A Vision
Turned into a Legacy

Duraflex founder, Raymond C. Rude, gave his company the legacy of cutting edge manufacturing equipment and processes, ensuring the highest quality of diving products. When manufacturing equipment did not exist for his purposes, Mr. Rude would make the equipment himself. That equipment served Duraflex well for many decades of providing diving equipment to the sport.

Today, Duraflex has transformed into an industry production leader.

We are challenged to design higher, faster, stronger products to meet athletes improving standards. Our company has made large investments in CAM (computer-guided manufacturing) equipment. From the CNC router to the robotic paint booth, Duraflex is utilizing the most sophisticated manufacturing equipment available today.

Our company has evolved
on a solid foundation

The Duraflex Plant has undergone a transformation from the equipment developed by Ray Rude, to the most refined equipment needed for precision manufacturing. All of this improvement is designed to create Duraflex boards and stands that will generate the additional lift and energy needed for today’s high degree of difficulty dives. Plus, it will provide the capability for the next generation of Duraflex equipment that will allow the next leap in even more difficult dives.

As a result of our commitment to provide the Diving World with the best high performance equipment possible today and in the future, the diving boards and stands that we ship are made to exact specifications that would make Ray Rude proud. While Mr. Rude might not recognize his manufacturing facility today, we know he would be thrilled with the results.