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Review: Kelly Starrett’s MobilityWOD BattleStar

This week we take a moment to review Kelly Starrett’s MobilityWOD BattleStar Roller Kit.

Item: Kelly Starrett’s MobilityWOD BattleStar Roller Kit
Price: $150 USD
Manufacturer: MobilityWOD

In the above video review, John and Michael give their thoughts on Kelly Starrett’s MobilityWOD BattleStar Roller Kit.

For those who haven’t heard of the BattleStar, it’s Kelly Starrett’s latest mobility tool to hit the market. We have reviewed a number of Starrett’s products in the past including the Gemini and Super Nova, as well as some of his books including Becoming a Supple LeopardSo when we heard about the BattleStar we were keen to get it in out hands to check out.

In summary, the Battlestar is a myo-fascia roller designed to relieve tension and tightness in a number of specific muscle groups in the human body. The BattleStar can be used on it’s own as a mobile roller, or it can be hooked up to a cradle and be used as a sationary rolling device to target more specific areas.

Now, unlike most rollers on the market today, which are just tubes with foam over them, the BattleStar is made from urethane which creates a ton of grip and causes a lot more shear in the joint tissues. While using the Battlestar you can certainly feel the extra grib and notice the effect it has while mobilising with it.

According to Starrett himself:

“If a steam roller, wolverine and a chain saw got together and had a baby, the BattleStar would be born…”

In this video review, we take a close look at the BattleStar Roller Kit, going over the good and bad features of the prouduct and compare it to a number of other mobility tools on the market today, including the RumbleRoller, BeastieBar and the Thera Cane.

In the end, we give our final thoughts on Kelly Starrett’s MobilityWOD BattleStar Roller Kit and whether we think it is something you should consider buying, and if it’s worth its price tag.

Check out the full review in the video above, and if you’ve used the BattleStar before, let us know you think about the mobility tool in the comment section below.


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