FlowRiderShop.com Ambassador Team Openings

The FlowRiderShop.com has ambassador openings and is now accepting FR Team applications!

I will let you know right now, and you can ask any of the current team members this as well (even the G.O.A.T Sean Silveira), that being an ambassador requires more work than you may think. FR Team riders are expected to represent the attraction, promote the sport and showcase the lifestyle in a positive manner – on and off the wave.

Check out some of our current Pro team members and ambassadors on the FlowRiderShop.com Team Riders Tab.

Before FlowRider Team announcements are made for this year’s FLOW Tour and we dish out agreements, there are a few FlowRiderShop Ambassador Openings to fill!

For those of you that stay super active with us on social media, thanks for reaching out to us. We are excited with the response level and your interest in becoming part of this elite, growing team is motivating!

I (Adam) am a dedicated and supportive fan of the community and continue to do all the little things for select individuals/athletes whose positivity and effort on and off the wave is obvious. The success of this sport starts with our flowboarders community in the field. Enter, the FR Team programs that are designed to unite the flowboarding community and to keep headquarters in the loop of what’s going on with your home wave or nearest FlowRider attractions.

As a former sponsored athlete, venue manager, brand creator, FLOW Tour competitor and current FLOW Events coordinator, I am genuinely aware of the positives that are related to sponsorship and cross promotions (i.e. free swag! I get it – it’s the best). I also know that we are simultaneously focused on the growth of our sport and increasing ridership even though the very sport you are promoting can be tough on your wallet.

Our main goal with the sponsorship program and behind FlowRiderShop.com is to offer an outlet for flowboarders everywhere to have access to the flow gear they need. We are constantly making efforts to expand our product offerings and making it a one stop shop featuring all brands that support the sport, attraction and lifestyle.

Team riders will be expected to ride and promote the boards, merchandise and brands offered on FlowRiderShop.com. The array of brands was extensively expanding in 2017 because we want our team riders use their preferred equipment – the equipment that helps them progress their riding. Remember, discounts and free swag are awesome, but is not the focal point of this partnership. The focus is to grow the flow together.

With all that said, it’s time to rally the troops and come together. Let us always keep in mind that this is a joint effort, a two-street and that it takes two to tango, so to speak. The more you respectfully represent flowboarders as a whole at various waves across the world, stay social while doing it and just keep shredding, the more we can improve our shop offerings, sponsorship programs and swag offerings! We will support you right back!

As we gear up for the 2018 FLOW Tour season, we are looking for flowboarders who…

 Have plans to compete/travel on the FLOW Tour
 Have registered to be FLOW Tour Member
 Are active on and off the wave at their local FlowRider venues
 Are willing to offer a helping hand at events or local venues
 Prefer riding the products currently offered on FlowRiderShop.com
 Are not currently in a binding relationship/sponsorship with conflicting companies
 Are active on social media with @flowboarders, @flowrider_inc and @flowridershop
 Have a Flowboarders.com profile

Do you meet all or most of the requirements above? If so, we have several levels of team commitments and opportunities.

FlowRider Shop Ambassador This group is for riders who are passionate and positive about the sport at all levels and stay connected to the community. Riders will be offered discounts.
FR Team Ambassador – This level is for qualified/selected riders who have put in work on and off the wave and have continuously shown support and improvement over the years
FR PRO Team This level is reserved for World Champions, Regional Tour Champions and establish Professional Competitive riders.

Our current openings are for the FlowRider Shop Ambassador and offer the opportunity to move up to more committed levels of sponsorship.

The FlowRider Shop Ambassador squad will receive discounts on boards and merchandise from FlowRiderShop.com, custom board opportunities, various shout outs on social media and cross promotions.

FlowRider Shop Ambassadors will also be contacted first in regards to wave trainings, demonstrations, shows and grand openings in their region.

There are a lot of opportunities and we can take it as far as riders want depending on their commitments, efforts and results. There is no pressure, just team work.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Cheers,
Adam

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A Boost from Boomer!

A lot of waves are seasonal, meaning they only operate during certain times of the year.  Bummer – we know!

What can flowboarders do with all their spare time when their wave is closed for months at a time?  

Well, as many of you know, flowboarding was born from various board sports, giving birth to its own hybrid board, so to speak.  Chances are that flowboarders in the community already participate in or are totally willing to try different (but similar!) board sports when they are not shredding on a FlowRider®.

Another way we encourage our community to pass the time (and, uh, stay out of trouble!) is by sharing their flow with us!  Create content, send it in and let’s share it with the flow world. Simply e-mail submissions to Adam@FlowRider.com and tag @flowboarders in your social postings.

Got Flow? Want to Share It? We Want You!

To get this started, we are happy to share a part of a recent email from an avid rider and positive member of the Flow Tribe (@FlowCiety):

“Here is the content I wrote the other day. Peruse it, and if you like it, feel free to post it.  I enjoy the creativity in writing and expressing personality with flow – so whether it’s used or not, doesn’t really matter to me!  Thanks for reading, brotha.”

