Dimensions: 9'1 21 7/8″ 2 13/16″ 61.4 liters Fins: 4 + 1 The HIHP is the board Harley Ingleby won both of his....
Dimensions: 9'1 21 7/8″ 2 13/16″ 61.4 liters
Fins: 4 + 1
The HIHP is the board Harley Ingleby won both of his world titles on and is a full-on performance longboard tweaked for high-end shredding. Continual rocker allows the HIHP to fit seamlessly in hollow waves and be adjusted from anywhere on the board, while a progressive rail and rocker combination facilitates both aggressive turns off the tail and extended noserides. A flat bottom contour upfront supports tip time and superior planing tight in the curl, while a slight convex through the middle of the board allows the board to transition from rail to rail quickly and efficiently. A spiral vee with double concave gives way to a flat bottom through the tail, allowing for powerful turns off the back third of the board. The HIHP is typically ridden as a 2+1, but quad boxes have also been added for larger, more powerful surf when conditions call for extended turns at speed. This is an all-around performance longboard designed for hollow waves and beach breaks, but capable of trimming its way down points as well.
CONSTRUCTION: Thunderbolt Black Technology
Thunderbolt Black Surfboards are suited to larger waves due to their more responsive carbon construction. Thunderbolt Black surfboards are hand crafter for a classic feel with enhanced response. Starting off with an EPS foam blank, a high density foam block is installed into the blank to provide a secure anchor point for the fin box. AVT flex control components are laminated to the bottom in an A shape, then a tapered groove is cut into the deck for the AVT stringer in a T shape, which is laminated onto the deck and pressed into the groove at specific depths.
AVT flex control components are laminated to the deck, in a V shape. This combination AVT shape defines the flex, responsiveness and feel of the board creating a waistline component which creates a pivot point for tail flex, and stores the energy generated by natural flexing and twisting forces generated during a turn, which then releases through the board and fin launching the board forward. Hand laminated fiberglass layer and PVC shell lock AVT flex control components in, then is cured in a mould for precise rocker and shape. Thunderbolt black blanks are laminated in carbon making them a bit stiffer than the thunderbolt red construction. Designed in Japan, for the world.