Root Board Reviews

 

We're very proud of the Root Board and are grateful for all the feedback our customers share with us- even when it is critical. We intend on absorbing all information and using it to improve the product. We welcome all comments and do our best to respond either privately or publicly to everyone. If you don't find what you're looking for here, send us a note and we'll reach back out as soon as we can, usually same day. Thanks!

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sturdy board

While the board itself is quite heavy and a bit difficult to maneuver at times, it does stay put and in place, thanks especially to the clips included. I found that my weight and board don't shift at all (this seemed like an occasional complaint for some folks that practice on carpet) during my practice, and I feel much more safe and secure knowing I won't risk any joint injuries. I'm happy with my purchase and look forward to the release of a sturdy tote bag for Root Board in the future.

Top Quality

Simple elegant solution for those of us with carpeted yoga spaces. Perfect fit and support for yoga mat.

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Bamboo Root Board
Claudia Bodington
Much-needed stability!

I live in a pretty small apartment, and while we do have hardwood floors, the only floor space I have to practice is covered by a veeeeery textured area rug, so the surface is quite uneven. It's workable with a yoga mat, but not exactly ideal for postures that require a lot of balance or stability. The Root Board has given me a solid foundation for both my barre and yoga practices, and my ankles feel so much safer now that I've got a completely level base to work from.

I'm pretty small and don't have much in the way of upper body strength, but I'm easily able to carry both halves of the board and assemble it every day. Love that it's wide enough to accommodate the build-in handles without compromising on the working surface area, too.

Beyond the great product, the team behind the scenes gives excellent customer service. :) So glad I found the Root Board!

Thank you for the kudos, Claudia and we're so happy it is working out for you!

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laura houlton
Great service!!

Got my new board quickly and Brian answered all my questions even emailing me back on a Sunday night. Love my root board!

Perfect solution for Yoga on carpet.

Like so many others, my yoga practice has mostly moved to my home. When it got colder outside, I found I needed to move into a small bedroom which I could heat up easily. However, I was having trouble balancing on the carpet. I decided that there must be a solution. Yes, there was the Bamboo Root Board. I have practiced on it several times now and am completely happy. My practice is back to normal. I read a few comments about crackling sounds. I did hear a few when I walked on it with shoes. But there was no noise during my practice. Basically, the Bamboo Root Board was a win for me. Practical and pretty. I am a fan.

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Thomas Timberlake

Bamboo Root Board

Meh...

I expected it to work a bit better. The bamboo is nice. One of the pieces got some nicks during shipping. My problem with it is the seam where the two halves meet. I have a fairly thick mat on top when I do yoga. You can feel the seem come apart any time you have your foot near the middle. I thought that this was heavy enough that it wouldn’t happen. I’m wondering if it’s less of a headache to just do yoga on the carpet.

Thank you for the feedback, David. It is a definite design challenge to make the Root Board as 'studio-floor-like' as possible while also keeping it portable and easy to move around. As for the vertical separation of the two pieces when using it on thick carpet, customers have told us that laying something thin but rigid under the that section of the Root Board, like a piece of a cardboard box will reduce the effect. Happy practicing!

Ingenious, imperfect

I was very excited to find the root board as it allowed me to continue my practice when I moved to a house with carpeting in the upstairs. I have been enjoying it except for the fact that a few weeks in it started cracking and splitting when I stood on it. I’m now concerned that it will split further if I continue with it and feel nervous during my practice about this. I think it may work best on very solid, completely level firm ground.

Jey- Thank you for writing and sharing your thoughts on the Root Board. It is a natural bamboo product and does react to different climates and environments. We assure you that the cracking sounds you are hearing are only one layer of the three layers of bamboo and the Root Board is extremely sturdy and will not break. We stand behind our product and will replace it if it were to become unusable. Keep us posted and feel free to write to customercare@therootboard.com if you would like to discuss this further.

The Root Board is pure awesomeness!

I love my Root Board. I haven't been able to practice with it yet, due to the carpeting in my home, . . . currently waiting on my Root Board clips. But! I do love the sturdiness of the board, it's smooth texture, the great craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into making this awesome tool/resource. I love that I've invested in something that will last me a very long time, is sustainable, and eco-friendly. Thank You @therootboard!!

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Tangier Cullens
Worth the Wait

I always shy away from doing yoga outdoors because the thought of dirt and bacteria-poop touching my matt-urgh! But it was sold out LITERALLY as soon as I put it into my Maunka cart. So-I wanted it so bad I did the crafty google search and got on your wait list. Voilà.
Ordered it- have it (quickly) and am sooooo satisfied with the quality. One con is that it is a little on the heavy/awkward side when maneuvering but- oh well.

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Lee-Anne McCall
Love, Love, Love It!

I love my new Root Board! With autoimmune, my wrists really can't handle practicing on carpet. With lockdowns, it's impossible to get to the studio. This board is the answers to my prayers for my home practice.
It's beautifully made. Customer service was amazing and attentive when my parcel got momentarily lost in the courier network. Really appreciated your help.

