... I certainly need something as i shy away from pretty much all rails and most boxes at the moment, they scare me... Haha
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I guess i was just looking for someone from here that had actually bought the stuff, but don't think i will find anyone... Haha
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Nev from SA is a member on the forum. I thought he had a discount code. Plus send him a message maybe he'll cut you a discount even better. Whats the worse he can say, no. Worth asking, they are great ppl.
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I guess i was just looking for someone from here that had actually bought the stuff, but don't think i will find anyone... Haha
I have both the board and the balance bar. They are good quality pieces. I used the board on my tramp quite a bit.

As far as helping, I can't really decide. Extremo is probably right, not sure it does much really. I still use them just for summer workout more than anything. Doing a bunch of FS and BS tricks will wear me out in a hurry. It has helped with understanding how the tricks work and trying to get some muscle memory I guess, but I'm still too big of a pussy to try most things.

The lessons online are interesting to watch for me. I got way more out of a lesson from Crowbar than I did from any of the lessons I've watched. I need someone to tell me what I'm doing wrong to help me.

I'm not unhappy with the purchases, just no replacement for time on the snow or real lessons.
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who's Crowbar I"m always up for some lessons !!!

Probably a local guy so I bet I'm SOOL...
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