Posted by: acadia on Feb-03-13 2:59 PM (EST)
Balance brace is definitely boat dependent. Blame your boat ;>)
Balance brace is a good tool for learning one element of Greenland backward leaning rolls. It not only teaches you to keep both your shoulders on the water, but it makes you think about how you engage your core to swing your trunk out over the water and back over the boat. My son hit his first standard layback roll a couple of days ago. Balance brace was the first step in that progression.