One of the latest Kickstarter water related projects would be the Chambered Wood Stand Up Paddleboards and Paddles. The project has 19 days still to go until it needs to be funded, although there’s doubts this might happen considering we’ve only seen one backer pledge $3.50 towards a $3,500 goal.
We wanted to highlight this project thanks to our love for surf, and also thanks to these Stand Up Paddleboards being handmade and certainly one of a kind.
These Paddleboard’s are created with a wood called, “Parota” from Mexico. Sal Smario is behind this Kickstarter project and explains why this type of wood is perfect for creating a chambered wood Paddleboard and Surfboard. You can see a video below with more insight and it touches on why in Smario’s opinion this type of board is important for the sport of stand-up-paddleboarding.
The plan would be to create a certain number of handmade stand-up-paddleboards each year while in Mexico, which could set an example for others.
It’s not totally clear why there’s been very little money backed, although the statement under Risks and challenges on the Kickstarter page could be one reason. Sal Smario mentioned that the greatest risk could be meeting the “time constraints” and as a 77 year old man, his concern would be with the “schedule” and being able to deliver the amount of paddleboards required in “time alloted”.
Would you invest in this Kickstarter project? Take a look at the video below for more information, or visit the project page via the above link.