Empire Swerve PP Bat Tail Bodyboard
Empire Swerve PP Bat Tail Bodyboard
This is a jack of all trades kind of board. The Swerve is ready for action in any conditions with its 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, it's not too narrow, not too wide, but just right. It boasts a high wide point allowing for adjustments while riding drop knee and won’t lock you in too tight while riding prone. Slick Mesh combined with 1x stringer will 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 are crazy enough to slide it into. Your everyday go-to board is waiting for you!
- PP -Polypropylene Core
- Deck Material: NXLPE WAVECUSHION
- FULL DECK CONTOUR
- Slick: HDPE WAVESLICK
- Tail: Bat 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
What do all these features mean? Read below!
POLYPROPYLENE (PP) - 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.
NXLPE WAVECUSHION (Deck Material) - 8lb non-crosslink polyethylene outer skins. The premier skin for high performance bodyboarding.
Bat Tail - The protruding bulb increases the boards planning surface at the tail area for down the line speed with wings that lock the tail in throughout the turn. Machine rounded for rider comfort. Bat Tails are looser which provides you less control, but makes it easier to do 360 spinners.
HDPE WAVESLICK - High-Density Polyethylene Slick bottom.
1x CFT STRINGER - High-grade filament wound composite-fiber tube for increased board strength and spring-like recoil.
REACT MESH - Diamond shaped mesh weave fused between the boards core and slick bottom skin for enhanced stiffness and recoil. It enhances projection and makes boards more durable. It also cushions the stress boards receive when landing aerial moves. Good to know, next time you get some air time.
Graduated Channels increase the surface area of the boards slick bottom and channels that laminar flow along the rail/ hull for positive edge control.
Die-cut foam bulbs are positioned at each corner of the nose to enhance finger grip. They now feature a new, curved contour for an even better handle.
Buzz-Tech process hot air lamination system thermo-fuses the outer skins to the core with calibrated pre and post-set rocker tension for optimum board recoil and projection. CAD designed templates precision cut with CNC shaping machines for superior accuracy and consistency. Skilled craftsmen sand, trim, rail and roll each and every board for a high quality finish.
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