At the opening of the 2013 Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida, Slyde unveiled a futuristic handboard "masterfully" designed by Marko Foam and Hydroflex Surfboards.
The "state of the art" handboard took shape with Marko Foam of Irvine, California. 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're always working to revolutionize handboarding/handplaning/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, the process, "eliminate(s) any future potential of de-lamination, while creating a noticeable 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 within 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," said Matt Ferris, a Surf Expo attendee, "The Slyde, Marko Foam, Hydroflex board is mind-blowing. It's the Jetsons of surfing."
Come check out the futuristic board at booth #1256 at the Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida, January 10th - 12th, 2013.