CONSTRUCTION

 

PU (Polyurethane): a shaped polyurethane blank with a plywood stringer traditionally glassed using polyester resin. Most of our boards are built using this foam. It is great for everyday use and has performance in all types of conditions, wave sizes and levels of surfer.

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EPS (Expanded Polystryene): a shaped expanded polystryene blank with a plywood stringer traditionally glassed using epoxy resin. It is typically the lightest of all the foams used in surfboard construction resulting in a much lighter board, translating into increased buoyancy and floatation. This will add paddling speed and increased manoeuvrability allowing you to ride a smaller board. EPS foam is also known for its great durability. Overall it makes a stronger, longer-lasting, better flexing board. We recommend EPS technology with our small wave models for a very light and fun time in poor surf conditions.

Flowtech: Today it is widely accepted by the scientific community that a laminar flow generates more friction than a turbulent flow in aerodynamic and hydrodynamic movements. The golf ball’s surface is a perfect example of this theory. Flowtech® (patent pending) is a technology meant to reduce the friction between a wave riding equipment and the ocean by producing homogeneous and symmetrical irregularities on the board’s bottom, thereby generating a thin layer of turbulent flow in the contact zone that will make the board ride faster and more fluid on the wave. This exclusive technology, developed and tested by our shaper Lino Curado, will make you go faster and furtherer than any other board in the market today.

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GLASSING

Infusion glassing: The infusion glassing method makes the resin (epoxy) run from one point to another through vacuum. The vacuum effect compresses the materials to the blank, impregnating the fiber quickly and uniformly and thereby maximizing the board’s resistance without compromising its flexibility. As a result, you get a board that you can ride for much longer than standard boards without noticing the first signs of use and degradation. The infusion method also minimizes resin wastes by directing them to a sealed container, making the construction process cheaper and cleaner while delivering lighter boards. This technology grants WANTED models with extra flow and durability.

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Vacuum glassing: In the vacuum method the board is compressed inside a nylon bag filled with absorbent materials after being glassed manually. The pressure caused by the vacuum reduces the board’s weight and increases its endurance. This method eliminates resin wastes, granting the board with just the right amount of resin required to maximize its resistance. The glass layer on a vacuum glassed board is twice as light as the ones achieved by traditional methods. Also, vacuum glassed boards are more long-lasting than standard boards. The constant pressure caused by the vacuum effect – impossible to be achieved by standard methods – results in extra compact fiber and more pressure on the wave. This technology grants our kitesurf boards with ultralight weight and extra endurance without compromising its flexibility and flow.