As everything turns portable, it is always a joy to see bulky, fit-nowhere items embrace a more flexible form. This is the wonderful case of the ‘C2’ collapsible surfboard by Nicholas Notara, a slick design aiming to adapt to our increasingly-compact living style.
The ‘C2’ carbon fiber concept can be broken down LEGO-style by simply removing two pins and a quick release level, thus reducing its size by half. You will no longer have to go through the tedious roof rack-stacking, nor will you straggle to fit your beloved gear at your place. In complete collapse, though, the number of minute parts that make up this surfboard are overwhelming and should definitely be kept away from children under 7 years old.
Nonetheless, this attractive concept is reportedly designed carefully so as to maintain the balance and weight of its traditional counterpart, while it also employs a hot-swappable fin system to add to the board’s style and functionality. But whether its connecting metal pieces will be a burn hazard for the unsuspecting surfer still remains a mystery.
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By: Alexandra Choli - Published: Mar 3, 2009 • References: carbonfibergear