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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
I have used this kick board 3-4 days/week for the last year for long swims and I would not trade it for anything.
on November 24, 2013
I am 57 and after two back surgeries I swim for fitness and do not swim competitively, except when I want to blow away the person in the lane next to me. :) I swim 3-4 times/week and I use this as part of my swim routine. I have my swim fins on when I use it. My average swim is 2 1/2 to 4 miles. I have made it 7 miles and I am trying to get to 10 miles by the end of this year. 1/2 of the time I will be doing various kicks and using this board.
So, about the board and not me. First off it looks cool; not just one of your flimsy blue or yellow boards the pools buy. It is two tone; the top is black and the bottom gray. It makes no difference which side is up; both sides are identical except for the color. After several miles of hard swimming and if I am not trying to lap another swimmer I will turn the gray side up and slow my swim down some to let my muscles relax a little. And then someone else will get in the pool and the swim is on, the black side will be up again and we are going at it; the board does not care which side is up but it gives me a mental surge. Like others have said the two cutouts make for great handholds and are good for control especially when you start to get tired. Like I said earlier, it has been in the water 3-4 times/week for over 1 year and I can see no sign of the rubber material breaking down. It also has not faded at all and it looks as good now as it did when it was new. Out of all of the swim items that I have owned; hand paddles, fins, lap counter, goggles, etc. this is the item that I have been the most happy with. The other items get used for awhile and then replaced or left in the gym bag, but this one is with me on every swim. The shape of it also allows it to go in my checked baggage. Wow, what else can I say about it but the 5 stars that I gave it; the only item that I have ever bought from Amazon that got more than a 4.