- 07 January 2009 | Bodyboarding
2009 began with a bang for Nomad Bodyboards yesterday with both Glen Thurston & Matt Lackey re-signing with the company.
The two join compatriot Chris James as the 3 core and founding members of Nomad’s F.S.D. (Free Surf Division).
The Nomad F.S.D. was established to allow Nomad’s collective of riders an opportunity to not only provide their expertise on product design and development, but to also provide a program to launch projects of their own creation.
This program has spawned the successful ROAM film series and the Riptide covermount film 40 days around the world. The original ROAM received the honour of being voted “Best Video” in the 2008 Riptide peer poll, with it’s follow up ROAMII released 2 months ago.
Nomad owner Shane Britten said of the signing “We are stoked to be continuing our long standing relationships with both Lackey & Pence.
These guys are amazingly talented in the water, and along with Chris James we have built a formidable team that enjoys working as a collective on projects as much as we enjoy working with them.”
With Chris James, Matt Lackey, & Glen Thurston reconfirming their commitment to the F.S.D., 2009 promises to be another fantastic year for Nomad Bodyboards.
- 06 January 2009 | Bodyboarding
662 Bodyboard Shop proudly announces Hawaiian bodyboarder Jeff Hubbard to their team.
Hubbard is the most recognized bodyboarder in the world who constantly pushes the boundaries of the sport.
Eddie Solomon, 662 Director, is very excited about Hubbard joining the team and stated: "662 has been following Jeff's bodyboarding career for a long time now, Jeff's commitment and determination for the sport has made him the most popular bodyboarder in the world. With 662's future plans to globalize, there is no one better than Jeff to help us achieve our goals. We look forward to supporting Jeff and can't wait to see what he will achieve in the coming years."
662's newest team rider Hubbard said: "I am very excited to be a part of 662's expansion. They have some big plans for the future and my goals correspond perfectly with theirs. 662 is a big supporter of the sport I love and I will be supporting them in this quest."
As respective leaders of the sport, Hubbard and 662 will work together to take the sport to higher levels.
About Hubbard: Hubbard is the 2006 IBA World Champion from Kauai, Hawaii. His style is characterized by crazy aerial tricks, and recognized by constantly pushing the boundaries of the sport.
His split leg invert and looped 360 airs are a kind of trademark,and he is also regarded as one of the few bodyboarders to ever land an aerial 720, and the only rider to ever pull a rewind (air forward to front flip).
- 04 January 2009 | Bodyboarding
The GripBoard offers a faster and more maneuverable ride than conventional body boards. The GripBoard is a molded, foam-injected board with a patented "grip" that makes turning the board simple (no leaning over the board and onto the rails).
The molded fins on the bottom of the GripBoard create wave compression to push the board forward with power and control.
The shaped nose of the GripBoard lets you duck-dive back through the wave at the end of your ride and easily go through the waves on your way back out. The result is a smoother, faster ride that can cut in any direction on any wave.