Slyde Handboards

The Phish Collection

THE PERFORMANCE HANDBOARD

We call this the performance board because it takes a little getting used to and not for the beginner handboarder. With rounder rails, swallow tail and less width than its “Wedge” model cousin , the Phish is inspired by the Retro Fish surfboards of the 60’s and 70’s. The longer and straighter rail lines combine for far less water drag and resistance the phish is perfectly crafted for exceptional speed down the line and optimal propulsion, just what you need to cruise past that section to the barrel. The single concave sucks water in and round the fold round rails to propel you forward at speeds you wont believe.

Best in shore break and bigger waves. The phish takes time to dial in but when you get it right it is the ride of a lifetime, The expanded Styrene core decreases board weight, and adds buoyancy, meaning more lift and higher shred capabilities out in the lineup.

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“The phish rides super smooth and fast. The new outline feels amazing and helps you set your line and pull through barrel sections! Great for any rider looking to change things up and feel a new way to handboard.” – Willy Cole

PERFORMANCE KARBON G6 {LIMITED EDITION}

The carbon fiber you can do separately as it is one of our biggest sellers but that is part of the wedge collection  you can use the following description for the carbon fiber:

Neutralize your Carbon Footprint and get shacked with this sick beast comes installed with leash plug so you won’t have to swim to shore every time you get that epic wave. Patented epic Slyde Wedge shape, PXT Flak Jacket tough as nails technology laminate with crisp clear Slyde Art Syndicate designed graphics. Pitted!!!

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The Wedge Collection

THE EVERYDAY CRUISER BOARD

We call this a cruiser board because thats what you will do on it… Cruise, By far our most poular handboard, the Wedge shape is designed to shred every-day surf, by Every-day I mean average surf; the stuff we ride in between real swells. The wedge is a 90% solution! However its so much fun the other 10% you will probably wish you had it. The inspiration for the shape comes from the shortboards of the late 80’s. With the Swallow tail and distinct double hard wings that not only allow for points of water release out the back but also help in preventing spray back. The break in outline from the wings allows for extra width without an excessive curve to the tail. The concave running almost the entire length of the board funnels water in under the rocker and out the back, this creates more speed and again less/no spray back. The extra width at the center point where the palm sits means the wedge is far more forgiving and stable when riding for uninitiated to Handboarding. It is not primarily a beginners board but a the more experienced will love this as it shreds anything. This board will catch whatever you want to catch

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The Hexflex Collection

THE SPECIALTY HANDBOARD

We call this the specialty board because its really designed with the shorebreak in mind fast and hollow waves the board is small for quick excites out the back. The Hexflex is one piece of Wave Candy! We teamed up with Hydroflex to bring you the Slyde HEXFLEX using hydroflex patented 3D glassing technology. Made right here in Oceanside California with crisp rails awesome concave and colors that will make you want to eat them… Think Candy for waves! The biggest difference you will notice in the shape is the overall width and length. The smaller board dimensions are perfect for those critical sections where you may need to make a hasty retreat out the back or you look like one of those yellow “danger heavy shorebreak” characters going head first into the sand. The sharp crisp rails cut effortlessly through a punchy shore break and handle perfectly down that vertical takeoff. The construction and design of the board make it almost indestructible even after a tussle with an exposed rock. If you are looking to change it up this board is perfect for those gnarly “I’m the only one out here” kind of days!

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“The Hexflex is easy to control; you can carve up and down the wave with it. You can do maneuvers, butterfly, spin and hit the lip!!” – Taylor Char


Slyde Handboards Australian Team

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Enjoy Handplanes

Enjoy Handplanes were created by Ed Lewis and Kipp Denslow as a way to save broken surfboards, old wetsuits and production waste from going to the landfills.

Their mission is to keep broken boards and manufacturing waste from the landfills while creating products that are fun to use and environmentally responsible.

All Enjoy Handplanes are made with either old foam from broken boards or ruined blanks from manufacturing for the board and neoprene from used wetsuits to make the handles. They use materials that do not currently have a means of recycling and would end up in the landfill.

