August 02, 2021
August 03, 2015
Today’s the day. For weeks, months, or even years you’ve been making a list of likes and dislikes: sizes, shapes, fins, art, finishes, materials. You have the perfect board picked out and you’re finally ready to take the plunge. Congratulations, you have a new favorite to add to your quiver.
You’re excited, you get home with your new board, bag, and leash, but you’ve forgotten one important thing.. You swore the next board you got would go ding-less since it’s happened time and again. Time and again you love your new board but are hapless with its storage and care, causing careless dings that could have been easily prevented.
Your attention now turns towards protecting and displaying your new (and old) boards. Where do you put them? And how do you put them somewhere they can be seen but safe? Just a hint: look to your walls. Generally in houses and apartments there is a lot of clutter on the floor but a lot of open wall space so it's time to make use of some of the space, add some art, and clean up that floor with a wall mounted board rack.
You start trolling the internet but you’re quickly disappointed. You run into 3 major problems with the racks you find: they’re made from chintzy material which you don't trust to support your babies, they are made from metal and foam and look terrible, or they look decent but only hold one board. Fret not, we have you covered.
Our mission has been to create the perfect board rack and we kept you in mind. The following are the 7 reasons that The Kaua`i Series is the best surfboard rack on the market and why it’s perfect for you.
- Gorgeous Bamboo
We were careful with our material selection. Bamboo is an increasingly popular home décor material because it’s gorgeous. It’s a fibrous and grainy material and looks amazing with our protective finish. Our racks get away from the industrial metal, plastic, and foam feel and get back to the basics of the nature that is the source of our surfing memories.
It’s no secret that bamboo is strong. It has been engrained in societies for thousands of years, used as housing material and even scaffolding for buildings up to 60 stories in Asia. We use ultra strong 1/2" 3-ply cross directional bamboo plywood and a mounting system that would impress even Hercules with it's strength. The Kaua’I Series is rated to hold 150 lbs., which is overkill for your boards but we’d rather be safe than sorry.
Our design is engineered from our mounting system to the angle of arms and board spacing. We’ve designed each rack to hit the sweet spot in between total space efficiency and total displayability of your surfboards. This Series displays your quiver while also being very space efficient AND has two utility hooks for helmets, paddles, wetsuits, etc.
- Ease of Installation
Most racks are big and bulky or have to be completely dismounted to remove them from the wall. We took a lot of time developing our mounting system to make an easy installation rack that has some amazing benefits.
- Installation takes only a few minutes once studs are located
- Our Mounting Bar system allows you to pop racks on and off in seconds in case you are moving furniture, need to paint, etc.
The nature of our Mounting Bar allows for easy lateral cradle adjustment in case you need to accommodate for fins at different widths. With every Grassracks wall rack using the same Mounting Bar, you can easily interchange between our different series for a nice and quick change of scenery and board types.
You not only get a gorgeous and strong material in bamboo, you’re getting a sustainable and eco-friendly material. Blah blah blah, right? Actually, no! In the last few decades, scientists have been heavily researching global climate change and what types of plants can pull carbon (CO2) out of the atmosphere... bamboo is an absolute winner. Not only is it the fastest growing plant in the world, it ranks very highly among plants with the best carbon sequestration. Why does that matter? It means that bamboo is helping clean our planet up and keeping it the way we know and love.
- Support a growing American brand.
If you’re not sold by now here’s one more reason that Grassracks is perfect for you. We’re a young, growing, American company. We consist of two friends from high school that have set out to make a positive impact in the world by offering innovative and eco-friendly products that will actually make your life better. In a time when everything is being shipped out and ripped off by other countries, we’re keeping it here at home.
So what are you waiting for? Check it out by clicking HERE now! Have a friend that would be interested? Share us on FB, Insta, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.!
May 19, 2015
Going "green," it used to have a sandal-wearing, granola-eating, Hippie connotation that, for some reason, people looked down upon. The problem is, last time I checked, sandals are super comfortable, granola is delicious and nutritious, and Hippies are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. The tides are finally changing and people are starting to realize that the ‘progress at any cost’ mentality isn’t really working. After all, if the environment fails and can’t support life, the products we have won’t matter anyway.
So here’s your crash course to thinking and becoming a greener human person. Before we get into renewable energy and cars that run on vegetable oil, it’s important to start to change the way you view things.
For example, does it really make sense to individually wrap slices of cheese? (Hint: the answer is “No” or “No. No. A thousand times, NO!”) Of course not! But it’s easy to think that since a company is doing it, it must be OK.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. We’ve all heard the adage but how does one make that a part of their life?
Reduce - the amount of waste we produce. It's a great place to start. According to the EPA, Americans alone produce 164 million tons of unrecycled or composted trash every year. That's 328,000,000,000 lbs of trash a year.. Take a second to think about that one. There's even a continent forming in the Pacific Ocean called The Trash Vortex (Google "trash island" or "trash vortex" for pictures). For a species that has the advancement to create things like smart phones, satellites, and grow graphene, it's time to turn our attentions a little more towards our home and how we can take care of it. To get us started acting and thinking in the right direction, here are a some every day easy changes that can immediately make an impact.
-Buy a reusable shopping bag instead of gathering 157 plastic bags a month that you don’t know what to do with.
-Use a real mop instead of a one-time use mop head (sorry Swiffer-esque products).
-Water filter and reusable bottle over throw-away water bottles.
-Bring your own coffee cup or thermos to the coffee shop.
-Take shorter showers.
-Do NOT buy individually wrapped slices of cheese. There is no instance where that makes sense.
There is even the entire art of repurposing (<= click)
The point isn’t to wake up one day and say “I’m going to forgo anything touched by man”, it’s just to start questioning some of the things that we accept as “how things have always been” and start making little changes. Your first inclination might be to think that it’s a hassle but you can do it, you’re a smart, evolved mammal.Do an exercise. Take one minute and try to think of 3 easy ways to implement the ‘reducing’ principle into your life. If you have a few good ones please leave them below!