Will get them to the surf in a few weeks, but love the great build quality and fun color schemes. Ordering and delivery went great, looking forward to put them to use in the surf!
The hand strap seems to be good quality. I am using the strap for a custom handboard. The screws to attach the strap are 5.5 inches on center vs. 5, which through me off a bit. I needed to modify and cut new holes in the strap to fit the board. Other than that the strap is great. I look forward to using it (and hopefully ordering more as I make new boards). Thanks!
Love this board! I have been using the grom and upgraded to the wedge handboard. The difference is night and day. I am able to ride waves much longer with the wedge and also have more control of my ride in the water. Can't wait to attached a gopro to my board.
The Bula is the fastest hand board I’ve used yet. It’s easy to swim with and dive under the waves. Every time I hand board in New Jersey I have like 5 people ask me what I’m using. It makes body surfing much safer and loads more fun. Love the Bula!
Man, the construction quality of this board is top notch .
Folks aren't kidding when they say this board will perform in about 90 % surf conditions. I took it out in small 1 1/2 - 2 ft mush and was able to get rides. Later on at a local surf spot 3-4 ft and it did not disappoint ! I like that it's wide so you get good stability and the middle of the board (where your hand sits) tends to be thicker which seems to give you more lift ending up in some loooong rides. :)
The fence come on and off my feet very very well the holes on the bottom let the water out and that works to my advantage I’m 71 do a lot of body surfing enjoy it but I’ve always had a little problem taking on putting on my fence and taking them off sand gets up into the fence as a result of those holes but that’s not even a complaint I don’t know it seems pretty good
I've been using my handboard for 2 weeks now, and I'm having a blast. i think i've helped sell several more, as people see me using it and come over and ask what it is and where they can get one.
I’ve gone thought a few fins over the last year and the dafin have been the most comfortable and super soft
Been riding my Grom almost every day. Don't be fooled and think that just because it's a "soft top " that it won't perform well. This little beast has so much float that it enables you to catch waves VERY easily. The Dafin fins are amazing and give you that extra oomph when catching the wave. Highly recommend both ! My niece is wanting to ride it, so getting myself a wedge and letting her ride the grom also good to have two in case a friend comes over :)
I was looking for some Da Fins. These guys had a good inventory of colors to choose from at decent prices vs other retailers. Ordered my stuff, it showed up at my house, done deal. Painless and smooth. Would recommend.
I have surfed for over 50 years. I was looking for a way to “spice up” my water and add something new to my relationship with waves. Slyde added a new FUN way to enjoy small surf. I highly recommend their products to all wave lovers. Stay wet my friends! PS as a water photographer , Slyde products have given me a new angle to shoot from the water!
Prompt service have not tried my board yet
Gift Set - Wedge Handboard
SECRET STASH - Grom Soft Top
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.
The leash works amazing i won't go out without my leash on....
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.
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)
These little boards are amazing! We bought a couple to bring with us to Hawaii and had a blast.. super easy to travel with, just fit right in my backpack. Made riding the waves so much fun and worked just as good as a full sized boogie board one of my friends had. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to try it out again!
I recently been spending a lot of time on the North Shore of Oahu, and there’s nothing better than the Bula for bigger more intense surf. Too much fun brah! Mahalo nui loa!
Outstanding quality, looks and performance. A real quality ‘board” that was underpromised and over preforms… I appreciate everything that went into making this excellent product! Stay wet my friends!
This is the best hand slide on the market it's so fast and crushes all shorebreak...
Best toy I've ever purchaed!!!
I first purchased the grom and had a blast on it riding anything from shore breaks to reef breaks here in Hawaii. Then I purchased the bula and it changed the game for me. I’m hooked! The bula allows me to swim as if I didn’t have a hand board but still generates speed in all conditions. Love it some dumpy shore breaks though. Would recommend to all and have even got my friends to try it and it’s a game changer!!!