We were recently invited by the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (Scottsdale, Arizona) to come try out their new FlowRider.
As Carol’s sister and brother-in-law were in town, we said, “you guys ride and we’ll film it”. Ever the adventure-seeking baby boomers, they instantly agreed.
The FlowRider, or “flowboarding” as its called, is not just a ride, it is a sport, a 21st Century alchemy that has the look of surfing, the ride of snowboarding, the tricks of skateboarding, and boards derived from wakeboarding.
Thrilling to ride, thrilling to watch, and designed to handle wipeouts. The FlowRider‘s waveform is a proprietary composite membrane ride surface that is designed to absorb the energy of impacts. Flowboarders may wipe out, but they’ll get back up again and again and again.
The best part about the Kierland Flowrider is that no skill is required to flowboard for the very first time, thus making this latest boardsport appreciated by all ages.
Hey Boomers, if you’re looking for a little adventure, or perhaps a wonderful way to entertain the grandkids, head on over to the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Bio: The Roaming Boomers is a luxury travel blog spotlighting experience, adventure, learning and exploration. David and Carol Porter, Michigan natives who retired to Scottsdale, started the project in 2008 after the market collapse took away almost half of the savings they’d carefully put together to be able to retire at age 50.
The couple combined their years of entrepreneurship with a love of travel and set off to see if they could build success. The Roaming Boomers do occasionally accept free lodging, food and other gifts, but disclose that in their posts. They hope to build an audience of Baby Boomers who join them vicariously on their adventures. But they also hope to instill their love of travel so that the coming bubble of 79 million Boomers will join them.