Hydroflex, from surfboards to skateboards
Hydroflex is building high-end surfboards since the early 2000s. Originally from Germany, we moved our headquarter to Oceanside, California in 2009. Using our patented 3D-Glassing™ Technology, we are building boards that are strong, durable, and used by some of the world’s top surfers like Josh Kerr, Brad Simpson and Carissa Moore. Kitesurfers Patrick Rebstock and Teddy Lyons also use this technology.
The Hydroflex Skateboard brand was born out of the same passion we have for surfboards. Our high-tech manufacturing process enables us to produce skateboards that are light, strong and waterproof.
Surfboard manufacturer Hydroflex Technology LLC is launching today a high-end skateboard line through kickstarter, in order to raise the capital needed to set up for production and bring the product to consumers.
The skateboards are built like surfboards, using only foam, fiberglass and resin. The boards are light, strong and waterproof, due to their patented 3D-Glassing™ Technology. The deck is made of a signature honeycomb core enhanced with radiating colors, evoking an eye candy effect. The decks patented 3D bonding structure is based on biomimetic principles and connects both sides of the deck. This ensures the boards are responsive and durable.
“We started using excess materials from surfboard production to build cruiser skateboards that we could use to skate around the factory, get lunch and check the surf”, founder Rouven Brauers explains. After a number of friends and business partners took notice and wanted a board for themselves, the Hydroflex team started to look at the idea more in depth to further build prototypes and develop the product.
“We wanted to go beyond existing limits of deck construction and bring something totally new to market” Hydroflex CEO Rich Ciesco explains. “A board with a fresh look and outstanding riding characteristics.”
MINI CRUISERS, CRUISERS, LONGBOARDS & THE ULTIMATE DESIGN EDITION
After thoroughly testing the boards, Hydroflex will now launch on kickstarter with three models: A micro cruiser, mini cruiser and a longboard. The mini cruiser will also be offered in a co-branded edition with Lost Surfboards. All boards will be available in a wide variety of colors. Project backers can also choose the ultimate design edition that enables them to design and shape their own skateboard.
ABOUT HYDROFLEX TECHNOLOGY
Hydroflex was started by German born shaper and designer Rouven Brauers, whose liftetime mission to create the best boards possible continues to define the company. Founded 2003 in Germany, the company moved to California in 2009. All boards are made in California, built for more than 30 different world class shapers, such as Matt Biolos, Roberts and Rusty. Several top surfers like Josh Kerr, Brett Simpson and Carissa Moore embrace the new technology. Moore, current number one in the ASP rankings, actually won this year’s Vans US Open of Surfing on a Hydroflex board.
Hydroflex Technology has won several international prizes with its surfboard technology; most notably, the ispo BrandNew Award, the international design prize IF Award and the CONNECT MIP (Most Innovative New Product) award. The company holds four patents.
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