JS INDUSTRIES "BLAK BOX II THUMB TAIL"
The Blak Box II is the latest and greatest in all-around performance technology. A rounded squash tail with a wide, curvy outline, this board accelerates like a dragster and turns like a sports car, giving you the best of both worlds in virtually all conditions. Adding to the versatility and cutting-edge design of the board is its HYFI construction, which is a multi-layered construction technique that makes for an incredibly strong and light board, but without compromising flex.
The Blak Box II features low entry and tail rocker for speed both while paddling and riding, and five fin boxes so you can choose between thruster and quad setups. Ranging from 5'4" to 6'10", this is the ultimate all-rounder, a board that makes everyone rip.
What is HYFI?
Jason Stevenson and his JS label (famous for the tractor logo) have been producing some of the most high-performance surfboards on the planet for more than two decades. No one questions the design elements of these boards, and a number of guys on the world tour ride them, including Julian Wilson, Owen Wright, Adrian “Ace” Buchan and Joel Parkinson. But what many people don’t realize is that the technology that goes into the construction of the boards is just as cutting edge as their design.
JS offers their range of boards in the HYFI construction, which is a hybrid fiber technology. The product of two years of research and development, HYFI is the latest and greatest in surfboard construction advances, producing light, strong, fast surfboards that are more durable than polyurethane boards, but ride just as well. The flex out of the tail adds more drive and projection, the boards are 20% lighter than PU boards (making them faster and more maneuverable), and they simply don’t ding as easily as normal glassed PU boards. The result is the ultimate strength-to-weight ratio, applied to some of the best designs in the surfboard industry. In other words, the perfect board.
JS offers a number of popular models in the HYFI construction, including the Monsta 6, the Air 17, the Monsta Box, the Blak Box II, the Ghetto Cat, the Psycho Nitro and the Flying Pony. Here at Hawaiian South Shore, we are excited to carry a number of JS’s HYFI boards. Come check them out—I’ve already added one to my personal quiver!