Rollga is a curved foam roller made to fit your body. The best foam roller available today.
The Birth Of Rollga.
We knew we could create a “better mouse trap” foam roller. We wanted a roller that would go deeper, something that could go beyond the depths that the ordinary roller could reach. We sought to find ways to take the pressure off the bones when rolling for more comfort. We experimented by rigging various materials and products including foam blocks, balls, marbles, cut-up rollers, fabric and even using a lathe, we nearly claimed fingers. After more than 50 prototype’s of various successes, we had found an extremely versatile solution, and Rollga was born.
Stop, Drop, and Rollga.
Rollga took to the streets. After producing over 100 hand made Rollga’s, we put them to the test of industry leaders, medical professionals, business professionals, attorneys, runners, grandma’s, you name it, we shared it. Everyone’s response was the same. They all got excited when they saw it, and they all wanted to keep it when they tried it. Rollga couldn’t keep up with the demand.
Two of my favourite places to roll using a roller:
During my training, the offloading of the back is essential to increase my range of motion especially during sprinting. Somehow, the lower back is directly connected to how the hip flexors can extend forward, as the muscles are all interconnected. How one muscle relaxes, the other produces the tension to move your body, it works as an agonist and antagonist muscle.
#2 Iliotibial Band (ITB)
Ask any sprinter, the ITBand is one of the muscles that are ALWAYS tight, this is because most of the load from absorbing the force produced during a sprint is to the lateral side of the legs. I love how a foam roller can help to relief the tension immediately. I would usually roll it before and after my training to ensure my muscles do not build up unnecessary lactic acids.
The Prototypes of Rollga
When people ask about the development of Rollga, nothing explains the thought process behind it better than the prototypes. It started with a rope around a plastic cylinder to try and achieve a variance of pressure during the roll. Then Taggart and his wife filled a bag full of super balls and rolled on it. As you can imagine, this idea was a complete disaster, hence, no prototype to photo. Along came the Wiffle balls wrapped in rubber. The concept was good, but it did not provide deep enough pressure or support and was not very comfortable. Taggart changed the rubber casing to a Sock in hopes to get more depth, but the sock provided vert little benefit as it was too flimsy. He then took two EVA foam exercise blocks, glued them together and carved out the first Rollga. It had five ball-like structures and the purpose was mainly to avoid the Tibia in the shin, but it wasn’t hard enough and felt like it would tear under pressure. From there you can see how the zone was created for the spine and the Rollga changed to a 4 ball-like roller. Then we played around with the various sizes of the groves and depths in the groves. We tried several different patterns in the foam to see if it would supply any additional benefits. Onward to the diameter of the Rollga, you can see the 4 inch vs. the 6 inch diameter and at the same time we began to look at rounding the end or squaring it off. The round end provided a lot of additional benefits as another tool, so it became round. Finally, colors of the Rollga and Packaging became a focus as it evolved into a retail product. Shrink wrap was necessary for sanitation purposes during shipping and the box sleeve kept the Rollga from rolling off the shelves in the stores. The carry strap and hand foot therapy kit were perfect accessories to complete the Rollga.
Why Does Rollga Have Contours?
- Avoids bone structure & contours the body
- Massages at multiple angles & varies in pressure
- Allows for muscle displacement – No popping
- Allows for stability and control while rolling
- Bypasses the joint & restores damaged fascia
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