Slide Boards Grand Rapids MI

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 977-2301
5118 28th Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Johnny Mac'S Sporting Goods
(616) 459-2002
1675 Michigan St Ne Ste 368
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Holwerda-Snoap Sporting Goods
(616) 452-1581
2040 Division Ave S Ste 2
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Bill & Paul'S Sporthaus
(616) 458-1684
1200 E Paris SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
All Star Sports
(616) 247-1330
2035 28th St SE #B
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 249-0660
3660 Rivertown Parkway
Grandville, MI
 
Reynolds & Sons Sporting Goods
(616) 456-7161
12 Monroe Center NE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Prep Sports Centre
(616) 363-2041
841 Hollywood St NE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
T & T Sports Wear
(616) 254-8003
2379 Byron Center Ave Sw
Wyoming, MI
 
M C Sports
(616) 538-2120
1005 Rogers Plz Sw
Wyoming, MI
 

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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