Drag Board Co: an Australian bodyboard company from Wollongong

Ryan Mattick, Dave Fox, and Dean Bowen have founded Drag Board Co, a board company that promises to shake up the moribund bodyboarding industry.

From Australia, with plenty of stoke. Drag Board Co is the newest bodyboarding brand. Idealized and promoted by surf entrepreneurs and riders, the insignia kicks off with three team members and three signature models.

Sam Bennett, Tom Rigby, and Jordan Putland have recently been confirmed in the Drag Board Co. The new bodyboard label aims to communicate with the amateur and recreational riders of the world with an underground and edgy approach.

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Amaury Lavernhe: eyeing the barrel at El Quemao | Photo: Quemao Class

Amaury Lavernhe has claimed the Quemao Class 2016, at El Quemao, in Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

Sunny skies, warm temperatures, and world-class waves. That's all you need to run a successful bodyboarding competition. The Quemao Class, started in 2014, is a dual event, in which surfers also battle for trophies.

There were so many barrels and scoring opportunities that all riders should feel content with the outcome. The reef break delivered powerful left-hand tubes, and bodyboarders displayed their bag of airs, el rollos, spins, and backflips.

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Backflip: no one does it like Pierre-Louis Costes | Photo: D'Andrea/APB

The backflip is one of the most advanced maneuvers in bodyboarding. The trick is hard to pull, but there's nothing a lot of training and failed attempts won't solve.

Backflips are a quite popular trick in sports. You will find them in BMX, skateboarding, gymnastics, motorcycling, snowboarding, windsurfing, and even surfing. A backflip is a backward rolling motion, in which your body completes a 360-degree curve backward.

You can't say it is a natural human movement. Our bodies are not designed for long-term upside down experiences, so our brains usually play tricks on us. "Don't do that. You'll hurt yourself," they often silently shout.

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