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Old 11-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
Jim B Smith
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Foam rollers

I'm looking for the best source for foam rollers. I'm amazed at how much they cost or at least what I've been able to find. Any help is very appreciated!
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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Re: Foam rollers

If cost is a concern I would try a 6 inch diameter pvc pipe. It is firm and takes some getting used too but by far the best combination of cost and effectiveness.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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Re: Foam rollers

FringeSport sells one that is 3' long for $29 shipped. You could always cut it in half or even into thirds to make more
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #4
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Re: Foam rollers

That's actually the first time I've heard someone say foam rollers are expensive There are a lot of options for under $30 shipped.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #5
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Re: Foam rollers

I use a 2 liter cost me 89 cents.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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Re: Foam rollers


6 inch diameter, 36 inch long. $20 bucks shipped
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:02 AM   #7
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Re: Foam rollers

try Dicks sporting goods...I found a sale where the shorter ones were 15 bucks, and they were not the styrofoam kind (which to me, are useless). Im sure sales will happen friday action?
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:09 AM   #8
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Re: Foam rollers

I got a 4" by 2' pvc pipe at the local hardware store for 5 bucks. It works way better than "foam" rollers in my experience, but did take some time to get used to.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:39 AM   #9
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Re: Foam rollers

There's a high density foam roller that is used in construction. One of the guys at the gym uses them to put between buildings to stop vibration or something. So he gives us some of the off cuts. Works great (I have a trigger point roller that I comparing to too). They're nice and firm with very little give. There are some other random ones that are more like memory foam - they are useless unless you're in pain I guess.

Anyway, if I remember, I'll ask him where he gets it from - I suspect it'll be from a wholesaler or something as they come in 10ft long pieces or something. Maybe they're at lowes/home d too. I bet a lot of the companies that sell them are simply using this stuff.
- Like the rogue war bar ... I meant pvc pipe (with some added some tape to get the rings and collars for hand placements).

This happens in golf too .... certain training alignment aids will go on the market with an infomercial and everything. Will cost $20 retail or something. Or you can go to home depot and pick up some driveway stakes for $2 each.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:39 AM   #10
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Re: Foam rollers

I bought one from Sports Authority for like $30+ which was the small version. And before I left my last job I "accepted" a thick roller that my boss had in the back storage closet that we never used (part of a pt practice).
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