The Harley Ingleby Mid 6 mid-length surfboard in the awesome and undeniably beautiful Thunderbolt Red technology.
The Mid 6 mid-length surfboard has been designed to give maximum mid-length performance in all wave types. The fine, round pin tail, curvy plan shape, smooth rocker, with a bit of nose flip is equally comfortable turning deep in the pocket or long open-face arcs. The rails at the nose are pinched and run through to mid tucked and a low hard rail profile in the tail. Its foiled from the centre for a nice balance of drive through sections while maintaining hold through tight turning arcs. The Mid 6 fires in everyday surf, it is tuned enough to handle some pretty serious surf as well. The 6 channel set up works really well, this set up gives acceleration when you drive the board but doesn't make it feel sticky when changing direction, pretty much perfectly balanced.
When Harley got together with his shaper Billy Tolhurst to design the Mid 6, they set about creating an all rounder mid-length with a focus being able to work in average and better conditions, a step on from a board like the Moe. Paddles really well, gets you in early as a mid length should but is a fast, responsive surf too. Fin wise we tried it as a quad and a thruster, it goes way better as a quad with a large set of fins, HI's bespoke XL quad set is ideal or failing that any foiled large quad set is suitable.
HI has 2 World Longboard titles under his belt, and is known for his shortboard style attack alongside a smooth and traditional longboard repertoire.
The Mid 6 is constructed using 'Thunderbolt Red' a 100% hand layup Xeon Fibreglass Lamination which delivers a competition weight and flex surfboard. Thunderbolt Red uses a Fused Cell EPS Foam Blank which incorporates a Carbon Fibre Multi-Component Flex Control System which replaces a traditional wooden stringer which along with the Xeon Fibreglass lamination delivers a familiar flex which will remain for the extended lifespan of these durable boards. Thunderbolt Red uses a 6 + 4oz fibreglass deck lamination with 6 + 2oz on the bottom. The Fused Cell EPS Foam Blank is wrapped in a Core Shield PVC Shell which affords flexible protection to the EPS core.
These boards are 100% hand layups and finished to the very highest standard, and it's worth remembering that the board you buy from us is exactly the same as Harley is riding!