VIDEO: ZUP Board creators train Freedom Boat Club members in Jacksonville

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The ZUP board is designed for beginning and intermediate riders.

The ZUP board is designed for beginning and intermediate riders.

Freedom Boat Club will host the creators of the ZUP Board to provide demos at its Julington Creek location in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday.

Nick Kierpiec, Glenn Duff, and Scott Parks will host a training session at 10:30 a.m. for those who want to learn more about the water sports invention that was featured on an episode of Shark Tank. The show gave the startup exposure, though did not earn it investors.

ZUP Boards are designed for beginners and intermediate riders and have non-skid foam padding as well as side handles so riders can stand, kneel or lie down on the board.

A Freedom Boat Club video shows young riders learning to use the board.

ZUP Boards won a Water Sports Innovation Award from the Water Sports Industry Association for Innovation of the Year in 2019.

“These boards are so easy to use, I was even able to train my old dog Buddy Boy to use it. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as he did,” said Lisa Almeida, co-owner of Freedom Boat Club in Jacksonville.

Watch Buddy Boy use the ZUP Board here.

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