SOURCE: GoofBoard Products
GARDEN GROVE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2014) - GoofBoard Products (www.goofboard.com), maker of the original GoofBoard, has now introduced its new "Freestyle" model, a more versatile balance board for surfers desiring to push the limits. The new "Freestyle" rides in two orientations, rail-to-rail: the traditional surfing motion, and nose-to-tail: common to traditional balance boards. Once a rider becomes proficient, there is an option to remove the stops underneath the board for performing rotational tricks so prevalent in modern surfing.
GoofBoard founder Armin Brown says three primary features distinguish the Freestyle from other balance boards. 'First, the unique stop positioning allows for safe riding rail-to-rail or nose-to-tail using the same roller. Second, we named it the "Freestyle" because there is no grip tape on the roller. Our proprietary roller coating has a perfect grip-slip ratio for a free and loose feel, but still grips as needed. Third, the stops can be removed to open up rotational tricks, but we don't advise this until advanced skills have been attained."
The new Freestyle model is designed primarily for short board surfers and snowboarders. Brown adds, "Until now, GoofBoard has just focused on giving surfers a realistic rail-to-rail ride. The Freestyle opens the door for a more extreme ride for short board surfers. Snowboarders will like the slip-slide ride and the heel-toe dynamic." Visit www.goofboard.com for a demonstration of the new Freestyle board.
GoofBoard's original model, now named the "Classic," was introduced in 2009. The Classic is the longer of the two models and has room to walk for surfers who embrace cross stepping. Its audience is longboard surfers for its hot dogging capabilities (endorsed by Wingnut), SUP riders, and beginning surfers, as the length of the board is helpful for pop up training and gaining stability and control on a surfboard.
GoofBoard Products manufactures their products in Garden Grove, CA and sells in the USA exclusively from their website www.goofboard.com. Distribution outlets exist in Australia, Canada, and South Africa.