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Blog entry by Diane posted 05-17-2007 11:31 AM 1728 reads 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought many of you would like this video on building a balance board for building core strength. I think it would make a nice project and would be great exercise.

http://www.instructables.com/id/EDD7R6KO9NEZ7BDXU9/

Diane



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#1 posted 05-17-2007 11:36 AM

Here is another link for how to make one: http://www.surfstuff.eu/balance-boards/make-a-balance-board

Diane

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#2 posted 05-17-2007 12:36 PM

thanks Diane – this would make a great present for kids and/or a sale item, I think!

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#3 posted 05-17-2007 03:02 PM

Debbie, I thought so too. It looks so easy to make and they are not cheap to buy either. I looked at the reviews on Amazon.com and it seems that these are a big hit with everybody.

Diane

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#4 posted 05-17-2007 04:17 PM

Surf’s up dude! Looks like good exercise(?). Exercise is good?

Nice little project Diane.

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#5 posted 05-17-2007 04:25 PM

Glad you like it, I hope someone decides to make these. If I was able to make one I probably would to give it a try to see if I like it. These things are suppose to be good for core strength from what I hear, I sure could use some of that.

Diane

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#6 posted 05-17-2007 05:46 PM

Diane,
Thanks , but I think water would make a softer landing. LOL

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#7 posted 05-17-2007 05:52 PM

Dick, lol, so true. It might be a good way to use up scrap wood though.

Diane

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#8 posted 05-17-2007 06:01 PM

Diane,
Scrap I do have ! plus hard floors.

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#9 posted 05-17-2007 06:09 PM

Same here I have all hardwood floors.

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#10 posted 05-18-2007 02:51 AM

I’ve been looking to make one of these for a year or more. In the plans I have, they call for a rubberized grippy tape for traction and to keep the tube below from slipping without rolling properly, the problem is they don’t mention where to find it, and I haven’t been able to either.

I’ll have to look at this more closely, as it may be just the ticket… and lord knows I could use a little help strenthening my core.

Thanks for the link!

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#11 posted 05-18-2007 02:58 AM

Scott, You’re welcome, I am just glad I may of helped you in some way. Let me know if you find a way to make one that works for you.

Diane

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#12 posted 05-19-2007 03:06 PM

grippy tape—as in what they use to keep throw rugs from sliding along the floor??

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#13 posted 05-19-2007 03:31 PM

Here is a page explaining one way to use Skateboard grip tape:
http://skateboard.about.com/od/boardmaintenance/ss/HowToGriptape.htm
Also do a search at Amazon.com for Griptape they have many types of it. The website above says which brands they think is best to use.

Diane

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#14 posted 05-20-2007 04:10 AM

That is interesting and will probably take off like a fire storm. Thanks for the link.

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#15 posted 05-20-2007 04:20 AM

Pretty cool. I’ll have to run it by the kids. Have a couple of skateboarder and snow boarders around the house. Looks real easy to build. Could whip up a few templates for the router table.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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