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Looking for off-season balance training ? maybe improve 7,8,9,10 division performance

swbcaswbca Posts: 128 Baller
edited January 25 in News & Other Stuff
@Gloersen uses a SlackBlock made by SlackBow and he recommended it to me. The product video suggests reaching a point where you can balance on the device for 2 minute intervals on each foot. With practice, your motor system takes over and you can do it. "Muscle Memory" is actually "Motor-System" memory where the muscle movements to stay balanced are no longer driven by the brain - the nervous system in your legs takes over - your balance, leg strength and reflexes are developed.

@Gloersen and I found we both had the idea of converting it into a 2-foot balance tool in slalom skiing position, though he did it with a different design.

With this modification, the front and back have independent compression, so you can also move tip down, like in your pre-turn and then neutral or back all while balancing. Instead of 2 minutes on 1 foot, you can do 5 or 10 minutes on 2 feet . . . . after weeks of practice.

I am in M9 and now. . . when my wife challenges me to a some yoga position contest balancing on 1 foot on the kitchen floor, we stop because of boredom, not because I can't balance.
  • replace the original Velcro sticky tape for the longer platform
  • heat the original velcro tape before removing it from the foam to prevent damage to foam
  • varnish or epoxy coat the wood so Velcro sticky tape will adhere
  • Yes at $70 its an expensive piece of engineered rubber foam


  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 1,077 Mega Baller
    @swbca - very nice!
    I gotta credit Chelsea Mills for the Slackblock inspiration.
    Now pull the bindings off your ski and wear them while balancing on your Slackblock mod. It's very enlightening.
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