We have answered this extensively on our blog but the primary answer is that carpets typically have padding and the padding hinders balancing. When you can't balance, you can't root. When you cant root, you cant get the most out of your practice.
There is a reason why most yoga studio floors are hardwood or bamboo. That surface allows for just the right amount of support and forgiveness. Practicing yoga at home on carpet doesn't produce the same experience. The Root Board simulated the yoga studio practice.
We currently are only fulfilling orders in the United States and Canada. As our product line expands and we deepen relationships with carrier companies we will expand shipping to Mexico, the UK and Australia.
We maintain a small inventory and when we have items in stock we typically ship by the next business day. Orders shipped to the West Coast typically take 2-3 days, Central and East Coast deliveries can take 5-8 days. When orders are backordered we will inform you of the schedule.
We offer flat rate subsidized shipping in three zones across the United States: Western States, Central and East Coast locations, as well as discounted UPS 2nd Day, Three Day Select and Overnight Service rates.
As we ship more Root Boards across the country during the Winter we are hearing that there is the occasional minor bowing. This is caused by changes in humidity and temperature. As the Root Board is made of natural organic fiber, this is to be expected and with proper acclimation and care should not detract from its use.If this occurs we advise yogis to flip the board over when it is stowed- and even when in use. The Root Board was designed to be reversible. The bowing will flatten out, and in our experience, doesn’t impact our practice.
No. While in use the Root Board may creak as the tightly formed strands of bamboo move under the weight of the yogi. This is most common with high pile carpet but rest assured, the Root Board has been stress tested and is extremely strong. When used for its intended purpose it will last for many years to come.
No. The Root Board is made of three plies of bamboo; the top and bottom plies are horizontal and the middle layer is transverse. After use, small lines may appear between the strands of the first layer of bamboo. These are not cracks in the bamboo but creases between the bamboo strands. This is to be expected as the bamboo ages and will not impact its performance. As yogis, we make peace with being imperfect!