Skindog Blender 9'4'' Thunderbolt Black ( Carbon)
VERSATILE, USER-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE BOARD THAT HANDLES FROM KNEE-HIGH TO WELL OVERHEAD, AND EXCELS IN OPEN-FACED, RIPPABLE WAVES.
The Blender is shaped for high-performance surfing, and features a wider overall template and a somewhat relaxed rocker (compared to a comp board built for hollow waves), making it more forgiving and allowing it to thrive in anything from knee-high slop to solid, down-the-line, open-faced peelers. This combination of design elements makes for an all-round performance board that turns on a dime, glides through flat sections, and locks you in when nose riding.
I built this board primarily for open-faced waves of all sizes, but preserved the necessary performance design features to handle hollow sections as well. I first rode this board in the 2015 World Longboard Tour event in China, and ended up finishing 3rd in the world?so I can assure you the design works!
These lightweight epoxy constructions are 100% hand layups, and begin with an EPS foam core with multi-component carbon fibre stringer system, for high performance flex and twist. Proprietary designs employing internal carbon fibre components are arrayed in the deck and rails for precise flex control and strength.
The core shield PVC shell provides flexible protection to increase the longevity of the boards without compromising flex and twist characteristics. With a substantial amount of carbon fibre and fibreglass in the deck, bottom, and rails, these boards will outperform and outlast traditionally constructed polyester comp boards.