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April 10, 2017 1 min read

According the The Next Web  these 5 brands are InstaCommunity focused.

Slyde Handboards, Redbull, SNL, FashionNova, and National Geographic are harnessing Instagram's features to share human moments, inspirational stories, and engaging behind-the-scenes vidoes, helping audiences to feel more connected as a community.

The full feature covers in depth the appeal of Instagram as a visual storytelling platform, and success tips from brands that are using it the "right" way.

Red Bull

"Red Bull is often lauded as being one of the original brands to shine a spotlight on its audiences"

Fashion Nova

"Realizing that their customers love sharing their style choices with their own followers, Fashion Nova has created a feed completed centered on their customer’s’ own stylistic interpretation."

Saturday Night Live

"SNL’s social team implements an Instagram content strategy that equally highlights the past and the present, and the on stage and off."

Slyde Handboards

"By leveraging the power of user generated content, Slyde is letting its passionate community members promote for them; when a potential customers view a community member’s photo or videos they experience a second-hand rush."

National Geographic 

"Each photo or video featured in the feed is a story in and of itself. NatGeo’s 73.4M followers can simply log into Instagram to discover another facet of life they had never previously imagined.


Slyde Handboards is stoked to be mentioned in the company of such legendary brands.  
A Massive Thank You to our Epic Community!

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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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