CJ NELSON COLAPINTAIL Round Tail 9.3 Thunderbolt longboard
Brand new to Surfedout are theThunderbolt technology surfboards.
The CJ Nelson Designs Colapintail Thunderbolt 9'3 Surfboard is a design I've been working on for a few years with Ryan Engle and CJ Nelson. These boards have helped me bridge the gap between logging and performance style longboards. Having a pintail with down rails, it allows for very smooth and critical turns, and having a single fin helps the board trim and nose ride with speed and stability. To help design this board, I took the concept of my mid-length and stretched it out into a longboard version. I've surfed this board at many different reef breaks in Southern California but mostly catered it to the wave style of San Onofre, where the waves are long and soft. Corey Colapinto
Thunderbolt Technology utilizes advanced materials and technology to decrease weight while enhancing performance, flex characteristics, board control, and durability. Mass-produced epoxy boards are corky and stiff. While light and durable, they simply don't ride well.
But Thunderbolt's hand-built boards take superior epoxy materials to an entirely different level. These boards provide the feel and sensitivity of a good poly board but deliver performance far beyond traditional epoxy pop-out constructions. Indeed, those who ride these high-tech epoxy boards claim they actually feel better than polyurethane. Thunderbolt boards are 100% hand layups.
They begin with an EPS foam core with multi-component carbon fiber stringer systems that produce engineered flex and twist for a more lively, responsive performance. Proprietary designs employing internal carbon fiber components are then arrayed in the deck and bottom of the deck for precise flex control and strength. The core shield PVC provides flexible protection to increase strength and durability without compromising the flex and twist characteristics built into the blank. With ample carbon fiber and fiberglass in the deck, bottom, and rails, these boards both outperform and outlast traditional PU boards and other epoxy designs. Thunderbolt Red
There are 3 construction types within the Thunderbolt Technology. Thunderbolt Red is handcrafted using an all-around fiberglass lamination. The bottom laminations are 6 and 2-oz. layers while the deck lamination is 6 and 4-ounces. The handcrafted result is a competition weight and flex longboard.