£1,360.00
9' 1" x 22 1/4" x 2 3/4" - 60 Ltrs The Skindog Smoothie surfboard is Ben's high performance longboard designed to attack larger and more challenging critical surf with an aggressive, modern style.Ben 'Skindog' Skinner has always embraced the latest technologies when it comes to performance surfboard construction; working with EPS,...

9' 1" x 22 1/4" x 2 3/4" - 60 Ltrs

The Skindog Smoothie surfboard is Ben's high performance longboard designed to attack larger and more challenging critical surf with an aggressive, modern style.

Ben 'Skindog' Skinner has always embraced the latest technologies when it comes to performance surfboard construction; working with EPS, carbon fibre and epoxy resins to produce his proven surfboard shapes. So when the opportunity to work with Thunderbolt Technologies came about he grabbed it with both hands.

Skindog's high performance Smoothie model is constructed using 'Thunderbolt Black' a 100% hand layup Carbon Fibre Lamination which delivers a competition weight and flex surfboard. Thunderbolt Black uses a Fused Cell EPS Foam Blank which incorporates a Carbon Fibre Multi-Component Flex Control System which replaces a traditional wooden stringer which along with the Carbon Fibre/Fibreglass lamination delivers a familiar flex which will remain for the extended lifespan of these durable boards. Thunderbolt Black uses a 6oz Carbon Fibre + 2oz Fibreglass deck lamination with the same on the bottom. The Fused Cell EPS Foam Blank is wrapped in a Core Shield PVC Shell which affords flexible protection to the EPS core.

Drilling down on the Smoothie's finer details; the bottom shape starts with a shallow concave which merges seamlessly into a pronounced double concave into Vee through the tail where it then flattens behind the fin box which delivers blistering speed and plenty of drive off the tail. The nose is well rockered allowing late, steep drops and nose rides in faster waves. The rounded pin tail has a tucked and hard edge allowing those signature slashing power turns out on the face.

Ben is the first to admit that the Smoothie in this Thunderbolt Technology puts this longboard in a class all of it's own. This is a high-performance longboard in the perfect technology for the surfer who wants to push their performance to competition levels in serious surf!

Forget the lifeless and corky EPS boards you might of heard about or even owned; these boards couldn't be further from the mass produced characterless Epoxy surfboards 'banged out' in the far east. These boards are 100% hand layups and finished to the very highest standard, and it's worth remembering that the board you buy from us is exactly the same as Skindog is riding!
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