Slide Boards Ankeny IA

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2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
(515) 963-0900
1605 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA
 
Bike Country
(515) 964-5623
825 E 1st St
Ankeny, IA
 
Action Accents Team Center
(515) 277-7365
5601 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Back Country Outfitters
(515) 255-0031
2702 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Country Sport Inc
(515) 255-0031
Des Moines, IA
 
Harrisons Sports
(515) 963-9717
2010 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA
 
2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
(515) 251-7877
3700 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA
 
Dunham's Sporting Goods
(515) 276-9455
3800 Merle Hay Rd Ste 960
Des Moines, IA
 
Old Navy
(515) 253-2362
Merle Hay Mall
Des Moines, IA
 
Hometeam Sporting Goods
(515) 265-3737
5511 E University Ave
Pleasant Hill, IA
 

Slideboards for Cross-training

Aug. 18, 2010

What Size Slideboard Should I Get?

QHi, Bill: We can't do a lot of inline skating here during our cold and snowy winters. So I’m thinking of buying a slideboard. I've heard they are a good way to keep in skating shape during the off-season. Can you please advise me on how long a slideboard I should get. I'm 183cm (6 feet) tall. The slideboards on the market are between 7 and 10 feet. Best regards - Tõnis from Estonia

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Hi, Tõnis from Estonia: I’ve got to admit I’ve never been a big fan of slideboards. But that may have more to do with geography than anything else. I’ve done most of my coaching in Australia, New Zealand, Colombia and, in the summer, Europe.

In those climates, we could almost always train outside. So we didn’t need slideboards. My only real experience with slideboards came in the early days of inline skating when we were experimenting with them.

Slideboards are a popular tool for skaters in cold climates, like yours. But I do have one concern about them: the potential for injuring your ankles by repeatedly slamming them into the side rails of the slideboard at the end of each stroke.

So don’t be too aggressive on a slideboard....

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