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This portable raised 24 x 32 in
dance boards are normally used for clogging, flat-footing, or buck dancing. I
spent a lot of time building and trying different designs and found this design
to be the overall winner so far. You can pay three times as much for a board
and not find half of these features that include:
Exterior: This board
comes with high grade five layer plywood that is designed for exterior use. If it gets rained on, it generally hold ups
pretty good. Much better than the Interior grades. The sound quality is as
good, or maybe even better than the Interior grade, and its lighter weight.
Most of the dance boards we sell are of this type and we ship this by default.
Only down fall it does not look as good as Interior and may have patches to
make the board completely smooth.
Interior: This board
comes with high grade five layer plywood that is defect and knot free surface.
It looks better than the Exterior grades, but it will separate and fall apart
if it gets wet or exposed to a lot of dew. Should generally be used indoors or
only in dry conditions. If you want this option please add $10 to your order.
The check out process will not give you this option and you must contact us and
we will provide you instructions for making the final payment.
Raised Height – you want a
dance board raised off the ground a little bit for several reasons. One reason
is to give the board a little more of the deeper base sound that makes you
sound good. Another reason is to keep the board dry if you dance outside on in
a grassy area like many people do when they go to fiddle conventions or
festivals. You don’t want the back side of your board getting muddy or wet as
it will warp and make the board sound dull.
Handle – Fully integrated handle does not protrude
in a way which will dent or scuff your other items you might be carrying in
Modular – This board is
designed to work with others just like it. This means each one of your friends
can buy a board like this and when you come together you can put them all
together to make a much larger dance surface. See Bulk Order information
and pricing below.
Upgradeable / Repairable –
This board is constructed with high grade rust free epoxy coated screws. Many
boards are glued together which has some advantages but can be a disaster if
the board gets wet or needs to be repaired.
This system allows the board to have any part replaced or repaired
without damaging the other parts. Another big advantage of this system is if
you wear the board out you can flip it over and use the other side. This system
also makes it much cheaper to upgrade to the Interconnect option. (see
Interconnect Option– These
boards can be connected together by several different methods. One way is
wrapping a luggage strap around the outside. More sophisticated methods range
from a bungee cord option to using my magnetic interconnect system.
Interconnect option allows the boards to be assembled into large area in
minutes to almost any shape such as squares, rectangles, L-shapes, almost
anything you can imagine. Interconnect option is usually done for lots of 6
more but can be done for as little as two boards. The Interconnect option is available offline only. Call for more
Soft Step Center – Some
boards are built very ridged. This board has a soft center that gives you a
little bounce to your step. This keeps you dancing longer and is easier on the
feet, ankles, and knees. I have tested this with a 250 lb professional clogger
and he did some massive stomps without any damage. I weigh about 200lbs and
done lots of massive stomping and never had one break.
Light Weight – For it’s
size this board weights much less than other boards. This makes it easier to
carry around to your favorite band at the far end of the field.
Sound Hole – This board
comes with extra large sound release hole that let some of the natural
resonating sound out. This make the board more of an instrument making the
sounds you make more apart of the overall sound of the band you are dancing
Non-Surface Finish – Most
dance boards come with some kind of surface finish and they charge you big
bucks. I found it’s best not to have
any kind of finish on a dance board because the natural drag coefficient of
unfinished wood provides the best all around performance. Dancers that use a
lot of stepping motions need a board less slick, dancers who use a lot of buck
step need a board that is more slick. The use of corn meal is highly
recommended as this lets you ‘tune’ your board to the perfect amount of slip.
Corn meal allows the board to be adjusted perfect to the dancer.
Bulk Orders – These boards
can be order in bulk for considerable price savings to make a large dance floor
almost anywhere that is flat. I have an interconnect option that cost a little
more but is highly convenient for putting together a dance floor quickly. Some
dance communities each member purchases a board and brings it with them to the
dance to make up the dance floor. Bulk orders normally run in lots of six with
prices starting as low $120 including delivery. Prices go up from there
depending on shipping location and how fast you need them.
DVDs – I also have a
number of instructional DVDs from various Flat-footers / Buck Dancers. If you
are new ‘Fireside Flat-footing’ should be your first DVD. If you do not see the links click on the
‘curtisriver’ store icon at the top of this page.
This item normally ships by Parcel Post due to its
size. Shipping charges drop considerable when purchased in bulk. All CA, OR, or
WA states please add $10 surcharge for shipping. Please inquire for handling
and shipping charges for all international orders and bulk orders. Most people
pay using a credit/debit card through the Paypal.com website and then I ship
via USPS same or next day to your address specified in your email or Paypal.com
payment. Please try to pay immediately after you purchase as this simplifies
the payment track process and results in you receiving your dance board several
days sooner. If buying on please make sure your Paypal shipping address is
the same as it is on or your order will go on hold until we can figure out
the right address.
We are generally hit about 95% in getting our shipments out the next business day. There however are exceptions because we travel a lot in our work and don’t always have access to a shipping center or other factors outside our control. If your delivery date is critical please contact us before ordering. Most items over $20 have shipping numbers, but to keep our costs low we do provide them unless the order goes missing. We have multiple shipping centers and will ship from the closest one whenever possible.
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