Porto LongTail & Ball

Maximum Thrills & Minimal Form


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The portable 3D balance & core trainer

The worlds best balance board goes portable – unique, fun and highly beneficial 3d movement, kept safe by the ring – beautifully engineered lightweight board with a little flex and DuraSoft top for comfortable balance – smooth rounded edges for comfortable exercising.

Porto LongTail

The Porto LongTail was designed to be the neat traveling CoolBoard – but what came out is so much more!  Yes, you can slip it into your weekend bag, slip it out at the beach bar or in your hotel room, and have a nice gentle balance.  But being so light and neat, what the PortoLT loves is to be taken by the horns and flicked around, it’s the most chuckable balance board there is. The safety ring is roughly the same size as the Large CoolBoard allowing big bold moves if you choose.

For a surfer’s analogy to compare it with the other CoolBoards, the PortoLT is the shortboard, the CoolBoard the longboard.  Or you could say it’s the little kid brother, still getting the high grades during the day, but rebelling at night!

60 x 33 x 1.8cms, 1.7kgs.  Recommended max weight: 100kgs


Gorgeous, silky, addictive movement…   ‘feels like a hoverboard’ is a common comment.  There is just nothing like the joyous movement of this Ball, you’ve got to try it to believe it.

The Standard Speed Medium Size Ball is just right to get you going easily enough, whilst offering a challenge that will keep you coming back for more, for years, the Goldilocks ball.

Our Balls are the oft unsung hero of CoolBoard, the key to making a board on a ball work for everyday people, or work full stop, and we are the only people on the planet to get this vital element right.  Too hard and the movement is too fast for most mortals.  Too soft and it simply stops acting as a ball, making a pointless compromised wobble board.

This is why we developed our unique range of Balls, they are key to CoolBoard’s function, and it’s why we stopped supplying the severely compromised, inconsistent and annoying inflatable balls.

Expensive to make, alas there is no ‘off the shelf’ alternative, but they are ready to give you smiles and benefits everyday.  No pump, no pop, no misshape, just hop on and smile.

Suitable for ‘up for it’ 10 – 80 year olds.  Also available as Board & Disc for a gentle start, or Board, Ball & Disc for both.

Other sizes and speeds of Ball are available as accessories, so you can add to your balance arsenal in the future.

Is it fun?

Yes, very!  It’s simply impossible to explain in words, there is something unique and highly addictive about the movement of a good board on a good ball.  Whether you ride it gently or more dynamically, its in another league compared with roller or stationary balance boards.  It even makes exercises far more engaging.

Is it beneficial?

Oh yes!  This is the beauty of true 3d movement.  So many more muscles will be firing away to control that movement, so it really strengthens up stabilising muscles around joints, targets the core, and if you really want, hits those obliques with a sliding plank!

Is it Difficult?

This all depends on how you approach it, and the PortoLT takes slightly more getting used to compared to the CoolBoard.  Still, with instruction and a good support we have had 80 year old grandmothers up and happily balancing away within 10 minutes.  Any balance trainer will require you to learn new skills, it’s the challenge that improves us.  Yes, it’s a little shock to begin with, but unlike many balance trainers, it’s a lot of fun and very beneficial, so it’s well worth the effort, and it will keep you coming back for more for years to come.


PortoLT note:  Designed to be portable, the PortoLT is thinner and therefore less strong.  It is more than strong enough for general use up to 100kgs, but if you repeatedly land big tricks it might not last forever.  Send me some videos of you landing big tricks and I might give you a replacement for free…

Not just for Christmas, and definitely not for the cupboard!  We believe in producing products that will not only last a lifetime, but will keep getting used and keep looking enticing.  This makes any product a joy to own, more economical over the years, and saves the planet.

Your Board is engineered, by hand in our workshop in Bristol, UK, from high quality birch ply – one of the strongest plys there is – to a very high standard.  It is then finished with 4 coats of durable lacquer.  Finally the DuraSoft is added.  You will notice the graphics and logo run right through the DuraSoft, so there’s no printing to rub off and look scabby.

Yes, it all costs a bit more, but we would rather you still love your CoolBoard in 5 or 15 years’ time.

product details

Porto LongTail balance board front and back

Portable Balance Platform

Sleek design will slip into most hold and trip bags

DuraSoft – non-abrasive for barefoot or shoes

18mm thick quality Birch Ply handmade in UK

60 x 32.5 x 1.8cm, 1.7kgs

For Ball use – use with caution if shoe size 6 or under

Ball – 3D balance nirvana

The secret to effective balance & core training is unrestricted movement.  Forget the roller and join the 3D (r)evolution

Years to develop and expensive to manufacture – the only Balls to balance on!

Use on a soft / squidgy surface (carpet / exercise mat) to slow the movement while you get used to it.

Different size and speed Balls are available as accessories so you can add to your package in the future.

CoolBoard balance board Workout and Instructions

Core Workout & Instructions

Quick to learn with our fully illustrated instructions

Exercises – not just for standing – CoolBoard will give your Core and Joint Stabilisers the best workout possible – the magic of 3D movement!

Perform Better, live longer, be happier

…OH MY!!!! i have been teaching board sports for years now, I’ve tried every balance board ever made, they are all okay but nothing comes close to the coolboard…

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  We only sell direct – this is how we supply a far superior balance board at a similar price to common roller balance boards.

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