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Balance Board Training for Snowboarding

By May 2, 2009

Vew-Do Indy Balance Board Training
First-time balance board riders might want to forgo the magazine...
© Chris Del Sole
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With the snow gone from most eastern resorts, my thoughts have begun turning to off-season training. After all, it's never too early to start getting ready for next season! I broke out my balance board yesterday for a little multi-tasking in the garage. Although I don't recommend balance board beginners try to do anything more than actually ride the board at first, a balance board like the Vew-Do Indy is a great tool for building lower leg and core muscle strength as well as refining balance and flexibility.

There are several different types of balance boards, some of which are great for beginners (these often have "outriggers," - training-wheel like devices that make the board easier to ride at first. In addition, there are several different styles of decks, some of which are better for tricks, some for strength training, and some for a combination of the two. This off-season, you should definitely consider taking a spin on a Vew-Do

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