Buyer’s Guide

You know we make the best balance boards – but which CoolBoard is best for you?

With our range of Boards, Balls, Discs, Accessories and Workouts you can get your ideal CoolBoard now, and you can upgrade in the future.

All our Boards work with all our Balls and all our Discs.

We are here to support you now – and for as long as you are CoolBoarding. 0117 949 8338 or [email protected]

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Package Choice

All CoolBoards are hand made in Bristol, UK to a very high standard.  All materials used are top quality and as eco friendly as possible.  CoolBoard will give you a lifetime a balancing benefit and fun.

All our Balance Boards come with

Starter Package

Coming with our Small Ball of 4 inches / 100 mm, you’re close to the floor for the easiest of starts and confident use.  The perfect introduction to 3D balancing.

If used dynamically it’s possible to catch a corner of the Board on the floor so spirited riders will prefer a bigger ball, especially if using a Large Board.

Many people also prefer a bigger Ball for exercises.

Add an Easy Start Balance Disc for just that – an easy start!

Options: Board Size & Design, Ball Speed, optional Disc

CoolBoard balance board wobble board starter package image showing CoolBoard with DuraGrip, Small Ball, Disc and workout
CoolBoard balance board Balance Package Image showing CoolBoard with ComfortTop, easy start disc, medium ball and workout

Balance Package

Coming with our Medium Ball at 5 inches / 125 mm in Slow, you will get a great balance between confidence and performance.

It takes a little more conviction to get going when compared with the Starter Package, but you’ll be rewarded with better performance.

Add an Easy Start Balance Disc for just that – an easy start!

Options: Board Size & Design, Ball Speed, optional Disc

Ultimate Package

As it says on the tin – the best! Comes with our Large Ball at 6 inches / 150 mm in Slow, Standard or Quickness Speed.

Being further from the floor it takes some conviction to get going, but you’ll be rewarded with the best balance and exercise experience available.

Add an Easy Start Balance Disc for just that – an easy start!

Options: Board Size & Design, Ball Speed, optional Disc

CoolBoard balance board wobble board Ultimate package image showing CoolBoard with DuraGrip, Large Ball, Disc and workout
CoolBoard wobble board beginner, rehab, standing desc package showing CoolBoard Classic Green with Disc and workout

Wobble Package

Comes with a choice of Easy Start Balance Discs and no Ball – for those who are not sure if they will want the full movement of the Ball.

Perfect for Physiotherapy, Standing Desks, the Elderly and the Young.

Chose from a 30cm or 40cm Easy Start Balance Disc.

The CoolBoard is the same so you can buy a Ball separately in the future.

Options: Board Size & Design, Disc Size

Porto

New for 2019 – The Porto is our smallest & lightest Board fitting into most day-bags for the ultimate in portability.

With a Balance Area almost as wide as the Large CoolBoard, but much shorter, it packs serious balance into a very small form.

Just 18mm thin, its much lighter than our 30mm think CoolBoards, not so ideal for exercises but much easier to carry.

Options: Ball Size & Speed, optional Disc

Porto balance board wobble board package image showing Porto LongTail board with DuraGrip, medium Ball, Disc and workout
Porto LongTail balance board wobble board package image showing Porto LongTail board with DuraGrip, medium Ball, Disc and workout

Porto LongTail

New for 2019 – The Porto LongTail is a longer version of the Porto, fitting into most weekend-bags for easy portability.

With a Balance Area almost as wide and long as the Large CoolBoard, it packs very serious balance into a sleek form.

Just 18mm thin, its much lighter than our 30mm think CoolBoards, not so ideal for exercises and will flex a little in use, but much easier to carry.

Options: Ball Size & Speed, optional Disc

Further workouts, exercises and accessories are available from us and will be added to periodically.

Board Type & Sizes

For Disc use, anyone can use any board, so you can choose any size and design that you’d like.  The following information contains more specifics, which become more important when balancing on the Ball.

CoolBoard – Medium & Large

Ideal for home or professional use.  At 30 mm thick they are rock solid with zero flex, rated to 170kgs, they have plenty of room for your feet, and the flat ends allow for an easier pop-up.

The Medium CoolBoard is suitable for anyone to use.  Its 64 x 32.5 cm with a Balance Area of  45 x 21 cm.

The Large offers a bigger Balance Area giving more movement and fun for larger footed people.  Its 70 x 36 cm with a Balance Area of  55 x 24.5 cm.

See chart below for accurate size choice for Ball use.

Porto & Porto LongTail Boards

New for 2019 – the portable option, these offer the same 3D balancing in a smaller sleeker and lighter design.

Just 18 mm thin, they are super light, but not so nice to hold when exercising, and the LongTail (LT) will flex a little in use.  Both are rated to 100kgs.

The Porto is the smallest at 45.5 x 33 cm, with a Balance Area of 37.5 x 24.5 cm.

The Porto LT is 60 x 33 cm, with a Balance Area of 51.5 x 24.5 cm.

Packing so much Balance Area into the sleeker form, combined with the rounded ends, for Ball use these are recommended for more confident riders.  When sizing for Ball use consider them the same as the Large.

Sizing Details

Its all about the size of the Balance Area on the underside of your Board.  A bigger Balance Area gives you more room to play with, giving a greater workout, more challenge, and more fun.  But too big is too much to handle for a small foot.

Sizing is affected by your shoe size, your skill level, and the size of the Ball.  A bigger Ball effectively equals a slightly smaller Balance Area.

You can safely ride a board that is too small for you, it will just limit your movement, but you should only ride a board that is too big for you if you are experienced.

So if you plan on sharing your board with a friend or more, order for the smallest foot size between you all.

