The Hiveboard from Manuel Chichorro is a Translucent Surfboard Built to Last

By: | November 11th, 2016

It’s only been about a week since I last wrote an article regarding a neat design from Manuel Chichorro, which you can check out here if you missed it. It involves spearfishing, so of course it’s interesting.

Chichorro is back with another product designed for the water, but this time it revolves around surfing.

The Hiveboard is a translucent surfboard designed with increased resistance, flexibility, and performance in mind compared to traditional surfboards.

According to Chichorro, he researched alternative ways to build surfboards before eventually teaming up with product engineering company, Koroyd.

As a result, the team decided to go with a plastic extruded material featuring high resistance to compression and improved flexibility.

With the help of Spo Surfboards, Chichorro was allowed to test the product’s structure and durability over time.

Because of the hollow construction of the Hiveboard, natural light can easily pass through it, creating a neat effect.

Not to mention, it being comprised of a non-soaking polymer enables easier fixes than traditional boards as it ensures no damage to the core.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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