How it Works
How do you use it?
Hands rest at the top of the board, allowing for a comfortable and streamlined position.
Handle for easy-carry/transportation.
Forearms rest here at an angle, adjacent to the surface of the water.
Raised part of board sits right on the water while the wings dip under. Cut out section allows for you to put your head under water with extra space to breathe.
Creates support for bent elbow position, with small indents for no-slip.
What's the problem with the original kickboard?
The kickboard's flat shape creates vertical stress between the humerus and the shoulder joint. The cartilage in the shoulder is further worn while the muscles are overused to stabilize the joint. This can eventually lead to injury.
To avoid the problem of shoulder pain, swimmers are often instructed to hold the board fully outstretched and arch their back. Unfortunately, this is an unnatural position and pushes the shoulder further into flexion.
The uncomfortable position of holding a board while craning your head to look forward, can create tight muscles in your neck. This can lead to issues such as muscular imbalances to tension-caused headaches.
Kicking with your Head in Water
Kicking with your Head Above Water
Comfortable. Wide at the bottom and narrow at the top, Ray-Board's shape fits the natural position of you arms and shoulders.
Supportive. The wings of the board allow for a bent arm position to support and balance the weight of your body.
Ergonomic. The silhouette of the board cradles your forearms and elbows, putting your body in the correct position.
Efficient. Ray-Board easily glides though the water with little resistance so that you can practice kicking with speed.
Stream-Lined. The board becomes narrow at the top, imitating a stream-lined position.