BEN SKINNER SMOOTHIE 9'1 BWC BLUE TINT131361
BRAND: BEN SKINNER - SKIN DOG
SIZE: 9'1 X 22 1/4 X 2 3/4
FINS: 2+1 FCS FIN SYSTEM
CONSTRUCTION: THUNDERBOLT TECHNOLOGIES
BEN SKINNER - SKIN DOG "SMOOTHIE"
Smooth Sailing on Ben Skinner’s Smoothie Model
After observing the widespread success of his Blender longboard model (both under his feet at the 2015 world championships, and with his enthusiastic base of riders and customers), Ben Skinner decided to build a second version that is just a bit more performance driven. Starting with the Blender template, Skinner pulled in the tail to allow the board to handle heavier, hollower conditions, and to make it a bit more radical through turns. He also increased the nose rocker, allowing the board to be surfed more progressively, while still maintaining the ability to nose ride it smoothly. The board is 9'1" x 22 ¼" x 2 ¾", and measures in at 60 liters, providing great flow down the line and a lot of speed while paddling. It comes stock with a 2+1 setup, so you have a large single fin in the middle for that classic longboard feel, plus stabilizers on the sides to allow for more top-to-bottom surfing and high-performance carves.
Integrating the Thunderbolt Technology materials and construction techniques, the Smoothie represents the future of high-performance longboarding, both in terms of shape and technology. We have had these boards at Hawaiian South Shore for a while now, and everyone is blown away by how well they surf. If you are looking for a high-performance longboard designed by an innovative, talented, champion-caliber surfer, the Smoothie just might be the answer. Once you get Skinner’s shape under your feet, it’s all smooth sailing from here on out.
Utilizes an EPS closed cell foam with a T-shaped fiberglass stringer that is placed strategically so the board has flex on the Nose and Twist on the Tail. Flex on the nose for more control when you nose-ride. Twist on the tail for speed and better turning.
Believe or not, after years of testing and time trails, Thunderbolt Technologies discovered having a tail with twist and flex speeds up the board. That is way so many are surprised the boards are fast enough to handle surfing North Shore.
Surfs like regular fiberglass. No corky funky feeling like the other epoxy boards.
Slightly lighter than fiberglass, but designed to flex in strategic parts of the board for performance.
Much more DURABILITY than any other board in the world!