Hi Guys! Question: Your Opinions Regarding Product Effectiveness & Safety (Ballet Foot Stretch/Pro-Arch/Turnboard/Flexistretcher)
After seeing seemingly a flood of ballet enhancing/conditioning tools on the market, I have been wondering which might actually be potential industry changing, and which might be simply a new exercise-equipment-money-maker.
Rather then spend a fortune (and countless hours) trilling these products to evaluate their effectiveness and possible value to my students, I was hoping that anyone who has used these products would be kind enough to write a review, particularly concerning their experiences of the products safety and effectiveness.
In other words:
- Do these products work, or are they more likely to be a money spinning gimmick (or potentially even dangerous)?
- If they do work, if they are at all an improvement on more traditional exercises i.e. the use of a Theraband to strengthen the feet, and simple practice to improve pirouettes?
However, I would also be interested to hear the opinions of dance teachers and practitioners as to whether they would endorse such a product, or actively advise against their use.
The products in question are as follows:
• ‘Ballet Foot Stretch’ ( http://www.footstretch.com
• ‘Pro Arch’ ( http://www.dancedirect.com
. . . )
• ‘Ballet Is Fun-Turnboard’ (http://www.discountdance.com
. . . )
• 'Flexistretcher' (http://www.flexistretcher.com
Looking forward to hearing your opinions!