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Old    krystina (kryko)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-05-2007, 5:40 PM Reply   
okay, i know this maybe a stupid question but...
I live in WI so theres definently a huge off season, and it really bugs me...so i was lookin into buying an indo board, but i dont understand how it mimics wakeboarding...does it really?? and is it worth buying one???
Old    Michael (arizonarider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       12-05-2007, 5:44 PM Reply   
I guess it helps balance. I've only used one a few times...its a lot of fun.
Old    tom (tmoney8)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-05-2007, 5:52 PM Reply   
helped my balance for sure. Can also help you feel more comfortable "compressing" to get your grabs down. They come with an instructional video that teaches you some techniques to help your riding.Definitely alot of fun, can get a little workout on them too
Old    Dave Howell (liquidmalibu)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-05-2007, 6:33 PM Reply   
They are awesome.

I spent a summer teaching wakeboarding.
We had one on the dock.

The first time i stepped on it i nearly broke my hip.

but by the end of summer i was awesome at it. its so much fun, it works your legs out, it improves your balance, and if you watch the instructional dvd you'll see some pretty cool stuff can be done.

i would recommend buying one.
Old    Tyler (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       12-05-2007, 6:35 PM Reply   
I've heard that you can strengthen your knees by doing squats with or without weight. Sounds like a good thing.
Old    John (johnben)      Join Date: Jun 2007       12-05-2007, 6:39 PM Reply   
Def recommend buying one, they do help with the balance but also worth the money to see your friends bust their a## trying to do it for their first time and teaching girls how to use it
Old    Al - Pal (watson_134_lf)      Join Date: Nov 2007       12-05-2007, 6:56 PM Reply   
there so much fun. especially when you start playing horse. definatly get one
Old    Brad Webb (04outback)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-05-2007, 7:22 PM Reply   
I got a BoardRock last year for Christmas... shaped like a skateboard, but has two hard round ball like legs on the bottom.. says great for learning balance for wake, skate, snow boards etc..
It is way difficult just to stand/balance on.. quite a dissappointment.. Interested in trying an indo as it looks like a little easier to at least stand on..
Old    Sam Adams (sdahockey21)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-05-2007, 9:44 PM Reply   
You can make one for cheap, I made on myself, most expensive part was 3" PVC 2ft for around $7

Link
http://surfcore.co.uk/node/1542
Old    Sam Adams (sdahockey21)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-05-2007, 9:47 PM Reply   
ORRR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqJMrRJ8wOQ
Old    Dan Vargas (wakemandan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-05-2007, 9:51 PM Reply   
They're fun. Within no time you'll be walking around on it.
Old    Josh B (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       12-05-2007, 10:25 PM Reply   
Ya, they're pretty fun. Doing squats on them is a killer work out!!!
Old    Dan Vargas (wakemandan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-05-2007, 10:26 PM Reply   
Ive got the Mini one, rode on it for 30 minutes and watched a TV show. A little workout for my knee.
Old    BB (bryanbryanbb08)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-06-2007, 8:41 AM Reply   
Just make one...head down to home depot and pick up some PVC, then wrap some tape around the spots where you see the padding is on the indo, then just use a skate deck. much cheaper and will make you better.
Old    VLX Envy (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-06-2007, 11:29 AM Reply   
I have the kit with the air cushion and roller. The air cushion definitely works some muscles in your legs similar to a snowboard workout and it helps balance as well.
Old    krystina (kryko)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-06-2007, 12:27 PM Reply   
thanks!...i got one more question...ill probably make one, but if i dont...i know there different kinds of indo boards, which ones the best for wakeboarding...i also snowboard in the off season...but id rather wakeboard any day,,,
Old    Dan Vargas (wakemandan)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-06-2007, 1:02 PM Reply   
I think i've got the Mini roller. Certainly easier than the standard one. The larger roller is more fun, a lot more movement. But it takes a willingness to fall on your hip a few times.
Old    Brandon H. (slowjet)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-06-2007, 1:28 PM Reply   
If you were making your own, what could you use for an air cushion? I would think it would help build more stable muscles for wakeboarding.
Old    Brad Webb (04outback)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-06-2007, 4:26 PM Reply   
you can buy just the air cushion.. $24.95 not too bad after you saved so much to build the indo!
http://www.amazon.com/New-IndoFLO-Cusion-Dimension-Experience/dp/B000CS27G0/ref=pd_bbs_sr_8?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1196986810&sr=8-8
Old    Cliff (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-06-2007, 7:50 PM Reply   
like mine!

