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EMPIRE Andre Botha PP+ 3/2 Bodyboard

EMPIRE Andre Botha PP+ 3/2 Bodyboard

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Empire Botha PP+ 3/2 Bodyboard 

  • KINETIC CORE™ (PP)- Constructed from premium grade 1.9 lb density Arpro Polypropylene resins, Kinetic Core™ delivers amazing projection and response as a result of high pressure cell-fusion created during the blank manufacturing process. Kinetic Core is a warm water core available in various reinforcement configurations, each tuned for specific wave conditions.
  • 3/2 System-  (3xConcave/2xChannel)-  Empire has worked tirelessly over the last few years to develop a functional channel system to perform in all conditions. The result is the 3/2  (3xConcave/2xChannel) system which features a main centered concave planning hull with two large outer channels and two smaller inner concaves. The concave one, three, and five all have increased depth, width, and length to serve as hulls to produce more hydrodynamic lift which results in maximum speed and drive. Concave Three in the very middle serves at full capacity while the board is flat as well as driving down the line while channels one and five serve at an optimized function while bottom turning and trimming; keeping your rail edge fully locked into the wave face and directing water out through the tail.  The concaves two and four's main duties are stabilization and engagement on the wave face to prevent sliding out while optimizing the velocity of water flow throughout the more centered surface area of the board to produce maximum hydrodynamic flow resulting in the most proficient channel system ever created by Empire.  This system will increase your board's grip on the wave face while also creating the fastest ride you've ever experienced. With such a large volume of water flowing through the board at an incredible velocity, it will allow you to hold high lines and produce more speed than ever coming off bottom turns. This unique channel system also permits for a quick and responsive feel for line adjustments while trimming and driving down the line. This board is designed with two things in mind: Speed + Control.
  • 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.
  • REACT MESH- Diamond shaped mesh weave fused between the boards core and slick bottom skin for enhanced stiffness and recoil. 
  • 1X HIGH PERFORMANCE CFT STRINGER in sizes 40" and under
  • 2X HIGH PERFORMANCE CFT STRINGERS in sizes 41" and up
  • Empire Ergonomic Deck Contours
  • Nose Bulbs
  • CRESCENT TAIL- Classic 45 degree angle on a 385 degree radius cut. Lose and responsive, Crescent Tails are the preferred tail shape of the Pro Team's. CNC cut for maximum precision.
  • XFL Crosslink Bumpers
  • 55/45 Rails  A great all around design for the most type of waves and riding styles.   The rails are the side edges of the board. There are two parts, the rail which is the lower proportion of the edge and the chine which is the part that wraps around onto the deck. 

Manufactured in Indonesia at Broady Indonesia, home of the best shapers in the world and the leader of Bodyboard Quality and Technology.

Andre Botha has proved himself to not only be one of the best competitive riders in the world, winning back to back World Titles at ages 17, and 18, he is also known as one of the heaviest chargers in the world. His relaxed surfing style paired with his ability to ride the craziest waves in the world has made him into one of the most dynamic riders the sport has ever seen. His template is designed with one thing in mind, pulling into the biggest barrels possible. Check it out for yourself on his instagram page! @andre_botha_662 

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40” Botha PP 3/2

41” Botha PP 3/2

42” Botha PP 3/2 

43” Botha PP 3/2

Nose- 11 1/8”

Nose- 11 3/8”

Nose- 11 ¾”

Nose- 12”

Width- 20”

Width- 20 5/8”

Width- 21 1/8”

Width- 21 ½”

Nose to Wide Part- 17 5/8”

Nose to Wide Part- 18 1/8”

Nose to Wide Part- 18 5/8”

Nose to Wide Part- 19”

Tail- 17 1/8”

Tail- 17 5/8”

Tail- 18”

Tail- 18 ½”

Finished Thickness-

 2 1/16” (53mm)

Finished Thickness-

 2 1/8” (54mm)

Finished Thickness-

 2 3/16” (55mm)

Finished Thickness-

 2 ¼” (56mm)


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