Slide Boards Vinton VA

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Big Boys Sports Shop
(540) 890-9631
10623 Stewartsville Rd
Vinton, VA
 
Cardinal Bicycle
(540) 344-2453
2901 Orange Ave NE
Roanoke, VA
 
Superior Fitness Systems
(540) 344-4410
Roanoke, VA
 
Big Z Tire & Appliance Sales
(540) 639-1651
Roanoke, VA
 
Roanoke Country Club
(540) 344-2233
Roanoke, VA
 
Golf Mart
(540) 362-9442
5327 Williamson Rd
Roanoke, VA
 
Blueridge Fly Fishers
(540) 563-1617
5524 Williamson Rd
Roanoke, VA
 
Pacific Sunwear
(540) 362-8040
Valley View Mall
Roanoke, VA
 
Lids Ltd Partnership
(540) 362-3924
4802 Valley View Blvd NW
Roanoke, VA
 
Fleet Feet Sports
(540) 777-1166
Townside Festival Sh
Roanoke, VA
 

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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