The balance board , also called the balance board, is particularly interesting for athletes who want to work on their balance and coordination. It is also widely used as part of rehabilitation.
A balance board: how does it work?
The principle of the balance board is very simple. It consists of a more or less wide wooden board, which is placed on a roller, a cylinder or a ball, also of varying sizes.
The goal is then to get on the balance board , and find your balance on the roller. While some are content to find good stability, others take the exercise further by trying to perform different figures.
Work on your balance with the balance board
Initially, the balance board was imagined by surfers and skiers who wanted to continue training out of season, indoors, or at night. Today, its use is much more diverse.
Balance board: the accessory for many athletes
This very simple equipment, and at the same time very well thought out, has the advantage of adapting to many sports practices. Thus, the rider, the surfer, or the skier will find his account there, in particular when he begins. This allows him to work on his balance , his positioning and his coordination.
The use of the balance board is diversified and also adapts perfectly to fitness or yoga exercises, or any sport requiring balance.
It is also widely used in the context of rehabilitation, for athletes, but also for the elderly, or victims of falls or fractures.
The balance board is an excellent tool for working muscles and reducing the risk of injury.
An alternative to practice indoors
Small and light, the balance board takes up little space and can be taken anywhere, and can be used both indoors and outdoors. However, it finds its full meaning for many athletes who, for multiple reasons, cannot occasionally practice outdoors. This can be the case for skateboarding, surfing, or skiing, especially in the off-season, or on bad weather days.
Indoor practice allows you to train despite everything, while waiting for better days.
How to choose a balance board?
Whatever your practice, you must choose a balance board that suits your needs. Thus, several criteria will have to be taken into account.
- The size of the balance board : its dimensions will have an impact on your comfort, but also on the freedom of movement you are looking for;
- Strength : be aware of the maximum weight that the balance board can support, and see if it will withstand all the tricks you plan to attempt;
- The size of the roller : the diameter of the cylinder or the ball will have an effect on the tilt of the balance board;
- The material of the balance board: the balance board is generally available in wood, more rarely in PVC.
Discover all our models of balance boards on the NomadeShop online store, or in our store, in Paris Bastille.