Patent Number: 6,168,551

Title: Surfing simulator and method using inflatable bladders

Abstract: This invention uses a plurality of inflatable bladders to support a surfboard or other balancing platform or sport board. The bladders are inflated with a gas or liquid, and as such, provide a fluid medium on which to seat a surfboard. This type of support system provides a sensation similar to that of water. This type of support system also allows for adjustments in the stability of the balancing platform. When used with a surfboard, snowboard, or other delicate standing platform, this type of support system evenly distributes the user's weight-load across a large area of the surfboard, snowboard, or other delicate platform so that it is not damaged.

Inventors: McGuinness; Matthew (Hermosa Beach, CA)


International Classification: A63B 69/00 (20060101); A63B 22/00 (20060101); A63B 22/18 (20060101); A63B 022/16 (); A63B 069/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018