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Land-surfing on a Biscuit ?

14 Jul

HamboardsI am a city girl, I only see the beach once a year at best and I’m not great with cold waters.
I always dreamed about surfing the waves but when you live 2 hours away from the first cold and flat water … It’s not that easy.
So let’s find another dream or … let’s surf without water?
Let’s become a land-surfer! Yes, that’s what I want to be: a landsurfer!!!

Now that I know my path, I need the proper board. I wanted to buy a Penny skate to cruise, but it’s only to cruise from one point to another, not much fun in it, … still looking until I found THE board!!
It’s build by a family owned company called Hamboards, and cherry on the cake they are from Huntington Beach, California (the capital of the surf)!
The Californian dream under your feet!!
Pete, the father, is a firefighter, Gus is the oldest son and Don is the cousin taking care of the management and they build all together the best land-surfing boards of the market.

The Hamboards range includes 5 products: the Classic, the Pinger, the Fish, the Pescadito and the Biscuit.
Each, of course, have their very own specs:
. carving,
. cruising,
. nose riding like on a real surf!,
. pumping … again like on a real surf!!
. and of course portability
Check this Hamboards video on how to choose your board.

My mind is set on the pumping property and portability because
. I want to feel like surfing
. I take the metro so it needs to fit under my arm … The Biscuit is for me!

Next time we talk about the Hamboards, I’ll have a Biscuit to talk about and we will share the crumbs 😉

The California dream goes downtown!

More infos on
. The official Hamboards website
. The official Hamboards Europe website
. Like Hamboards Facebook
. Like Hamboards Europe Facebook
. Instagram Hamboards and Hamboards_Europe
. Follow @Hamboards and @Hamboardseurope

No pain, your gain!

30 Sep

imageWe have this beta fish for 21 months and it’s still alive and swimming in the same ugly square vase as it arrives 21 months ago. Square vase is better than round bowl because it gives bearings to the fish …
With my colleagues we changed the water every once a while (about 2 times a week or less).
Then I discovered the Kickstarter project called NoClean Aquarium.
The concept catches my attention because there was no more changing the water, just refill of water and the dirty water is evacuated through a “faucet”.
When I was in NY, I ordered it online, checked it in and fly it over to unpack it back home.

Basically in the package you’ll find the
. faucet,
. a plastic grill,
. a plastic reservoir,
. a kind of a plastic screw and it’s base,
. a tube
. and some rocks I ordered.

So is it easy to install?
Yes, instructions are ok and fairly easy to follow (no more difficult than building an Ikea shelve).
Is the fish happy? Actually it looks kind of happy, swimming around, sniffing the rocks, playing with the tube.
I didn’t add a plant yet but will do soon.

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What about the special NoClean function? At the end, it’s the reason why I bout the NoClean aquarium instead of another regular fish tank!

This works very well!
Just pour clean, not too warm, not too cold water in the tank and watch the magic, the filthy debris and crumbs run out of the faucet. When enough has been poured the water stops running and the level of the water of the tank goes back to where it was.

I love it and changing the water of the fish is not a chore anymore and it’s even fun!
To be sure to evacuate the dirty crumbs, be sure to place the stones efficiently so it goes down through the stones to the bottom of the plastic cup.

More infos on NoClean Aquarium web site

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