At the opening of the 2013 Surf Expo in Orlando Florida, Slyde unveiled a futuristic handboard, "masterfully" designed with Marko Foam and Hydroflex Surfboards.
The "state of art" handboard took shape with Marko Foam of Irvine CA.
Marko Foam initiated the "Surf Green" program. They have exclusive global rights to gather and recycle EPS scraps into "high quality" eco-friendly blank surfboards/handboards and such.
"We are always working to revolutionize handboarding/handplanes/bodysurfing. Marko Foam and Hydroflex Surfboards were the ideal partners, offering the perfect blend of cutting edge technology and superior quality." said Steven Watts, creative director and founder of Slyde Handboards.
The environmentally friendly handboard blank was then passed onto HydroFlex Surfboards to add on their "advanced" design and technology .
Hydroflex technology was engineered by a surfer and surfboard shaper in Germany.
The process consists of a 3D lamination process, which directly infuses fiberglass into the foam of the surfboard blank.
As Hydroflex states "eliminating any future potential of delamination, while creating a noticeably lighter board, made for exceptional performance and responsiveness."
The collaboration between Slyde Handboards, Marko Foam, and Hydroflex Surfboards intends to push the limits of design and innovation with in the surf industry, perhaps forever changing the face of surfing.
"I'm an avid surfer, handboarding was only recently introduced to me, and I'm hooked. The Slyde, Marko Foam, Hydroflex board is mindblowing. It's the Jetsons of surfing." said Matt Ferris a Surf Expo attendee.
To find out more on Slyde Handboards please visit:
Them at Booth #1256 at the Surf Expo in Orlando Jan 10th-12th 2013