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Posts Tagged ‘surfboards’

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Board Science! Epoxy vs. Polyurethane builds for wave pool domination

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Polyurethane foam and fiberglass is cheap, abundant and has become the standard for surfboard construction. It’s been that way for almost 60 years now. Every other aspect of surfing gear has made technological leaps and bounds: fins, leashes, boardshorts and wetsuits. But surfboard materials remain the same. PU is toxic and, relative to other materials, not so strong. There are

Polyurethane foam and fiberglass is cheap, abundant and has become the standard for surfboard construction. It’s been that way for ...Continue ›


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How does Lib Tech’s green surfboard build work? And, well, does it work?

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Fine-tuned Mayhem Puddle Jumper model in an (almost) indestructible ECO ISO build It’s not everyday you can buy a new board, throw it down in the surfshop parking lot and then jump on it (bouncing up and down for good measure). The only time I’ve driven over a surfboard was during an inebriated flat spell in Baja (we kept the boards

Fine-tuned Mayhem Puddle Jumper model in an (almost) indestructible ECO ISO build It’s not everyday you can buy a new ...Continue ›


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Beyond PU and Epoxy: 3D printed eco-surfboard construction

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Surfboard makers have tapped the toxic bouillabaisse of polyurethane for more than 60 years now. In that time little effort was made to seek out alternative builds. And why bother? The petroleum-based recipe works, creating consistent performance sleds for most of us. Epoxy once considered difficult to work with has become one of the preferred wave pool surfboard constructions. Less

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Surfboards for wave pools

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Surfboards for wave pools: What works and what doesn’t

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Shorter length and EPS construction help make the perfect high-performance shortboard, but there's a bit more to it than that... The best surfboards for wave pools are ones tailored to the type of wave you'll be surfing. The waves in each of the world's wave pools vary a great deal from one to the other. Kelly’s is a powerful Kirra-esque

Shorter length and EPS construction help make the perfect high-performance shortboard, but there's a bit more to it than that... ...Continue ›


Christiaan Bradley

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Wave Pool Board Theory with Christiaan Bradley

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Mild-mannered Quiksilver shaper Christiaan Bradley makes sleds for Leo Fiorivanti, Jesse Mendes and France's hot crop of future stars. Originally from Tasmania, he cut his teeth in the shaping bays of the Gold Coast before bouncing around the globe and landing in Hossegor, France as the central gear in the Euroglass factory machine. In this first installment of WavePoolMag's original

Mild-mannered Quiksilver shaper Christiaan Bradley makes sleds for Leo Fiorivanti, Jesse Mendes and France's hot crop of future stars. Originally ...Continue ›


surfboard for wave pool

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Board design goes soft to counter hard hitting wave pools

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Soft boards will never surf the same way as your favourite high-performance shortboard. But one man is trying to change that. Wave pools are notoriously hard on surfboards. There is more concrete and metal at your local wave pool than at the beach. Consequently, your chances of encountering said material with our precious board are increased. Factor in a hurried

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Intermediate surfboard templates

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Find the perfect “not-beginner-but-almost-intermediate” surfboard

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No longer a beginner? A minimal is a great intermediate surfboard, but an oversized shortboard will be more useful to you in the long run. Here’s why… The beauty of learning to surf in a wave pool is that you will progress at a steady pace. Hit it like you’d hit the gym and you’ll progress rapidly. For the ocean-dependent

No longer a beginner? A minimal is a great intermediate surfboard, but an oversized shortboard will be more useful to ...Continue ›