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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 12:54 AM
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what you can do in the off season, to help your balance,
is go to home depot, or any other do it yourself store,
buy a strong PVC pipe, maybe 4 inches in diameter. get
an old skateboard deck, and balance on that. the pipe
should be pretty strong so it wont break no matter how
much you weigh. and its pretty fun too. but you should
also install 2 wooden blocks on the end of the skateboard
deck, cause when it slides out under you, and you fall
on your hip, it hurts like crazy. its pretty much the
boot leg version of a balance board.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 10:48 AM
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I've been looking at a vew-do balance board.....here is a bit of info about that in relation to snowboarding.

Snowboarding Balance Board Training Using Vew-Do Snowboarding Balance Boards

I am just having trouble deciding which board to get! I'm a total SB n00b - only went out a few times last winter and i want to condition and strengthen for the upcoming season - I think it would help to do some balance work for sure...but also, I need to get better at switching edges, and especially carving - right now i have low confidence due to a nasty spill the last time I went out! I'd also like to be able to do some skate trix like ollies and kickflips on it more for fun and to revisit my skateboarding days.

I posted in another forum also looking for feedback on the vew-do, as I have not been able to find too many reviews or comments about them, and I am having trouble deciding which one will be the best for me...so if anyone in here can offer some advice, or visit my other thread, I would so appreciate it!

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...ce-boards.html
post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 10:56 AM
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In terms of conditions I think stamina is going to be the number 1 thing. Followed by muscle tone.

You don't need to bench 300lbs to snowboard. A good strong lower body helps a lot too. Playing baseball since I was 7 and Varsity baseball for 4 years of high school build a strong lower body


For conditioning look to craigslist

The gazelle(i know it looks like a gimic) works great. 30 minutes a day. More if you want to and you are good to go
post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 11:00 AM
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ha ha funny u mention the gazelle, i have been debating on getting that for a few months now...my friend has one and every time i'm at her house, I'll jump on it...I may still try to find one actually....

I go bike riding and do some pilates exercises right now...but this balance board just looks like it could really be helpful!

I need variety, i get bored very easily!
post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 01:01 PM
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Try the gazelle.

Won't be disappointed. Point it towards the TV during sportscenter and go to town!
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sportscenter, lol...well only on sunday and monday nights - i'm a football fan....but other than that, this girl would rather watch days of our lives! :P I may still go w/ the gazelle for winter exercise in general but i still want a vew do it looks so fun! I don't hear much on em online tho - in respect to reviews...are they over-rated? Not as great as they boast?
post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 01:10 PM
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sportscenter, lol...well only on sunday and monday nights - i'm a football fan....but other than that, this girl would rather watch days of our lives! :P I may still go w/ the gazelle for winter exercise in general but i still want a vew do it looks so fun! I don't hear much on em online tho - in respect to reviews...are they over-rated? Not as great as they boast?

Oh

Then watch Food Network! I Love Food Network!

Watch Good Eats... 30 minutes

Get off Gazelle, fold up and go!
post #18 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 01:14 PM
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lmao just what i want to watch while working out....the teaser of FOOD! I do need to lose a few lbs before getting back out on the slopes tho....was just looking at a few gazelles on craigslist....I'm probably gonna pull the trigger on this one really soon....perhaps a combo between the gazelle for getting in shape and for aerobic exer. and the balance board for better technique and fun in general will be the perfect combo! YAY! I don't know why but i'm hooked on the idea of getting one of these boards!
post #19 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 01:16 PM
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lmao just what i want to watch while working out....the teaser of FOOD! I do need to lose a few lbs before getting back out on the slopes tho....was just looking at a few gazelles on craigslist....I'm probably gonna pull the trigger on this one really soon....perhaps a combo between the gazelle for getting in shape and for aerobic exer. and the balance board for better technique and fun in general will be the perfect combo! YAY! I don't know why but i'm hooked on the idea of getting one of these boards!
You review it for us

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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2007, 01:22 PM
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I definitely will! As soon as I decide which one is best for me! I contacted vew, hopefully they will have a best suggestion for me! I won't know how well it does though till the snow comes and I can get out there! It can't come soon enough!
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