Fike’s “Brick” Coreboard Invention
I recently saw an article on SwimSwam about Fike Swim Product’s new kickboard. The article jogged my ongoing interest about new kickboard technology and how to patent kickboards.
An article on SwimSwam describes the “Brick” kickboard as the world’s first-ever coreboard. The Brick is a 6 lb weighted kickboard, which allows the user to “turn any kick set into a total body workout that actually changes a swimmer’s body position in the water.” These benefits are said to be lasting—”even after the kicking is done.”
The Brick was developed by Fike Swim Products. Unlike other kickboards, the Brick is said to “float just enough to support its own weight, so it sinks when a swimmer places his/her arms on top, forcing the swimmer’s core, upper body, and legs to work to maintain body position on top of the water while kicking.”
Based on the description above, this sounds like an exciting and patentable new technology.
I say “exciting” because I like the idea of getting a total body workout during kick sets–I usually kick without a board so that I get a better all-around workout. This board could be a step beyond that!
I say it’s probably patentable because the Brick is described as the “first ever” of it’s kind and those differences appear to provide some benefits beyond anything that’s come before it. Now they just need to convince an examiner at the patent office that the Brick is “new” and “not obvious.”