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Old    Cliff (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-06-2007, 7:51 PM Reply   
oops
like my indo board also

just make sure that you put it away when the drinkin buddies come over
Ha!
Old    krystina (kryko)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-07-2007, 7:29 PM Reply   
haha, i wish i had a tramp so bad...no room!

but i def hear ya on the drinkin buddies tip...that probably wouldnt turn out so good
Old    Jason (azpowerhouse)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-07-2007, 8:47 PM Reply   
I am going to build my own, should take no time, and maybe $20 bucks at the most. Awesome idea.
Old    Cason Slaughter (caseman1322)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-08-2007, 7:22 AM Reply   
This thread is great, I just got back from Home depot with the supplies. I think I'm gonna trace a wakeskate on the piece of wood. Some sick graphics would be awesome. I can't make my own wakeboard but this is as close as I can get so I'm pumped. Whoever makes there own board because of this thread should post pics when their done.
Old    Sam Adams (sdahockey21)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-08-2007, 10:50 AM Reply   
Here are pictures of the one I made a couple of months ago

[IMG]http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF3513.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF3506.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF3511.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF3509.jpg[/IMG]
Old    Sam Adams (sdahockey21)      Join Date: Aug 2007       12-08-2007, 10:53 AM Reply   
It was hard to take a picture WHILE balancing... Ha-ha
Old    jeffrey buchanan (eliotflydog)      Join Date: Jun 2007       12-09-2007, 8:22 AM Reply   
Are squats on the indo board a good way to strenghten your knee after you had surgery
Old    Nate (mammoth)      Join Date: Apr 2005       12-09-2007, 3:07 PM Reply   
Put it away when the drinking buddies are over? That's got to be the worst idea I've ever read on WW. That's when some of the best variations come up!


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Old    Ben (kiwi_24)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-09-2007, 3:39 PM Reply   
another cheap option, is an old skate deck and a pop bottle filled with water. ghetto but super fun. a little hard at first but you get used to it.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-15-2007, 12:29 AM Reply   
DEfinatly helps with wakesurfing. I have one and love it, the pop bottle works too, i made one and rapped the bottle with duck tape. Indo board is much smoother and more stable to work on specifics.
Old    Xgirl (melanie)      Join Date: Apr 2001       12-15-2007, 7:50 AM Reply   
Upload
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http://www.wakepics.com/view_single.php/Balance-is-the-Key---_wakeboarding-photos.html?medid=13523
Old    Kalen K (kalenk)      Join Date: Feb 2007       12-15-2007, 8:00 AM Reply   
Nate,
cool shirt brah.
Old     (packrat)      Join Date: Mar 2005       12-23-2007, 12:58 AM Reply   
You might also try one called balance 360. I think it can be seen on balance360.com.

It is way more difficult as you have to balance on a sphere ie: ball.
They use it for surfing.
Old    Jason (bounty_hunter)      Join Date: Apr 2006       12-23-2007, 2:31 PM Reply   
the balance 360 board is definitly better than the indo. Takes little longer to master the balance 360 over the indo board because it moves in all directions unlike the indo board. It is a lot better of a balance builder.
Old    mk (maggiewss)      Join Date: Nov 2007       12-23-2007, 4:16 PM Reply   
you should try the indo boards that spin in circles so you can practice handle passes... they are called infinispins http://www.infinispin.com/
Old    mk (maggiewss)      Join Date: Nov 2007       12-23-2007, 4:26 PM Reply   
actually i think you can make one for pretty cheap which is what i plan on doing after christmas shopping isnt so crazy

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