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Moxie 07-12-2008 09:11 PM

Balance Board
 
Not to long ago someone on here gave me the link to a balance board, it's supposed to help with your balance in the saddle I guess. I went to the link, looked at it and laughed because they wanted like 100 bucks for the board it self, then another 20 bucks shipping!

I asked if my husband could make me one, of course he said yes...
.........So far we have 10 bucks invested in our home made balance board. We got thicker wood, so I think it'll be better than the original, all it needs now is a few girly touches and it'll be set! I'll have to post pics once I get the decals from CafePress.com

Small_Town_Girl 07-12-2008 09:20 PM

$100 bucks?! They can keep it! :shock:

Congrats making your own, I wanna see pictures when
your little project is done! :D

Moxie 07-12-2008 09:21 PM

http://www.wilhowe.com/balanceboard.htm


I should add that for 10 bucks you can make 3!!! Thats just the wood though, we have piping around here that we'll use.

Gingerrrrr 07-12-2008 09:43 PM

i wana see the finished product!!!

PoptartShop 07-12-2008 11:09 PM

Wow that's so cool!! & how creative...I also can't wait to see it when it's done!

claireauriga 07-13-2008 06:44 AM

I've been on holiday in the Lake District this week. As we were packing up to leave, Dad had taken the boom, mast, rudder and dagger board out of our little sailing dinghy, which looks like this:

http://www.noblemarine.co.uk/images/escapemango.jpg

There was just the hull left on the beach. So I grabbed my kayak paddle and stood in the bows, paddling over the front of the boat. And at one point, I just stood there and threw my weight from one foot to the other, and kept the top half of my body perfectly still, practising absorbing all the motion in my knees and ankles as the boat went from side to side. So a little like a balance board xD

mlkarel2010 07-13-2008 03:47 PM

Haha, Moxie, I sent you that! I bought one, but they only had 5 left.... they aren't selling them anymore...

want me to take some pics and/or measurements for your hubby?

the bottom (the part you don't see) is the most important

Moxie 07-13-2008 09:13 PM

Hehe MAK, I couldnt remember who sent it to me. At any rate, here is ONE of the boards we were able to make. It's a little dull, but because we were able to make 3, I am going to girl one up.

Anyway..

We used a 2x12x8 cut into 3 pieces, and steel galvanized piping.

http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/4019_DSCF3877_1.jpg


My husband on the board:

http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/4019_DSCF3871_1.jpg

http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/4019_DSCF3875_1.jpg

PoptartShop 07-13-2008 09:51 PM

Wow that looks really neat. :D That's so cool.

Moxie 07-13-2008 11:49 PM

It's a lot harder than it looks. When you have the roller on the grass, it stays still. Just trying to keep a good balance in the middle of the roller is hard! I think once I get better at it, I'll be able to move onto a smooth surface.


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