What is the difference between a shortboard and a longboard balance board? – Luna Planche Équilibre - Balance Board Québec

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Shortboard vs Longboard?

What is the difference between a shortboard and a longboard balance board?

 

The shortboard and the longboard are mainly different in their shape and length. The shortboard is much shorter than the longboard which has a more elongated shape. Although both types of boards are effective in developing balance, coordination and muscle motor skills, there are a few differences.

What type of board should I choose?

It all depends on what you want to use it for.

 

Shortboard

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The shortboard develops balance in the hips. You'll notice that the roller is positioned differently under the two types of boards.To prevent the ends of a shortboard from touching the ground, the side-to-side motion balances both sides of the board so that it is kept level.

It is also possible to use a shortboard for arm strength training by performing, for example, push-ups with the hands positioned at the ends of the board (palms completely on the board).

 

 

 

Longboard 

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The longboard is longer and its shape is very similar to a surfboard. Since the roller is the full length of the board, the leverage is felt more at the knee level. The forward and backward movement is reminiscent of standing on a surfboard.

Because it's longer, the longboard type balance board allows for a variety of positions and movements. It's possible to walk on it to work on posture maintenance, an excellent exercise for slackline enthusiasts. In addition, a sitting position allows you to develop your abdominal muscles.

 

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