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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 > VORTEX | Small Board / Skate Rail Hybrid | Economy Starter | 28" x 12" | Multiple Training Packages Alternative Views: Vortex Starter Small Economy Size, Hybrid Shape with Small Skate Rail Size: 28" x 12" Skill Level: All riders Riders: 4' to 5'4" to 6' feet tall Ride Stance: 20" - 24"Great for small riders, travel, fitness classes and small ride spaceQuick and responsive for foot coordinationSize: 28" x 12" x 3/4" pressed Maple with continuous rocker (Vortex)Size: 28" x 12" x 1/2" pressed Maple with continuous rocker (Vortex Junior) Start Building Your Custom Order Below Select all options first Then "Add To Cart" Our Price: $125.00 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours Product Code: STB280 Board Version: Vortex - Weight Limit 300 lbs / 136 kg Vortex Jr - Weight Limit 100 lbs / 45 kg Board Color New Limited Edition Combos! Email my color options. Training Packages Select Your Training Package Intro [Add $25.00] Basic [Add $75.00] Perfect All Star [Add $150.00] Want to create your own unique combo? Select the options below and make the training package that's right for you. Have fun! Balls First Ball: Create Your Multi-Direction Board 3" Mini [Add $25.00] Second Ball: Create A Double Pivot Board 3" Mini [Add $25.00] Half Balls First Half Ball: Create A Wobble Board 5" Small [Add $50.00] Second Half Ball: Create A Rocker Board 5" Small [Add $50.00] Qty: Description Technical Specs Users Guide Dear Si Boarders:The formatting on this page is capital W... Wacky! I know, this is part of the reason for changing to a new an improved website. Thanks for your patience until then.Are you ready for one unique ride system? The Vortex is a board designed for the extremes of Si Boarding. Perfect for beginners needing a limited ride space and ability for a full body workout without overstretching the system. Equally perfect for advanced riders trying to stay centered on this agile board that knocks you front to back. Maximized rail and board ration allows you to use the whole board, have great tilt and ongoing challenge without grounding the board too quickly. Fantastic for skateboard training, tricks, kids, beginners, gym classes and athletes who need to train quick and reactive feet. The Most Reactive Board for Agility Training: The Vortex is a swirl of energy that surely translates into your ride style and training! This unique hybrid board features a long narrow shape with our narrow Skate rail. This combo creates a very fast front to back movement transfer and abrupt direction change as the ball hits the rail. That energy moves up your body and requires core stability and fast reactions to control your upper body. The small rail allows you to lift your heels and ride with just your forefoot and toes on the board. Perfect for athletes who routinely train fast feet and ability to overcome opposing forces from your opponents like boxing, martial arts, football, soccer, tennis and dancers. Fun For Everyone In the Family or Gym:As a beginning balance board, the Vortex is perfect for getting your core stimulated without feeling overwhelmed by a lot of board motions like our larger Si Boards. It's an awesome size for small feet, growing kids, families and multiple users. You will enjoy taking this outside or on your next trip since it is compact and easy to pack. Everybody get ready for your next core challenge! Priced just right, sized for travel and easy training outdoors and as an entry for beginners and the ultimate challenge for advanced riders. The pressed Maple ply gives the board incredible strength, continuous rocker and a fun . Vortex and the Vortex Junior Differences:The Vortex comes in two different board thicknesses. Both are pressed maple ply from our USA skateboard manufacturers. The Vortex is 3/4 inch thick with 13 ply maple and have incredible strength for heavier riders up to 400 pounds. The Vortex Junior. is our lighter and thinner board with 7 layers of pressed maple ply. This board is suited for kids and smaller riders under 100 pounds. The Vortex Junior. is easier to maneuver for smaller riders and will flex if a heavier rider stands on it.Balance On These: Create your own unique combo that suits your needs. Add Balls and Half Balls for your training. 