The Sport of Balance Boarding

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Is balance boarding a sport?

The Sport of Balance Boarding

Balance boards are used for sports training, rehabilitation and fun, but balance boarding has also emerged as a sport.

Check out the Web and you'll find videos of balance boarders performing tricks such as jumps, one leg stands and spins on their balance boards. It has become an extreme sport to some.

The balance board has proved it has many uses. From helping snowboarders and surfers train in the off-season to helping people recover from injuries to offering a competitive arena for balance seekers looking for a thrill.

Used on a dry flat surface, a traditional balance board is a deck, which sits atop of a cylinder whereby an individual stands and attempts to balance on the apparatus while spanning the rock in various directions and geometrical planes.

   

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