What are the boards made from?
Our boards are made from up-cycled polystyrene building waste, Fijian made Bendy ply, NZ grown Paulownia, Innegra Fibre, PU Glue and Entropy Bio Resin.
How much do they weigh?
About the same as a PU/PE board, approximately 100grams per L.
Why do they have 2 leash plugs?
The second "leash plug" is actually a vent. The core of our boards is low density polystyrene, Which means they have a lot of air in them, This air expands when it gets warm. The vent allows this air to escape from the board.
Are your boards strong?
Our boards are extremely strong. They don't snap or get pressure dings however they don't like sharp objects like rocks or other surfers fins. Fortunately they can usually be repaired using epoxy solarez.
What do I do if I hit a rock?
Get out of the water, Dry the damaged area, Sand it lightly, Fill the dent with epoxy solarez in the shade, cover the area with glad wrap, take it into the sun, leave for 3-5 mins and remove the glad wrap. Job done.
How thick is the timber?
The rails are 20mm thick, Top deck skins are 3-4mm and the bottom decks are 2-3mm.
What is the flex like?
Our boards have a lively flex and a natural resonance, They are fast, responsive and suitable for a variety of surfing styles. We endeavour to produce shapes that compliment the construction.
Are they buoyant?
Yes, More so than a conventional PU board. This is due to their low density core. We usually recommend dropping about 10% of your normal volume when buying one of our boards.
Can I get FCS fin boxes or Glass On fins?
Yes we can, However we have found the futures boxes are stronger. They are also cheaper.
What sort of finish do the boards have?
We typically sand finish the boards to about 600 grit, This provides a satin finish similar to that of the natural material within. We have done a couple of gloss boards but they look a bit plastic.