After airing on ABC’s Shark Tank, the Spooner gang received a few requests to tell their story at some local schools. Tierra Del Sol’s band teacher invited us to speak to the Middle School students on Career Day. For hours kids were spinning, twisting, rocking and flipping. The students all seemed to like the idea of the board improving their balance and coordination skills so they can be that future surfer, skater, or snowboarder they’ve always dreamed to be. Students listened intently to the guys recall their Shark Tank experience and how they cultivated their business from a dog igloo to what it is today . The Spooner crew explained to the middle schoolers that it’s important to keep an open mind and stay determined, since this company was an accident after all! Ultimately, Career Day was a fun success!
Last seen in Death Valley, Ca it looks as though the traveling spooner guy may have found his way to Germany.
Sit n’ Spin is a beginner trick for Spooner balance boards. It is usually the first thing most people do when getting on a Spooner Board. Continue reading “Sit n’ Spin”
The low spin is the easiest way to learn how to spin on The Spooner Balance Board. This trick leads to the incredible low-to-high spin and can get you spinning extremely fast.
Anyone can do it!
So, let’s get started!
Step 1: Safety First
Look around you, are there any objects that might get it your way?
Move them to the side and create a clear space for some serious spinning!
Step 2: Are You Goofy or Regular?
To do this trick, you’ll need to place your two feet the balance board but do you know which foot goes in front?
Everyone is different!
You’ll have to find out if you are Goofy or Regular footed:
- Stand on the ground with your two feet together and close your eyes.
- Have a friend or family member gently push you forward.
- After they push you, you will naturally step forward to catch your balance.
- Take note of the foot you stepped forward with.
Was it your Left foot or Right?
Left foot forward means you are Goofy!
Right foot forward mean you are Regular!
(Remember this when you Spoon’, surf, skate and snowboard! )
Step 3: Get on the Spooner Balance Board
Now that you know if you are Goofy (left foot forward) or Regular (right foot forward), place your feet on the board.
Step 4: Crouch Down Low and Get Spinning
Crouch down low. Put your hands on the ground and use them to push yourself into a spin.
Step 5: Turn It Into A “Low To High Spin”
Once you feel comfortable stand up straight for the “Low To High Spin”.
“Sit n’ Spin” Trick Stats
- Skill: Beginner
- Fun: High
- Products: Freestyle, Pro
Best Spooner Balance Boards for the “Low Spin” Spooner Trick
The classic “Shuv It” trick is a famous skateboard move where the board spins under your feet.
Break this trick out at the end of a Spooner Sequence for an amazing Grand Finale!
Step 1: Find Your Stance
Place your two feet on either side of the Balance Board.
Step 2: Jump and Kick
As you are jumping up off the board, kick your front foot forward while kicking your back foot back.
The board will spin under your feet as you are in the air.
Step 3: Land The Trick
As you come back down from the jump, keep your eyes on the Spooner Board and aim for you feet to land on either side of the Spooner again.
“Shuv It” Trick Stats
- Skill: Intermediate
- Fun: High
- Products: Freestyle, Pro
Best Spooner Balance Boards for the “Shuv It” Spooner Trick
Start with The Spooner upside down on your toes. Jump up and flip the board over to land on top!
Run and jump with Spooner Board in hand, try and get the board under your feet for a radical air shot!
Check out the stars while spinning on your back! Just lay on The Spooner and have a friend give you a spin.
Lay down on your stomach with the board underneath you. Use your hands to start a super spin.
Use one hand to flip the board under your feet while jumping into the air, let the board do a full rotation before landing.