A balance board is basically a piece of wood used to balance over some type of curved base, such as a PVC pipe or air filled ball. Ghetto-board.com bases are very durable PVC pipe that allow for a smooth ride over most flat surfaces.
The basic use of the balance board is pretty simple. Stand with each foot at either end of the board and to try and balance enough to not let either side of the board touch the ground.
Why should I purchase a balance board?
There are lots of reasons to own a balance board and it all depends on what you enjoy doing. If you exercise then a balance board can add to any daily work-out routine. It is used to develop balance, motor coordination skills, weight distribution, core strength as well as lower body strength.
Some other uses for balance boards
Surfers – Practicing style and foot placement (think hang-ten and hang-five)
Gymnasts – Leg strength and over all balance
Skaters – Practicing moves and foot work
Weight Lifting – Incorporating weights while balancing
Enthusiasts – Goofing off with friends, balance contests.