techtonaught

a board that has the whippy feel of an epoxy with the rail hold of a poly
Damien Hobgood. photo: Watts. feature: Surfline 'Technocolor'

shaper breakdown:

The G-471 is one of my performance shortboard models that is a go-to favorite with my compadres Peter Mendia and Nick Rozsa. When Surfline presented this project to me, I though it would be interesting to see what Damian and Caio would do on it at La Libertad’s wave rich zone. I’ve also been working on a new hull design called the ‘jetstream’ which uses a hydrofoilesque combination of extremely deep cascading concaves for added lift, bite and sustained rail hold…so I thought I’d throw that into the mix too.

–Todd

The rails are wrapped with a unique new elastic-like material (which adds a smoother feel than standard carbon) to the stringerless epoxy construction. The core of the board is made from a uniquely formulated bead which yields higher compression strength, less water absorption, and increased break strength. Engineered specifically for the demands placed on a surfboard, this core is slightly denser than typical epoxy, yet weighs slightly less than an ultralight poly board. Overall concept is to provide you a board that has the whippy feel of an epoxy with the rail hold of a poly.

In the video below Todd goes in depth about the rubber-like elastic properties of the new Techtonaught construction, as well as breaking down the Jetstream hull. Please note that the Jetstream hull can be put on pretty much any board in our lineup, as it was on the G4-71 featured in this piece.

1 >> proxy epoxy composite :::

High Impact Hybrid Foam Core  // [a lightweight (lighter than teamlite Proxy epoxy) foam that yields a higher compression strength and has very limited water absorption if dinged]

2 >> S-Glass :::

S-glass is the highest-grade fiberglass available and will make any board significantly stronger.   It is available in 4oz. and 6oz.

3 >> Hybrid/Epoxy resins :::

engineered for maximum break strength, as well as a “loaded” rebound response characteristic, we use a unique blend of resins that yields an ultra-white uv stabilized aesthetic

RIDICULITE – fright-light, crazy flex, ultimate performance, about twice as strong as a poly

TEAMLITE – ultralight, crazy flex, ultimate performance, 2-3 x stronger than a poly

MIDDLEWEIGHT – best strength to weight ratio, 3-5+ x stronger than a poly

SUPER-DUTY – indestructo, 5+ x stronger than pretty much any board out there

Care for your Proxy surfboard simply consists of keeping it watertight; ie. If you do get a ding, just allow it to dry out and then repair it with epoxy resin specifically made for surfboard repair; or if you take it to a shop to repair, make sure you let them know to use epoxy resin. That’s it. Also, use the same common sense care you would for a polyester board, just don’t leave it laying in the sun. If you have any questions, let us know. 

Techno Color: Proctor from Surfline on Vimeo.


filmed by: Travis Kuhlman

Good ole trusty #g471surfboard #jetstreamsurfboard Good ole trusty #g471surfboard #jetstreamsurfboard for Noel in #techtonaught #proxyepoxy construction with tint in the resin 5’9.5” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8”27L to complement his 5’8” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/16” 27.2L Monsta v2 | Noel is 39/5’8”/160-165lb

Good ole trusty #g471surfboard #jetstreamsurfboard for Noel in #techtonaught #proxyepoxy construction with tint in the resin 5’9.5” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8”27L to complement his 5’8” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/16” 27.2L Monsta v2 | Noel is 39/5’8”/160-165lb

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Fresh hotcoat on a 5'9 1/2" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" #g471surfboard HD #jetstreamsurfboard #techtonaught with resin tints for Noel from Malibu.

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Some groms with their new blades: (left to right) Some groms with their new blades: (left to right) - 5'11" x 19 3/4" x 2 5/8" #Zipstajet stringerless epoxy in #techtonaught / #exoskeletonsurfboard construction for Ricky 5'11" 180lbs., 6'0" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" 27.5L #Shalomicintervention for Nate who is 15, 6'0", 160lbs., and a 5'11" x 18 3/4" x 2 5/16" 27L #Flyinlionsurfboard 🦁 for Riley who is 17, 5'11", 155lbs. Peeps wuz shreddin' on this day.

Some groms with their new blades: (left to right) – 5'11" x 19 3/4" x 2 5/8" #Zipstajet stringerless epoxy in #techtonaught / #exoskeletonsurfboard construction for Ricky 5'11" 180lbs., 6'0" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" 27.5L #Shalomicintervention for Nate who is 15, 6'0", 160lbs., and a 5'11" x 18 3/4" x 2 5/16" 27L #Flyinlionsurfboard 🦁 for Riley who is 17, 5'11", 155lbs. Peeps wuz shreddin' on this day.

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Nothin’ better than a fresh board pickup followi Nothin’ better than a fresh board pickup following a #fatherdaughter #surfsession | Bob’s duplicate of his favorite #ghostsurfboard with a #jetstreamsurfboard hull contour + #techtonaught construction 6’5” x 20 1/4” x 2 11/16” 36L #ghostjet | 46/6’1”/175lb
Can you #duplicateamagicboard with updated tweaks & tunes? #yeswecan

Nothin’ better than a fresh board pickup following a #fatherdaughter #surfsession | Bob’s duplicate of his favorite #ghostsurfboard with a #jetstreamsurfboard hull contour + #techtonaught construction 6’5” x 20 1/4” x 2 11/16” 36L #ghostjet | 46/6’1”/175lb
Can you #duplicateamagicboard with updated tweaks & tunes? #yeswecan

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