Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
In their most recent life and leisure article, on p.31, Golf Magazine featured the 8Board in their high-tech section, saying: “The 8Board teaches proper stance, proper rotation, and proper balance in relation to the complete swing: backswing to follow-through. Based on a discovery of a consistent motion to the body’s core and hip-area, which can be found in top athletes in virtually every spot, the 8Board is the only device available that allows you to develop that exact same motion.”
Thanks Golf Magazine! We agree… Though two swivels may seem pretty low-tech and inexpensive compared to some of the other gadgets out there, anyone who feels it knows the high-tech behind it.
Read Life and Leisure here: http://bit.ly/XsNkTQ Check it out on p.31 and 33!
For golf, by standing and swiveling on the 8Board, the user’s body learns to rotate and pivot properly, eliminating unnecessary “sway” by staying centered on the board throughout their swing. This increases distance, accuracy and consistency by creating the proper “muscle memory” and dynamic balance.
Says LPGA Pro, Jamie Zimron, “The problem with most golfers is they dominate with the upper body, their hands are tight, and they muscle the ball with their arms. When you don't have balance and stability, the arc of the swing gets distorted and you see your ball slice and hook. Practicing with the 8Board ties the feet to the hips and shoulders, helping to keep the club face square to the ball for better contact. The 8Board helps develop proper use of the lower body, core, timing, rhythm, balance and stability.”
Additionally, a golfer’s putting is dramatically improved on the 8Board by NOT moving the swivels at all. This trains the player to eliminate unnecessary lower body movement that compromises the golfer’s “soft touch” and control. This “quieting of the lower body” allows the user to perform the crucial “pendulum swing” isolated in the shoulders and arms, thus producing more control.
Former U.S. Open Winner Scott Simpson said that after he hits balls on the range or just practices his swing, using the 8Board, he feels more “rooted to the ground” allowing him to swing more freely and on balance. It is the contention of Grail Sports that body mechanics of the best athletes in the World begin at the core and transfer out to the arms and legs. The 8Board helps anyone to develop and ingrain proper hip turn and pivot, all the while maintaining dynamic balance. The 8Board was voted Top 10 Golf Training Devices by PGTAA.
The patented 8Board is the only double-swivel, body coordination device available today. The 8Board, made in the USA of ABS plastic is affordable, light-weight, portable and easy to use for anyone of any age.
The 8Board developed by Grail Sports, is currently used by many of today’s top golf touring pros and instructors. Grail Sports now brings this invaluable tool to the golfing public.
The 8Board is available at http://www.8board.com for 119.95 including free shipping in the U.S. It is the state of the art for all athletes and coaches wanting to excel in their sport. Grail Sports co-founder Jack Broudy contends that the 8Board “is an essential training aid for anyone, especially aspiring athletes, wanting to be centered and grounded.”
Grail Sports, Inc. was founded in Carlsbad, CA in 2000 by professional tennis coaches, Jack Broudy and Paul Mayberry. The company mission is to provide state-of-the-art fitness training devices, education and exercise programs to improve balance, coordination and flexibility among athletes and non-athletes alike. Their innovative, patented 8Board device helps people of any age and physical ability master balanced hip rotation proven to help everyone perform both mentally and physically at their peak.