Indo Board Balance Trainer Review

The Indo Board Balance Trainer: Original Training Package ($144.95) offers a fun and challenging workout that develops balance, coordination and strength while enhancing core fitness. Hunter Joslin created his first balance board back in 1975 as a means for surfers to train and practice while not in the water.  Over time, the popularity of all board sports such as snowboarding, wakeboarding and skateboarding have increased dramatically, causing additional interest in balance board training. Additional users who desire to improve their physical conditioning have found that the Indo Board improves both balance and core strength. The Original Training Package consists of the Indo Board Deck, Roller, and IndoFLO Balance Cushion. The deck is shaped like an oval, with an acrylic like sheen but a slight gripping texture on the top of the board. The bottom of the board has wooden ends that catch the roller, and assist in trying to make sure that the roller does not slip out from under you. The deck measures 30″ x 18”, and can accommodate users up to 250 lbs. The roller is made of a sturdy plastic material and is quite strong and durable and measures 6.5″ in diameter. The inflatable IndoFLO Balance Cushion can be used as an alternative to the roller, and is perfect for the beginner user. You can adjust the degree of instability on the cushion by simply adding more or less air. Less inflation means more stability while inflating the cushion to its maximum creates the most instability. The basic difference between using the cushion versus the roller is that the deck does not actively roll on the cushion, it simply tilts offering a full circle of instability that is challenging in a fun way. The cushion measure 14″ diameter and is made of a polyvinyl material.  Indo boards come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.  There is certain to be a model and design for every kind of taste and skill level. (Reviewed by Meredith Fire-Hess)

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