Earlier this morning we received an email from one of our favorite thinkers Tom Morey. In the message Tom explains that he has been working on something that could be the next evolution in stabilization for surfboards and even perhaps aviation. Not only did Tom invent the Boogie Board but is also responsible for removable ‘skegs’ that are on most surfboards today. With a background in engineering and aeronautics, Tom has a firm grasp on cutting through air to help us soar to new heights.
Hello My Innovative Friends
Tom Morey’s message started off with a genuine sense of excitement for his ‘new invention which literally revolutionizes surfing.‘ He goes on to explain how his latest creation he calls the Rollo is a tough, lightweight nicely foiled rubberized foam wheel that will replace a good number of surfboard skegs. Tom is particularly keen on the idea for Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP’s) and could even be adapted for kiteboards, sailboards and wakeboards. These are huge market opportunities for any inventor which could result in wheel-barrels full of green for the crafty creator. He’s gone beyond idea and moved to prototyping and testing the Rollo with significant results. Happy and confident that the rolling skeg is ready for market- Tom unleashes his idea – to his friends, in an email with the purpose of setting the innovation OPEN.
Tom will be sending announcements to all the Surfing magazines and press outlets for the purpose of making the Rollo ‘part of the public domain eliminating anyones ability to patent it.’ He continues, ‘Down with patenting. It’s an impediment to progress for far too long’
This it what real innovation looks like. This is the definition of OPEN! Bravo Tom for once again, moving the world.