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Kelly Peck
Love my root board!

So happy with my purchase! If you are practicing yoga on carpet, this root board is a must! Total game changer. Worth every penny! And great quality. Buy it, you won’t regret!

We're so happy you are enjoying your Root Board, Kelly, and hope that it uplevels your practice for many years to come!

Great

Holds board securely. Love my root board! It makes home yoga practice so much better. Highly recommended.

Big and sturdy

I got to use the board this past weekend when I went to the mountains and was practicing outdoors. Placed a small tarp between the board and the ground (didn't want to scratch it up just yet!), and applied the two clips (do yourself a favor and GET the clips...they're needed and work).

I was very happy having a solid surface under my feet as I worked through practices that last at least an hour. My yoga mat gripped the board and I didn't feel any slippage.

My ONLY "con" is that it IS heavy. But I can't imagine it being as effective with anything lighter in weight.

Thanks, Randy and I'm glad it is working for you. As for the weight, it is true that the Root Board is not light. It has been our challenge to find the right tradeoff between durability & strength and being light and portable. We're always looking for ways of keeping the stability and reducing the weight. Thanks for the feedback! Brian

Amazing product & helpful support team

My rootboard is allowing me to practice safely on high pile carpet in my tiny at home yoga studio. I love the natural bamboo color, its just slightly larger than my lifeforme yoga mat and fits perfectly in my space. When my board clips got lost in the mail, their support team resent another set promptly with tracking. Very sturdy and easy assembly, I've already recommended it to a few friends. I'm so in love!

So happy it all worked out, April and that you are enjoying your Root Board.

CLIPtastic!

Love the clips to help create an even more level and stable platform when on uneven ground - BRAVO!

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Colette Deharpporte
Works great, a bit heavy

I bought the Root Board because I wanted to do yoga on my plush carpeting. It works fantastic - very sturdy and holds together well. It is a bit heavier than I'd expected - but I don't mind since I'm just using it in the house. I definitely recommend this Root Board if you're wanting a smooth, sturdy, solid surface for yoga!

No more cold, hard tile for me!

I teach yoga out of my house, and teaching week in and week out on the ceramic tile floor was really over-stressing my wrists and knees. I wasn't sure if the rootboard would help alleviate that discomfort, but it definitely does! I tossed a strip of one of those meshy carpet pad things underneath the board to help it not slide around and even out the uneven tiles, and it's great! I love it! And In my own practice, I can say that savasana is finally comfortable again!

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Susan Nguyen

I love the color and warmth of the board. The length and width works well for my mat. My only suggestion for improvement is more stability at where the boards connect. After I opened it, the edges where it connects was slightly curved but easily fixed with me putting books on it to flatten it out. Also, when I would be near that crease , it would dip down a bit. Overall, happy with my root board.

Thank you, Susan. We appreciate your taking the time to write. The Root Boards do occasionally have a very slight curve to them. This can be eliminated by flipping them over. Also, they typically flatten out over time by storing the boards flat, one on top of the other.. We're so glad you are enjoying the Root Board. Namaste.

I have been enjoying my bamboo root board! Thank you!!

Nice surface

I'm happy with the root board except that where it joins together in the middle it tends to loosen on the carpet. I now see that they sell an optional clip system to hold the two sides together and have ordered it. I think it should be standard and included in the price of the board. Other than that it's a beautiful way to practice yoga on a carpet!

Hi Rena- Thank you for your review. You make a very good point regarding the idea of including the side clips in each order. We find that less than half our customers need the side clips and for this reason we sell them separately. We will continue to monitor sales and adjust if the numbers change, though. We're so glad you are enjoying your Root Board!

Root Board

Delivered in damaged condition. Responsive RB rep facilitated contact with shipping insurer and prompt replacement is en route.

Board replacement received promptly in satisfactory condition. The RB does provide solid footing essential for my yoga stretches and stationary exercise. The design is what I sought for simple storage. Thanks for coming up with this solution for carpeted areas.

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The Root Bag
Sabrina
Excellent quality, needs a strap

I love my Root Board and was very pleased to get the Root Bag to help protect it, but I do wish that the bag had a strap of some kind. It's a little hard to carry the board when it's in the bag, and I like to keep my board protected during transport.

Sabrina- Thank you for the review. We appreciate you writing. And yes, the strap would be a nice addition to the bag. We are designing such a product and hope to have it on the site in the coming months.

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Bamboo Root Board
Ashley Taylor
Should’ve purchased a long time ago

I wanted something like this for a long time. I found DIY versions on Pinterest of a yoga board and almost made one. I finally found The Root Board, and although they offer DIY instructions, I didn’t feel like tackling that. I practice in rooms with plush carpet, and this is the perfect solution. I purchased the clips to help secure the pieces together. I’m amazed at how stable the surface is and the quality is wonderful.

Easy to use and provides great steady base!

I practice on a carpeted area most often and using the root board has made all of the difference!! I love that it is two pieces so it can be easily stored also!