When did buying a new surfboard become so difficult?
With words like Tri-flex, FutureFlex, parabolic rails, carbon wraps and a bunch of acronyms that sound like a strain of sexually transmitted diseases, it seems like you need a degree in astrophysics just to understand what you are buying.
But love ’em or hate ’em, these new technologies are more than just a flash in the pan, and are actually here to help you get the most out of your surfing experience – and isn’t that something we all want?
So, rather than cower and hide from the fear of the unknown, we decided to embrace it in the form of a board test designed to help you demystify this brave new world of surfboard construction so you can make an informed choice. Using five distinctly different technologies available in the market today, and a test pilot who certainly knows his way around a surfboard, we bring to you the Surfing Life Tech Test.