As technology evolves, more and more regular items are becoming portable. This is because portable items are a good thing; no one wants to carry around a bulky object in a busy metropolis. A new design by Nicholas Notara is bringing the compact concept outside of the city and into the lifestyles of those who spend their time at the beach.
The idea of a collapsible surfboard can be good and bad. With the help of two pins and a quick release lever, this carbon-fiber surfboard can be shrunk down in size. The durable model also features a variety of fins that can be used to give the board a unique and slick appearance. But is it what surfers want?
Sure the idea of a compact surfboard can be a breakthrough in sports and technology, but is it neccessary? Surfboards were meant to show an individual’s style (through their appearance) and personality (surfboard sticking out of the van or SUV while driving).
It will be interesting to see where this concept goes as far as design. The collapsible surfboard does look sleek in black, but will it come in a variety of colours? These questions can only be answered in time once the concept is picked up by an interested company.