The Anatomoy of a Whirly Board
The construction of a Whirly Board begins with a high quality 8-ply Canadian Maple skateboard deck. Each board surface is covered with your choice of Eco-friendly cork rubber or standard skateboard grip tape to prevent slipping and increase gripping. Triple half-sphere technology allows for three separate balance points that will enable you to spin independently on each.
The original Whirly Board consists of a wooden balance board made from a standard 8.25″ wide Canadian Maple 8 ply skateboard deck. Each deck is unique containing a wood grain pattern that is contoured to help your feet grip the board. Skateboarders will feel right at home, and every one will appreciate the tried and true shape.
Skateboard Grip Tape: Has the feel of coarse grit sandpaper and provides the best traction. Best used with shoes and recommended for skateboarders and advanced skateboard-style tricks.
Cork Rubber Grip Tape: Rigid yet soft with a classy appearance. We recommend wearing shoes for the best performance, but this material is softer so it is comfortable with bare feet or socks.
Center Balance Ball
Th center balance ball is molded from high density polyethylene (HDPE). A rubber gasket is placed between the board and center ball to improve durability and strength.
Nose & Tail Balance Balls
Two small balance balls are attached to the deck, one on the nose and one on the tail. We make each small ball from durable urethane rubber with a hardness around 110A. The material similar to a very hard skateboard wheel.
Dimensions & Specifications
Weight: 6 lbs
Max User Weight: 400lbs
I think the Whirly Board is a great device that can be used at home or in the clinic. Not only can it be used for balance training after an injury, it can also be used for functional rehab for snowboarding or skateboarding athletes.
I believe my balance has improved, my board control is a notch higher and that every little muscle that never gets used sitting on the couch, gets used.
Board Sport Enthusiast
Training on the Whirly Board has not only been fun, but has also translated really well to all of my favorite board sports.