User login

Blue Planet Balance Surfer – A Success on Kickstarter

Hawaiian SUP shop and SUP brand Blue Planet Surf –  and one of TotalSUP’s earlier supporters – introduces the Blue Planet Balance Surfer, a new patented balance board design. The new product was launched a few days ago on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a funding goal of $5,000 which was reached in the first two days of the campaign!

Robert Stehlik, founder and owner of Blue Planet Surf explains:

“What initially started as a quest for comfort, has now evolved into a patent-pending design that provides 3 different levels of balance challenge in 1 tool-less Board. Competing and training for long-distance races like the Molokai to Oahu race kept me in shape but I was still experiencing back and neck discomfort after long days at my computer. My chiropractor recommended raising my monitor to eye level, and I realized if I mounted it on an arm I could use it as a standing desk as well. Standing up regularly helped my back but I was still prone to bad posture and would constantly lean against my desk and load one hip with all my weight.

But after using an old balance rocker board I used for SUP training, I noticed how my posture improved from the small balance rocker which was requiring me to stand upright and centered yet still allowed me to focus on my work. I began prototyping new balance board versions, hired a 3D designer to perfect the prototype design, researched manufacturers and here we are today.

With 2 previously successful Kickstarter campaigns and such a great experience interacting with the crowdfunding community, we obviously thought of Kickstarter right away when deciding how to launch this product. We love bringing new products to this community and hope you can support us in this next launch.”