The Whirly Board Stabilizer Ring was designed and created to accompany the Whirly Board balance board. It is a semi-rigid rubber ring with a harness of 90A allowing it to be slightly flexible. It provides the right amount of traction between the ring and the hard plastic center ball to offer some support without hindering motion. The ring was originally intended to help standing desk users who wanted to sit down for a while, but continue actively moving their legs and feet on the Whirly Board. The problem that occurs by sitting down and placing your feet on the board is lateral pressure that causes the board to slide away from your chair. The ring provides a receptacle for the center ball that keeps the boards location stationary, but still allows motion in all directions.
The whirly board stabilizer ring serves as “training wheels” for new users getting used to the feel of a Whirly Board.
It is still highly recommended to hold onto something stationary like a countertop or desk while getting started, even with the ring. It can still feel like a challenge, but once you find your balance the ring will help you maintain it easier and for longer. The center ball remains in contact with the ground, but the ring adds just a little bit of friction if you start to shift, this offers a subtle assistance controlling the motion
Beginners: The stabilizer ring helps maintain balance and get the feel for the board if you are just getting started. It is still recommended to hold onto something stationary while trying this balance board for the first time. With the stabilizer ring properly in place, once you find your balance it will be easier to maintain balance for longer periods of time.
While developing and testing the ring, we also found that it can be used and appreciated by more advanced users for fitness routines.
In this application, the ring again serves as a receptacle to help hold the board in place for fitness moves like push ups or mountain climbers. While the ring helps the board maintain its location, it does not hinder general movement. It still provides the core strengthening challenge of maintaining balance through the workout, but prevents the frustration of the board sliding away from you during your routine. Helpful ideas for these moves and more can be found in our free workout video on our Youtube channel.
Sit/Stand desk: Keep your legs moving even while sitting down to increase blood flow and prevent fatigue. Or give yourself a break while standing up by reducing the difficulty to maintain balance.
Fitness Routines: The Stabilizer ring helps the Whirly Board maintain its location by preventing any lateral sliding. Even while held in place by the ring, the board still provides the core strengthening benefits of maintaining balance and does not hinder the dynamic 3 dimensional motion of the board.
Use it anywhere: By providing a solid receptacle for the center ball, The Whirly Stabilizer ring allows you to balance just about anywhere. It also provides a home base for the board to rest on while not in use at a work station or gym.