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Old 06-18-2014, 07:07 PM
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Hello all.
Has anyone used or is now using a yoga ball as a drum throne?
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:36 PM
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I don't think it'd be stable enough and also if you're shorter the width of the ball may prevent your feet from hitting the pedals.

They made a throne that had a bit of undulation to it (rocked back & forth) but I believe it was discontinued.

Use a regular throne, practice good posture principles and you'll be all the better for it.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:30 PM
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Yes, bad idea, would be too easy to injure oneself.

Use the ball at the computer desk.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:01 PM
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Thanks for the responses! I've been having some leg circulation issues and was just wondering if it might be a viable option.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:18 PM
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I play for really long amounts of time... 4-12 hours in a day sometimes. With my old 50 dollar special throne, I'd have back issues, and lose circulation in my legs after long stints.

I shelled out $130 for a Pork Pie memory foam seat, and it 100% solved both issues. It's literally like sitting on a comfy couch. My band mates call it my "drum sofa". The foam is so thick that it moves around just a bit and never bottoms out. The base of the throne is super solid and doesn't move at all. Only slight downside is that it's heavy and a pain to haul around to shows, at least compared to the old lighter throne... Nothing I really even need to mention.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:37 PM
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I did this a couple times, esp. when practicing double pedal. It was cool and beneficial for proper posture and also to find good balance on the 'throne' but I noticed that my core muscles got tired of sitting on a yoga/Swiss ball after a while so I switched to my regular throne and/or did a break. It will strengthen your core muscles if you keep doing this on a regular basis. Just don't go for several hours in a row, this will be way too much for your body.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:48 AM
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I don't think it would be a bad idea; Gibraltar do the Dome Throne with a dome top (unsurprisingly) which is designed to force good posture. It's more expensive, but you'd be able to adjust the height etc, without the danger of rolling off the stage!
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:57 AM
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At my age I have trouble sitting on my throne with a backrest, (And I don't even drink anymore) I can just imagine myself trying to sit on a giant ball :)
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Old 06-19-2014, 04:21 AM
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Thanks for the responses! I've been having some leg circulation issues and was just wondering if it might be a viable option.
Give it try. It sounds comfortable. You might consider building a small wooden frame so the ball doesn't inadvertently roll off to one side with you on it.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:36 AM
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There are several different sizes of balls that should accommodate different heights. I don't think it would be hazardous at all as I frequently use one in my family room to sit on for core strengthening. I will have to try it behind the kit for grins. I'm sure I would never use one on stage as the possibility of puncture in different/unknown situations would be a distraction if it popped. Therefore not professional.
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I've wondered about doing this but I always thought it had enormous potential to end up in disaster. Having read that other people have managed it without undue catastrophic consequences, I'm inclined to give it a go.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:27 PM
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Sounds like a good idea. I think balance is a crucial aspect of drumming, and the ear in general.
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:36 PM
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I use this throne and it has some give to it. Not a ton, but it is the most comfortable throne I ever used and I never feel uncomfortable enough that I ever even think about my throne... so thats a good thing.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/drums...ic-moto-throne
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Please think twice about using an exercise ball for drumming, they're not stable.
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Please think twice about using an exercise ball for drumming, they're not stable.
LMAO!!!!!! that right there is funny!

I would like to suggest if you are having leg circulation issues you might want to consult your Dr about that more than anything to make sure there isn't a medical condition that needs to be treated.
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