I Need To Improve My Balance!
For the past few years, I’ve been using a 2×4 on a dumbbell for balance practice as part of my workout circuit.
I went this route because an Indo board cost around $200 and f**k you! $200 for a piece of wood and a cylinder? I can make that on my own, then I never did… until now! And here’s how to make one for yourself! Related: Deep clean your carburetor with Pine-Sol before you put your bike away for the season.
Home Made Balance Board
You can get everything you need at a hardware store for under $30. You need lumber, PVC, and grip tape.
I went with a 4 foot long 2×6 for the balancing surface, with 2×2 blocks on each end, so I don’t slip off, and the balance board doesn’t fly off the pipe.
I started with 6 inch PVC because I had no idea what this was going to do, but after some use, I’m going to get a few more pipes with larger diameters.
I added grip tape at 20 inches to match the peg width on most dirt bikes. I also wrapped the PVC in grip tape because I thought it would help roll the cylinder instead slide, but I don’t know if it matters because I’m so damn heavy. The 4-foot long balance board offers a variety of balance challenges.
The standard peg width is pretty straightforward, but as soon as I go wide, or half, or angle, I feel like a newborn elephant. Using this board is going to be fun for about 10 minutes before I get pissed off, then fun again after I get better.
If you have any suggestions on how to improve my balance board or if you made one of your own, let me know in the comments on social.