Slyde Wedge Handboard

Top view of a handboard showing the wedge shape. Side view of a handboard showing the slightly curved shape. Rear view of a handboard showing the swallow tails. Rear view of a handboard showing the hand strap tight. Rear view of a handboard showing the hand strap loosened. Front view of a handboard showing the tip. Underside view of a handboard showing the textured surface. Underside view of a handboard showing the textured surface. Close view of a handboard showing the textured surface. Close view of a handboard showing the front mount point. Close view of a handboard showing the textured surface. Close view of a handboard showing the wrist strap attachment point. Front view of a handboard showing the packaging. Rear view of a handboard showing the packaging.
Top view of a handboard showing the wedge shape. Side view of a handboard showing the slightly curved shape. Rear view of a handboard showing the swallow tails. Rear view of a handboard showing the hand strap tight. Rear view of a handboard showing the hand strap loosened. Front view of a handboard showing the tip. Underside view of a handboard showing the textured surface. Underside view of a handboard showing the textured surface. Close view of a handboard showing the textured surface. Close view of a handboard showing the front mount point. Close view of a handboard showing the textured surface. Close view of a handboard showing the wrist strap attachment point. Front view of a handboard showing the packaging. Rear view of a handboard showing the packaging.

Description

A Slyde Wedge Handboard in the Hipster colourway. This board is used to body surf and is a water planing device allowing the user to ride waves faster, longer and with more control than a conventional body board. The handboard, also known as a handplane, gets the surfer higher up in the water which helps them go faster and further along the wave. Handboarders wear wetsuits to keep them warm as they are submerged in the water, they also might use swim fins on their feet to make getting into the wave easier. The surfer's dominant hand is placed palm down under the strap and is used like the bow of a ship to ride the wave. The board has a 3mm high tensile textured TPU 'flak jacket' which is tough and lightweight making it scratch and ding resistant. The high-density foam core provides strength, rigidity, lightness, durability and buoyancy. The concave wedge shape with double swallow tail is designed for intermediate handboarders to use in everyday surf, the surf between the big swells. The board has a point at the front where a GoPro camera can be mounted and another at the rear for a wrist strap to be attached. It is designed in the USA and made in Taiwan.

Designers & Manufacturers
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Inscriptions

printed: "XTRA STRONG COMPAKT LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION. THE HIPSTER. SLYDE HANDBOARDS. DESIGNED IN CALIFORNIA EST 2010." (front)

Object number

AIBDC : 008652

Date

2021

Country

Dimensions
Width
265mm
Depth
40mm
Length
470mm

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