Process of using thermoformed ABS sheets and composite materials
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 November, 2014 - Reno, Nevada - Open Air Dynamics has announced the creation of their own facility for producing standup paddle boards featuring the patented technology, thermoSUP™. A hybrid construction, thermoSUP™ is a process of using thermoformed ABS sheets and composite materials to build highly durable, maintenance free and abrasion resistant boards.
Along with the new honetechCORE™, a semi-hollow, molded foam core, Open Air Dynamics believes the method will direct the future of stand up paddle board manufacturing. thermoSUP™ construction oers superior impact strength in comparison to a traditional berglass composite board.
The, cleaner, eco freindly process has also greatly reduced the amount of consumables in production, recycles the ABS o cuts and creates a longer lasting board. The Tahoe SUP brand will feature two models oering this new construction early in 2015, the Rubicon and the PaddleCraft.
Aside from the durability and a more sustainable process, Open Air Dynamics founder, Nate Brouwer, points out the ability for real time, same day production, that eliminates lengthy production schedules.
“Looking at the challenges we and other brands have faced in the past, from meeting the demands of the rapid growth of the industry to dealing with shipping large fragile items around the world, thermoSUP™ is a game changer for us”, said Brouwer. “It’s amazing to watch materials come in to the facility and boards go out on the same day.
The ability to now control our production, forecast inventory and stock our third party logistics warehouses across the U.S. is a big bonus for our dealers.” With ownership of this process and the equipment, Brouwer points out the portability of the facility being yet another big motivation for all the hard work it took to develop thermoSUP™ over the last 3 years.
“Our work is far from nished. It’s very important to us here at Open Air Dynamics to continue down the path of bringing production back onshore. We understand the value the consumer would place in knowing that Tahoe SUP boards, for example, were made in the U.S.A.”
Open Air Dynamics™ was formed by Tahoe SUP™ founder and owner, Nate Brouwer, as a parent company to fulll a desire to broaden product oerings and make SUP available to more people by developing new brands.
The team at Open Air Dynamics™ aim to continue to innovate the stand up paddle industry and outdoor sports market with exciting new products and customer service levels that are second to none. Open Air Dynamics™ brands oering includes Tahoe SUP™, Odyssey Sup™ and EXPLORE Project™.