Kumo Board reinvents the balance board, replaces hard materials with soft inflatable design

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Wood and plastic replaced with soft high-pressure inflation technology. Opens up activity to wider audience, more uses, easy travel.

Kumo Board is soft and skill-level adjustable for all ages and abilities

Balance boards are great, but they're too advanced for most people and made of hard materials. Kumo Board is soft and skill-level adjustable for all ages and abilities.

Wooden and plastic balance boards have been around since at least the 1950s and are a great way to develop core strength and improve balance. Kumo Board is the first and only balance board to use a patent-pending design featuring high-pressure inflation technology and drop-stitch materials. This allows it to be soft and rigid at the same time as well as skill-level adjustable for all ages and abilities. The board can be rolled up when not in use for easy storage and travel. It's ideal for a wide range of uses, from fitness and yoga to physical therapy, standing desk cushion, boardsport training and more. The innovative design captured the interest of the Kickstarter community and was fully funded in just over a day.

“I’ve had balance boards in my house for as long as I can remember.” stated Kumo Board co-creator Jimmy Blakeney. “I want my kids to enjoy them but was afraid they’d hurt themselves or breaking something in the house because of the hard materials they're made of.” One day when talking to friend and now business partner Dan Smith they struck on the idea to use high-pressure inflatable technology, similar to that used in rafts, to create a soft yet rigid board that would be better for kids and novices. A year and half of prototypes, testing and fine tuning later and Kumo Board was born. The patent-pending design and high-pressure inflatable technology make the board, roller and air cushion soft and user-friendly, unlike any other balance board on the market. Inflation is easy with any bike pump, electric car tire inflator or air compressor, while deflation is simple using an included deflator. Adjusting the inflation level allows users to customize the board, roller and air cushion to their skill level and size. A wide range of settings are possible using various inflation configurations, each lending themselves to different activities. “As we’ve tested and refined the product more and more uses keep surfacing”, explained co-creator Dan Smith. “The fact that it’s soft and adjustable makes it ideal for so many activities.” From fitness and yoga to physical therapy, boardsport training, indoor family fun, standing desk pad, massage roller and more, Kumo Board offers something for everyone at every stage of life. For those on the go or looking to save space all components deflate and pack down to a compact, portable size. Kumo means Cloud in Japanese. “We think it’s the perfect name because being on a Kumo Board is like balancing on a cloud.”

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