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The Slyde Phish, an exhilarating new way to surf. 
From expert-beginner slyde your hand into the Phish and get hooked on handboarding.
The Slyde Phish, an exhilarating new way to surf. From expert-beginner slyde your hand into the Phish and get hooked on handboarding.
132 backers pledged $22,196 to help bring this project to life.

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Slyde Phish Handboard: An Exhilarating New Way To Surf

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If you are already shredding a Slyde Handboard like the 1000'S of stoked Slyders out there. Then you need no introduction to how much fun Slyd'n is, but you may be wondering what's so different about the Phish? 

With round rails and a more narrow build than its “Wedge” model cousin, the Phish is crafted perfectly for exceptional speed down the line and optimal propulsion, and performs best in shore break. The Phish’s expanded polystyrene core increases the board’s lightness, and adds buoyancy to the board, meaning more lift and higher shred capabilities out in the lineup.

The phish rides super smooth and cruisey. The new outline feels amazing and helps you set your line and pull through barrel sections! Great for any rider looking to change things up and feel a new way to handboard. -Willy Cole

 Its a different Ride! Once you dial it in it will  will take you completely by surprise how Unbelievably awesome the ride is!

The Phish and Wedge model side by side! You can see the distinct difference in outlines. The Wedge inspiration is from the early Shortboard style of the 80's complete with wings and the Phish has a Distinct 70's inspired fish tail and outline with creative licence been given to the rolled hull and super concave to bring it into the handboard sizing

A word from the Groms

Donny Brink

 Paul Watts

 Danny Carr

 Shore break is where the Phish is really fun!!!

If you are New to the whole idea of handboarding you might find it interesting to know Surfers and wave riders have been doing it for decades possibly even centuries. Using all sorts of things to ride waves food tray to pieces of drift wood to us to increase the surface area of the hand while bodysurfing. Learn a little below  

Slyde Handboards recaptures your youth, delivering days filled with endless smiles and stoke.


It's true, we're not just here to make Handboards. We're here to revolutionize the way people experience the ocean.

A handboard (also known as a handplane) is a watertoy, innovatively crafted to amplify the bodysurfing experience.

As kids, we would spend the hot South African days during the summer break, dreaming up all sorts of "wave riding" apparatuses from fast food trays to the trusty old flip-flop (yes believe it or not you can surf a wave with a shoe). The lift and extra speed these improvised Handboards provided, were the driving forces that inspired a line of boards to enhance the bodysurfing experience for everyone and the birth Slyde Handboards.

Simple and compact, easily strapped to a single hand, a handboard provides extra buoyancy, lift, and acceleration in the water.



A Slyde Handboard is epic wave riding in the palm of your hand. 

   What are the Benefits of Riding the Phish 


Stylish and design driven. Slyde handboards get you barreled. 

Novice waterman/woman

“I just took my Slyde out this morning for the first time. It's the most FUN I'VE EVER HAD in the water.”   Tiffany J  .  San Diego, California 

Experienced Surfer

“At some point in time, every surfer gets burnt out. Whether it be poor surf for weeks, or just not surfing like you usually do. When you start to get this feeling, grab a slyde board and go have some fun. Get barreled, get pummeled, get sand in your face. It will reinstate your love for the ocean."     Nick T .  La Jolla, California

The Future of Slyde Handboards

Slyde remains committed to it's oceanic roots, with a solid promise to deliver wave riding perfection.   

 In 2010 we brought you our 1st shape, the Slyde Wedge woody.

In 2014 we bring you the Slyde Phish guaranteed to get you Hooked On Handboarding!

Like really fast in a sports car on the road, its designed to have that control and hold on a wave. Just pick your line and the phish does the rest and fast!  . -Steve Watts


The Shaping of the Slyde Phish

Shaped by a "Shapers Shaper" and master toymaker Donald Brink. "I shape boards that allow people to play in the sea and have fun" 


Phish Specs:

  • Money-Back Guarantee: If you decide you don't like your board  within the first month of receiving it, you can return it for a full refund, no questions asked.
  • We Listen: Our backers have told us they enjoy working with us. We are prompt with addressing any questions or concerns, and value all backer input.
  • Our backers have a special place in our hearts:  That means you got in there early and supported us.  We want to thank you for that by getting you your shiny new handboard before limited traditional distribution begin.  We will always be completely honest and transparent with you.
  • Because We Need You: We need your help to pay for materials and manufacturing cost for the Phish and we cannot do it without your support.

Kickstarters WE NEED Help from visionaries like you in Spreading The Slyde Stoke!

Kickstarter is the only place to get the revolutionary Slyde Phish, and we want you to be a part our bodysurfing community!

Where Do the Funds Go?
Every single dollar Slyde raises through Kickstarter will be used to fulfill our commitment to spreading smiles and stoke.  This includes funding costs associated with handboard molds, tools, materials, and labor.

Become a backer for our new Slyde Phish handboard, click on the green button right next to our video.  Choose your pledge amount and your epic reward!

1. The Design Concept for Slyde Handboards was inspired by a fast food tray. 
2. Slyde Handboards are made from 100% epoxy for maximum strength 
3. Slyde has 13 Team Ryders (Slyders) all over the globe.
4. Slyde handboards was established in 2010 in Venice Beach, California.
5. Slyde supports local artists, we believe that every creative outlet can learn something from the other. 
6. We once had a customers so hooked on handboarding, he made a bodysurfing birthday cake. 


7. Slyde’s motto is "Slyde Fast, Ryde Hard"
8. Slyde’s team mascot is an Australian Shepard named Cowboy. 
9. Steve Watts, founder of Slyde, once caught dengue fever on a surf trip through South East Asia and Indo. 

