For 2018 the Benz is outfitted with a brand new tech fiber layup. Vector net around the fin box and a carbon/aramid hybrid weave through the center of the board add structure and torsional rigidity in these key spots. The flat rocker line and featureless base let this board haul on a wave. A twin 3.1″ FCS II fins setup can grip a bottom turn or break free at the lip.
Riding Style: Advanced/Expert
Profile: Epoxy Core
• Hybrid design
• Epoxy construction
• EPS foam w/5mm stringer
• Vector net
• 1 piece EVA pad
• Twin FCS II 3.1” fins
• 1” skim center fin
• Designed for: Advanced/Expert
Hybrid surf designs generally have a thin profile, somewhat sharp rail, and use a deeper surf style fin. The result is a fast acting, responsive board that can carve a mean line as well.
Surfboard shapers have been using this construction method for ages. It produces the extremely light, buoyant, responsive board that surfers love to ride. This type of construction allows for nearly any shape you can think up, the possibilities are endless.
WING TAIL SHAPE
A wing is technically a rail feature. This shape is a turning in of the rail, usually around the fin, that releases water at the dip as oppose to the tail, creating a looser feel.
With no center fin there’s less resistance through the middle of the board allowing more speed. Easy to break free on a slash, but grippy enough hold on the bottom turn.
The Skate fin setup has been used in our line since we started making surfers for its reliability, ease-of-use and ability to customize. Use all three fins for a stable ride, remove the center fin for a twin fin feel, or pull the side fins for a skim style setup.
Aerial maneuvers, Carving, spins, and ollies