Mason Gilmour-Platt is a keen surfer from New Zealand who found himself living and working in London, miles from the sea and desperate to maintain his surf fitness and core strength. This desire to remain in peek condition ready for the next surf has lead Mason to invent a compact balance board called the Rooboard. Along with the Rooboard, Mason has also researched and developed a wide range of fitness programs and created a workout called Surfgym. Both the Rooboard and Surfgym are now being rolled out as a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign and givies you the chance to grab a Rooboard at a massively discounted price.
Balance boards aren’t a new concept, but the majority are big, bulky and can sometimes prove to be quite dangerous! Where the Rooboard differs is that the board is just 300mm long and rests on EVA foam balance pads designed to fit into concave indentations on the bottom of the Rooboard. The result is a seriously stable, unstable platform to work out on! Being so portable and coming with it’s own carry bag, the Rooboard can be used in an endless range of locations, and gives you the opportunity to workout and exercise at anytime, anywhere.
At time of writing Mason has secured funding from 24 backers and raised just over £500 towards his goal of £6500. The Kickstarter campaign is set to run until March 2nd, and early backers of the project can secure themselves a Rooboard board, pads and bag package for just £18. Other pledge options include the chance to buy a board and take part in an online training session with Mason or the option to secure a Surfgym Pro Licence and give you the opportunity to instruct Surfgym.
The Rooboard Balance and Core Board Kickstarter video is embedded below where you can see Mason putting the board through it’s paces and demonstrating a few of the ways the Rooboard can be used. There is also a range of instructional videos available on Youtube and you can view full details of the Kickstarter project and make a pledge to support the campaign here. Are you impressed with the versatility of the diminutive Rooboard and do you think it should be a part of every surfers quiver?