NMD Ben Player Proride GripTech Bodyboard

Season 2023
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The NMD Ben Player ProRide GripTech bodyboard contains breakthrough PFS™ technology, the ProRide range of boards feature dual 5mm Airex high-density foam beams embedded into the bottom of the core for a livelier nose to tail flex recoil.

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  • Core - ProRide Flex System - 1.9lb Polypro
    Stringer - 1 x Carbon Fibre
    Rails - 55/45 Double Rails
    Channels - Slotted Channels
    Slick - Dupont® Surlyn™ Slick Skin
    Deck - WaveCushion 8lb PE Deck Skin with NEW Q12 backing
    Tail - Clipped Crescent (Tail Piece)
    Additional Features - Player GripTech, MESH, XFL Inner Rails, Nose & Tail Guards, CNC Shaped, Bull Grip Nose Bulbs.
    Manufacturing Country - Indonesia

    Understanding this bodyboard's technology

    ProRide Bodyboard information at INverted Bodyboarding
    Mid-weight Kinetic PP with curved mesh T90 beams wedged into the board. This creates elongated bodyboard channels in order to enhance control, rigidity, projection, recoil and speed. This foam is 100% waterproof and ideal in warm climates.

    Kinetic Bodyboard information at Inverted Bodyboarding
    1.9lbKinetic PP(Indonesia)
    Lightweight fusion foam compressed at 1.9lb offering instant recoil, enhanced stiffness and compression strength. This foam is 100% waterproof and ideal in mild to warm temperatures.
    CFT Stringer INformation at INverted Bodyboarding
    Carbon Fibre/ CFT Stringer
    Lightweight filament wound carbon composite rod offering rigidity and durability.
    55 45 Rail information at Inverted Bodyboarding
    55/45 Rails
    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.
    Slotted Channel information at Inverted Bodyboarding
    Slotted Channels
    Slotted channels are a slender and deeper channel design with less graduation. These channels offer optimum control in bigger and heavier waves. 
    Surlyn plastic bodyboarding information at INverted
    DuPont SurlynSlick
    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.
    Wave core PE deck skin on a bodyboard
    Wavecushion 8lb NXLPE(Indo)Decking
    Wavecushion decking is a 8lb decking foam. Much like the PE core, the PE decking is soft and flexible. Unlike the PE core, PE decking is used on all top end boards as for the flex and softness which allows riders to create a foam memory. Despite being soft and flexible PE is still extraordinarily durable.
    Q12 Q12 – Higher density crosslinked PP foam backing layer delivers more resilient nose and tail seam fusion and increases board strength.
    Clipped Crescent Tail information at Inverted bodyboarding
    Clipped Crescent Tail
    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.
    Contour Information at Inverted Bodyboarding
    The contours are the slight indents in the deck of a bodyboard. Their job is to help you lock in to the board as best as possible.
    GripTech Thermoformed textured grips promote superior wax build up for enhanced hand traction.
    Mesh information at Inverted Bodyboarding
    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 bulb information at Inverted bodyboarding
    Nose Bulbs
    Nose bulbs are a slightly raised area of foam on the nose of the board which create a comfortable spot to grip the nose.
    CNC Shaping information at Inverted Bodyboarding
    CNC Shaping
    Short for“computernumerical control”, CNC machines allow shapers to cut boards perfectly to the mm. CNC machines offer the sharpest possible finish to bodyboard manufacturing.
    Indonesia bodyboard manufacturing information at Inverted Bodyboarding
    Manufacturing Country: Indonesia/ Broady
    The Broady bodyboard factory started in New Zealand in the 80’s but relocated to Indonesia in the early 2000’s. With two of the industries leading shapers at the helm, the Broady Factory uses CNC shaping, buzztech heat lamination and purpose built Aku Shaping in order to produce high performance bodyboards for most of the world’s leading brands.