WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR DIFFERENT SURF BALANCE BOARDS?
All our Surf Balance Boards ride exactly the same. The differences in board material or board shape are aesthetic. The bamboo look is more exotic and is a more costly material. The choices are just a matter of preference. Goofboard and Ebb & Flo boards ride with the same feel and function.
DO YOUR BOARDS RIDE BOTH WAYS?
A swiss army knife can do a lot of things, but it does nothing particularly well.
Our company focus is on balance boards for surfers and for other water related board activities. We pioneered the rail-to-rail balance board because of the unique surfing-realistic ride. The geometry does not allow for the best of both worlds, so rather than compromise, we stick with what we believe in. So no, our surf balance boards are not made to ride teeter-totter style.
MY BAMBOO BOARD IS MAKING SOME POPPING SOUNDS WHEN RIDING. IS THIS NORMAL?
Bamboo plywood is made from glued up bamboo strands. You may hear popping sounds as the strands settle in. This is normal, but should cease over time. Visible cracks are not normal and should never be present on your board. If this happens, please contact us.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY BALANCE BOARD?
Dust is the enemy of grip! To maintain deck traction, clean with damp cloth. Use glass cleaner to remove stubborn spots. We recommend not riding with sandy or wet feet.
CAN I INJURE MYSELF?
Yes, this is possible. You may take a fall, but follow the riding rules and watch our videos. If your physical condition is such that you cannot afford to take fall, balance boards with a roller are not a good fit.
HOW LONG DOES IT TYPICALLY TAKE TO GET THE HANG OF RIDING THE BALANCE BOARD?
Well - this is quite dependent on your balance, experience with a rail to rail motion and desire to practice. Typically, it takes about 15-30 minutes of use to maintain decent balance, about two weeks to shake off the jitters, and maybe a month of regular use to feel fairly comfortable. You see the best results when practicing regularly - hop on once a day, and have fun with it.
IS THE EBB & FLO BALANCE BOARD THE SAME AS OTHER BALANCE BOARDS?
No - not at all actually. Our boards ride in a rail-to-rail motion - parallel to the roller, whereas most balance boards ride perpendicular to the roller, teeter-totter style. Our rail-to-rail riding motion is truer to the surfing experience then anything else out there.
I FOUND A COUPON CODE ONLINE BUT IT DOES NOT WORK.
Oh yes, the infinite floating coupon codes. Unfortunately, those aren't valid.
WHAT IS THE BEST RIDING SURFACE?
We offer a 100% reclaimed cotton rug as a riding mat. A stretching mat or carpet works as well, but the one we offer is our favorite in its dampening (slowing the roll).
WILL PRACTICING ON THE EBB & FLO BOARD HELP MY CROSS-STEPPING?
There is no better way. Practice balancing on the Ebb & Flo one foot at a time, on either foot. Keep your knees bent and make each step a smooth transfer of weight. Even if you do not aspire to walk to the nose, as a longboarder, you still need to move your feet. The Ebb & Flo balance boards will help.
WILL THE EBB & FLO BOARD MAKE YOU A BETTER SURFER?
We created the Ebb & Flo balance board - with the surfer in mind - to evolve your style, fluidity and grace in and out of the water. So yes, it will absolutely help your surfing. With practice, you will feel increased strength, balance and board control.
DO YOU HAVE TO SURF TO RIDE THE BALANCE BOARD?
Oh no - the Ebb & Flo balance board not only helps evolve your surfing, but is also a great trainer for all activities which include balance.
WHY IS THE EBB & FLO BOARD BETTER FOR SUP TRAINING THAN THE OTHER BALANCE BOARDS?
For the SUP paddle stance, you will need to ride rail-to-rail with your feet fairly close together. Our boards are designed with bamboo stops on the rails of the board, so when you get to that edge, you will be gently stopped. Other balance boards typically either have stops that are too wide or there are no stops going rail to rail - which is much more difficult and you will fall easier. The Ebb & Flo board also allows you to switch into a surfing stance and move those feet!
WILL THE BOARD HELP SNOWBOARDING?
Yes! We have plenty of snowboard customers who have made us aware of how much it helps their boarding. The heel-to-toe motion from the Ebb & Flo board is a good way for snow boarders to keep in shape while practicing that riding motion.