December 24, 2017 2 min read

Slyde Handboards recently sent out a survey to our customers to learn more about their purchase decisions.

We received over 200 compelling responses and couldn't wait to share them with you...

What best describes the reason you initially bought a Slyde handboard?

  • I was looking for a surf/beach product that was travel friendly, and easy to take down to the beach, but still loads of fun to use.
  • I looked at a lot different handboard options on the market, in the end the strap is what initially sold me, it is the most comfortable hand strap I’ve ever used. Then the shape of the Bula and being able to hold the wave.
  • I was wanted to have a new feeling on waves.
  • To have another way to have fun and get exercise in the water.
  • I've always loved surfing and bodysurfing, I was building my own handplanes from wood and broken surfboards and liked the designs Slyde manufactured.
  • Performance driven.
  • I grew up in Catalina, have always been a water guy. Ever since my kids have been doing Jr. Guards in Huntington Beach they loved bodysurfing. It got me back into it. Slyde proved a quality board at a far price for me and my sons to go barrel hunting together.
    • I bought it because every waterman needs to be proficient in multiple crafts. Slyde handboards are technically the best in the world.
      • Fun like a bodyboard but fits in my backpack.
        • I wanted a surf product that I could have fun with friends and family at the beach - a product the whole family could enjoy and participate in.

        What frustrations/problems has Slyde solved for you since you bought it?

        • Saved me time and energy getting to the beach because it’s less hassle and more portable than other beach and surf products.
        • Made me feel more comfortable in the water.
        • I am able to be a part of a all inclusive and dedicated community.
        • Get deeper in the barrel. 
        • Learning to Slyde was easier to than other surfing products.
        • I have bodysurfed my whole life. Until Slyde i have never moved on the water like I do with handboard strapped to me.
        • Allows me to spend more quality time with my friends and family at the beach.
        • Different boards for different waves. Options for fun on the large blown-out days.
        • I can quickly ride my bike to the beach without a board under my arm.

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            steven watts
            steven watts

            Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left

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