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What are these things called>?
By ex_gang_girl
On Fri Nov 28, 2014 02:23 PM

I came across this image recently and can't figure what these things are the dancers are wearing on their feet. Anyone?

13 Replies to What are these things called>?

re: What are these things called>? (karma: 1)
By hummingbird
On Fri Nov 28, 2014 03:40 PM
Knee destroyers! Especially if they're being used with an anterior pelvic tilt like the girl at the back of the class.

Seriously though there are lots and lots of gimmicks you can spend your money on if you want to. The thing I can see these doing is tightening a dancers already tight calf muscles, or over stressing our tibias posterior and anterior, this really isn't anything we shouldn't be doing.
re: What are these things called>?
By majeremember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Nov 28, 2014 04:53 PM
I have no idea, but I really don't see any point of them. It is bizarre.
re: What are these things called>?
By ChristinePremium member
On Fri Nov 28, 2014 08:38 PM
*hint to all.... hit the refresh button to restore full text on posts....

Now, about the photos....

If the purpose of these contraptions is to force horrible placement and promote serious injuries... no, never mind... I just can't

I do wonder what we are supposed to be buying here.

Keep On Dancing*
re: What are these things called>? (karma: 1)
By GannTheGloriousmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:10 PM
Moon boots? Black plastic tacos?
re: What are these things called>?
By portdebras
On Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:28 AM
Wow fantastic!
i would like try it for my feet!
it seems very roll up!
How much is it?
Where we can buy?
re: What are these things called>?
By d4jmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Dec 04, 2014 07:53 AM
I've been thinking about this pic ever since the post came out. It looks like a way to roll through the ankle and hold a squat while taking pressure off a forced arch. It looks like the edge are straight, creating a kind of platform so it would also take out issues of poor technique in a forced arch such as rolling out or in.

As I imagined myself using such a contraption, I can see how taking the pressure off of your feet would allow you to squeeze in during the squat which might help to find and activate the rotators under the glutes.

Anyway, just some guesses. :)
re: What are these things called>? (karma: 1)
By RosePremium member
On Fri Dec 05, 2014 04:38 AM
re: What are these things called>?
By d4jmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Dec 05, 2014 06:53 AM
Lol, well if it's good enough for Roberto Bolle...! :)
re: What are these things called>?
By Storm_Trouper
On Fri Dec 05, 2014 05:53 PM
Edited by Storm_Trouper (249942) on 2014-12-05 18:00:46
I wonder if there is any medically valid objective research to complement the anecdotal endorsements, like a double blind study. Even a placebo effect that leads to improved balletic performance is worth understanding.

Over time and after regular use, the body I suppose would eventually, gradually adapt and adjust to whatever novel force configurations were being applied to it.
re: What are these things called>?
By YumYumDoughnutPremium member
On Fri Dec 05, 2014 09:26 PM
I love how they list who this product is marketed for and it says blah blah...and housewives".

That cracked me up a bit, because my mom was a housewife and she would always buy these outrageous excerise home products. I vividly remember using an ab roller when I was 10. I think she got it off QVC or something.

Can you imagine if this became the new bowflex for housewives?
re: What are these things called>?
By boleyngrrl
On Sun Dec 07, 2014 09:02 AM
This picture is the best thing I've ever seen. I have been cracking up for like five minutes.
re: What are these things called>?
By Storm_Trouper
On Sun Dec 07, 2014 03:53 PM
So which one of these models is the token housewife I wonder.

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