The Nomad Sam Thomas D12 Skintec is the perfect bodyboard for those who like a more flexible board for colder waters but maximising control, Enjoy a layer of Skintec, Mesh as well as a PRS stringer to maximise your performance and durability throughout all conditions.
Core - 1.2lb Polypro Stringer - 1 x PRS Stringer Rails - 55/45 Double Rails Channels - Slotted Channels Slick - Surlyn Deck - Cellu-Cushion 8lb PE Tail - Clipped Crescent (Tail Piece) Additional Features - Skintec, Mesh, Nose Bulbs with Nose and Tail Buffers. Manufacturing Country - Taiwan
Understanding this bodyboard's technology
1.2lb D12 PP(Taiwan)
Lightweight extruded foam compressed at 1.2lb offering a light and flexible bodyboard. This foam is 100% waterproof and ideal in all climates.
Tapered carbon fibre stringer which is wider and stiffer at the tail of the bodyboard then narrower and more flexible at the nose of the bodyboard. Designed to maximise projection.
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.
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.
Skintec is a second layer of decking made of polypropylene fused with mesh. This deck type softens any big impacts your board might take and is used to maximise your bodyboards durability.
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 oppose to rolling the deck all the way down over the tail.
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.