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RBD LINEBOARDS are the world's first boards specifically designed to stay balanced and jump on a Slackline.
RBD LINEBOARDS are the world's first boards specifically designed to stay balanced and jump on a Slackline.
37 backers pledged CA$ 3,044 to help bring this project to life.

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This board will change the way you use a slackline! You have to see this!

NOTE:
- All lineboards shown in the pictures or videos are still prototypes.
- This product is patent pending.

 

Slackline, trickline, longline, highline... it's all about the lines. So it was natural to name this kind of board the ''Lineboard™''.

LINEBOARD on SLACKLINE
Slacklining has grown in popularity in the last years and to take advantage of this growing trend, the Lineboard has been introduced. The Lineboard is a balance board that has been specifically designed to be used with a slackline. Users choose two spaced anchor points and adjust the slackline to the height and tension of their choice. Depending on the slackline type and setup, users can get more or less bounce. The slackline then becomes a kind of ''rail'' on which users can balance and bounce with their lineboard. Stall, press, jump, airs, spins, grabs or flips are all possible with the Lineboard.

Lineboarding is a paradigm shift for many slackliners as it uses the slackline in a completely different way. The goal is not to stay on the slackline as long as possible without falling out. The slackline is used as a bouncing ''rail'' and, same as on a skateboard/snowboard rail in a park, the rider can jump on the slackline, do some moves/tricks and jumps out on the ground. With the different possible setups, there is endless potential.

 

Center Press
Center Press

 

50-50
50-50

 

Blunt Stall
Blunt Stall

 

Nose/Tail Press
Nose/Tail Press

 

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Note: We are not associated with any slackline brand and we don't sell slackline sets. There are already great offers on the market and with a quick research on the net, you'll find all kinds of slackline setups available.

LINEBOARD on HARDLINE
In addition to using on a slackline, a ''hardline'' is a rigid and linear object on which users can also user their lineboards. Users will not have the bounce of the slackline, but because of the bindings and the design of the Lineboard, they can make different moves and train their balance on these kinds of objects. A wooden beam, a small wooden stair, a picnic table or any similar object may become an obstacle to do some jibbing with the Lineboard.

 

 

 

LINEBOARD on ROLLING LINE
A roller can also be used to get a different challenge. You can easily make one by yourself. Get a 4'' ABS pipe (about 4 feet long), add two end caps, wrap some hockey tape around it for more grip and here you go!

LINEBOARD on FLATLINE... ok no, FLATLAND
Why not to try some flatland lineboard tricks before jumping on the lines?

 

 

 

DECK
The deck has its own unique shape designed to help you stay on the line. The curved middle section prevents the board from sliding off and help to  stay centered when the line is perpendicular and in the middle of the board.
A line well is placed under each tip to help you lock your nose/tail press on the line.
Deck Width: 9.25''
Deck Lenght: 32''
Skateboard style construction: made of 8 ply canadian maple wood.
Maximum weight: The deck is made by a skateboard manufacturer and we have put one ply more than a regular skateboard. So the deck should be sturdy enough for most users. But If you try to break it by jumping on it with your friend, you will be able to do so. We will sell replacement decks if ever needed...
Longevity: If you want to avoid premature wear of your board, do not use it on hard and rough surfaces such as concrete and asphalt. Use your board on a soft surface such as grass, carpet, sand, cushion, etc. It will be safer for you at the same time during bad falls ...
--- Made in Canada ---

STOPS
The two stops under the board are strong polymer pieces essential for nose/tail stalls or blunt stalls. They also prevent the board from slipping off the line when one end is placed on the ground. The stops also have a curved middle section to lock the board on the line while doing 50-50.
They are reversible, so if ever they become worn on one side after a time, reverse them.
Longevity: Again, if you want to avoid premature wear of those parts, avoid to use your board on hard and rough surfaces such as concrete and asphalt.
--- Made in Canada ---

BINDINGS:
We will put the MBS F5 bindings from MBS mountainboards on our Lineboards. They are really well made and suited to our needs. They hold the feet well, can be adjusted to accommodate shoes of different thicknesses and enable the feet to be easily straped in and released.
Stance Width: 21.5''± 0.6'' (54.5cm ± 1.5cm)
--- Imported ---

   You can add extra heel straps to lock your feet in the bindings. We don't offer yet this accesory, but you can find it online.

