Balance boards (also sometimes referred to as bongo boards) have been around for years and years.? They’re a great way to build co-ordination and balance indoors, ideal for when the surf is flat or it’s raining outside.
For those of you who have never seen one, generally a balance board setup consists of a piece of ply cut into a symmetrical shape (most often resembling the shape of a skimboard, but can also take the shape of a skateboard, depending on the manufacturer).? There’s plenty of options on the market, and plenty more weird and wonderful home-made bongo boards, but from the many we’ve seen some look a lot more appealing and rewarding then others.
One option that we heard about earlier this week is the Goof Board. From a surfers point of view – particularly a longboarders point of view -? this is one of the best we’ve seen. The main reason for this, is that the tubing runs parallel to the board (rather than across it like a lot of other bongo boards), which allows the user to ‘walk’ the board and simulate the feeling of skimming along a wave using the ankles for control.
Check the video below to see it in action and you’ll see what we are so amped about.
If you dig the old school style of surfing, I’m sure you’ll agree that these Goofboards look great. We want one for the office!