Balancing on Indo Board

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I haven’t done this for a while, so a bit shaky here. One of the things I like about skateboarding is the element of balancing. Too often as people get older, they lose this ability.

Balance is a complex human skill. There are motors and circuits in the body that are necessary for balance, and they come into play unconsciously as you try to maintain equilibrium.

I sort of marvel looking at this as my arms, legs, and rest of body move in different directions, instinctively, to maintain balance — the body working without the brain.

Indo Boards are used by surfers and skiers, not only for balancing, but for strengthening leg muscles. Some people have a very high level of skill on Indo Boards these days.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Balancing on Indo Board

  1. A snowboarding friend had one of these, but following your recommendation I think I’ll fabricate something like this for myself. I guess a homemade one could have several sets of cylinders of different radii to make it easier or harder…

  2. It makes me want to do the same, not sure if I can find it here in Europe. My sister has something that tends to it: it’s a ball with a wooden plate attached to it and it’s also about blancing.

  3. It makes me want to do the same, not sure if I can find it here in Europe. My sister has something that tends to it: it’s a ball with a wooden plate attached to it and it’s also about balancing.

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