The CrossBo redefines surfboard transportation

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by betaylor, Aug 5, 2014.

Are you interested in purchasing the CrossBo?

Poll closed Aug 10, 2014.
  1. Very interested!

    3 vote(s)
  2. Somewhat interested.

    1 vote(s)
  3. No opinion.

    2 vote(s)
  4. Not at all.

    28 vote(s)
  1. betaylor

    betaylor New Member

    Aug 5, 2014
    A new product making it easier to mount your surfboard on a roof rack has just been launched on Kickstarter. Created by an aerospace engineer living in San Diego, this new product has the potential to redefine surfboard transportation. It takes the hassle out of getting your board to the beach.

    The aerospace engineer, Benjamin Taylor, says he invented it while on his way into work.

    "One day, while driving into work, I had a light bulb moment!" he says.

    Since then Taylor has been designing and engineering the CrossBo to work with standard roof rack systems and almost any surfboard. He believes there are a lot of surfers out there looking for a solution like this. A product that is fast, easy and simple to use and doesn't require bolted-on hardware.

    The CrossBo will be on Kickstarter for 30 days (ending September 3rd) and Taylor hopes to raise more than $90,000 to pay for expensive tooling and manufacturing costs. Following that, if this surfboard product is successful, he plans to use the same idea for SUPs, skis and snowboards.

    Use the following link to find the CrossBo on Kickstarter
  2. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    All you damn kooks coming on here looking for free ad space or dontations. Plus how much of a hassle is it really to get your board to the beach? I'm mean you are right all I hear from surfers is damn if only there was a better way to tie my boards to the roof, oh boo hoo, please somebody invent me soem expensive kook certified way to hook my boards to the rack. I have been surfing for 24 years and in all that time I have never had a problem using straps to tie the board down and never once lost a board. IMO this is a waste of time.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2014

  3. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    my roof rack MUST carry canoe/sup/longboards/bags of shortboards/aunt edna.
    does it do all that?
  4. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    a lot of people don't surf alone and carpool the beach.... this looks like it is only able to strap one surfboard to the roof....
    back to the drawing board...
  5. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    Exactly what I was going to say after looking at it. Or what if you want to bring a LB and a fish? Also Ben what is the price gonna be? I got some webbing straps from my local rock climibng store that were $6 for two 10ft straps with handy ends to feed them through that oinch down on the strap like a belt or other surf straps do. Cinch em down, tie of the excess and you are good to go in less than 3 min and under $10. Agree with Fitz, back to the drawing board my man.
  6. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    the only time I ever had a problem with normal straps is one day I threw the board on the roof, the bong thread about a dozen times..., then drove off without ever strapping it down. It actually made it quite a few blocks before taking flight.

    But, I mean, you can't stack boards? That stinks. Plus there is no security measure other than confusing folks. If you can untie my body-weight-tightened-double-knot before I run out to the car screaming, you have earned the board.

    You know, I dream of being an inventor too. Like, what if you had a cat proof christmas tree stand, imagine the possibilities!
  7. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    The guy says this on his link:

    "Multiple boards?: Another very popular request has been for multiple board capability. To accommodate, we have responded with yet another planned addition to our product line-up. Namely, an extension kit. The extension kit is under development, and will allow users to stack up to 2 boards using the CrossBo."

    It looks promising. I would try it out when I use the SUV. Which is rare as my longboard fits inside my old Prius with room to spare-- not a cool surf vehicle, but surprisingly roomy and you can't beat 55 mpg. Actually fits two longboards, a short board, gear and squeeze in a passenger inside the Prius with plenty of visibility.
  8. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    u know I personally hate tying boards to the roof.if u live in a location like where I live,and u drive down with 3 boards on the roof,every single surfer driving is going to follow u to the exact spot u go to.roof ties are cancer,and its the reason I still never got to use my lb I bought 3 years ago
  9. Scobeyville

    Scobeyville Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2009
    haha - 5 NOT AT ALLS

    Some ideas are better kept to yourself.
  10. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Can it hold a 13 foot wooden douche canoe securely?
  11. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    its been said countless times over,there is no money in surfing!!!

    companies like quicksilver,oneill,billabong got where they are today by selling clothes.people don't buy surfboards everyday,not even Kelly.but people buy flip flops,boardshorts,and skinny jeans.
  12. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Hahaha sic tread buoys. Gaffer coined "Swellers". That's gonna stick.

    13ft douche canoe so TC's can paddle prone with ease. Genius sidogg
  13. Losttsol

    Losttsol Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    Does it double as an ab-roller or something? We like to get pumped around here before our seshes.
  14. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Yeah I was at the doc yesterday flipping though some crappy magazine and there was at least a half dozen ads pitching the surfer "lifestyle". One of the ads even said, "Even if you don't surf you can look like a surfer".

    New guy at work, network engineer, wears a Quicksilver, Hurley,Volcom, etc. shirt literally every day. I asked him if he surfed and he looked at me like I had grown a second head.

    Told him there's a guy in Florida giving away free shirts like this. Just look for the white van with no windows.
  15. Southsidesurfer

    Southsidesurfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Yeah, there really isn't a way to make money on this. As the old saying goes, If if ain't broke, don't fix it. We can get 5 boards on our cars, and maybe even some inside. This can fit 1. Rad. And it's freekin $80. I could buy 80 bars of wax with dat cash.
  16. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    I think the sharks on shark tank might eat you alive w this idea....
  17. weathermaang

    weathermaang Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2012
    the obvious flaws in this product are:

    -surfers don't need it and won't buy it because it's unnecessary and it looks queer and the inventor is obviously a total kook who doesn't even know how to properly strap his kooky firewire board to his dang minivan.

    so hey jerk: ferk erff and stop trying to get our money
  18. natkitchen

    natkitchen Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    Betty I am very interested in seeing two longboards, one shortboard and a passenger inside a prius. That is quite a feat!
  19. all4blues

    all4blues Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2013
    Is it just me, or is anyone else thinking that only using 1 of this fine young gentleman's "crossbo"s on the front half of the board will leave the back half of the board flapping up and down against the roof? There is a great reason that you use 2 straps when transporting, like a front one AND a are we supposed to buy 2 of these things? I dont get it.
  20. brewengineer

    brewengineer Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    They don't know what the queers are doing to the soil.