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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I found a bosu at the sports authority for like $100 yesterday. This thing is awesome. That is all.
post #2 of 18
Did you get the Bosu home or the Bosu Pro? Considering getting a Bosu and would like to know if spending another $40 is worthwhile. I'm 190lbs and will use as part of a home conditioning workout. Finndog's fitness trainer likes the Pro.

Anybody else have input or know the difference?
post #3 of 18
You should save the $40 and use it to buy beer when we ski this winter.

The home version will be fine.

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Originally Posted by Living Proof View Post

Did you get the Bosu home or the Bosu Pro? Considering getting a Bosu and would like to know if spending another $40 is worthwhile. I'm 190lbs and will use as part of a home conditioning workout. Finndog's fitness trainer likes the Pro.

Anybody else have input or know the difference?
 
post #4 of 18
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Did you get the Bosu home or the Bosu Pro? Considering getting a Bosu and would like to know if spending another $40 is worthwhile. I'm 190lbs and will use as part of a home conditioning workout. Finndog's fitness trainer likes the Pro.

Anybody else have input or know the difference?
What's the difference?  I'm not familiar with the Pro.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

I have the home version.

post #6 of 18
I was not aware there was a pro and home version until I looked at the Bosu website.

I got a pm from a Bear, I'll leave him nameless unless he posts for all to see, indicating they are the same. His research found the Pro must be used by commercial gym's etc. for warranty purposes. It's somewhat common for warranties to have terms differentiating business from personal use.

Looking at the Bosu website, the dimensions are the same and I couldn't find anything to distinguish the home from pro.

Tim, first beer's on me, we need to ski.
post #7 of 18
Yeah, I was just checking that site.  They claim improved durability.

I have had two bosus for a few years now.  I put them four or five feet apart and jump from one to the other.  I weigh ~185# and can't think of a better test of their durability.  They've never given me any trouble.
post #8 of 18
I have no idea on differences between the home and pro version.  As a manufacturer, similar items that look the same but priced different either:

a) a identical but because it has a better warranty, they charge more to cover the warranty repair/replacements.

b) is different (could be difficult to detect) and drive cost up to manufacture (in this case could be thicker material

c) slightly different AND charge more to cover repairs/replacements

I would bet it is either a or c.  More than likely a because it would be cheaper than having two sets of everything.

I have a bosu ball.  It's the version that holds me up and was on sale.  Is now 14 months old and is used 2-3 times per week.
post #9 of 18
On the bosu website, the home version with 4 DVD's shipped is $115.

Thanks for all the thoughts.
post #10 of 18
Dick's has them. That's where I bought mine.

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On the bosu website, the home version with 4 DVD's shipped is $115.

Thanks for all the thoughts.
 
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post #12 of 18
Those are pretty cool.

I saw some kids in the gym who took two bosus side by side and then hopped laterally from one to the other and back again and again. looked like it would be a pretty powerful ski exercise. Sort of like a radical, bouncy version of a skier's edge machine....

I didn't try it 'cause i want to have all my parts in one piece when it finally starts to snow!
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Some BOSU exercises here

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post #14 of 18
Link works for me. Anyone else?

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post #15 of 18
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Link works for me. Anyone else?
 


 
Works for me.
post #16 of 18
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Dick's has them. That's where I bought mine.
 


 
Tim,
I happened to be in Dick's yesterday and they sold for $109 with sales tax it's closer to $118.
As the website gives the full DVD package, that seems like a better deal.

A minor rant. I had a Craigslist deal, verbally, for $60. Seller called an hour before we were to meet and no longer wants to do deal.
post #17 of 18
For those of you in the Denver area, Sports Authority typically has a $25 off coupon for purchases over $100 and has the Bosu on sale for $99.  Pretty good deal.

drn92
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

I have no idea on differences between the home and pro version.  As a manufacturer, similar items that look the same but priced different either:

a) a identical but because it has a better warranty, they charge more to cover the warranty repair/replacements.
 
When I opened the package, there is a note stating "Warranty is not valid for commercial establishments".

I think L&AirC option a) is what's going on.


with a gym paying extra for extra warranty via the Pro model.
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