The Chop Stick has become the most popular board in our range, and with good reason.
Its the perfect addition (or starting point) to your quiver, to help you surf more often, catch more waves and have more fun!
It's available in sizes from 6'0 through to 9'0, so there's a board there for everyone, depending on your size and skill level.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Chop Stick is the ultimate first surfboard.
We reckon the more waves you catch, the quicker you'll improve, so we've tried to keep that in mind when designing this board.
The Chop Stick shape utilises a Mini Mal template ensuring they paddle fast so you'll catch plenty of waves and are extremely stable once your up and riding.
In saying that though, we understand no-one wants to be a beginner forever, so the Chop Stick has been designed with progression in mind.
We've made sure its not to thick, so once you improve it will allow you to start doing more advance turns etc.
Well, we cant create waves, but we reckon the Chop Stick will do a pretty good job of getting you in the water when you normally might turn around and head home (and its always worth it right?!)
The extra paddle power will greatly increase your wave count once your out there too, but may lose you some friends in the line-up!
On top of that, when designing the Chop Stick, we were mindful to not make it too thick, and keep the rails quite refined, so you can still rip them through a few turns if the opportunity arises!
The Chop Stick uses our Mini Mal template. This is ideal for learning as they paddle fast, allowing you to catch more waves, and give you a little more time to get to your feet. Once your up and riding, the wider nose makes them extremely stable.
We have been mindful to make the Chop Stick a touch thinner than the typical Soft Surfboard. While a thicker board is good for the early stages of learning, they are much harder to turn! By keeping the Chop Stick a touch thinner, this ensures your board doesn't hold you back once you start progressing.
Due to our Moulded Core process, we have been able to refine our rails profiles (particularly at the front end), so they are nice and rounded, and not sharp and bulky. This help to stop you from nosediving & catching rails while riding, and similarly to the thickness, makes the board a bit more responsive through turns.
BAMBOO STRINGER TECHNOLOGY
We use Bamboo Stringers, re-enforced with fibreglass sheeting and epoxy resin to give the perfect amount of flex, and greatly decreasing the chance of snapped boards.
The introduction of this technology has meant we've had very few snapped boards!
BONES AND SHANKS FIN SYSTEM
Easy to install and remove fins. Compatible with other fin two tab systems, allowing you to change your fins to suit conditions or alter board performance.
This also allows us to have a Deck without fin screws.
EXCLUSIVE SOFTLITE MOULDS
These have been created through collaboration with our Softlite Team and renowned surfboard shapers.
Using moulds ensures that every board comes out identical with no imperfections. It also creates a harder shell of EPS foam on the outside making Softlite boards stiffer and more durable than competitors who use similar cores.