Balance Boards

Balance Rocks

When he’s not on a snowboard, Brew Moscarello is dreaming up ways to stay in shape and refine his snowboarding skills. For 22 years he’s been crafting a series of balance boards that are geared not only for off-season snowboard and skateboard training but also for anytime/anywhere recreation, fitness, and rehabilitation. If you want to add a little fun to your fitness routine, Brew’s balance boards will get you rocking and rolling your way to better balance and core strength.

Vew-Do balance boards are handcrafted in Manchester, Vermont. There are a range of styles geared for users of all ages and abilities. The Pickle Nub board is a beginner board that’s ideal for fitness, core-building, and rehabilitation. It has two egg-like "nubs" and one hull-shaped “hub” affixed to the underside of the u-shaped deck that allow the user to manipulate the board from one contact point to another.

If you’re ready for a bigger balance challenge, the Zippy board is a longtime Vew-Do classic. It has an oval-shaped deck with rounded ends and a molded “rock” that fits into the underside rail system. It’s ideal for learning edge control and handling. Likewise, Flow is an intermediate balance board but with an hourglass profile. The low-impact ride you’ll get on the Flow is great for full body conditioning.

You don’t have to be a snowboarder or skateboarder to get a rush from Brew’s balance boards. They’re challenging without being too intimidating—just what you need to inject a little fun into your fitness routine.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Brew

    As creator and founder of Vew-Do Balance Boards I am excited to be a part of the Grommet program. We at Vew-Do take great pride in our line of U.S. made Performance Balance Boards and are excited to turn Grommet Customers onto our fun and beneficial balance tools.

    I could go on for days passionately explaining how Vew-Do strengthens, conditions, enhances and more, but I sincerely believe Vew-Do riding is something that everyone needs to experience for themselves to get a true understanding of what it means to "Live A More Balanced Lifestyle." I assure you you won't be disappointed!

    Feel Free to contact me today with any questions or comments you may have as I challenge you to show me another product you can enjoy when you're 7 and still benefit from when you're 70!

  •  david bradbury
    david bradbury
    11/27/2012 12:22 PM

    Hey Brew! great to see vew-do boards progress through the years. I love mine and asked for new one for has really helped my surf training too...

  •  Brew
    11/27/2012 12:41 PM

    Hey David,

    I am always happy to hear from fellow Vew Do riders. As you know our boards are a blast to ride as well as beneficial at developing and strengthening the entire body. Let me know if you have any questions as the learning progressions on our boards are endless

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 1:07 PM

    @ david bradbury Hey David,

    I am always happy to hear from fellow Vew Do riders. As you know our boards are a blast to ride as well as beneficial at developing and strengthening the entire body. Let me know if you have any questions as the learning progressions on our boards are endless.

  • Cheryl
    11/27/2012 12:54 PM


    As a Physical Therapist, I am interested in learning more. But, my elderly and motion challenged patients can't use the boards in the grommet short clip. What exactly is the" just curved board"?

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 1:28 PM

    @Cheryl Shannon

    Hello Cheryl,

    You want to get the Pickle Nub Board. Its brand new and the few PT that have worked with it are raving about it! They are great for the return to sport athlete as well as for head injuries and the elderly. The fact that you are only a half inch off the ground yet still get the benefits of full 360 degree balance training is amazing. You wont be disappointed,

  •  Need to shape up
    Need to shape up
    11/27/2012 1:00 PM

    Is there a weight limit for using the boards?

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 1:30 PM

    Having worked with NFL lineman we have had 300 plus pound guys on our boards and they do fine. The boards are made to last and withstand the punishment of even big size riders.

  •  nicolette
    11/27/2012 1:10 PM

    i am looking to buy 2 of the boards for christmas gifts. was wondering which board should i get for a man who used to skateboard and rollerblade all the time. also, for someone who is a surfer and very physically active. and if you don't mind me asking, is there a discount/coupon if i buy 2 boards? :-)

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 1:33 PM

    I would suggest the Flow for the Surfer and the Zippy for the old time skater. If the skater still wants to do ollie based tricks the Pickle Nub is a fantastic way to practice and have fun

  •  nicolette
    11/27/2012 1:51 PM

    @Brew Moscarello

    Thanks so much! I'm sure they will love it!