The e-mail came from a rider in Arizona, Boomer Mueller.  Boomer is a core member from the FlowCiety and is subject to a seasonal home wave. He and his crew recently experienced their last session of the season; we teamed up on that as well and shared some action from on and off the wave there.

The Flowboarders Tribe

FlowCiety Test Rides the 2018 Models From FlowRiderShop.com

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Boomer wants to give flowboarders around the world a boost as they head into the next season.  Let’s call it a Boomer Boost!  Whether you are riding for fun or preparing for a FLOW Tour competition, or flowboarding is just a random activity for you, take notes!

3 Barriers in Your Riding and How to Guarantee Your Next Breakthrough in Flow!

There are a few inevitable (and pesky) barriers that block progression.  It’s funny because everything I’m about to share with you was affecting my riding long before I could identify what the heck I was doing wrong.

If you are an advanced rider, working on these could immediately open a new door in your riding and bag of tricks.  If you’re a beginner or novice rider, becoming aware of these barriers now will let you blast through them surge you to new levels fast.

Once I became familiar with these barriers, I began challenging my riding, my mind, and encountered breakthroughs in style. Shockingly, I began landing tricks I never before believed I could land.  Let’s get into the 3 barriers and how to blast through them:

 

  1. Discouragement with tricks: You really want that dang elusive kick flip.  Landing it is one thing, but being consistent is another.  It may take you 100 attempts before you land it again.  Woven in those 100 attempts will inevitably be a lot of frustration, perhaps a broken toe or two, or maybe even the thought of quitting the sport (but not really).

 

  • Flowboarders tip: Body momentum and muscle memory is key. Repetition on and off the wave will bring consistently to your game. (i.e.)

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  1. No one is challenging you: Whether you are the best rider at your home wave, the only rider at your wave, novice, or somewhere in the middle. If there is no challenge, you will not reach your full potential.

 

  • Flowboarders tip: Challenge yourself. Master your tricks and pre meditate 30-40 second fluid runs. Sign up for a FLOW Tour competition!

 

  1. Lack of experimentation: Do you drop in and repeat the same run over and over?  Do you throw the same order of tricks?  Do you use the full wave while riding? We are creatures of habit, so it’s a normal thing to put down runs that feel the same (because it’s comfortable).  Lack of experimentation is the fastest way to experience a plateau of growth in your riding.

 

  • Flowboarders tip: Try to learn something new every day or session.

 

How to blast through these barriers:

Discouragement with tricks: An easy thing that we do on the wave when tension is building behind the same trick is “Break up energy.”  It is easy to get caught in the cyclone of doom – you drop in, throw the trick, fall, drop in, throw the trick, fall, and repeat until somehow the two hour session is gone and you’re exhausted and pissed.  When you feel yourself getting sucked into this, simply “Break the Energy.”

Sidenote: Never leave the wave mad.  We’ll dive in deeper on why if Flowboarders invites us for another guest blog post… ?

Stop and take 10 slow deep breaths (it doesn’t matter if you’re next turn is skipped) and put together some easy lines with tricks that you know you can land.  This will chill your mind out from being blown on that new trick.  Once you’re cooled down and no longer want to throw your board into next week, you may continue to attempt that trick again.  You just broke up the energy.

No one is challenging you: One of my favorite things that we do at our wave is challenge each other and pass off a trophy each time someone wins the challenge.  It’s called, “The Carrot Challenge.”  It started out as a joke, “whoever lands this trick, gets a carrot!”  We all took turns throwing a trick we weren’t comfortable with, or something creative that had a little finesse.  Here’s a hint: it’s kinda like playing F.L.O.W. but with one trick and winner gets to rock the trophy until next session. Oh, our carrot is a black fossil  now – we’ve had it for months.

Are you questioning what you just read? We did too… so let us clarify. “‘twas once upon a time a carrot” was the response I got when following up on this topic with Boomer. He also sent me this photo. Basically, it was a rotten carrot, which resembled a trophy when a rider from their tribe would land a unique first trick. Makes more sense, I can see how that may give you a boost!

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Here’s a bonus on how to be challenged: Watch a rider that can do what you can’t yet do, and copy them until you can do what they do!

Lack of experimentation:  This is a sneaky gremlin that will endlessly poke holes in your riding if you let it.  Good news is, it’s simple to fix.  It closely ties with challenging yourself, but is its own category because it requires you to be creatively disciplined.  The ideal rider in most action sports has a collection of tricks, but endless creativity.

You don’t always need to hop on the wave and bang out tricks while staying in one spot.  Sometimes your biggest breakthroughs come from simply maneuvering the wave.  If you watch the pros, they have an elegant way of navigating the wave in between – and while – throwing their tricks.  It appears as if they are writing in cursive with their boards across the wave.

