Indo Board Original Balance Board Review and Buying Guide
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Probably the most recognizable balance board there is. It was designed as an alternative to surfing but since it has become a tool for balance training for a variety of sports. It is the Indo Board Original Balance Board.
The Indo Board Original Balance Board has an all-around purpose, it is a roller-type balance board. Because of its features, it is suitable for the beginner all the way through the advanced difficulty level. Thus making it one of the best balance boards on the market. This means you can use it for activities such as:
- General balance training;
- Fitness workout;
- Strength workout;
- Core and stability training;
- Rehabilitation and therapy;
- Learn and practice tricks;
- Improving muscle memory;
- Boardsports alternative.
“The iconic Indo Board Original has become a fun and functional training device that has been used by hundreds of world and national champion athletes, in virtually every sport, all across the globe.”Indo Board
INDO Board is a solid and sturdy balance board that withstands the test of time. I’ve been using this balance board for over 10 years (since about 2010) and it still retains its looks.
The top anti-slip surface remains the same way and I’ve been using it both with shoes and barefoot. Even though the edges and bottom stops are frayed, the deck still maintains its original shape and still looks good (see pictures below).
The Indo Board Original Balance Board model includes a 30” x 18” deck that is made from cabinet-grade Birchwood that is finished with a non-slip surface.
On the bottom side, there are two ledges to prevent the board from slipping out. The deck is about 0.6” in thickness.
Finally, it has nice graphics on top featuring an Indo Board logo for aesthetics and a warning notice. The decks are available in 11 different colors.
A roller is a 6.5” diameter indestructible molded plastic cylinder with three strips of grip tape for better contact with the surface. The roller is black with two stickers on the sides.
The roller diameter is larger than many other balance boards, thus it’s you’ll need more pressure to make it roll faster.
After years of using it, grip tape strips got worn out a bit but still do their job and provide stability for the roller. The plastic remains intact, despite multiple falls and hard hits.
The IndoFLO was designed to introduce balance boards and balance training to everyone. IndoFLO cushion under the deck provides very different levels of instability.
Because the IndoFLO cushion does not move independently of the deck, the product has no learning curve and is safe for virtually anyone. That way it makes a good choice for beginners. You can use it for physical therapy, ankle mobility, and overall fitness.
It’s 14” in diameter, mouth-inflatable, and adjustable.
|Deck dimensions||30” x 18” (76.2 x 45.7 cm)|
|Deck thickness||0.6” (1.5 cm)|
|Roller size||6.5” (16.5 cm) diameter|
|Weight limit||250 lbs (113 kg)|
|Deck construction||11/16” Cabinet-grade, Baltic Birch plywood with a non-slip surface|
|Roller construction||indestructible molded plastic with three strips of grip tape|
|Cushion size||14” (13.5 cm) in diameter, mouth-inflatable, adjustable|
Original Indo Board Packages
The Original Indo Board comes in three different packages. That way you can select the one that best suits your needs.
INDO BOARD Original Balance Board
This one includes only a deck and roller. Suitable starting from intermediate level to train balance, stability, core strength, coordination, and the agility needed in everyday life as well as in sports.
INDO BOARD Original FLO
This package features only a deck and cushion, no roller. This package is best suited for beginners. Unlike the roller, the cushion doesn’t move which makes it more stable. Use this set to begin training your balance and coordination.
INDO BOARD Original Training Package
The package includes a deck, roller, and cushion. Thus making it the ultimate setup. Perfect for beginners who are willing to advance as well as for intermediate to advanced levels. With the full package, you can increase the number of possible exercises and postures by alternating the fulcrum.
Indo Board Original Balance Board is an excellent all-around roller balance board. It should satisfy all your needs whether you’re a pro board sports rider or enthusiast, professional athlete, martial artist, yoga practitioner, or just want to improve your balance skills.
It will challenge you for a long time and will provide tons of fun and good times. If you’d like to improve and maintain your balancing skills in the long run this is the right choice for you.