Sunday, May 15, 2011

Meyerhoffer 2 Surfboard

Thomas Meyerhoffer has some cred when it comes to design.  He designed the first pair of wrap around ski googles in 1994. In 1996 he was on the team that come up with the iMac, and in 2002 he created a pair of snowboard bindings that allow rear entry, enabling the rider the ability to click in while standing.  After this, it would seem natural for him to tackle the surfboard, a design that been pretty much stagnant in terms on innovation since the 70's.  The board above is described as a short board in a long board, which means that it's easy to learn on, but maneuverable enough to be more fun than your average long board.  Essentially, the design pushes the widest point of the board further to the rear, to provide responsive turning while maintaining an easy paddle and glide on smaller surf.  There must be something to Meyerhoffers design, as the entire 2011 model run is already spoken for. More info here.

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