 

I spent more than three years working part time developping this project, taking care of every single detail – Board shape, Construction, Stops under the board, Bindings, Suppliers...

PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT
In fact, I made my first slackline balance board prototype in 2013.

First lineboard prototype (spring 2013)
First lineboard prototype (spring 2013)

I’ve made many prototypes and tests in order to get the best board shape and design.

 

DEMOS and TRIALS
Last summer, we ran demos and trials using prototypes as a means to get feedback. The interest in this product was intense; furthermore, many of those who tried it were amazingly skillfull, even at the first attempt... As such, we knew we were onto something.

Since then, I've made some adjustments on the design and now we are ready to launch our first production. In fact the pre-prod is already underway for some parts...

THANKS!
— $3 (CAD) — Your name will appear in the "Supported By" section of our website. (included with all rewards).

STICKER
— $12 (CAD) — UV resistant vinyl sticker.

SHORT SLEEVE T SHIRT
— $25 (CAD) —
Available in sizes XS to XL for adults.
(We will contact you by email for size specification)

TRUCKER CAP 
— $31 (CAD) — Embrodered logo
One size

 LONG SLEEVE HOODED T SHIRT
— $49 (CAD) —
Available in sizes XS to XL for adults.
(We will contact you by email for size specification)

 LINEBOARD COMPLETE (Deck + MBS Bindings + Stops + Grip Tape + hardware)
— $225 (CAD) — Super Earlybird Special (25% off)
— $239 (CAD) — Earlybird Special (20% off)
— $270 (CAD) — Kickstarter Special (10% off)
— $299 (CAD) — Retail Value

 

 

 

Now we ask for your endorsement! Support RBD Lineboards, help us finance the first production and be among the first to take part in the launch of this great new board sport.

Thanks a lot for your support! Also, feel free to email me directly at rboyer@rbdboards.com or leave a message if you have any questions.

www.rbdboards.com

 

 

Risks and challenges

Product development holds no real secret for me. I have been developing products for more than 10 years and this last one has a relatively low complexity.

The suppliers have already been found for the parts (decks, bindings, hardware, packaging). The only part that I have decided to make in my workshop are the stops. I forecasted a moderate launch for this product and I will be able to handle the launch production.

But, if ever the orders go viral, I may need to transfer the production of ''Stops'' to a manufacturer with more capacity. This may create a short delay for later shipments (new mold and production).

The deck mold and the first limited deck production have been already ordered and should be delivered in late may. So if everything goes well, we will be able to ship the first orders in June and July. We must plan a few weeks before the second order is delivered (September).

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    Receive 1 long sleeve hooded t-shirt. Color: Dark gray heather with medium gray printed RBD BOARDS logo.
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    SUPER EARLY BIRDS - RBD LINEBOARD

    Our first 10 supporters can get their complete Lineboard from the first production run at a significant discount from the retail price after Kickstarter (25% OFF).
    RETAIL VALUE: $299.95 CAD
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    EARLY BIRDS - RBD LINEBOARD

    Get a complete Lineboard from the first production run. Get it first and get a great discount from the retail price after Kickstarter (20% OFF).
    RETAIL VALUE: $299.95 CAD
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    RBD LINEBOARD

    Get a complete Lineboard at discount from the retail price after Kickstarter (10% OFF)
    RETAIL VALUE: $299.95 CAD
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    RBD LINEBOARD

    Get a complete Lineboard at discount from the retail price after Kickstarter (10% OFF)
    RETAIL VALUE: $299.95 CAD
    * Please remind, that international shipping will take more time than Canada or the U.S.

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