Airboard® is the registered trademark for a winter sports product developed by the Swiss Joe Steiner in the 90s. Manufactured from high-quality plastic-coated textiles, Airboard® is a light and extremely durable snow glide, which is also known as the bodyboard for snow. In 2010, Airboard® expanded its range with inflatable SUPs (stand up paddles).
Snow Bodyboard - A fast growing and safe winter sport, which can bring new guests and sales to every station and every supplier.
Since 2001, Fun-Care has produced and sold more than 150,000 bodyboards worldwide, including about 30,000 in Switzerland. The steadily growing number of "airboarders" is looking for attractive slopes, which a winter sports region with a new airboard offer can clearly notice.
However, it is not only the increasing turnover in the rental or sale of day tickets to airboarders that inspires the enthusiasm, it is also the low number of accidents that may surprise you. Even the SKUS (Swiss Commission for Accident Prevention on Snow Sport Downhill Skiing) considers Airboard to be less dangerous than conventional sledges. This statement is clearly underlined by the statistics of the providers.
In times when the growth rates of skiers and snowboarders are stagnating, it makes sense to make room for a new sport and customers than to compete for existing skiers and snowboarders.
In this context, the short learning phase for airboarding is also very interesting. The beginner's sense of achievement sets in at the beginning and the dynamics of this sport ensures that people for which skis and snowboard is not an option due to the the long and expensive learning phase can suddenly discover an affordable winter sport.
SUP - The fastest growing summer sport.
2001: After a 10-year development phase Fun Care AG presents the brand Airboard® and thus a new winter sport. Behind the brand is not only a sports equipment, but an entire concept, including clothing and accessories.
2002: Fun-Care AG is nominated as finalist for the Brand New Award and wins a booth at ispo in Munich.
2004: Fun-Care AG is nominated at the Swiss Economic Forum for the most important young entrepreneur award in Switzerland.
2006: Airboard® Classic130 is nominated for the US BOWN (Best Of What's New). Airboard Classic130 is one of the 100 top products of the year.
2008: Airboard® Classic130-x is nominated for the Volvo Eco Design Award. This nomination came about because of the excellent quality and the ecological aspect, which is anchored in the company's philosophy. Airboards are 100% recycled after their lifecycle and processed into fashionable bags.
2009: Airboard® products are sold in 20 countries around the world and the sport is finding new fans everywhere.
2010: At the Paddle Expo in Nuremberg, Airboard® presents its SUP designs, which stand out clearly from the competition. This is due to the fact that the SUPs from Airboard® convince with a better firmness and performance.
2011: Further expansion of the product range, distribution and area channels worldwide.
2014: Airboard® brings the ATA - a race in which snowbodyboard teams can compete against each other - to life.
2015: Distribution of Snow Bodyboards are expanded to China.
2016: Airboard® presents the ROCKET, to be the fastest inflatable SUP at the time. The appearance of the dolphin-like nose had to get used to, but due to of the perfect aqua dynamics if found great approval in the racing scene.
2019: Airboard surpassed the industry standard again with a milestone in the SUP-History. The ULTRALIGHT SUP Concept is a sophisticated combination of high-tech materials and multifunctional accessories. The SUP can be folded by a special deck pad design with a 50% lighter and smaller pack size. The pack serves as a dry bag as well as a volume pump Optionally available is a unique patented Pump-Paddle that allows effortless high pressure Pumping. International jurys and awards confirm the Airboard-Teams commitment to progress and their high innovative power.