Skateboarding has only been around for about 50 years and in that time it has seen radical improvements. While skateboards have become better and more reliable, their main cause of injury is from individuals falling off due to cracks, rocks and obstacles on the riding surface. Phloater skateboard suspension addresses this problem by using larger diameter wheels and a suspension system. This allows for a safer, smoother, and even a faster ride while it practically glides over most of the hazardous objects that would normally stop a regular skateboard.
National Safety Council states that more than half of skateboard injuries are caused by irregular riding surfaces such as twigs, cracks and stones (Skateboarding Safety Tips, 2004). In a marketing study 85% of the people who ride skateboards have flown off there skateboard from hitting a crack, bump, or obstacle in the sidewalk. Our product aims at lowering the affect of these sidewalk obstacles and abnormalities.
There are two main types of skateboards, the long board, and the traditional short board. While the short board allows for more tricks and maneuverability, the newer addition to skateboarding, the long board, allows for easier and smoother cruising around. Long boards are becoming increasingly popular on college campuses as students find it an easy way to travel to and from classes. Cullen Poythress (2006) of TransWorld Business describes this phenomenon, “Take a trip to virtually any college campus and there’s a good chance you’ll see frat boys and hippie-type academics alike pushing to class on the same jelly-wheeled giants” (The Long board Sect). This reveals the fact that skateboarding is not just about tricks, it can be, rather, a method of transportation. Phloater Skateboard provides this while it also allows for a much safer, smoother, and faster ride.
The Phloater is a revolutionary board designed by our engineers from the ground up. The basic concept of the board is a 8-wheeled skateboard with suspension that will absorb bumps and provide more control. The whole suspension system is made of aluminum for its high strength-to-weight ratio.
The objective behind the Phloater Skateboard is to provide versatility like never before. Coupled with the safety features that exceed ride quality expectations, and the crisp handling of a unique 8 wheel design, the Phloater skateboard gains the edge over current market offerings. After careful market study and analysis, our team of engineers developed a revolutionary board capable of providing a real alternative for the traditional skateboard and long board.
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