Ultraslide: For speed skaters, golfers, and extreme exercisers

by Mark R

My wife loves to watch The Biggest Loser, but I really can’t stand it. I suppose that I should cheer these obese people while they lose weight, but like most reality shows, The Biggest Loser has so much unnecessary drama.

The Biggest Loser also does a lot of very obvious product placement. On one episode, one of the trainers walks up to the contestants and talks about how Extra Sugar Free gum can curb their appetite. I didn’t see the episode where they showed the Ultraslide Slide Board, but it is a product worth giving a spotlight to.

You can watch the video of it in action after the jump, and you an see how the user has to make sideways speed-skating movements. This is good for “deceleration, rotation with a lateral push and energy system development for golf”.

In short, this Ultraslide exercises some muscles that may or may not be getting some good use in your exercise routine. That, or for training to be the next Eric Heiden. Who’s Eric Heiden? The man who set four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, resulting in 5 gold medals for the United States. I can understand why you might have forgotten that name, as it did happen 30 years ago.

My source doesn’t have a price on this particular item, but I heard that you can customize the Ultraslide with the logo of your favorite sports team.


7 reviews or comments

Missy Says: February 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

Isn’t this the same product that made its rounds in the ’90s?

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