10. The Slyde logo is based on the turn off sign you might see along the N2 coastal highway in South Africa,  9 times out of 10 that sign means good surf.

11. We believe that in the end, it’s all about the smile and the stoke. 

THANKS FROM THE TEAM for your support and joining our community of Stoke!

If you have any questions, then check out the FAQ below. If it isn't answered, then feel free to contact @slydehandboards on Twitter, send a message on Kickstarter or email steve@slydehandboards.com.

Assorted Image credits go to among others

Morgan Grosskreutz : Website 

Daniel Carr

Song Credit goes to :

MK & THE GENTLEMEN
"Gone"
CTY EP
2011

http://kickingitforward.org

Risks and challenges

At Slyde Handboards we take tremendous pride in our product.
We believe that quality workmanship is key.
All of our handboards are uniquely designed with the consumer in mind.

To ensure that only superior products are sent out to consumers,
product delays are possible due to quality control or unforeseen circumstances on the suppliers' end.

We promise to notify you of any delays and keep the lines of communication always open. Our aim is to be as transparent as possible when it comes to our products.

Our strong business partnerships and seamless communication with our suppliers and manufacturers, ensure that we have minimized as much risk as possible with our handboards.

Each of our previous handboards have been a huge success, and we’re confident that this one will far exceed any thing we've seen in the past.

Everything is set up and ready to go! With help from all you Kickstarters, we can get to shaping and you can get to shredding!

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Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    COWBOY (THE DOG) THANK YOU - Cowboy will put your name on his sign and give you a BIG thank you on the Venice Beach Boardwalk!!

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    Sign up and become a part of the slyde family and receive backer only updates and happy vibes

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    STICK AND SLYDE: Get a pack of Slyde's very sick stickers. Now we don't condone tagging but lets get real what else are you gonna do with these sweet stickers! Unless you want to plaster them all over your friends face while he/she is sleeping. Oh and if you do please send us a photo. We love to see where they end up.
    THEY ARE AWESOME!!

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    SLYDE DREAM'N: Slyde poster (12"x24") and sick sticker pack. Pin it on your bedroom wall and dream about riding barrels.

    “SO SICK!!!”

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    SLYDE SHADE: Best way to get some shade at the beach. Get your Slyde trucker hat and we will throw in a six pack of stickers... damn we are cool.

    “NO SUNBURN FOR THIS DUDE!!!”

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    SLYDE TEE: Steve wants to show his love by a specially designed Slyde t-shirt for our supporters. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind Slyde Tee! (High quality tri-blend). ohh and you guessed it stickers too

    “EPIC T BRO !!!”

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    SLYDE WHOMPING SESH (Includes Support Slyde Tee): Hang with the Slyde team for an exclusive group handboarding session on Venice Beach. Get all the handboarding tips and tricks from the Slyde Founder himself. We will bring some coffee, snacks, extra handboards, Support Slyde Tees and our awesome team. (August 23rd) If you can't make it to Venice you can choose to hang with one of our Ryders or Ambassadors all over the world.

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    KICKSTARTER ONLY! If you are the make it yourself kinda person getting all the pieces together can be time consuming and expensive so we did it for you!!! Marko foam blank screw posts, strap and glass (you only need epoxy resin)

    “GLASS AWAY!”

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    SLYDE HAT N HOODIE: Stay warm after an evening Slyde session with this sick Slyde hoodie. High quality cotton this will be your favorite Hoodie. You get a Slyde hat too!

    "SNUG AS A BUG"

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    EARLY PHISH OPTION 1: Be the first to get the Slyde Phish! This option does not include FCS GoPro plug attachment.

    “WHOMP TOWN SHRED MACHINE”

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    EARLY PHISH OPTION 2:Be the first to get the Slyde Phish! This option comes with embedded FCS GoPro plug attachment on the nose great for attching your gro pro for those HERO SESSIONS!!!.

    “BE A HERO”

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    WHOLE HOG OPTION 1: Be the first to get the Slyde Phish. This option comes with the Slyde Phish, Bag and leash (no embedded FCS GoPro plug attachment).

    “GET THE LOT”

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    WHOLE HOG OPTION 2: Be the first to get a Slyde Phish. This option comes with the Slyde Phish, Leash and Bag (includes embedded FCS GoPro plug attachment)

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    CUSTOMIZE IT: Get your phish customized with your favorite design. You can add your name, favorite sports team, lucky number - whatever it is, even Matt Damon in a cheesy sweater we wont judge we are trained to be fair and partial. just send us your design and we will put it on the board

    “YOUR VERY OWN ANY DESIGN”

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    CUSTOMIZED WHOLE HOG:
    Get your phish customized with your favorite design. You can add your name, favorite sports team, lucky number - whatever it is, just send us your design and we will put it on the board of your choice for you. This option includes a Slyde bicep leash and Slyde board bag.

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    SLYDE WHOLE ... WHOLE HOG:
    Want it all? You got it - get the Slyde Phish of your choice, Slyde hoodie, Slyde supporter t-shirt, Slyde hat, slyde poster and sticker pack. We will also include a Slyde board bag and bicep leash

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    SLYDE PROFESSIONAL: Work with Slyde's professional shapers, glassers and designers to bring your shredding machine handboard to life. You just let us know the shape you want and what kind of design you want on it and we will take care of the rest!

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    Get the Slyde professional perk and get to meet the Slyde team that will be personally making and designing your board for you. In addition, we'll even take you to lunch or dinner after we go out and test your new board! The backer is responsible for transportation to/from the LA area, as well as accommodation, although we can help you out with as many rides as we can.

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