Outdoor AirTraX: A Birth Story
Everyone loves a good birth story, and we would love to share how Outdoor AirTraX was born.
An Idea is Planted
Joey Delmore started his company, Backyard Dreams, in 2010. He wanted to start a company that sold high-quality outdoor products that would facilitate play, movement, and connection. His primary product was and is AlleyOOP trampolines–the safest, highest-performing, and longest lasting trampolines on the market. Over the years he noticed there was a need for a product that would allow customers whose HOA didn’t allow trampolines, or whose yards were too small, to bring stimulating bounce play to their home. He began looking into air tracks on the market, hoping to find one that he could carry to both create additional play opportunities for trampoline and playset customers, and provide that stimulation for customers who couldn’t have, or didn’t want, a trampoline. Unfortunately, he discovered the current air tracks are almost exclusively designed for the indoors, and the ones that claimed to be outdoor products had sub-par warranties–neither of which felt like a good fit for the company he’d built.
The Idea Grows Roots
In 2020, after years of paddleboarding, Joey discovered river stand up paddleboarding, and purchased a local Colorado man’s River SUP, SOL. After his first river adventure he came home and declared that this was the quality of air track he was looking for–a product designed to be outside, durable enough to handle nature’s elements, and with an excellent warranty. He started a conversation with the creator of SOL about manufacturing and creating a new product, and began the design process for what would become Outdoor AirTraX Adventure Board.
The Idea Sprouts
Joey’s wife, Martha, trusted Joey’s knowledge of the customer’s needs and his vision for the air track; however, she was unsure there would be many ways to use it outside of the ways a traditional air track is used. When the first prototypes arrived, that all changed. From the design to the incredible, durable quality, to the creative ways it was used, she fell in love with the Adventure Board. They expected their children to bounce and tumble, using it indoors and outdoors like a traditional air track. What she did not have the vision for until it was in hand what the incredible sensory feedback it would provide for their 10 year old sensory seeker. Have the produt in their home allowed the intersection of Joey’s knowledge of quality play equipment to intersect with Martha’s education background and two children, one of whom has specific sensory needs the Adventure Board was clearly meeting. The kids continued to creatively use it as a platform for performances and challenges, competitions and innovative uses. They worked together to hike it to the top of a hill on a camping trip and danced as the sun set. In a single day, the Outdoor AirTraX Adventure Board was used in the living room, at the lake as a slide, and the front yard as a slip n slide when friends came to play. As the benifits of the Adventure Board continue to become more apparent, Martha and Joey are excited to share this durable, verstitile product with other families.
Outdoor AirTraX is Born
So, we present to you our new baby. Born in Littleton, Colorado to a business owner and two parents who believe in movement, play, adventure, and the soul-filling joy of being outdoors: the Outdoor AirTraX Adventure Board.
We think you will love this Adventure Board just as much as we do, and we can’t wait to hear the creative, exciting ways your family will use it!