Frequently Asked Questions
Over the years balance boards have been a staple for athletic training, board sports, and improving general fitness, balance and coordination. Here we will answer some commonly asked questions about balance boards, and in particular how the Rolo Board stands out. Feel free to write us for answers to any other questions that you may have!
WHAT SPORTS WILL A ROLO BOARD HELP ME WITH?
The short answer is, ‘Any sport that requires balance!’ And what sport doesn’t? Improving your sense of balance is useful in SO many ways; however, the Rolo Board emulates the movements of certain sports in particular. The long roller allows a toe-to-heel movement that is a similar motion to snowboarding, surfing, skiing depending on how you place your feet. The short roller allows a rocking motion where you can twist, and spin simultaneously while rocking the board. This rocking motion is a sure way to improve your riding skills for any type of sport.
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Wind Surfing
- Kite Boarding
- Martial Arts
- And many others!
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE ROLO BOARD DESIGN?
The Rolo Board was designed with one thing in mind: How could one balance board provide the broadest balance board action possible? The answer: our unique multi-fulcrum design! The Rolo Board is really two boards in one, which is why we sell it with two different size rollers. Each roller provides a unique and distinct set of movements to challenge your balancing skills and develop muscle memory.
The deck of all Rolo Boards is hand made out of Hard Rock Maple wood; the same wood used on top of the line skateboards due to it’s high strength-to-weight ratio. The decks are top coated with a glossy finish, with a clear non-skid resin-grit for traction.
HOW WILL THE ROLO BOARD HELP ME PHYSICALLY?
Just like other board sports, the Rolo Board develops your core strength, including abdominal and oblique muscles (stomach and waist), gluteal muscles (hips and butt), femoral and quadricep muscles (hamstrings and thighs), and even the smaller muscles in your lower legs thats very critical for balance sports.
For years, balance boards have been used for rehabilitation purposes. A Rolo Board is a great way to simulate the stresses of balance sports, while enjoying the comfort of your home. Rainy weather? Throw down your short roller and simulate Stand up paddle boarding while you watch T.V.! Don’t feel like driving to the mountains, but missing the slopes? Throw down your long roller and jump on your Rolo Board while listening to some tunes!
We haven't found one yet, but we have riders that weigh 285 lbs with no issues.