Oceanside, CA : Surfboard manufacturer Hydroflex Technology LLC is launching a high end skateboard line through kickstarter, in order to raise the capital needed to set up for serial production. The skateboards are built like surfboards, using only foam, fiber and resin.
They are light, strong and waterproof, due to their patented 3D-Glassing™ Technology. The vivid colors combined with the honeycomb design gives the boards an unique look. The 3D bonding structure is based on biomimetic principles and connects both sides of the deck. This ensures our boards are responsive and durable.
“We started using scrap materials from surfboard production to build cruiser skateboards that we could use to skate around the factory, get lunch and check the surf”, founder Rouven Brauers explains.
After a number of friends and business partners took notice and wanted a board for themselves, the Hydroflex team started to look at the idea further, to build prototypes and to develop a product. “We wanted to go beyond existing limits and bring something totally new to market” Hydroflex CEO Rich Ciesco explains. “A board with a fresh look and outstanding riding characteristics.”
MINI CRUISERS, CRUISERS, LONGBOARDS & THE ULTIMATE DESIGN EDITION
After thoroughly testing the boards, Hydroflex will now launch on kickstarter with three models: Mini cruisers, cruisers and longboards. All boards will be available in a wide variety of colors. Project backers can also choose the ultimate design edition that enables them to design and shape their own skateboard.
Head to www.kickstarter.com to get more info and help fund the product.
ABOUT HYDROFLEX TECHNOLOGY
Hydroflex Skateboards was born out of that same passion they have for board sports and building surfboards. All boards are made in California, built for more than 30 different world class shapers, such as Matt Biolos, Roberts and Rusty. Several top surfers like Josh Kerr, Brad Simpson and Carissa Moore embrace the new technology. Moore, current number one in the ASP rankings, actually won this year’s Vans US Open of Surfing on a Hydroflex board.
Hydroflex Technology has won several international prizes with its surfboard technology; most notably, the ispo BrandNew Award, the international design prize IF Award and the CONNECT MIP (Most Innovative New Product) award. The company holds four patents.