  •  Kate B.
    Kate B.
    11/27/2012 1:33 PM

    Big shout out to the folks at Vew-Do - my son has used his board to help build core strength and balance for the sports he plays. Every night when he goes to bed, he touches the Vew-Do sticker on his head board, which was put there over three years ago against his mother's wishes!!

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 1:36 PM

    Love to be a part of any child's athletic development. We take great pride in our product line as well as our users.

    Keep up the good work. Theres no better way to develop your balance instincts than riding a Vew Do.

  •  Ed The Ox
    Ed The Ox
    11/27/2012 1:51 PM

    Hey Brew - i am a rather large, out of shape guy who used to be quite athletic. Which board would be right for me?

    The Ox

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 3:35 PM

    If you are looking for a traditional style balance Board than I would suggest the Zippy. Its a great beginner to intermediate however if you are really out of shape with bad balanc skills the Pickle Nub may be brest,

  •  Matt G
    Matt G
    11/27/2012 1:52 PM

    Though I do not skate or snowboard, I do play other sports that require balance and appreciate what the vew-do has done and will continue to do for me. I bought the Zippy, it is strong, easy to use, and what I appreciate above all else, made in the USA!!!!!!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    11/27/2012 2:34 PM

    @ Matt G Hi Matt! Yes, we love it too and we're always very proud of our Grommets that are made in the U.S.A.!

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 3:37 PM

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for the positive feed back. Glad you dig our boards

  •  Kevin Pearce
    Kevin Pearce
    11/27/2012 2:18 PM

    These boards are insane! I got a Traumatic Brain snowboarding that messed up my eyes and balance and it helps so much for my eye exercises and has been a huge help getting me ready to ride again!!!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    11/27/2012 2:37 PM

    @ Kevin Pearce Hi Kevin. Wow! It is so wonderful to hear that the Vew Doo is helping you with recovery. What a fantastic story. Best of luck getting back out there!

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 3:41 PM

    Hey Kevin,

    Good to hear from you. What many people out there might not know is the fact that you and I have been Vew Doing together long before your injury and certainly since. Keep up the good work. Vew Do is proud to assist. See you on the mountain.

  • BeeWood
    11/27/2012 2:18 PM

    I saw these in my local gym! I wasn't in the gym of course but I could see them from the sidewalk. What is the Zone designed for?

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 3:43 PM

    The Zone is a board that is slowly being replaced by the newly introduces Pickle Nub. I would suggest if you are looking to get back some of your youth you begin on the Nub. They are so much fun.

  •  sherrill p
    sherrill p
    11/27/2012 2:20 PM

    Hi Brew, I am 53, daily treadmill walker (3.5-4.0 mph) but I want to improve balance, strengthen core, etc. Should I get the beginner pickle board? Thanks

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 3:47 PM

    Given your exercise routine I assume you are in fairly good shape? If thats the case you may be ready for the greater challenge of the Zippy. Its really up to you, Do you want the full dynamic movement of the Roller or the less intimidating factor of the Nub? Either way you wont go wrong.

  • Sherrill
    11/27/2012 4:14 PM

    @Brew Moscarello

    thanks - I will dgo with the less intimidating :) and work my way up!!

  •  Mike Lanthier
    Mike Lanthier
    11/27/2012 2:40 PM

    I'm selling the Vew-Do's up in Canada! The response is great and the boards are a must for every family. See you soon Brew!

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 3:50 PM

    Hey Mike,

    Its good to know you are keeping abreast of our marketing efforts here in the states. The Gommet is turning out to be a great way to educate consumers on our sport as well as the products. Thanks for the heads up.

