Slide Boards Bend OR

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(541) 317-4820
Cascade Village
Bend, OR
 
Archery Den
(541) 382-8396
61510 American Ln
Bend, OR
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(541) 385-3091
61545 S Highway 97
Bend, OR
 
Shooter's Pro Shop
(541) 312-2506
107 SW Columbia St
Bend, OR
 
Body Shop The
(541) 388-1685
61331 S Highway 97
Bend, OR
 
Factory Brand Shoes
(541) 330-6466
61334 S Highway 97
Bend, OR
 
Supply Depot
(541) 385-0881
310 SE Railroad St
Bend, OR
 
Cascade Watersports
(541) 389-6234
311 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR
 
High Desert Fitness Products
(541) 389-3767
155 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR
 
Rei Recreational Equipment Inc
(541) 385-0594
380 SW Powerhouse Dr
Bend, OR
 

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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