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June 20, 2016 1 min read

TJ Hale the host of Shark Tank Podcast recently featured Slyde Handboards co-owners, Steve and Angela Watts.

TJ "believes that entrepreneurs solve problems.  I believe they are the catalysts of actual progress (not the kind you hear politicians speaking about to curry favor with the masses) and I believe they are the engine that improves our civilization…one idea, product, or company at a time."

The 60minute podcast is information and inspiration rich,  including details regarding the Slyde business, what really happened on the show, failures, setbacks, big wins, and what its like partnering with a multi-millionaire/billionaire investors, Ashton Kutcher and Mark Cuban.

The team has been a recent whirlwind of print articles, including New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, however this is the first podcast and Youtube interview yet to be released. Hearing the story direct from the sources, and seeing Steve & Angela's reactions and responses, shines a new light on the entrepreneurial journey

Check out the full podcast HERE
Or if Videos are more your thing HERE:

TJ was not only an epic host, asking all the right questions and entertaining the audience along the way, he's a certified Slyder, having purchased the Carbon Fiber Wedge. 

We're stoked to have him a part of the community and reaction to the handboard
"I just got the carbon fiber board here in SD and it's beautiful.  TV doesn't do it justice.  It's supposed to warm up later this week I definitely plan to try it out."

Are you an entrepreneur yourself? Or curious about entrepreneurship in general? This is podcast is a must listen.

Michelle Michalak
Michelle Michalak

Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, Bluefly.com However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.

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See the Stoke

684 reviews
Not sold on it

I had really high hopes. I have been able to use the Bula on a couple good days. I'm liking my old board better so far. But will try it a couple more times before I return it just to be sure. I have none of the below issues with my Enjoy planer, and thinking of going back.
1. The dam thing is not secure on my hand. No mater how tight I make it. It litterally pops off my hand while on a wave. Its getting really anoying having to constantly pay attention to it.
2. I switch my hand depending on the wave direction. It's tough for me to get a grip on the nose, pull it off then pull tightly on other hand in time. I've missed a couple good ones because of this.
3. The pad that goes accross the top of my hand doesnt cover my whole hand and the seam starts to rub on my hand and is uncomfortable.
4. Not a huge deal but wasnt happy that there were some small cosmetc defects on the board. Eslescially for the price
5. The board bag is kind of ridiculous. Its huge and picture on website isnt to scale, but I probably just wont use it. It was basically free.

I think the only thing I can say positive is I think it has good control... after getting used to the angle I need, and may be a bit more bouyant to pull me out of water for speed. But i need to try it a few times more and figure out how to keep the dam thing on!

I am giving these to my grandsons at the end of the month. I am sure they will love them.

Hand slyde

The leash works amazing i won't go out without my leash on....

Bula hand board

This handboard is exactly what I was looking for. The size and craftsmanship is fantastic! I have gotten some great rides with this board. Super fun.

Ready for the Senior Tour

I received my Slyde Phish just before 2 weeks of gloomy weather. Now that I’ve had a chance to road test it, I can’t wait to get back in the water.

Growing up in Long Island NY, body surfing was my first wave gliding experience. Typically we would drive straight to shore so surfing the diagonal has been a learning curve.

I look forward to many great sets this summer.

Matthew Papish (59)
Laguna Beach