  •  Susan O.
    Susan O.
    11/27/2012 2:44 PM

    I used one like this when I was doing PT rehab after hip surgery. I still have some balance issues and would love to have one of these at home. Do you possibly have a model that is not quuites so expensive?

    Funny, when I was a kid we had one that was a toy called a Bongo Board...

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 3:54 PM

    Hey Susan,

    Glad to hear you remember the old bongo board. I still have mine from the 70's. They were fun but they were a dinosaur compared to our current Vew Do Boards. In regards to your question about a less expensive board, I would say no given the fact that I refuse to put out cheap foreign made boards that wont perform or last. I assure you it will be the best $100 you spent in a long time.

  •  Darbalot
    11/27/2012 2:56 PM

    We have had the Zippy for years and my husband and I think it is a great board. But I am definitely interested in the Nub as another option for someone like me who can do better with something a bit less challenging. A "back to basics" option for balance and core strength is appealing - great job on this new board!

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 3:57 PM

    Wait till you get on one. You'l love it not to mention the Nubs are a beautiful looking piece of Functional Art that can be left in your den or play room for anyone to try.

  •  Sprirl
    11/27/2012 2:57 PM

    It's pretty cool that Steve Nash uses the boards. What other pro athletes ride the Vew Do?

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 4:01 PM

    Hey Sprirl,

    After 20 years of making Performance Balance Boards you could imagine its hard to keep track of all the individuals, schools, athletes and organizations that use our boards but here are a dew off the top of my head.

    The NHL New York Ranger, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears, Pro snowboarders Kevin Pearce, Ross Powers, Tyler Emond. I could go on for a long time but I think you get the picture.

  •  Cornie
    11/27/2012 4:47 PM

    Brew - I have a zippy and an indie from back in the day and my friends and I have pounded on them (the decks are indestructible) but I wanted to know more about the new nub board. I know it doesn't have a rock but it has "nubs". Can you do tricks on it like you can with a regular vew do board?

  • Brew
    Brew – Special Guest
    11/27/2012 5:11 PM

    Absolutely. Many people when they first get on a nub think its just for teetering and static balance but once you figure out that you need to transfer your stance from the middle of the board to the tail it opens up a whole new dimension to the riding and trick possibilities. Its so much fun.

    Nubby Nub Nub Nub

  •  Jessica F
    Jessica F
    11/27/2012 6:27 PM

    Great boards!!

  •  Jackie
    11/27/2012 9:19 PM

    Hi Brew, great a mom, I am always looking for something different to have under the tree at Christmas. My 13yo son is quite athletic....plays basketball, baseball, and skis. He is having some posture issues and going to PT for slight scoliosis....would you recommend the pickle or the zippy (i am thinking zippy). Thanks, and keep up the great work!

  •  Mr. Slappy
    Mr. Slappy
    11/27/2012 11:56 PM

    This looks very cool- I mean really cool! I can see this helping to sharpen my skills in a number of different activities- mtn. biking, boarding skiing, trail running- its all about balance! I may even try to juggle while riding a Vew-Do Board. Brilliant concept. Is there a size for kids, or is it one size fits all?

  •  Steve Curtis
    Steve Curtis
    11/28/2012 3:11 AM

    Vew Do rocks! I have a Zippy and a Pickle Nub. When I first saw the nub, I wasn't too sure about the challenge, but when I got on it, man, it really makes you focus! Good stuff!

  • June
    11/28/2012 3:47 AM


    Is there a weight limit on your boards? Thanks

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    11/28/2012 9:09 AM

    @June Hi June - you are not the first person to ask! Brew says he's worked with NFL lineman who are over 300 lbs and the boards did fine! They are made to withstand almost anything.

  •  Bruce
    11/28/2012 7:08 AM

    Love the Nub. Nub it!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    11/28/2012 9:09 AM

    @ Bruce Thanks for your support!

  •  Bruce
    11/28/2012 7:09 AM

    Love the Nub. Nub it!

  •  Bruce
    11/28/2012 7:09 AM

    Love the Nub. Nub it!

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