CoolBoard balance board sizing chart

Our Recommendations In Words

Small Ball

Shoe size 11 and above – a Large Board

Shoe size 10 – you’ll find the Medium Board easier to begin with but once you’ve got the hang of it you may find it restrictive in which case you’ll have much more fun on a Large Board

Shoe size 9 and under – go for the Medium Board unless you’re up for a very big challenge!

Medium Ball

Shoe size 10 and above – a Large Board

Shoe size 8 – 9 – you’ll find the Medium Board easier to begin with but once you’ve got the hang of it you may find it restrictive in which case you’ll have much more fun on a Large Board.

Shoe size 7 and under – go for the Medium Board unless you’re up for a very big challenge!

Large Ball

Shoe size 9 and above – a Large Board

Shoe size 7 – 8 – you’ll find the Medium Board easier to begin with but once you’ve got the hang of it you may find it restrictive in which case you’ll have much more fun on a Large Board.

Shoe size 6 and under – go for the Medium Board unless you’re up for a very big challenge!

You can safely ride a board that is too small for you, it will just limit your movement, but you should only ride a board that is too big for you if you are experienced.

So if you plan on sharing your board with a friend or more, order for the smallest feet between you all.

Board Designs

After 10 years of our Classic woody look with Grip Tape, we’ve extended our range of designs for the top of your balance board.  Not all designs are available on all boards.

CoolBoard Classics

CoolBoard Classic Black Top

Our Classic woody look with Grip Tape in your choice of colour.

This design shows off the beautiful wood that makes your CoolBoard.

The Grip-Tape is ultra grippy, your foot will never dislodge.

It can be a bit rough for bare feet and on the hands when exercising.

Choose from Stealthy Black, Cool Blue, Ripping Red and Calming Green.

DuraGrip

Our DuraGrip covers the whole top of your board in an ultra durable grippy surface.

Grippy enough for confident riding while allowing you to reposition your feet a little mid-ride.

This is the only option for the Porto Boards.

ComfortTop

CoolBoard ComfortTop

Our ComfortTop gives generous foot-pads that are lovely and comfortable to the touch.

Made from 4 mm of neoprene there is a nice amount of give adding to your comfort while being nicely grippy.

Great for bare feet, for long rides, cushioning for the hands during exercises, and the only design recommended for socks.

Grippy enough for confident riding while allowing you to reposition your feet a little mid-ride.

the different balls

Our solid polyurethane balls are far superior to the Inflatables Balls we first started using over 10 years ago.  But some of you still love the Inflatable Balls so we still supply them.

Inflatable Balls

The advantages of the inflatable ball are that you can slightly adjust the speed of the ball by adjusting the pressure in the ball, and if you want a large ball for exercises (the Inflatable Ball is 7 inches / 165 mm), they are more affordable.

To pump up the ball and to keep it at the right pressure you will need a pump, preferably with a pressure gauge. Much like a bike tyre, the inflatable balls often need a little pump frequently and replacing every 6 months to 2 years.

Inflatable Ball for CoolBoard Balance Board

Balls

Our Balls have been specifically developed for CoolBoard – they are superior to the inflatable balls. Never need pumping, will last a lifetime and best of all have an ultra smooth and consistent ride for life! They come in 3 sizes and 3 speeds.

Speed

Slow Balls give a slow and deliberate speed of movement that is good for early starters and rehabilitation.

Standard Balls give a speed of movement that most people find a good challenge.

Quickness Balls give a faster speed of movement. Great to really push you balance training and workouts.

Speed will be slowed down by using it on a soft surface – an exercise mat or bit of thick carpet, and sped up by using on a hard surface – laminate flooring. In this way you can alter the speed as you progress.

Balance board, wobble board ball

Size

Small – 4 inch / 100 mm – Confidence inspiring by keeping you close to the floor.  Dynamic use will mean the corners of your CoolBoard balance board can catch the floor.  Some exercises are less effective – e.g. Dips & Tilted Squats.

Medium –5 inch / 125 mm – A good all-round ball. A great balance between confidence and performance.

Large – 6 inch / 150 mm – Best movement for balancing and perfect for exercising – our best ball.  Requires more confidence as you are higher.

balance board ball, wobble board ball

the CoolBoard balance disc

The worlds best Wobble Board.  CoolBoard used on the Disc has the same movement as a standard wobble board – but with two major advantages

Fully adjustable by inflation

Great shoulder width stance

It is safe to use by almost anyone.  Get one as an option to any CoolBoard package for an easy stepping stone on your way to using the ball –  Or get our Wobble Package with Disc only – you can always get a Ball later.

coolboard wobble board 30 cm easy start disc
CoolBoard balance board, perfect for balance exercises

Excellent for

  • an easy start for those not used to balance boards or balance training
  • keeping active as you age
  • rehabilitation
  • standing desk work
  • some specific small movement training
  • fun physical development for children

Balance Disc Sizes

Being inflatable, all discs are adjustable from 1 cm thick giving a few degrees of tilt to fully inflated giving up to 45 degrees of tilt.

30 cm – Quicker movement, more challenging, feels twitchy.

40 cm – Slower movement, easier to get started on, feels more stable.

Ordering Information

  • Free 24 hr delivery to UK mainland.
  • Worldwide shipping available – calculated at checkout.
  • 21 day no quibble money back guarantee.  We would rather see signs of use than an un-used CoolBoard returned!
  • Handmade by us in Bristol, UK, from eco conscious materials.
  • Buy it – Try it – if you don’t like it – return it!
  • We only sell direct – this is how we supply a far superior balance board at a similar price to common roller balance boards.

For more detailed information please see our Customer Services Page.