Our friends at Hydroflex surfboards have recently created some of the most advanced skateboards in the world using their patented technology along with the left over materials they use to make the surfboards. The decks are built with foam, fiber and resin – just like a surfboard. Unfortunately daddy couldn’t foot the bill on this one so their asking for the public’s help get the project out the door and into the people’s hands. Check out the videos, photos and info below then go to KICKSTARTER.COM/PROJECTS/HYDROFLEXSKATEBOARDS for more info.
SKATEBOARDS DESIGNED WITH 21st CENTURY TECHNOLOGY
Thank you for checking us out! Our skateboards incorporate the retro style of the foam decks from the late 70s with the latest in composite technology. We mixed up the technology of the 21st century and some really good looking colors to create our decks. Like the Z-Boys in the 70’s, we come from a surfing background. We build surfboards in Oceanside, California. This is where we will also set up production of our skateboard decks.
A while ago we started building skateboards for ourselves using leftover materials from our surfboard manufacturing process. A lot of our friends saw them and wanted one for themselves. They also pushed us to make this project a reality and offer it to you. Our decks are built with foam, fiber and resin – just like a surfboard.
NATURE’S SWEETEST DESIGN – THE HONEYCOMB
One of the coolest and most intriguing elements of our skateboards is the unique deck – a signature honeycomb pattern enhanced with radiating customizable colors that evoke an eye catching effect. We implemented this deck using our patented and award winning 3D-Glassing™ Technology that bonds both sides of the deck together. The vivid colors are from resin tints we use in production.
The way we build our surfboards is based on the same concept shown here. We call it 3D-Glassing™ Technology, and it connects both sides of the skateboard deck through its core.
All the decks feature reinforcements around the rails that help with impact forces. They also feature integrated tail and nose guards that help against nose and tail wear. Tests have shown that these actually hold up better than wood. The breaking strength of our boards is also equal to or better than a wood deck. All skate decks are built with a closed cell high density PET foam, triaxial fiberglass and high quality epoxy resin.
THE DECKS ARE WATERPROOF AND LIGHT
Because they are made with foam, our boards are 10-15% lighter than standard wooden decks or full plastic skateboards.
OTHER BENEFITS & FEATURES
– The unique honeycomb design and colors
– State of the art production process
– Flex of the deck can be tuned for the board shape
– The boards have no torsional flex
– Superior responsiveness & more pop
– Locally produced in California
– We can create deck shapes that you can not attain with wood
– We are using excess materials to produce handboards
…LOST ENTERPRISES BEACH LEECH
…Lost Enterprises has team up with Hydroflex to bring you the …Lost Beach Leech with input from …Lost shaper/co-founder Matt “Mayhem” Biolos. The Beach Leech is a retro shape Mini Cruiser with a perfect kick-tail for tight cruising turns and pulling tricks. The diamond tail is unique compared to other wood cruisers out on the market, as it features a tail pocket where your back foot fits snug in. The deck features an integrated tail and nose protector. Comes as deck only or as a complete with Paris 108 Street Trucks and Divine 65mm Road Ripper Wheels. This skatedeck will come also in all 10 different color options.