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January 19, 2018 2 min read

Slyde's always super curious about YOU & this awesome community of stoke.

We asked the following question on Facebook:
Did you try surfing or surf before using Slyde Handboards?? And received a colorful batch of responses that we couldn't wait to share.
  • Natasha Ramos Heart condition forced me to change focus. Couldn’t handle a surfboard anymore and went to handboarding. First, I got a Bōte brand one...loved it. Then saw the SLYDE brand on Instagram. Ordered a GROM board off the Kickstarter site and have been hooked since.
  • Owen Jacka Bodysurfed early teens then surfed late teens, then moved away for best part of 20 years, came back and although the plan was to bodysurf and surf again I've pretty much stuck to just bodysurfing.
  • Tish Laufersweiler Started surfing and still surf, I chose the right right board for conditions.
  • Michelle Michalak Grew up boogie boarding on the east coast, finally learned to surf in California, but my go to now is my Slyde Handboards. Just super convenient and gives me the feeling/glide of surfing.
  • Luiz Antonio Pereira When I was 13 (1969) I was given a surfboard for Xmas. It was 10’3” long and weighed a ton. I’ve only could carry it to the beach with a buddy; a 20-minute walk. My home break then, a gnarly beach break wasn’t really indicated for long boards (there weren’t mini boards then). So it didn’t take long for my selling it to my cousin and start bodysurfing. It was easier to carry a pair of fins.
  • Josh Ball Yes, it did not go so well. I️ still am in admiration of the sport but will leave it to others. I️ prefer bombing down waves with fins and a hand plane!
  • Nicky Shah Ocean swimmer  then caught a wave by mistake, now I bodysurf as well! My passion both!
  • Barron Braden Yes, still do surf, paddle my waveski and use my Slyde handboard / handski.  Depends on the conditions and my mood. 
  • Thomas Volkmann Yes, bodysurf and boogieboarding  

    Add your story? Click & Comment on link below ⬇️ 

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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686 reviews

Gift Set - Wedge Handboard

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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....