Sitting in a college dorm room two roommates, one likes surfing and the other likes snowboarding. Together they came up with and designed a type of skateboard that can function like a snowboard or surf board handles. An awesome prospect which came into reality in the 90's and has been gaining momentum ever since.
These boards have seven wheels on each end, allowing the board to turn smoothly and at a 45 degree angle, due to the arched axle. A new type of axle allows for this and lets you feel like your flowing down the asphalt; Hence the name Flowboard! It flows excellently down hills and turns like a dream. With many ups and downs throughout the 90's the board began production in 2000.
The Flowboarding Sport
A complete adrenaline rush, this board lets you flow with the wind. Gain momentum by just shifting your weight from side to side and feel the juice run through your limbs! Jump your local hedges, over the brick side walls, ramps and curbs! The Flowboard corners on two wheels making it so stable and fluid, like your snowboarding; only you don't need to take a vacation. 1080's, twists, slides, freestyle, ollie's and grinding are some tricks you can perfect with the Flowboard. Take it to the skate park and show off your latest tricks. Take your Flowboard to jump some stairs and feel like your flying!.
The national magazines caught wind of the unique Flowboard design and skateboarders wanted to ride the asphalt waves. The new board hit the internet and gained even more interest to the growing sport. The X-Games sports the new Flowboard sport with the help of the first team riders; Mike Richardson and Kevin Krause! The Flowboard has spread to other countries, like Australia, Korea and Europe.
With more than 50,000 riders, the sport appeared on the ESPN X-Games in 2005. These boards are being sold in major retailers like K-Mart, Big-5 and Chick's Sporting Goods. Extreme sports like Flowboarding are the best adrenaline rushes you can get. Flying through the air, landing a righteous trick or crash and burning; it's all a part of the game, so keep flowing!