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Old    Ozark King (onthewatermo)      Join Date: Jan 2008       10-31-2008, 11:42 AM Reply   
I just tried 'riding' my wakeboard without bindings like a balance board (rocking back and forth) on a foam cylinder 6" diameter and was surprised at how well it worked. Does anyone (other than EndoBoard reps) see any problems or risks associated with using that setup as a balance board in the off season (foam cost $2.00)?
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-31-2008, 11:48 AM Reply   
The only problem is that a wakeboard does not have stoppers at each end to keep it from rolling off the cylinder. i suppose the fins (depending on the model) might help to create a stopper, ESPECIALLY if you take off the fins and reverse them so the butt end faces inwards!!!

But, yea i have heard of people making their own things like this using all sorts of arround-the-house junk. a wakeskate would be better i am sure as it would not be sooooo freaking looonnngg.
Old    Zach Coppinger (zachcopp)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-31-2008, 2:20 PM Reply   
what does an endo board help with? Like how does it help for off season training?
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-31-2008, 2:29 PM Reply   
We used a wakeskate and a keg. Now those were some falls!

That was outside and not all that often but we did use a blank skateboard on a medium-large diameter pvc pipe. Worked better in my opinion. You don't need stoppers.
Old    derek (to_blind)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-31-2008, 2:30 PM Reply   
balance boards help with...err, uh, how do i put this....balance.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       10-31-2008, 2:35 PM Reply   
I start my workouts with balls squats....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4mIBtje5i8
Old    Ozark King (onthewatermo)      Join Date: Jan 2008       10-31-2008, 3:00 PM Reply   
For me, the off-season balance board also helps alot with sanity. I live at a summer vacation destination but the winters get long (and last season I got bored with indoor mini trampoline and wakeboard). J-Rod, if I could get over the name "balls squats" that looks like one of those "instability during the exercise leads to all around stability of the knee" deals...nice}
Old    Steve - O (misteve)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-31-2008, 3:09 PM Reply   
Dang Jarrod, that's hardcore...
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       10-31-2008, 3:42 PM Reply   
Take any piece of plywood or lumber and cut your shape. We use blank skate decks a lot they are good size and shape but even a flat board will work fine.

I use a small section of 6" pcv tubing as a roller.

Sand paper w/ adhesive bottom on 'roller' helps prevent slipouts. These are great for balance.

Once you get better you can stall the nose/tail out on top the roller. I also like stand the wrong way (like I am slalom skiing on the board) and then 'walk' from one end of the board to the other.

I can land ollies and shuvs but they are pretty tough. No idea how anyone can get air or land a fliptrick. Wow!




Wait....what can I do with a mini tramp??? :-)
Old    np3 (ponder86)      Join Date: Mar 2008       10-31-2008, 4:02 PM Reply   
I took the trucks off an old skateboard deck and then filled up a 2-Liter bottle with water and wrapped tape around the cap, it worked fine
Old    Ozark King (onthewatermo)      Join Date: Jan 2008       10-31-2008, 6:30 PM Reply   
Mikey, thank you for the recipe...just added it to my to do list tomorrow. What I did with a mini-tramp was use rachet straps to secure foam kayak rooftop blocks on it, put a pillow in between the blocks and then with a handle tied to the wall bounce around complete with grabs and up to 270s...work on handle passes, aerobic, and again an unstable exercise that strengthens knees.
Old    Dan (dppaneig)      Join Date: Feb 2008       11-03-2008, 7:38 PM Reply   
Pretty funny story: I got home today and saw my wifes workout ball on the floor and thought I would try a ball squat. I jumped up on it, it rolled forward, I fell on my arse on the ball violently doing a backflip onto the ground. I got wiplash from the fall hitting my head on the carpet. I missed our entertainment center by inches! That definitely would have left a mark. I will try it again in a safer place!
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       11-03-2008, 9:20 PM Reply   
I personally don't jump up on that ball, not the big one at least. I start on my knees and climb my way up. It's a good idea to start near a counter or something that you can use as a crutch if you need it. Once you get it, it's easy,.
Old    Dan (dppaneig)      Join Date: Feb 2008       11-03-2008, 9:28 PM Reply   
Good advice, I had to laugh at myself for awhile there.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       11-04-2008, 8:45 AM Reply   
Nice J-Rod!
Check this one out. This is insane.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QR3BZGfchk&feature=related
Old    Kyle Marriott (kyle_m)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-04-2008, 9:21 AM Reply   
lol thas sweet eubanks but heres one for dans situation lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QR3BZGfchk
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       11-04-2008, 9:26 AM Reply   
jrod is indeed HARDCORE
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       11-04-2008, 10:08 AM Reply   
Yeah I saw that one. There is another on youtube called the gauntlet, where this kid jumps around on 4-5 different balls. Nuts...

I work out in a public gym where those falls can be embarassing. I jump on the smaller basketball size balls, but not the big ones.
Old    Jos (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       11-04-2008, 6:07 PM Reply   
We used a skateboard deck too (til it broke, gotta pick up another one) and a car spring from my wagon, about 6" diameter, I'm looking for some PVC off cuts now because that sucker hurts when you fall on it. I got drunk and tried to ride it, thought I'd broken my leg, had a hell of a bruise for weeks.

Just scored a Swiss ball for free so I might try falling off that instead. My flatmate destroyed our kitchen trash can falling off it last night, wish I had video hahaha. He almost stuck his head through the oven door as well, they can be dangerous in confined spaces for sure.

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