Captain Tarzan of Wakesurf Orlando

L to R: Capt. Tarzan, Hunter Joslin, Jana, Martin, and little Filip at Indo Board Headquarters.
In every epic eighties saga, the storyline unfolds between good and evil – the protagonist versus the antagonist – in a battle for the fate of the world/galaxy/universe/school hallways (you get the point). The rising action in those films entails a dramatic montage with an exposé of the protagonist’s skills increasing in time lapse perfection. In the 1986 film Highlander, Sean Connery plays Ramirez, the prototypical master bestowing knowledge upon his brash new student, MacLeod, played by Christoper Lambert. In the opening scene of the montage, Ramirez is rowing a small wooden boat across a large lake as MacLeod struggles to straddle between the gunwales. Ramirez mockingly sings with vibrato, “B-A-L-A-N-C-E… Balance!” before heaving MacLeod over the edge for his brazen comments during the training exercise. While Lambert’s character inevitably discovers his immortality in this sequence, the focus of this particular article is to discuss MacLeod’s failure – balance training. 
Most of us spend a lifetime attempting to acquire what montage training scenes depict in a matter of minutes. Those who endure the test of time learn the inherent value of cross training with board sports. Wakesurfing behind the boat is a luxurious way to spend the day enjoying the water while honing your craft but it isn’t the only avenue of skill drills available. Repeatedly crashing can eventually yield the appropriate movements required to land a trick but developing the muscle memory to accomplish a particular locomotion can be rigorously practiced in the comfort of your home. For many years, Wakesurf Orlando has advocated the use of Indo Boards for a variety of wakesurfing skills from basic balance techniques to more advanced wakesurfing tricks like big spins. 
Indo Board has become the most renowned balance training board in the world offering eight unique models designed for increasing core and leg strength. Even athletes (including former Olympians) whose focus remains outside the realm of board sports have attributed a training edge directly correlated with their use of Indo Board products. The fundamental basis of control in wakesurfing is derived from core and leg strength as most movements are actuated from the abdominal region and below. Even the most minor modulations engage ligaments in the feet that receive a hefty workout during barefoot balance board training. Without the quintessential elements of focused balance training, an athlete – professional or recreational – slows their progress. 
We recently received an offer to tour the Indo Board factory from company owner, Hunter Joslin, who invented the modern balance board. Upon arrival, we noticed each computer desk had several Indo Board balance trainers within a few square feet of the keyboard; one computer desk was set up without a chair so the user could stand on an Indo Board while working. Is your office this awesome? The office also quickly converts into a veritable playground of balance boards with endless combinations of inflatable ovals and cylindrical rollers available for testing. To be honest, we were surprised the staff is able to get any work done with so many toys littering the office. 
Despite a hip injury that has kept him out of the ocean surf for a few months, Hunter still happily jumped on an Indo Board to strut over forty years of adept balance training development and prowess. Indo Board has developed an extensive set of training modules available on www.youtube.com/user/indoboard. The videos offer insightful ideas and tips for utilizing the different models of Indo Board to improve any individual’s dexterity. The videos also offer a quaint reminder of how some extremely talented individuals have developed Indo Board training abilities beyond what many of us could possibly imagine. After getting hyped from watching a few online videos, we jumped on several models of Indo Board to tinker, and eventually ended up taking home a new Mini Kicktail model after having so much fun landing shuv-its. If a wakesurfing school is using Indo Board for onshore training, shouldn’t you?
Check out all Indo Board has to offer at www.indoboard.com.
 

Capt. Tarzan
CEO of Wakesurf Orlando

Come See What's New At Indo Board – July 2017 Newsletter

 

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Bliss! And our best deal ever! Get 25% off all Indo Yoga Boards! Practice stand up paddle yoga in the comfort of your home, yoga studio, or your most favorite, peaceful place. Sale ends July 31st, 2017. Supplies are limited. Get yours here.
Yoga teacher, school teacher, surfer, and Indo Board Team Rider, Lauren Petterson (shown above), shows us how it’s beautifully done.
Join Lauren Petterson for the NamasteSUP Challenge! There are a lot of prizes to be won. Click here for details.
 
 

Featured Brand Ambassador


Summer is here in the northern hemisphere! If you can, come take Surf’Sup Yoga class on the Indo Yoga Board every Tuesday at 9:45 AM with Brand Ambassador and Team Rider, Evelyn O’Doherty at Mandala Yoga Center For Healing Arts.
 

Featured Coach


How To Practice Your Golf Tricks! Coach Rusty leads the way in his inspiring and fun-filled video. Would you like to learn how to play golf with Coach Rusty? Here you go. Ryan_Inquiries@golfstars.agency
 

FEATURED VIDEOS


Challenge! How many clap pushups will you do? Nelson Cruz is INDO IT. Need some fitness motivation? See his superhero workout video here.
 

In this videoOscar Borrajo oversees Ana as she succeeds at rail grabs. As you attempt this challenge, try not to let your Indo Board touch the ground. Ana is riding an Indo Board Kicktail Pro Natural. Want one? Get yours here.
 

FEATURED TEAM RIDERS


Challenge! Get outside today as soon as possible like Team Rider, Leo Oppenheim and Jake at the Northwest slackfest. See their fantastic video here.
 

In this video, Team Rider, Sophie Compeau, keeps herself tuned up before, during, and after hockey season by cross training on her Indo Board. Watch her incredible balance and speed! How do you stay on top of your game?
 

12-year-old Team Rider, Trinity Lewis, just keeps getting better and better every day! In this video, Trinity Lewis shows us how to jump rope, back flip, hang 10 jump, unicycle jump, nunchuck on the Indo Board, and forward flip off of the Roller. Incredible!
Would you like to see more fun videos like this one? Please follow Trinity Lewis on his Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/trinitylewis.
 

Congratulations to Indo Board Brand Ambassador and Team Rider, Evelyn O’Doherty, for winning 1st at the Charles Island SUP Race!
 

Happy and Healthy July To You!