Empire Swerve 5Cave PP+ Bodyboard
Empire Swerve 5 Concave PP Bodyboard
- Polypro core
- Deck: NXL Skin
- DECK CONTOUR
- Slick: Surlyn Graphic Slick w/ MESH
- Tail: Crescent Tail
- Stringer: 1x CFT Stringers- High grade, light weight filament wound composite-fiber tube for increased board strength and spring like recoil.
- NOSE BULBS
- GRADUATED CHANNELS
- React Mesh: Diamond shaped mesh weave fused between the boards core and slick bottom for enhanced stiffness and recoil.
The Empire Swerve is ready for action in any conditions with his versatile template. You can jump up on the knee and bash a section or fling yourself out of that big dreamy bowl. This is the perfect board to help you figure out what's going to be right for you, it's not too narrow, not too wide, but just right. The added mesh and 1x stringer will combine to give you that perfect amount of flex inside those critical sections while the Graduated Channel system will ensure you stay locked in when you set your line. This board can handle anything you throw at it and is a one of kind board with all its features.
Tech Specs -
POLYPROPYLENE (PP) Deck - The Polypropylene (Polypro) is more expensive than the polyethylene cores, but considering the quality of the material it is well worth the price. Polypro is stronger, lighter, very responsive, and offer bodyboarders top performance. Polypropylene comes in two types, Extruded PP and Beaded PP. Beaded PP is a completely closed cell, the boards are more buoyant and sit high in the water. Beaded PP also has a funkier flex, as the bead structure tends to compress at the flexion point and doesn't have a great transfer to the nose and tail (longitudinal flex) like extruded PP possesses Extruded PP boards are fast, rigid and perfect for those who like to bust big airs and pull in barrels.
SURLYN® Slick - Surlyn is a unique, rubber like combination of ethylene resins and other copolymers invented and manufactured by the chemical geniuses at DuPont. Unlike rigid plastics, Surlyn has amazing flexural stiffness that allows a board to conform and contort to the curve of the wave when controlled by applied pressure from the rider. When the torque is released, the dynamic memory properties of the Surlyn deliver instant recoil, projecting the board onto the next section. Surlyn is so strong that it is used as the cover for golf balls due to its unique abilities to resist cutting and abrasions from golf club impact. Surlyn is the slick of choice for high end bodyboards.