Each handplane is shaped and custom glassed with Entropy Bio Epoxy, providing a second chance to a once loved board or wrecked blank doomed to the land fill. So get out there, start bodysurfing and Enjoy yourself!

ENJOY BABY BUDDHA HANDPLANE - DIAMOND TAIL (GOPRO)

ENJOY BABY BUDDHA HANDPLANE - ROUND TAIL (GOPRO)

ENJOY BABY BUDDHA HANDPLANE - ROUNDED SQUARE (GOPRO)
ENJOY BABY BUDDHA HANDPLANE - FISH TAIL (GOPRO)

 


 

Garage Handplanes

Garage Handplanes (Avalon Beach, Sydney) designs and produces high quality, performance based bodysurfing handplanes.

In the late ’70s Garage Handplanes founder David Archer bodysurfed for the first time. The feeling David got from being propelled towards shore electrified both his body and his mind. “What an amazing experience”, he thought. “To be lifted up and magically transported to shore by a wave that had travelled thousands of miles.” Even before the wave that had gifted David his first ride had a chance to disappear up the sandy shoreline he was hooked.

Thousands of exhilarating (and some not so exhilarating) waves later Garage Handplanes was born after David attempted to replace his trusty old NZ made ‘Taylors Mistake’ handplane. Finding nothing like it was available, David then begun up-cycling foam from broken boards and second surfboard blanks to shape performance handplanes in his garage on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Carefully designed for form and function Garage Handplanes serendipitously glides into the market just as a resurgence of interest in bodysurfing takes off thanks to former professional surfer Keith Malloy’s documentary ‘Come Hell or High Water’. A film that beautifully captures the essence of this underground ‘not too cool sport’.

Whether you call it bodysurfing, bodybashing, womping or surfing the body – there’s nothing more liberating (or fun) than swimming out into the ocean to engage yourself in the pursuit of bodysurfing.

At Garage Handplanes they believe being inside a wave is the greatest place available for a human to lose oneself in the majesty of nature…In the surfing world (where boards reign supreme), body surfing truly is the alternative to the alternative.

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Sole Handplanes

Made with serious bodysurfing in mind.

THE POCKET ROCKET: 10.75″ x 6.75″ x .25″ – 27.3cm x 17.2cm x .6cm

Maximum Concavity. Concavity helps set an edge into the wave face enabling the bodysurfer to set a high, driving line. Lots of concavity means the rail is always in contact with the wave providing bite. The concavity also helps capture the flow of water up the face of a wave turning that energy into lift and down the line speed.

A Superior Binding. The connection to your handplane is extremely important for control -just as with a ski or snowboard binding. A solid connection keeps the opposing wave torque from controlling the plane -you maintain control, not the wave. The 2” wide binding is fully padded and adjustable and are as comfortable as they are reliable. The materials are polypropylene and neoprene with a Velcro closure. There are no binding mounts to fail.

Swimability and Usability. An important functional consideration was to relieve pressure on the arm and shoulder when slipping out the back of a wave or while taking a beating. We also wanted a plane that is easy to swim with, so we designed our planes to be lightweight, have a super thin profile and a buoyancy that’s just above neutral.

Construction. Our bindings and boards are manufactured with pride in San Diego by veteran companies in the surf and skate industry. Sole takes hand plane construction to the next level by sandwiching a high density foam core between surface layers of impact and scratch resistant HDL. Requiring no finish or sealer, our planes will take a licking and keep on ticking. We fully stand behind each and every one of our planes.

Warning: these are not floatation devices so use with caution.

THE MOON TAIL: 12.5″ x 7.5″ x .25″ – 31.5cm x 19.2cm x .6cm

 


 

Wawa, Handslide

To get on the wave, bodysurfers must time their launch, pick a direction, kick and stroke hard with feet and arms, then use their back and outstretched arm, to ride the wave both sideways and downward.

Wawa offers a range of Handslides to help surfers better understand the varying characteristics of a wave and assist the bodysurfer, making spins and barrel rolls a whole lot easier.

To get on the wave, bodysurfers must time their launch, pick a direction, kick and stroke hard with feet and arms, then use their back and outstretched arm, to ride the wave both sideways and downward.

