As one of the most popular recovery products Rogue offers, the MobilityWOD Supernova has become something of a phenomenon, with countless athletes, coaches and trainers singing its praises—from the pro level to the weekend warrior. MobilityWOD founder Kelly Starrett, who co-developed this original 120mm massage ball as well as the mini 80mm version (available here), explains what sets the Supernova product apart:
“Let’s get a couple of things straight. First, it took us almost 18 months to figure out how to make this thing it’s so complicated. No wonder everyone was just making little balls with spikes. The Supernova is the first of its kind, revolutionary. Your tissues are probably like wet grilled cheese sandwiches. Putting an Ice-pick into that mess won’t change anything. You have to shear those layers apart. Look, we didn’t invent the shear concept or grilled cheese, we just made it better. This thing is a one-way ticket to legitsville.
Second: We should have probably just called it the “Super” because this thing really is really super. Like really super. We too have grown tired of roto-tilling and steam rolling our hard working tissues. We needed a device that would allow us to create higher global shear pressures so that when we rolled, it actually made us better. So we made one.
Oh, and another thing. We work with actual athletes. Have you seen the quads and glutes of someone that actually squats? Look, you regularly ride those ponies hard and put them away wet. You are also probably an adult with a job and don’t have a million extra hours to spend “recovering” and “getting more awesome”. You need tools that are effective, and fast. And did I mention portable? Have you ever gone through security with a foam tube. You’d get flagged as a risk. Because obviously foam tubes are for children. You’re a CEO for crying out loud. Isn’t it time you started respecting your hamstrings?
If this ball had a motto, it'd be, 'More shear, more better, more awesome.'"
- Diameter: 120mm (4.72 inches)
- Scientifically developed grooves for higher global shear pressures
- Latex Free
- Color: Blue
For a more compact version to target hard to reach trigger points, check out the MobilityWOD Supernova - 80mm.