Hyperice is the second edition to the vibrating foam roll. It is designed to relieve muscle soreness, inflammation, pain, and increase joint mobility through self myofascial releases.
Vyper 2.0 is made up of a vibrating core with high intensity and encapsulated in high-density polypropylene foam. High density is what I mean by high density. It is very easy to roll on and isn’t too soft. Although the idea of a soft, squishy foam roll might sound appealing, it is not useful for tissue work or massage.
This thing does hurt a bit. But it is very effective.
There are three speeds available: low, medium, or high. The lowest setting was great for most purposes, but I used the medium and high settings to reach areas such as my hips or calfs.
The Vyper 2.0 comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and a charger. Hyperice claims it will last two hours at the highest setting, but I couldn’t determine if that was true. It never died despite a lot use. I only charged it once a week.
The Vyper 2.0 has a vibration that encourages proper Self Myofasical Release use. This is one of my favorite things about it. People don’t realize how often a foam roller can be used to release tension. This is easier because the vibration keeps it working even when you aren’t rolling up and down.
The Vyper 2.0‘s current price of $199 is 6-10 times more than a traditional foam roll, so it won’t be a great buy for everyone. This is a high-quality product that’s highly effective. It really depends on how important you are to your recovery. Hyperice also makes many other great tools for recovery, such as the Hypersphere and
Normatec. It’s worth looking at them all before you decide which one is best.