Harley Ingleby talks about THUNDERBOLT TECHNOLOGY

Audio Harley Ingleby: (Start 1:49) - Billy Tolhurst and I have worked really closely for over 15 years. And, we’ve not only always tried to push ourselves about shapes and designs, but also with different blanks and laminations. We’ve been working for a couple of years behind the scenes with Thunderbolt Technologies. It’s just been amazing to work really closely with them and push that to a new level. I’ve worked with other sandwich constructions before, which have been okay, but to be able to work with Thunderbolt Technologies and I’ve really had to focus on how it actually feel under your feet and the response you’re getting back and all that sort of stuff, it’s just been next level.

(3:06) - It’s been really good not being stuck with the one exact lay up or exact flex pattern from board to board. Different boards, cruiser or whatever, they’re all developed for different kinds of waves. The others slightly tweak the layouts and stuff for a performance for their cruisers or small wave board. (3:28) Thunderbolt Technologies are PVC, double sandwich construction with varying amounts of carbon pressed in there as well. But, it’s their secret construction techniques that I really feel that separates them from all others. We’ve come to realize that there’s a need for a two-weighted flex pattern, so we’ve decided to call them THUNDERBOLT RED and THUNDERBOLT BLUE.

THUNDERBOLT RED being the most flex and the lightest. So, all-around performance and basically just trying to replicate my best ever contest board, but it’s going to be a whole lot stronger.

THUNDERBOLT BLUE is our stronger, stiffer construction. I was chasing another flex pattern and weight for bigger hollower waves . Basically, we just beefed up the fiberglass of it all, instead of just the carbon strip, it’s a complete carbon wrap all over. Plus varies  other strips in there to get the flex just how we want it.

(4.38)Billy Tolhurst and I, we’re really proud of our range. I think depending on your size and weight and where you live and the kinds of waves or your ability level, between the Thunderbolt Red and Thunderbolt Blue, I think in the series there’s a perfect board for you.




CJ Classic

  • 9'5" x 23" x 3 1/16"
  • Nose: 18 7/8"
  • Tail: 15 1/2"
  • Volume: 79 Liters
  • 10'0" x 23 3/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Nose: 19 3/16"
  • Tail: 16 1/2"
  • Volume: 88 Liters

Aussie Slasher

  • 9'4" x 23 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Volume: 75 Liters
  • Nose - 18 3/8"
  • Tail - 16"
  • 9'10" x 23 1/2" x 3 3/16"
  • Volume: 79 Liters
  • Nose - 18 5/8"
  • Tail - 16 1/4"

Cruiser Performance Longboard

  • Length: 9’1”
  • Width: 22 3/4”
  • Thickness: 3 1/8”
  • Volume: 72.9 Liters
  • Fin set-up: 4+1
  • Length: 9’5”
  • Width: 23”
  • Thickness: 3 3/8”
  • Volume: 87 Liters
  • Fin set-up: 4+1

Diamond Drive Performance

  • Length: 9’1”
  • Width: 22 ¼”
  • Thickness: 2 7/8”
  • Volume: 67.1 Liters
  • Fin set-up: 2+1
  • Length: 9’4”
  • Width: 23”
  • Thickness: 3 1/16”
  • Volume: 76 Liters
  • Fin set-up: 2+1

HIHP Performance Longboard

  • Length: 9’1”
  • Width: 21 7/8”
  • Thickness: 2 13/16”
  • Volume: 61.4 Liters
  • Fin set-up: 4+1


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