If you been looking on Google lately you will notice that EndTheTrendNow is on top when looking for “Best Balance Boards” and “Top Balance Boards”. As a result we often get contacted by balance board companies looking to get a review.
Vew-Do was a company that we contacted a few years back when we first started reviewing balance boards. They have a fantastic lineup and we found their boards a real treat to ride. Here are some of our previous reviews.
Fast forward a few years and Vew-Do contacted us to check out their long board, the Vew-Do Longboard 36.
A week or two later the board arrived in a long box containing the board and roller (“rock”).
Vew-Do Balance Boards was founded in 1991 in Manchester, Vermont by Brew Moscarello
President/Founder. Each board is hand-crafted in the USA and built with passion that balance board enthusiasts will welcome.
Vew-Do Longboard 36 Overview
- 100% North American Maple
- Length: 36″
- Width: 9″ waist, 6 1⁄2″ nose, 4 1⁄2″ tail
- 24″ laminated rail
- Surf inspired shape with rocker
- Superior traction surface
- Diameter: 5″
- Length: 9 5/16″
- Surface: 4 3/4″
- Shape: 50 degree radial taper
What makes the Vew-Do 36 a little different than most other offerings from Vew-Do is the surfboard like appearance. Most of the other Vew-Do boards look more skateboard like, the 36 gives you that let’s go surfing vibe. In fact the Beach Boys song Surfing Safari immediately came to mind as well as The Endless Summer movie.
The board seems to take you back to the good old days when life was slower and Summers lasted forever.
The 36 comes with what Vew-Do refers to as a rock, the roller the board balances on. Underneath the board is a 24″ laminated rail that the rock glides along as it moves. The rock is designed with a 50 degree radial taper, allowing side balance moves will traversing back and forth along the rail.
We found the board to be absolutely fun. The boards length combined with the wickedly cool tilting action of the rock allows you to really carve it up. You can use the Rock as intended or simply try to balance on the board without the rock. For those just beginning the journey into the balance board world, starting out trying to balance on the rail might be challenge enough. Eventually though you will want to ride the board with the rock gliding along the rail.
From our experience, the rock isn’t suited for assault or ruff surfaces. The best surface is either tight weave carpet or some type of smooth platform such as a plastic mat or wooden plywood.