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In The News Si Boarders In Depth Bloopers & Production Fun Training Info Downloads Foundations Start Here Unconventional Training Traditional Lifting Firefighters & Service Industry MMA Training Traditional Sports Surf Sports Injury Prevention and Rehab Trick List Kids & Grandpa Medicine Ball Training Power Rope Ball Training Common Questions Blog- Train With Me Mobile App Find Us Events Social & Newsletters On The Map About Us Contact Us Vision and Core Values Our Story Creating Prototypes Engineers and Manufacturers Ups and Downs Picking Up the Pieces What's In A Slogan? 2016 Price Increase Shipping Site Help / FAQ Products Product Videos Buyer Guide Q & A Balance Boards Balls Rope Balls Fitness & Rehab Half Balls Resistance Bands DIY Creator Kits Clearance Narrow By Home > Products > Balance Boards > Board Skills > POWDER STARTER 8 IN 1 | Large Board / Adjustable Rail Hybrid | Economy Starter | 41" x 15" Alternative Views: Powder Starter Small Economy SizeSize: 41" x 15" Skill Level: Beginner Riders: 4' to 6'Ride Stance: 16" - 38" Best beginner balance board for snow sportsUnique shape allows extreme tilting Our Price: $495.00 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours Product Code: POWDERSTARTER7IN1 Board Color Orange with Silver and Blue 3" Mini Ball Color 1st Ball Color: Black Bright Pink Bright Orange Bright Yellow Bright Green Bright Blue Bright Purple 2nd Ball Color: Black Bright Pink Bright Orange Bright Yellow Bright Green Bright Blue Bright Purple Rail Extensions Creator Kit Options: Extend Your Rail 4" Extension Set [Add $15.00] 8" Extension Set [Add $30.00] Qty: Description Technical Specs Users Guide Hit The Slopes With Confidence: The Powder Starter offers a unique balance trainer for your off season training. The wide ends stabilize the board while the skinny middle moves fast. This is perfect for learning how to 360 and turn your board as you float through the air. The unique board shape gives you extreme tilt and will strengthen your ankles and calves. A great board for beginners and kids learning how to master the slopes. Create Your Full Body Training Program: Keep a narrow stance similar to snowboarding or get stretched out into a wide squat and feel your legs burn as you grab the board. You have 9" of extra space on each end to find your balance. Perfect for a wide lunge or squat stance with the Half Balls. Upper body and full body moves are possible with the larger board size. You can train your entire body and stay fit all year long. Balance On These: Create your own unique combo that suits your needs. Add Balls and Half Balls for your training. Featuring an adjustable rail so you can grow with your board. A great option for young kids with smaller feet who quickly outgrow their clothes! 3" Mini Balls: These are the smallest Balls and are very quick and responsive. They will keep you close to the ground and give you the sensation of floating on air. Beginners should start with these balls. If using on an extremely padded surface or deep carpet these balls will be absorbed and limit your ride motion. Use two balls to create a double pivot board and then progress your skills to one ball.5" Small Balls: This size Ball is an advanced size and will give you a lot of tilt with starting and stopping. The 5" Small Ball should be used by adults and kids with larger feet who can ride the 3" Mini balls well.5" Half Balls: These small Half Balls are the perfect beginner size that will create a challenging surface. Perfect for toddlers and kids progressing to this board. Use two for a basic rocker board or one for a wobble board tilting in all directions. Half balls allow you to progress from the basics of balance or multi-task in complex motions as you progress.6.5" Half Balls: This size Half Ball gives you a lot of tilt for experienced riders who need more range of motion. You will be able to rotate the balance board better with this size. Use a 3" Mini Ball and 6.5" Half Ball for the Thrasher and Rock and Roll combos. Use a 5" Small Ball and 6.5" Half Ball for the Big Drop combo.Rail Extensions: All Starter Boards feature a urethane rail that is pieced together. You can put in middle rail extensions to increase the length by 4" or 8". The rail can also be placed on a larger board. A great way to adjust and reuse your balance board as you gain in skill and height. Elysia's Notes: The Powder Starter is a fun balance board. It is light and fast and gives you a lot of forward and backward motion. It is perfect for kids learning how to balance. With the wide range in stance you can stay narrow and work on quick core control. Use the half balls and change up your routine for wide lunges and squats to strengthen your legs. A perfect board that will last a long time as the kids grow and you gain in skill. Keep extending your rail to get a bigger ride surface. Balance Board Progression From Beginner To Advanced: Basic Combos: Rocker Board: 2 Half Balls Wobble Board: 1 Half Ball Single Pivot Board: 1 Half Ball and 1 Ball Double Pivot Board: 2 Balls Multi-Direction Board: 1 Ball Specialty Combos: Rock and Roll: 3" Mini Ball rolling inside a 6.5" Half Ball at each end Thrasher: 3" Mini Ball rolling inside a 6.5" Half Ball Big Drop: 5" Small Ball fixed tight inside a 6.5" Half Ball Starter Boards Give You 8 Different Board Options Download Our 68 Page Information Packet That Comes With All Orders: Click Here Download Our 3" Mini Ball Trigger Point Release Posters: Click Here Board Size and Features: Medium board size 41" x 15" x 5/8" inches 104 x 38 x 1.58 cm 11 layer high grade Baltic Birch plywood Flat ride surface Rail is bolted directly under the board Grip coat on all board surfaces Rail Size and Features: 16" x 9.5" x 1" inches 40.6 x 24 x 2.5 cm Solid urethane to resist wear and