Indo Boarding grew out of the desire of surfers who wanted a land-based training technique that would increase their balancing skills. Since the creation of the Original Indo Board in 1998, Indo Boarding has been adopted by climbers, gymnasts, skateboarders and other athletes who want to develop balance and core strength. To use an Indo Board, you balance on a wide, flat board atop a sturdy roller and proceed to rock back and forth on the roller while maintaining equilibrium. You can create custom boards and rollers for a fraction of the cost of the original Indo Board package.
Things You'll Need
- 4 1/2-inch PVC pipe
- Hack saw or wire PVC cutter/saw
- Duct tape
- Coarse- and fine-grit sandpaper
Trim a length of 4 1/2-inch PVC pipe down to approximately 15 inches. You can cut through PVC with a hacksaw or a wire PVC cutter/saw.
Wrap a strip of duct tape around the middle of the PVC pipe. Add another strip on top of the first so that there are two layers of tape wrapped around the pipe.
Wrap two layers of tape between the middle strip and either end of the pipe. When finished, you should have three strips of tape splitting the pipe into four equal sections. The tape will give your board traction as it rolls across the PVC pipe.
Sand down any sharp edges on the PVC pipe using coarse-grade sandpaper. Curved edges are ideal. Use fine-grit sandpaper for a smooth finish on the plastic.