The Drift Balance Board from Quirky is meant for use as an exercise simulator, just like indoor bicycle trainers makes it possible to benefit from bicycling without having to face traffic and smog. In this case, a balancing act on the Drift simulates different action sports such as skiing, snowboarding and surfing. Of course, you never have to actually scream down a snowy mountain or face up to a giant wave. The rubber sphere and rolling pendulum combine to allow for all kinds of complex movements that simulate the exercise your body gets from the aforementioned sports. It’s a balance board, so obviously it helps improve your balance. But it will also burn calories and improve your lower body strength.