What should I consider when buying a balance board?
In the next section, we will tell you which criteria are important when you want to buy a balance board and what you should consider when making your choice.
The larger the surface area of the balance board, the more you can vary your stance or step width. Balance boards with a larger diameter are particularly suitable for beginners. Small balance boards are ideal for advanced balancers, but also for children (due to their height).
The higher the standing surface is from the ground, the more unstable the board is and the more difficult it is to keep your balance.
Whether wood, rubber or plastic: Here it depends on your personal tendency.
With balance boards and wobble boards made of wood, however, you should make sure that you place a mat underneath. Gymnastic mats are particularly suitable for a firm grip. A non-slip mat protects both the floor and you, because wooden balance boards can slip more easily than rubber or plastic ones. This way you can avoid falling down during your balance board exercises.
Balance Board with knobs or without? The surface structure also depends solely on your preference. You should only make sure that you have as stable a grip as possible. Nubs provide an additional stimulus to the foot reflex zones when you use the Balance Board barefoot without shoes, and they prevent you from slipping off the board. However, if you want to learn to surf with the wobble board, for example, a smooth board is best.