3" Mini Balls: The 3" Mini Balls are the best combo to get your multi-direction balance training started. Sized just right with the narrow board and continuous rocker for a fast and smooth transition from left to right. Front to back ride space is just enough for a comfortable ride for beginners with a gentle movement flow. Also super challenging for advanced riders when moving with strong and purposeful exercises. Use one ball for multi-direction riding or two for ultimate front to back challenge in your sport stance.5" Vortex Half Balls: The 5" Vortex Half Ball has great height for a lot of board tilt and foot coordination fine tuning and to use as a slant ankle stretching board. Designed to fit inside the narrow rail and hug the straight edges of the rail for tricks and spins. Use one for a Wobble Board tilting in all directions. Use two Half Balls to create a Rocker Board that tilts in 2 directions and as an easier start to learning balance. The Vortex Half Balls are specialty designed with a recessed area so you can place the 3" Mini Balls inside and create the Thrasher or Rock and Roll CombosRail 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. If using the 8" Extension kit you will need to use a larger board top. The rail can always be taken off and placed on a larger board. The 4" Extension kit will create a 20" length rail and you will need to drill new rail holes. Elysia's Notes: I have enjoyed watching kids learn how to balance on the Turbo Starter. The rail size is perfect for small feet compare to the Turbo Original. They confidently learn the board movements and how to engage their muscles. It is fast and a very tight ride area compared to any other board. It is a unique ride to keep the board level to avoid grounding the sides. When I use this board I know I can completely control the motion and multi-task. 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: Hybrid board shapeSmall board size with Skate Kit rail 28" x 12" x 3/4" inches, 13 ply pressed Maple - Vortex 71.2 x 30.5 x 1.9 cm - Vortex28" x 12" x 1/2" 9 ply pressed Maple - Vortex Junior71.2 x 30.5 x 1.27 cm - Vortex Junior Continuous rocker from end to end Rail is bolted directly under the board Grip coat on all board surfaces Rail Size and Features: Extra small railDIY Skate Kit rail 20" x 6.25" x 1" inches 50.8 x 15.8 x 2.54 cm Solid urethane to resist wear and friction Can be shortened by 4" or 8" extensions Rail can not be lengthened Ride Stance: 20" - 24" inches 51 - 61 cm Board Weight: 8 pounds - Vortex 3.18 kg - Vortex6.5 pounds - Vortex Junior2.95 kg - Vortex Junior Weight Limit Vortex: 300 pounds 136 kg Weight Limit Vortex Junior:100 pounds45 kg3" 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" Vortex Half Ball: 1.25 lbs / 0.6 kg in weight 5" inch / 12.7 cm diameter base 2.5" inch / 6.35 cm height Flat edges specific for Skate rail sizeRecessed area for the 3" Mini Ball to create the Thrasher or Rock and Roll Combo 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 8" 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 usersSmall users will fell comfortable on this boardSmaller 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 beginner board for this sized rider Riders 5'4" to 6':Narrow stance that easily allows longer ride sessionsQuickly carve this board around with minimal strengthSmall board size for upper body and full body movesRider 6' and taller:Very minimal stance that keeps the board centered under the bodySmall board that will not allow comfortable lunge or wide squatsFull body moves are very difficultSuggested Balls:3" Mini ball:Beginner ball that is fast and quick to turnEasily translate small body movements to responsive board movesKeeps you low to the ground to easily stopSuggested Half Balls:5" Small Half Ball for Vortex boardsWho Should Use This?Smaller riders who will eventually progress to larger boards and railsHave plenty of space available to ride- at least 5' x 5'Great board if working with medium users who need general trainingNot Recommended:5", 6.5" Medium, 8.5" Large and 10" Super Deluxe ball6.5", 8.5" Half ball Related Items LIGHT QUICK | Turbo Original | Small Board / Small Rail | Original | 27" x 15" | 15 in 1 Options ENDLESS POWDER | Large Board / Small Rail Hybrid | Powder Original | 41" x 15" | 16 in 1 Options Ultimate Fitness w/ Resitance Bands, 6.5" Inch Half Balls - INTERMEDIATE LARGE BOARD TURBO ORIGINAL | Small Board / Small Rail Classic | Original | 27" x 15" | Build Your Package Our Price: $800.00 Our Price: $1,000.00 Our Price: $490.00 Our Price: $320.00 ENDLESS SURF | Large Board / Medium Rail Hybrid | Surf Original | 42" x 18" | 16 in 1 Options SURF STARTER | Large Board / Adjustable Rail Hybrid | Economy Starter | 42" x 18" | Build Your Package FREESTYLE ORIGINAL | Medium Board / Medium Rail Classic | Original | 36" x 18" | Build Your Package Ultimate Fitness Balance Board - LARGE BOARD Our Price: $1,500.00 Our Price: $195.00 Our Price: $360.00 Our Price: $200.00 Share your knowledge of this product. 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