The Science Shred Sled 1.3lb PP is the ultimate intermediate-level bodyboard. Single stringer with a PP core offers perfect rigidity for the rider looking to start taking to the air. This board is only available in smaller sizes to cater for the up-and-coming grommet.
Core - 1.3lb Polypro Stringer - 1 x EXT Stringer Rails - 55/45 Double Rails Channels - Quad Channels Slick - HD Deck - Wavecushion Air 8lb PE Tail - Clipped Crescent (Tail Piece) Additional Features - Deck Contours, CNC Shaped, XFL Armour and Nose Bulbs, Tail Piece. Manufacturing Country - Indonesia
Understanding this bodyboard's technology
1.3lb Polypropylene is a lighter density than the standard 1.9lb Polypropylene. This lighter density offers higher levels of flex and recoil and thereby control. Perfect for cold climates or for the control freak.
Pultruded plastic and 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 vent 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.
HDPE is a high density plastic. This plastic is hard wearing and very stiff. Whilst it will perform as per the norm, it is more prone to creasing when under heavy stress as for its high density properties.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.