friction Can be lengthened by 4" or 8" extensions Rail can not be shortened Ride Stance: 16" - 38" inches 40.6 - 96.5 cm Board Weight: 10 pounds 4.54 kg Weight limit: 220 pounds 100 kg 3" Mini Ball: 0.6 lbs / .27 kg 9.6 ounces in weight Slightly larger and heavier than a baseball 3" inch / 7.62 cm diameter 9.42" inch / 23.87 cm circumference 5" Small Ball: 2.5 lbs / 1.13 kg in weight Easily grip with one hand 5" inch / 12.7 cm diameter 15.7" inch / 69.87 cm circumference 5" Half Ball: 1.25 lbs / 0.6 kg in weight 5" inch / 12.7 cm diameter base 2.5" inch / 6.35 cm height Completely flat bottom side 6.5" Half Ball: 2.3 lbs / 1 kg in weight 6.5" inch / 16.51 cm diameter base 3.25" inch / 8.25 cm height Open recessed area on flat side for a 3" or 5" Ball Balls and Half Balls:Urethane Ball and Half Ball Material: Solid urethane without air, gel or sand filling to break open. Exceptional resistance to friction, oils, solvents, UV, extreme temperatures and is odor free. Higher strength and durability compared to rubber, plastic or vinyl. Construction: Made as one complete unit and avoids seams or piecing together. Balls are perfectly round. Balls will not break open or wear with repetitive slamming. Texture: Slight tacky feel with grip bumps for texture. Easily grips the board and ground surfaces for safety. Will not slip on carpet or tile floors compared to wood or plastic rollers. Hardness: Very stiff with slight compression. Best described as the hardness of a lacrosse ball. Not as hard or slick as a bowling ball. Rebound Speed: The balls rebound back to you as hard and fast as you throw them. In many cases, users are caught off guard at the speed of the rebound. If the ball has a second bounce with spin, the rebound is even faster than the fist bounce. Rebound Heights: Will return about 70% of its height from a still drop. When slamming on the ground the rebound can be as high as 3 times the drop height. When slamming against the wall the rebound is extremely forceful compared to an air filled ball. When slamming on the ground and into a corner the rebound will easily double your height. Rolling And Bouncing: Due to the solid mass and high rebound, the balls continue to roll very far. Heavier balls carry more momentum and require more muscular control. The balls will continue to bounce off of surfaces like a pin ball machine. Size And Weight: As the ball size increases the weight increases. The weight may feel heavier when throwing the ball due to the high rebound. Solid Surface: The balls need a solid surface to properly rebound. The balls will not rebound on grass. Always use a solid and smooth surface such as concrete or asphalt. Avoid throwing against brick, plaster, wood or plastic walls. How To Change the Rail: Children should always be supervised Click here for Creator Kit Instructions Use a Phillips head screwdriver and remove the bolts Add or remove the 4" extension pieces to the rail Trace a new rail template on paper or newsprint Mark the new bolt pattern on the board top Try to use the existing holes Drill a 3/16" hole for the new bolts Insert bolts into board Place rail on the board and bolts Tighten bolts until the rail is secure Suggested Skill Level:All levels for small to medium usersusers will fell comfortable in a variety of stancesSmaller rail space allows kids with small feet to easily control the boardHow It Feels To Balance On:Riders 3' to 4':This sized rider will progress to this board as they grow and learn board controlSuggested to use 2 balls of the same size and half balls to startRiders 4' to 5'4":Natural ride stance feels comfortableEnough room for full body movesGreat board to grow into Riders 5'4" to 6':Narrow stance that easily allows longer ride sessionsQuickly carve this board around with minimal strengthGood board size for upper body body movesRider 6' and taller:Narrow stance that keeps the board centered under the bodySmall board that will allow comfortable lunge or wide squatsFull body moves require your body very centered over the middleSuggested Balls:3" Mini ball:Beginner ball that is fast and quick to turnRequires you to keep the board level for turningKeeps you low to the ground to easily stop5" Small ball:Advanced ball that is smooth and fast under the boardTurning is easy with fluid motionKeeps you high for maximum board tilt and turningSuggested Half Balls:5" Small Half Ball for beginner users6.5" Medium Half Ball for advanced usersWho Should Use This?Smaller riders who will eventually progress to larger boards and railsHave plenty of space available to ride- at least 7' x 7'Great board if working with medium users who need general trainingNot Recommended:6.5" Medium, 8.5" Large and 10" Super Deluxe ball8.5" Half ball8.5" Half ball is possible with extreme tilt Instructions A video posted by Si Boards, Inc (@siboards) on Jul 3, 2015 at 1:03pm PDT Related Items POWDER ORIGINAL BASIC | Large Board / Small Rail Hybrid | Original | 41" x 15" | 6 in 1 Options FREESTYLE ORIGINAL | Medium Board / Medium Rail Classic | Original | 36" x 18" | Build Your Package Ultimate Fitness w/ Resistance Bands, 5" Inch Half Balls - BEGINNER LARGE BOARD TURBO ORIGINAL BASIC | Small Board / Small Rail Classic | Original | 27" x 15" | 4 in 1 Options Our Price: $635.00 Our Price: $360.00 Our Price: $450.00 Our Price: $490.00 Ultimate Fitness w/ Resitance Bands, 6.5" Inch Half Balls - INTERMEDIATE LARGE BOARD SURF STARTER 7 IN 1 | Large Board / Adjustable Rail Hybrid | Economy Starter | 42" x 18" SURF ORIGINAL| Large Board / Medium Rail Hybrid | Original | 42" x 18" | Build Your Package KICK START BASIC | XSmall Board / Skate Rail | 18" x 10" | 3 in 1 Options | Kids and Toddlers Our Price: $490.00 Our Price: $495.00 Our Price: $365.00 Our Price: $95.00 Share your knowledge of this product. 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