December 19 2014

Frescobol, the Brazilian paddleball beach sport dating back to the 1940s, looks a bit like ping-pong without the table. The bats look slightly similar, the ball  somewhat bigger.

But for those serious about their beach presence, the bat makes the difference. Frescobol cool happens when you play with the FB Collection one-of-a-kind wooden bats inspired by Copacabana beach culture and hand-crafted luxury yachts, and fire-branded with the FB logo.

Each bat is unique, and what’s even more cool, the wood used is all reclaimed Brazilian species, collected from sustainability-certified furniture factories where the remnants would have otherwise gone to waste.

FB Collection is a five-year-old company, established in Rio de Janeiro by Harry Brantly and Max Leese who now call London their base. Men’s beach shorts are the latest addition to the FB Collection. - Bill Tikos