What's New | Feb. 2020
BrushBoarding Brings Board Sports to FECs
An innovative new “dry wave” surfing-like attraction called BrushBoarding has debuted in Australia. The activity aims to capitalize on the growing demand for adrenaline-fueled interactive fun, which has resulted in the popularity of attractions like trampoline parks, go-karts, and zip lines. Its creator, Extreme Sports Zone Ltd., says BrushBoarding can fill the gap in the market for family entertainment centers (FECs) looking to ignite or reignite the “social immersive experience” and draw new or repeat customers. The dry board experience takes place on permanently installed Brush Ramps and allows participants in all board sports to transfer their skills. The company says it doesn’t intend to try to replicate the core board sports like surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding, but instead to complement them.
C. and S. Creates Accessible Bumper Car
C. and S. srl has developed a modified intermediate-sized bumper car that will allow people with disabilities to ride dodgem cars. The car features a removable side panel and a double throttle control, with one throttle located near the steering wheel and the other operated via a foot pedal. Through a selector, it is possible to activate one or the other of the throttles, depending upon the driver. Along the track’s perimeter is a removable bench to ease the transfer from a wheelchair to the bumper car and vice versa. The seat belts have also been enhanced to ensure maximum passenger safety.