The world’s first split paddleboard, ‘peleboard‘ made from a carbon fiber construction and stainless steel bearing, represents the evolution of the stand-up watersport. The fitness-oriented craft looks similar to traditional boards, but is divided lengthwise into two halves and separated by a sliding rail. this enables the rider to continue to use a paddle whilst also propelling themselves forward by moving their legs in a striding motion.
‘It delivers a full workout,’ Blake Knutson, cofounder of peleboards, said. ‘There is a lot of balance and power involved, and your whole body has to participate. But the peleboard is really about people getting into fitness they can love. If you don’t love what you’re doing, you’re never going to get the full benefits of exercise. Pele is the hawaii an volcano goddess — known for passion and power. We hope the board helps people find theirs.’
The ‘peleboard’ utilizes flap pivots underneath to grip the water and push itself forward with every stride. As well, it can also function as a regular board by simply flipping a small lever that lock its two halves together.
Source: designboom.comAdded: 19 December 2014