Wawa offers a range of Handslides to help surfers better understand the varying characteristics of a wave and assist the bodysurfer, making spins and barrel rolls a whole lot easier.

Why wood? – When selecting wood, we look for a combination of lightness and durability. This requirement usually leads to various woods traditionally used for boat building. Sourcing mainly woods grown locally, our favourites are alien species such as Swamp Cypress, Pencil Cedar and Redwood. Offering the boards great flex, wood remains the most natural and beautiful of materials you can work with as a board shaper. Being very selective with the wood used for each board further drive products that reaches far beyond the bounds of mass production.

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Wave Blades

This is not your fathers old Handgun or anything like it!!!

  • A new and innovative Bodysurfing device.
  • Adds speeds and thrills never before possible.
  • Hydrodynamically designed and patented for maximum speed and control.
  • Increases your ability to perform radical new maneuvers.
  • Will enhance any individuals style of Bodysurfing.
  • Soft insulated five-fingered comfort glove.
  • Contoured foam palm support to absorb the bumps on any waves.

For more information on Wave Blades please contact: Bob da Finman Davis Or visit Wave Blades

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Taylor’s Mistake Handski

The Bodysurfing Hand Board That Lets You Ride Waves Longer & Faster.

What makes it so good?

  • The formed handhold gives you maximum grip to steer and make radical moves
  • The high floatation will get you surfing earlier and easier
  • It’s safe and releases instantly if you get caught in the washing machine, just open the hand and it slips off
  • The concave bottom gives excellent directional control and speed
  • Swimming is easy and the extra surface allows for a powerful stroke
  • You can sit and rest on the Handboard in between sets of waves
  • The injection molded construction makes it extremely tough, see the video on our website on how tough it is

Big or small, glassy or lumpy, Taylor’s Mistake Handski handles it all.

Take a look at the the Taylor’s Mistake Handski a beautiful and amazing handboard design for bodysurfing.


Man-O-War Handboards

These ain’t your mama’s handboards, the ultimate surf tools, man-o-war handboards, born and tested at the best Hawaiian body surfing beaches. Molded fiberglass, with adjustable straps and nylon buckles, these boards allow you to surf waves from shorebreak to the point. Never before has there been a ” put on and forget ” product like man-o-war, just as you forget you have your fins on, these boards become part of your hand, comfortably giving you hours of wave catching.

Slide your hand into a pair of our boards, feel the support the left and right humps give your hands, then you will know why these are the one and only surf tools to use.

oh yeah, we can pimp your boards, works of art, from wild to outrageous. no two look alike…. foam filled, molded fiberglass humps seat your hands in comfort. they double your pulling power, and allow you to skate down waves.

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Surf-Grip

More Fun in the water

Grab one and go. The Surf-Grip is made of a lightweight and bendable EPE (expanded poly-ethylene) paddle with a handle for buoyancy and planing. It floats and wants to stay on the surface.

A mini water ski or wake-board for your hand. Easy grip handle with no leashes or finger holds to slow you down. It’s 3D shape creates a “wave wall” which can provide some additional speed and momentum from the ‘fire hose” effect.

The Surf-Grip surface is soft so it is safer in crowded breaks. Probably the lowest price hand plane available.


Skiddpro Handboards

The newest design, made in Fremont California, our GP version has a built in GoPro camera mount, enhances the length of your ride. Designed for moderate surf, not intended for the large breaks.

This handboard was the long time dream of Daniel Bell which now is available for purchase from www.skiddpro.com.

This will elevate your feeling with the wave and extend your distance 100%. To make things even better they are selling models with a GoPro camera mount.

In 1983 Daniel was in San Diego using a frisbee as a hand board …. fast forward to Kauai, Hawaii January 2012, still using a frisbee.

This project was birthed out of a love for the sport of body surfing.

Design patent in hand and a passion to be made in the USA, Daniel met with his manufacturer and the first 20 prototyped were coming off the line in July 2012.

After a successful weekend of trials in Redondo Beach we placed the order for the first 500 units due in August 2012.

Skiddpro Handboards Team
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