Boosted Boards: Mountain View-based Boosted, Inc. makes my dream: an electric longboard that will go 22 miles per hour, up a 25% grade. Starting December 2017, they’ll upgrade to a new battery pack, and Boosted Boards will be able to go 12 miles on a single charge. I want one so bad!
Redondo Beach-based Body Glove claims that its founders used insulation
from the back of a refrigerator to invent "the first practical
wetsuit." I have no idea whether that's true. But I do know that the
Body Glove logo makes me stop, smile, and reminisce. Their surfing (or,
in my case, boogie boarding) wetsuits brought much affordable joy to my
Central Coast surf-town childhood, and that Body Glove's diving
wetsuits were there for me when I learned to scuba. They also make affordable cruiser and longboard skateboards.