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Surfboard in Space

Surfboard in Space

Sometimes we just have to let our imagination go wild. Whether it’s being crazy or facing our fears, it’s a part of us that helps us go that extra mile with whatever we do in life. So when we thought of the idea of a surfboard flying into space, it felt like such a ridiculous, yet ingenious idea that sprung into life. To accomplish this particular task, we really had to go that extra mile, literally. Driving 6 hours west into the countryside of NSW, everyone’s emotional state seemed to really be all over the place. Even before arriving to...

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Save our Start-Ups: The government deported my business partner.

Save our Start-Ups: The government deported my business partner.

Authored By Disruptsports

It’s with a heavy heart and jet lagged eyes I write this blog post. Yesterday our government failed our start up and evicted my business partner. I run Sydney-based start-up Disrupt. a platform for designing you own sports equipment – surfboards, skateboards, yoga mats and a long list of other sporting equipment were working to bring online. We’re a muru-D class 2 graduate, a venture-backed start-up who’s focused on promoting and growing local manufacturing. We have deliberately chosen to keep our HQ and engineering, operations and production team here in Sydney. We employ nine people in our Sydney office: five...

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Disrupt introduces the world's first connected surfboard

  The World's First Connected Surfboard Disrupt., a featured Aussie startup on thetechpulse, has announced the launch of SmartSurf - the world's first connected surfboard.  For more information about the next generation of surfing technology, and to sign up as a beta head check here. SmartSurf is an embedded microchip and cloud technology that enables surfers who have designed their own surfboards on Disrupt's platform to simply tap their phone against the board.  This allows them to access their surfboard designs, images from the production process, their registered details (in case the board goes missing) and even logs of their surfing destinations across...

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Your first yoga class: what you need to know

Your first yoga class: what you need to know

Authored By Disruptsports

Depending on your instructor and the studio, the experience of your first yoga class may not be predictable. However, there is a few general information that you are required to know as they will significantly influence your yoga journey. The scene at a yoga studio can particularly get intimidating if you’re not prepared. The following are important points to know for your first yoga class.   Heat and Humidity The temperature in the yoga studio is usually raised up to between 80 – 90 degrees, and can even get hotter as you practice. Also, some studios have humidifiers that give...

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How to prepare for your first yoga class

How to prepare for your first yoga class

Authored By Disruptsports

It is normal to feel nervous when you are trying something for the first time – especially yoga. Most newbies often feel intimidated when introduced to the scene in a yoga studio. These tips, however, will help you prepare for your first yoga class, and help you feel more confident and comfortable.   Dressing Your choice of clothing is crucial to your yoga success. Choose only comfortable clothing that will allow unrestricted movement. Put in mind that you’ll be stretching and bending a lot. For gents, shorts and baggy t-shirts would be appropriate, while ladies can wear Capris and tight...

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Yoga Poses for Beginners

Yoga Poses for Beginners

Authored By Disruptsports

Starting Yoga? The following are yoga poses for beginners that you could try.   Mountain Pose     The mountain pose is also known as Tadasana and is a two-foot stance that will serve as the foundation for other poses requiring balance and awareness. It is often described as the mother of all poses because it helps you discover the right alignment and shape for other movements. Method: Stand with your feet placed together and arms by your side. Keep your feet grounded firmly on the ground. Next, straighten your legs and keep your tailbone in as you use your...

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Skateboarding Through the Decades

Skateboarding Through the Decades

Skateboarding Through the Decades... 1950's - Today Rebellious and unapologetic from the beginning, skateboarding has been a unique sport from its inception. Created without rules, guidelines or a need to be defined it has always celebrated individuality from the old school freestylers to today's transition shredders. With a cultural evolution along the way it's easy to say skateboarding is more than just a sport, it's a culture and a lifestyle. 1950’s Skateboarding seemed to be a spontaneous invention by a bunch of Californian Surfers in the 1950’s. The surfers where attracted to the idea as it was based on similar...

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Where to Skateboard in Sydney

Where to Skateboard in Sydney

Sydney is a great city to skateboard. Here is a list of some of the fun, easy to access and challenging places to skateboard in Sydney. Martin Place Martin Place is one of the most popular places to skateboard in Sydney. Located in the heart of the CBD, Martin Place is very easy to access by public transport. The area features ledges, drops, gaps and sets. The ‘Martin 10’ is a set of ten steps with a double tube handrail with a kink at the end. The 4 steps of the amphitheatre are known as ‘The Pit’. Located behind the...

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How to Skate like a Pro

How to Skate like a Pro

Authored By Disruptsports

How to Skate like a Pro Tony Hawk, Paul Rodriguez and Rob Dyrdek, we all dream of being able to skate like them but have to start somewhere.  However, what does it actually take to be able to skate like a pro skateboarder? How to Skate like a Pro?  Pro skaters have all the gear. From customised boards and shoes to sponsored clothing, they always look fresh. Sponsorships aren’t only for pro skaters. Amateur’s can approach skate companies or local skate shops for sponsorship too. This may include a free shirt, some new wheels or even a new board. Pro...

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Yoga for Surfers - Does it make you a better surfer?

Yoga for Surfers - Does it make you a better surfer?

Authored By Disruptsports

Surfing and Yoga have a lot in common when it comes to the physical advantages. Whereas not every surfer does yoga, a majority of them agree that yoga and surfing make a great combination. For starters, they both need strengthen, great flexibility, precision and both share a long list of both physical and mental characteristics that are acquired through regular practice. The relationship between the two dates back way before the asanas. Perhaps the most common similarity between the two is that they both need you to be focused and in the present not to mention that they share a...

