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on March 17, 2017
This is the third board by FluidStance that I have worked into the classrooms as a special education teacher at the high school level. My students love it and are getting more opportunities to move around and be active, which helps the students with attention difficulties.

This board is the first that I have that has the recyclable parts and composite top and it is the sleekest of the three so far. Students were excited to try it out and I even find myself using it at my standup desk to help me get my work done. I have never felt in danger or worried about someone falling and students and other staff all use it respectfully.

The range of motion actually makes my body feel better when I come home after work as I am less sedentary. I have noticed a difference in my energy levels and the ability to focus for several of the students who no longer see it as a toy but as a tool to help them focus. Grades haven't been better in a long time (I swear it!).

Try it out with a stand up desk. You won't be disappointed.
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on April 23, 2017
This is a fantastic balance board! You might be tempted to try another brand or even that "as seen on tv" board. The fact this board has a flat surface, and that surface's large standing space make this board superb. I work 8-10 hours a day and bought a coverting standing desk last year. With that, I'd stand for 1-3 hours a day.... with the board I'm standing 2-5 hours. It's more comfortable throughout the day than the regular floor. The ability to shift weight, stretch calves, do toe raises etc make standing fun.
The deck is super solid with a fantastic grip on the standing area. The underside of deck has soft rubber pieces in the upper most corners. This is helpful to keep the deck from sliding out from under you if you lose balance... when tilted to the extreme, the rubber makes contact with the floor. This also helps keep the deck in place if you are intentionally rocking it (toe raises for example).
They have a 30 day money back guarantee... but you'll never have to use it.
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on February 16, 2018
While it is more fun to wobble and twist rather than just stand there, I don't feel any muscles working, and if I'm on it for 2+ hours, my legs and feet go numb and I can't walk. It can also hurt my shins. It really motivates me to use it only because it cost me $200. For the money, it just feels more gimmicky than useful. My office mates were all eager to try it out and they've had the same opinion--just not that impressed. I will say, however, it's very well made, sturdy, nice looking. And I spent extra because I liked that the company is environmentally conscious. I think they're made from recyclable material (?) and can be recycled. HUGE kudos for that.
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on December 8, 2017
I'm pretty freaking excited about this. I use the computer about 15 hours a day and have a motorized sit/stand desk that I use to alternate between positions. I've been using the Terramat standing desk mat for a while and it's okay, but I still find myself in static postures more than I'd like to be.

I love that I'm able to engage the core and the glutes and constantly shift the weight across my entire body instead of putting a large continuous load on my quads and calves

The price point on this thing is high but it's definitely the premium option for a serious computer worker. I actually like this style more than their more expensive option because it seems more rugged and durable due to its rubberized build as opposed to wood. I think this would be more enticing at the $150 price point but if you've got the money and you have a standing desk I think this is one of the best investments you can make into your body.
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on June 1, 2017
Fluidstance has 3 different "decks" on offer - with the primary difference between them being the weight limits. The Plan (this product) has a weight limit of 200lbs. The Level (currently only sold by Fluidstance) has a weight limit of 250lbs, and "The Original" has a weight limit of 300lb. All 3 decks have the same "ride", but the Level and Original are slightly wider... and therefore more appropriate for taller and/or heavier folks like myself.

I first came across Fluidstance while searching for a new standing desk mat and was intrigued by the concept. If you're a standing desk fan, you likely already know that standing is just as bad for you as sitting all day - tight muscles, cramps, fatigue, etc - that is, unless you find ways to keep moving: dancing around at your desk, hopping, doing partial squats, etc. So this concept instantly made sense to me - it lets you keep moving without being nearly as disruptive to your work as all those other "active standing desk" techniques.

The problem is... these "decks" are pricey. The Plane starts at $200 and it just goes up from there. Ultimately, I ordered The Original because I am a very tall, heavy dude... and I needed the extra length and weight limit. Let me tell you... despite the price, I LOVE my Fluidstance deck. I can finally stay on meet all day without feeling tired or sore, and without the overwhelming urge to sit every couple hours. It lets you pivot, rotate, fidget, and just generally keep moving all day - so you avoid the muscle fatigue and tightness that comes from being stationary for long periods.

But best of all is what the deck has done for my back: I've had horrible back problems my whole life... and when I spend the day on my Fluidstance deck, at the end of the day, I feel nice and loose - no back pain, no tightness, no painful spasms or shooting sciatic pain. I wasn't entirely sure I was going to keep the deck given the expense... but as it turns out, this is the standing desk accessory never knew I needed. If my deck keeps me out of the chiropractor's office even once (and I have no doubt it will), then it was absolutely worth the price.
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on January 1, 2018
I bought this when work got me a sit/stand desk and I love it. When I stand, I only stand on this, and I’ve worked up to being able to stand 6 hours of the day. I find myself taking micro breaks to boogie on it (shift my stance, bounce side to side, etc.) when I’m waiting for a slow website to load or thinking about my next task. It’s been great for my posture, too. It took just a few minutes to adjust to standing on it. It must raise my heart rate a touch because I find my temperature is fine while standing on it, and when I take a sitting break I’ll get chilly after about 15 minutes, which is a good reminder to stand again. I’m also a complete convert to standing desks: makes me much more likely to walk over to a colleague’s desk to collaborate in person instead of IMing. I was surprised to find that a quick walk to the break room to refill my water bottle was enough of a break from standing, so I really only sit if I’m at my desk for several hours.

I had it at home for a couple weeks before I brought it in to work, and I loved standing on it at the sink washing dishes; I definitely got less tired standing. I would also stand on it while watching TV. It was more lively at home on the wood floor than at work on the industrial carpet, but it is still fine at work.
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on February 3, 2018
I bought this one and the BASE both from Amazon, and the difference was night-and-day. The Fluidstance is far superior in terms of its ability to swivel, to be unstable (in a good way) without putting your life in danger (see my review of the BASE), and in overall appearance and ease of use. I can work on the Fluidstance for an hour or more straight without any issues... and I’ve happily used it all day long when taking short breaks to walk to a coworker’s office, to lunch, or on my wobble stool between sessions standing on the Fluidstance at my UpLift sit-stand adjustable desk. Warning! You may get laughed at if you dance as poorly as I do... the Fluidstance is easy to dance on while listening to music and working!
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on June 7, 2017
Fantastic. Yes, it's pricey, but it is well worth it. I use it at my standing desk and it has increased my standing time by at least 30%. It's no longer satisfying to stand at my desk without it. Any time I'm feeling a little stiff, I just make a small or large adjustment in stance, or a twist, and the blood is flowing again. I really like the ease with which I can slide it with one foot under or out from under my desk as I move from standing to sitting and then back again, and when I'm sitting I still have my feet on it for elevation.
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on March 29, 2018
I really like this thing. You can rotate back and forth for a spinal twist, as well as rock in all directions. It definitely reduces hip flexor strain associated with standing upright for long periods, and helps with ankle flexion as well.

The one drawback is that you're still standing on both feet. I've found I can only use it for about 15 minutes before my feet get tired and I need another posture. Then I shift to a textured mat with bumps and edges, which lets me take weight mostly off of one foot, then the other. So it's just one tool among others.
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on January 11, 2018
This is the perfect companion to my standing desk. It keeps me engaged and alert all day, which is really saying something as a government accountant! I can rock and bounce and so calf raises all day long, but I can also find a good stable balance when I'm really concentrating. I think all schools should have these and standing desks... then see how many kids still need ADHD meds.
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