by Michelle Michalak June 07, 2017

Slyde Handboards unleashed the colorful Grom Soft Top Handboards on Kickstarter, and just like a new baby, they needed to be named.

As the boards whined nameless, we racked out brains at the HQ for something clever, epic and memorable.  In that moment we realized the best option was to put the naming of the handboards in the hands of YOU the consumer.

With our fingers crossed, that unlike when the British Government asked the internet to name their new $287 million polar research ship, only to have Boaty McBoatface the prevailing suggestion, our community would make us proud.

For a $500 pledge on Slyde's Kickstarter campaign, 4 people got to name a Grom board, and share the stoke of their freshly named handboards with 5 of their friends.

PK Duncan of Thousand Oaks, CA

The Gemini Grom Softop Handboard

Named the Pilsner Green Top & Orange Bottom Grom Board
The Gemini
As a fun way to share a part of history with his twin brother Harrison Duncan in a legendary fashion.

Dave Nussear of Windermere, FL

The Heather Grom Softtop Handboard

Named the Electric Lemon Top & Turquoise Bottom Grom Board
The Heather
As a way to celebrate his good friend, who loves water sports.

David Shaw of Santa Clara, CA

The Menehune Grom Softtop Handboard

Named the Turquoise Top & Electric Lemon Bottom Grom Board
The Menehune
In Hawaiian mythology, the Menehune are said to be a people who live in the deep forests and were said to be superb craftspeople. Legends say that the Menehune built temples (heiau), fishponds, roads, canoes, and houses. 

Sandra Fabrizio of Narragansett, RI

The Nonnie Grom Soft Top Handboard

Named the the Black Top & Pink Bottom Grom Board
The Nonnie
An Italian nickname for Grandma.  The name honors awesome Italian grandmothers, like herself. Sandra is the grandmother to Slyde's own Venice Watts & 4 other children, and continues to be Slyde's #1 fan.

Thank you all 423 epic individuals who helped fund the Grom board, we can't wait to see you in the water!
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, 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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