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Old 10-12-2015, 01:12 PM   #1
Brian Diez
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Exclamation Foam Plyo Boxes For Sale... CHEAP

I had one of my females bust open her shin on a wood box this past weekend.

21 stitches. I'm done with wood boxes.

My brother happens to have a warehouse, so I just ordered 100 foam boxes 20x24x30.

I only need 10, so let message me if you want one or more.

They're only $200 each plus shipping.

First come, first served. I'm not a store, so once they're gone, they're gone.

I don't care how talented your athlete is or how well you taught them. Just one slip could take them out for weeks and give you a bad name.

Get the foam boxes and you won't have pics of bloody shins all over facebook.
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:02 PM   #2
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Re: Foam Plyo Boxes For Sale... CHEAP

Is a foam box sturdy at the 30" height? I figured there was a reason the Rogue ones had such as large footprint.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:11 PM   #3
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Re: Foam Plyo Boxes For Sale... CHEAP

They aren't as heavy as wood, so if you land on the edge, like you're not supposed anyway, then it'll flip.

Still, no one gets a serious injury from missing a jump on a foam box.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:09 AM   #4
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Re: Foam Plyo Boxes For Sale... CHEAP

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They aren't as heavy as wood, so if you land on the edge, like you're not supposed anyway, then it'll flip.

Still, no one gets a serious injury from missing a jump on a foam box.
I'm hesitant to switch to foam plyo boxes, especailly ones of unknown quality. I have a sneaking (completely untested however) suspicion that they may result in more achilles tears then standard hard surface boxes because the athletes heels sink lower into the edge of the box at the top, placing the achilles in loaded position at both jump and landing.

When I played basketball through high school and university we were always wary of courts thathad too much bounce or cushion as they resulted in more knee injuries. We all know a shoe with a heavily cushioned heel is bad news - i'm not convinced we should go all in on foam boxes until they have been around a while longer.
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:48 AM   #5
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Re: Foam Plyo Boxes For Sale... CHEAP

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I'm hesitant to switch to foam plyo boxes, especailly ones of unknown quality. I have a sneaking (completely untested however) suspicion that they may result in more achilles tears then standard hard surface boxes because the athletes heels sink lower into the edge of the box at the top, placing the achilles in loaded position at both jump and landing.

When I played basketball through high school and university we were always wary of courts thathad too much bounce or cushion as they resulted in more knee injuries. We all know a shoe with a heavily cushioned heel is bad news - i'm not convinced we should go all in on foam boxes until they have been around a while longer.
Interesting thoughts, thanks!

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Old 10-15-2015, 07:52 PM   #6
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Re: Foam Plyo Boxes For Sale... CHEAP

Are these from a manufacturer like Rogue or are they just a bare foam block?
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:47 AM   #7
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Re: Foam Plyo Boxes For Sale... CHEAP

They are from the manufacturer and wrapped in leaver with pvc reinforcement.

I'm ordering from the same manufacturer as Rogue.

As far as injuries resulting from landing on the box, I apologize, but I don't understand your logic.

You're not landing with force on top of the box. Injuries occur as a result of landing as you jump down or from missing and splitting your shin open.

I don't see how softly landing on top of foam could cause concern.

I do get the question of stability, but you should be fine so long as you land on top and not on the edges. This could be solved by placing them against something.
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