The Funkshen Nitro Quad PP Bodyboard with the bat tail is inspired by Funkshen team riders Sam Thomas, Joe Clarke and Chase O'Leary. The Nitro leans on feedback from all riders in order to create a versatile board throughout all conditions. The addition of the bat tail offers a looser option for those looking to release or throw tail a little bit more.
Core - 1.9lb Polypro Stringer - 1 x CFT Stringer Rails - 55/45 Double Rails Channels - Quad Exhaust Slick - Surlyn Deck - Cellu-Cushion 8lb PE Tail - Bat Tail Additional Features - Mesh, XFL Armour and Nose Bulbs. Manufacturing Country - Taiwan
Understanding this bodyboard's technology
1.9lb Premium PP(Taiwan)
Mid-weight extruded foam compressed at 1.9lb offering rigidity for speed and projection. This foam is 100% waterproof and ideal in mild to warm temperatures.
Carbon Fibre/ CFTStringer
Lightweight filament wound carbon composite rod offering rigidity and durability.
This rail setup leaves less of your rail in the water and offers the rider less contact with the water and therefore better drive and speed throughout all conditions.
The quad exhaust uses two outer channels in the space of one. The two outer channels redirect water flow in order to maximise speed in the power pockets of the wave. The central raised area allows the user to maximise drive.
Surlyn plastic is thin and durable making it the most popular top end slick. Surlyn plastic will bend and stretch before it creases or snaps. This is a must have for intermediate through to advanced riders.
Cellu-Cushion 8lb PE(Taiwan) Decking
Cellu-Cushion is a 8lb decking foam. It offers strength and ensures you get a longer lasting board. The design allows your body to lock with your board when riding, ensuring the board is comfortable to ride and hold.
Bat tail bodyboards are less curved in their profile, have a much wider finish and employ a‘W’ looking tail. The overall idea of this concept is to provide more surface area to land on, more release through the tail shape and more speed through the emphasised hull. These tails can be a lot harder to control however, as for the limited hull area.
Mesh is a diamond shaped wire like plastic that runs under the slick of a bodyboard. Mesh creates a durable reinforcement between the bodyboards slick and the core making it stiffer, stronger and less likely to crease.
Nose bulbs are a slightly raised area of foam on the nose of the board which create a comfortable spot to grip the nose.
Manufacturing Country: Taiwan/ Agit Factory
Bodyboards that come out of Taiwan and the Agit Factory are used by top bodyboarding professionals around the world. The Taiwan/ Agit Factory is most renowned for its work with Funkshen and Nomad bodyboards.