Tricks are important, but style is king.

So try different maneuvers on the wave.  Drop in differently.  Spend time riding switch – we have really found that riding switch for a dedicated 10 minutes each session radically helps with smoothness and versatility on the wave.

Best thing to remember, play just outside of your comfort zone because that is where progression is born.

Watch the pros.  Copy them.  Challenge yourself.  Grow your flow.

#AllSmiles

Boomer Mueller

Flowciety

 

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Flow Cairns Club (AUS)

Exciting times for the country of Australia and Cairns flowboarders!

The FLOW (Flowboarding League of the World) Committee is always looking to expand the FlowRider FLOW Tour into new regions and qualify riders to represent their countries at the World Flowboarding Championships (WFC).

The FlowRider FLOW Tour is the premiere competitive tour featuring some of the worlds best flowboarders. Tours are held in Asia, Europe, Canada & USA.

Currently, we are working with the FlowRider venue in Cairns to bring the FLOW Tour events to Australia, creating a Austrian Tour and Championship. In efforts to obtain event sponsorship/funding we have taken several steps towards obtaining government grants and contacted companies for support but we need Flowboarders to unite, stay social and showcase our value with LIKES, COMMENTS & SHARES.

With that being said, this is your opportunity! Memberships for the Australian Flowboarders Association (AFA ) Flowcairns club are now available and welcoming members.

Memberships will come with our new cool Flowcairns caps and extra merchandise. Flowcairns club is a non-profit sporting club to benefit all members, this is all of our club so lets join together and prosper with many exciting events to come. The club was  created to link flowboarders involved locally in Cairns & also showcase our talent worldwide!

Flowboarders be sure to sign up for the FC Club to show your support! Click here to download the form or enlarge the photo below for print. New members welcome! Equire today!!

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Thanks to Cairns City Graphics for merchandise and logo designs!

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1Utama is Home to Malaysia’s 2nd FlowRider

The newest Stand Alone FlowRider® venue is in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia in the 7th largest mall in the world. This mall’s total square footage is 5,000,000 – FIVE MILLION SQUARE FEET! We like shopping (to a point), but we like flowboarding way more, so we think these developers made a great decision by adding the most popular surf simulator attraction in the world. Bias? Yes. Right? Yes.

The venue itself is called FlowRider 1Utama.  It’s been open for about 2 weeks and has been running nonstop.  Mall goers, locals and tourists alike, seem to be catching on fast!  Their official grand opening was this past weekend.  The DJ kept people in a fun mood and kept them movin’, there was a heavily-tatooed flame thrower, professional flowboarders & bodyboarders and beachy cocktails to round it all out.

The FlowRider Double is situated in a way that spectators can watch from the front, each side and also from each side on the balconies.  Maximizing the sight lines is key and 1Utama nailed it!  The team also included a space totally dedicated to retail.  It’s mostly Quiksilver apparel and some great FlowRider-made flowboards and bodyboards (I spy the DT Pro Model!).

Since the first phone call was made to our HQ in San Diego, the FlowRider team has been working closely with their team.  Morphing together all the key elements to a successful Stand Alone business, while making sure that that particular market and locale is still served properly is our focus.  1Utama kept us up to speed on their vision and we offered our industry expertise and voilà – the successful GRAND OPENING has come and gone already!

Not to mention, a key ingredient to their success will be the hiring of Alifian Affandi, former Wave House Sentosa Manager and long time FLOW Tour Member and Flow Asia Representative. You can almost be certain that the FlowRider Asia FLOW Tour will swing through FlowRider 1 Utama along with other exciting events and competitions related to the FlowRider surf simulator attraction.

It is with open arms and sweet visions of yet another endless wave making people happy and healthy halfway across the world that we welcome 1Utama to the Flow Family!  And we are feelin’ the love right back at us – they are already signed up to host a FLOW Tour Asia event this year!

Check out some of these grand opening photos in the gallery above and add this new Malaysian venue to your list of “must-sees”!

See Ya on the Wave!

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Flow Talk

We invite you to tune in, kick back and chat it up with us about ALL THINGS FLOWBOARDING!

As the awareness for the sport and attraction continue to grow, so does our ridership. Flow Talk is a live streaming social segment with Flowboarders.com editors, Adam Muller & Nick Nguyen.

The idea behind the videos and social activity is to engage with the flowboarders community and help everyone be more aware of the flowboarding scene and know your flow.

Each week will feature certain topics of discussion. For instance: upcoming competitions, new venues, boards and merchandise. If you have any additional topics or what to raise awareness for other subjects be sure to stay social with us on Facebook and Instagram!

See ya on the wave!

Flow Talk #1 – FlowRider FLOW Tour 2k18 Schedule and format

Flow Talk #2 – FlowRider Shop new models and more!

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