Handpicked Movement Onyx bodyboard has hit the market fresh for winter 2021 season. The shape pulled from the mastermind himself Michael Ostler, timeless curves paired with a Polypro core, single stringer finished off nicely with a Dupont surlyn slick.
Core - 1.9lb Polypro Stringer - 1 x CFT Stringer Rails - 55/45 Double Rails Channels - Graduated Channels Slick - Surlyn Deck - NXL 8lb PE Tail - Clipped Crescent (Tail Piece) Additional Features - Michael Ostler Template, CNC shaped, hand finshed, 52mm finished thickness 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/ CFT Stringer
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.
Graduated channels are a slow rise channel which redirect waterflow to create lift and allow the rider a better grip on the wave.
DuPont Surlyn Slick
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 an 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.
The clipped crescent tail is the most popular crescent tail option. This tail will perform when driving, turning, carving and releasing. Clipping the tail allows the rider to maximise their drive and maintain control through the outer concaves and clipped areas.
The tail piece is a separate piece of decking that goes on the crescent tail. Done for aesthetic purposes only and as opposed to rolling the deck all the way down over the tail.
Nose bulbs are a slightly raised area of foam on the nose of the board which create a comfortable spot to grip the nose.
Short for“computer numerical control”, CNC machines allow shapers to cut boards perfectly to the mm. CNC machines offer the sharpest possible finish to bodyboard manufacturing.
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.