Pros: Fun, light, compact, portable, effective ski workout
Cons: Fighting over whose turn it is
The Butter Nub Balance Board from Vew-Do is a one-piece workout that is fun for skiers of all ages and abilities. The board is tapered with a reverse camber deck that is coated with a sandpaper-like material to make it grippy. There's a hub under the center of the board with two nubs under the nose and tail for spinning, walking and tricks. It's challenging but safe because you're only an inch above the ground. As a beginner, my core and ankles are getting the most work as I struggle to stay balanced, and I'm only able to persevere for a short time before my legs start screaming. This after several months of cross-fit training that had me believing I was in the best shape of my life. That may be true, but now I know there's still a ways to go!
You can ramp up the difficulty by moving from a carpeted floor to a hard surface. Higher pile carpet will feel different than lower pile carpet, just like skiing in snow feels different from skiing on snow.
Summary: Highly recommended conditioning device for skiers, snowboarders and anyone who enjoys an active lifestyle.