About Vew-Do Balance Boards
Vew-Do was founded in 1990 in Manchester, Vermont. Recognizing there was a need for more inner balance training with students serious about learning how to snowboard. At the time, the market for balance boards left much to be desired for someone looking for a board that could perform and imitate more precisely the movement and tricks common with modern day snowboarding and Vew-Do set out to change that.
Using an older model of a balance board, the Bongo Board, Vew-Do started incorporating more training centered on the balance required to excel at board sports before putting students on a snowboard. So began the evolution of what you know as a Vew-Do board today. In the fall of 1990, the final prototype for the original Vew-Do balance board was finalized and that following Christmas, the first production board was sold.
Shortly after in 1992, Vew-Do patented the world’s first multidirectional balance board having added a taper to the roller rock that the board sat on in design. Over the course of the next few years, Vew-Do continued to evolve quickly and progressively. The brand’s recognition began growing as the Vew-Do crew was showcased on MTV’s Beach House and as awareness for the benefits of balance board riding begin to increase. Balance training using Vew-Do boards started being implemented into training programs for other professional sports including both the NFL and NHL.
Having all started in the basement of a restaurant, moving into an abandoned chicken coop, followed by a renovated barn in Manchester, Vermont, it was a big deal when in 1996, Vew-Do moved their production facility into a much larger location in Manchester, Vermont. There, the growing staff hand produced all Vew-Do performance boards, and in 1997, the company reached its 100th dealer. As production continued to grow in the United States over the course of the next few years. The boards were being sold internationally in countries such as Japan, Australia, and the UK, and the company continued to progress.
What began over 20 years ago as the desire to improve people’s abilities on snowboards has quickly evolved into the desire to improve people’s lives by instilling in them the tools to build a more solid core. Vew-Do has created a niche corner for fitness, balance, and fun, by exploring different markets that could benefit from balance training. Vew-Do continues being inspired by the past, while using the technology of today, to pioneer the future of balance.
Today, the Vew-Do line consists of nine models, including the Zone Fitness and Zone Standup modles. The employees are still located in and around Manchester, Vermont and all production and manufacturing is still done in the United States.