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Physical, Mental and Emotional Benefits of Surfing

Authored By Disruptsports

  Thy physical, mental and emotional benefits of surfing.   Benefits of Surfing Surfing is one of the most engaging forms of watersport around. The act of riding the face of a wave may look simple to outsiders, but in reality it takes a lot of time and effort to master the skills needed to be able to surf well. Surfing is a fun and challenging activity that engages both the mind and body. It is a total workout that includes the entire gamut of what people look for when it comes to health and fitness. Paddling for waves and...

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Think you are brave enough? Get yourself a gun surfboard

Think you are brave enough? Get yourself a gun surfboard

Authored By Disruptsports

Gun surfboards are designed for much bigger waves. So big a wave that most beginner surfers have never ridden in conditions where they might need a gun surfboard. But if you think you are brave and mature enough to ride a gun surfboard we are going to tell you all about it. Typically, gun surfboards range from 6 feet all the way to 10 feet. You have noticed that when riding a small board on a really big wave, it has a tendency to wobble. This is the reason why a gun surfboard is long and with extra thickness. All...

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How it’s made: Promotional Yoga Mats

How it’s made: Promotional Yoga Mats

Authored By Disruptsports

Branding sports equipment is a fantastic way to extend the quality of your brand and connect with your audience. Here at Branded we make all our sports equipment using our retail manufacturing arm with customisation and fulfillment down to the individual piece. In this blog series we give you an insight into ‘How It’s Made:     Promotional Yoga Mat Design process Typically you’ll need a 300DPI art file or vector. You can use a template in Photoshop or upload your logos and designs directly online. If you don’t have in-house art team don’t worry we’re here to help with...

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How it’s made: Promotional Surfboards

How it’s made: Promotional Surfboards

Branding surfboards is a unique and innovative way to enhance your brand and connect with your audience. At BRANDED. by Disrupt, our promotional surfboards are created exactly to their design specification to ensure you get the most from your campaign. We pride ourselves on producing a quality of product that reflects the quality of your brand. To show the standard of our craft, we want to show the production processes of our athlete-ready promo equipment. The Design Process: Every company we work with has the opportunity to collaborate with one of our in-house designers, completely free of charge. You can work...

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Ideal Fin Size

What is the Ideal Fin Size? The fins on the surfboard have a big impact on a number of things, including the manoeuvrability and stability of the surfboard. This article will briefly go over basic information regarding the size and weight of FCS and Future fins.   FCS Fins SMALL (S) = 55-70 KGEXTRA SMALL (XS) = Under 55 KG MEDIUM (M) = 65-80 KG LARGE (L) = 75-90 KG EXTRA LARGE (XL) = Over 85 KG             FUTURE Fins EXTRA SMALL (XS) = 34-53 KG SMALL (S) = 48-70 KG MEDIUM (M) = 65-88 KG LARGE (L) = Over 80 KG      ...

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Why choose an Egg Surfboard?

Why choose an Egg Surfboard?

Great for intermediate surfers Made for fun Easy to balance Long board stability with short board performance Great for riding smaller, less powerful waves For someone first getting into surfing, the huge variety of surfboard types can be quite confusing. (Beginners: read more about the egg and other types of surfboards here.) Whether you're just starting out or you're an intermediate surfer wanting something a little shorter and more manoeuverable, an egg surfboard is a great option.   What is an egg surfboard? An egg surfboard is a type of funboard: a mix between a long board and a short board. Eggs get their name from their rounded, egg shaped nose and their short, almost stubby size. While it is...

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How Long Is It Going To Take Me To Ride My First Wave?

How Long Will It Take Me To Ride My First Wave? Typically for any beginner, we would suggest taking a few lessons to begin with just so you can get the hang of the motions, as well as being able to ask as many questions to your expert teacher. After a few lessons, it is up to the individual and how often they are willing to spend in the water practising. Some people pick up how to catch a wave quickly, while others, it takes longer to learn how to balance and get used to the movements. The more hours...

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How Its Made: The making of Promotional Basketballs

How Its Made: The making of Promotional Basketballs

Creating branded promotional basketballs is a great way to create new truenesses with your customers and enlist them to spread your brand to new audiences. But you will have to do it in a way that makes viral sensations, not just round shaped pieces of rubber that will never leave the garage. Here is how  your promotional basketball will be made... on that note, check out how your promotional surfboard was made from here Preparing the 'underwear' of promotional basketballs The process of making a promotional basketball starts with the interior bladder.  Butyl rubber is melted in bulk inside a...

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How to read your surf reports - What kind of surfing waves to expect?

How to read your surf reports - What kind of surfing waves to expect?

Authored By Disruptsports

What are those numbers you see every time you check surf forecasts? What is the swell height? And the swell period? What is a swell direction? So before we get far I want to let you know where all these numbers come from. Basically they come from, usually, buoy readings and also from people taking store models and putting them into computers and generating these numbers. Before you head to the beach, you will need to know what type of  waves to expect. You don't want to carry your custom made shortboard only to hit the beach and realize that...

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Single Fin surfboard- What you didn't know

Single Fin surfboard- What you didn't know

Authored By Disruptsports

It is shocking to note that people no longer ride single fins, not considering longboards! Surfers have been known to associate the board design with specific cultural eras, and it is shocking to learn that single fins are now generally thought to be superannuated. In fact, the majority of the young surfers I have spoken with have never ridden a single fin (Shortboard) surfboard. Well, I cannot blame them. Changing times bring about changing technology and with it, everything now seems easier. In this case, though, I think modern technology has actually overshot the intended purpose and in the process...

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