Hydroflex brings an innovative and waterproof approach to longboard deck construction. Their 3D-Glassing™ Technology solves the delamination issue that can be experienced in most decks. One aspect of the technology not covered in our review is that it allows for new custom shapes not achievable with wood. The first batch ordered via their Kickstarter funding campaign will be delivered in January 2014 and it’ll be interesting to see what people at large think of hydroflex skateboards.
About Hydroflex Skateboards
On October 3rd, 2013 Surfboard manufacturer Hydroflex Technology LLC launced a high-end skateboard line.
The skateboards are built like surfboards, using only foam, fiberglass and resin. The boards are light, strong and waterproof, due to their patented 3D-Glassing™ Technology. The deck is made of a signature honeycomb core enhanced with radiating colors, evoking an eye candy effect. The decks patented 3D bonding structure is based on biomimetic principles and connects both sides of the deck. This ensures the boards are responsive and durable.
“We started using excess 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 more in depth to further build prototypes and develop the product.