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Streetfighter flatwater test

Today there was no surf. How small was the surf? About 1″. That’s not even enough to get your ankles wet, so i decided to take the final Streetfighter out to the harbor for a paddle just to have some fun. flatwater “boofing”, imaginary “eddies”, cross bow moves through invisible “wave trains” were all part of the mix that this 6-yr-old wanna be went through… and it’s confirmed. in those sorts on imaginary class 5 rapids, the board rocks!

Ok, we know it rocks on the real thing too, but hey… there is none right now to be had. What can a big boy do, right?

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Final Production Waikiki

After a long (and fun) period of development of the Waikiki, the final version is now in production… made right here in Southern California USA. At just over 48lbs, this is one of the lightest plastic boards on the market, and us certainly the lightest 11′ plastic board by far. Outfitted with three carry handles, a snap in removable fin (standard US box so ANY fin will work), a “paddle plug” so your paddle can be stored vertically while you do other things… like fish, front urethane hatch (not a screw in type hatch that always leaks and breaks – this sucker is water tight), deck bungee, kayak seat clip in points, full deck traction pad, and a built in fitting for our innovative fishing rig system (see the photos), this board is also one of the best outfitted on the market. Easily able to carry a 300lbs paddler, the Waikiki is stable, has great glide and simply put, is a whole lot of fun.

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Belissima 2013 closer look

I wanted to take this opportunity to take a closer look at the 2013 Bellissima. There are a few, very subtle changes from the 2012 version, other than the colour. The 1st, and most important, is that the board is now made in the USA using locally produced materials and labor. This is key if we are to support the local economy and give back to an industry that has been great to us. The construction is a step forward from what the industry does as a whole. Boards are either painted on the core (which reduces the ability of the epoxy to bond to the core), and then laminated over the outside, or in the case of Chinese made boards, painted over the fiberglass (usually to hide imperfections and inferior materials). We pigment the epoxy which accomplishes two things. It ads significant UV protection to the epoxy, thus extending the life of the board, and because there is no paint on the foam, we get a superior bond making the board stronger. The shape itself is similar to 2012, with just a ever so slight adjustment in tail rocker so its easier to surf, and a more efficient entry waterline to increase glide and speed. Overall, the 2013 Bellissima is an amazing board, coming out right at 17lbs making it easy for women to carry even long distances.

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