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We love to log roll. And we love to share our passion for this historic American sport. A few years ago, we realized that our sport was carrying too much weight…literally, the logs were too heavy!
We teamed up with innovative engineers and found the solution: the Key Log®, a 65-pound synthetic log that you fill with water at your destination. With its patented baffled system, the Key Log floats, spins, and reacts just like a traditional cedar wood log.
The Key Log is light enough to transport to your body of water, and to ship anywhere in the world. When it reaches your pool, camp or lake home, “just add water” and you’ll be ready to roll! When you want to move the Key Log, just drain the water and off you go!
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Perfect for Camps
Your campers and staff will love it.
Key Logs can be used in a pool. No need for a lake.
Fun for All Ages
Recommended ages are 9 and up. Just add water.
HOW DEEP DOES THE WATER NEED TO BE?
Any pool, pond, lake, etc. that is 2 feet or deeper is great! The Key Log® needs enough water to float and spin under the weight of a person and the attached training fins. The key to a safe log rolling experience in any depth of water is having an obstacle-free fall zone (no rocks, docks, pool edges within 10 feet) and a person to hold the log steady for the roller to begin.
HOW SAFE IS IT?
Log rolling is very safe. The physics of a round object floating in the water and your body weight pushing you away from it when you fall are the basic principles that prevent major injuries. As you begin to lose balance you will fall either forward or backward into the water with your body weight leading the way. In many cases, the roller simply steps off of the log as he/she loses balance. The Key Log also has a traction surface, which was specifically designed to be rough enough to prevent slipping while not too rough for bare feet. The important note is that the Key Log be used in an area clear of people or hard objects where the falls will occur (referred to as a fall zone). Since the invention of the Key Log, there have been no head, neck, or spine injuries reported. No organizations have had restrictions from participating or have required additional insurance for the activity.
DO I NEED SHOES?
The traction surface on the Key Log provides a maintenance free alternative to carpet that was used on wood logs for traction beginning in the 1980’s. The Key Log built-in traction surface can accommodate bare feet and/or aquatics shoes based on their preference. As individuals begin to compete at higher levels, they often begin to wear shoes to get the most possible traction and support from their footwear.
IS IT INFLATABLE?
No, the Key Log is made of a high density polyethylene, the same hard plastic material as a kayak. It contains a foam baffle inside that keeps it lightweight and portable. It is designed to be filled with water to give it the necessary mass and buoyancy.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A KEY LOG AND A WOOD LOG?
The Key Log® was designed to have the specific buoyancy of dry western red cedar, the gold standard of log rolling logs for almost 100 years. One benefit of the Key Log is the consistency in the product you are getting, which also affects the speed of the spin and buoyancy. Wood logs could be rotten in the core, or infested with insects for example. Wood logs are also heavy and difficult to move, therefore people tend to leave them in the water or sitting on the ground for long periods of time, in which case they become water logged. This can be dangerous because the log may not seem to be spinning very fast, then it can quickly gain momentum and its spin can surprise you. It also becomes slippery on one side. If carpet or another traction surface is added to the log, there are additional maintenance issues. The Key Log’s performance is simple to achieve, based on being entirely filled with water at all times, as described in the Owner’s Manual and instructional videos.
DO YOU SUBMERGE IT TO FILL IT?
No, submerging the Key Log may not result in getting it completely full, which is required for safe and proper spin and buoyancy. You can completely fill the Key Log in about 5 minutes using a hose, funnels or a bucket.