As more people are moving to small urban apartments, the ability to store large objects becomes difficult. The Flex Stand Up Paddle Board provides active professionals with paddling performance similar to a rigid paddle board while minimizing the hassle of storage and transportation. Folding up into 1/3 of the length of a typical board, Flex fits in a standard closet and can be placed in the trunk of a car for easy transport.
To construct the prototype, templates were cut from cross sections in the 3D CAD model. Each template was then used to size pieces of foam which were all stacked on a set of dowels that helped to keep the alignment straight. From there, the foam was hand sanded down to a rough form and finally finished smooth using an electric sander.