Build Your Own Balance Board With Our Creator Kit
Si Boards Creator Kits can be assembled and attached in about 30 minutes. You may prefer to place the rail directly in the center of the board or closer to the nose or tail. Leave enough room at the end of the board to stand directly over the rail bolt. We give the rider at least 4" at the ends of the board. Placing the rail at the very edge of the board may result in the ball rolling to the outside of your foot causing you to fall.
- Safety glasses
- 3/16" drill bit
- Phillips head screw driver
- Countersink tool (optional)
- Clamps (optional)
equipment when using tools and supervise children. We are not
responsible for damage to your board top. Use a board top in good
condition and at least a 7 ply skate deck or 9 ply flat wood.
Individuals above 220 pounds should consider an 11 or 13 ply wood. The
bolt threading is 10-32 if you require longer bolts.
Connect the rail pieces and place it over the template. Ensure the rail and template have the same hole pattern. Cut out the template provided and tape it to your board platform. If you do not have a template or the rail expands beyond the template you can trace it on newsprint and cut out.
Mark the hole placement on your board top using a pen, hammer and nail or drill directly through the template. The rail holes are marked by a black rectangle on the template. The rail is designed with a slot for bolt and nut variance. If you don’t drill exactly in the center- don’t worry about it!
Drill a 3/16” hole through the board top. You may want to put a piece of scrap wood under your board to avoid splintering the bottom. You can countersink the top hole slightly so the bolt is flush with the board top.
Place the bolts in the board top and turn over.
Connect all rail pieces and place it over the bolts. The rail has some give if you need to bend the rail to fit over the bolts. Push the rail down against your board. It is best to place the entire rail on the board rather than in sections.
Place the nuts in the bottom of the rail recess and directly over the bolts. The nut slots are tight to provide tension and keep the nut in place. It may be easiest to turn the nut on its side (90 degrees and perpendicular) to the board and push it in. Then you can turn it back 90 degrees and flat against the bolt. You can also slightly thread a secondary bolt through the bottom of the nut to capture it. Then tap the nut in the slot and back the secondary bolt out. You can also use a pair of narrow pliers to hold the nut.
If you are using a bent board and the rail does not make direct contact use a clamp to secure the rail and board. Then slightly tighten the bolt and nuts using a Phillips head screwdriver.
Using a Phillips head screwdriver, tighten all the bolts and nuts slightly- just enough to catch. If you completely tighten one bolt the rail may shift and make it difficult to tighten the rest of the bolts. Finish with tightening all bolts and nuts until the rail is secure.
Check to see if the bolt is sitting higher than the rail. If this is the case you may need a shorter bolt or your countersink hole is too deep.
Your rail is now attached and ready for you to ride! Start with a safe ride every time and check the rail for damage and secure attachment before riding.