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CORES

KINETIC CORE

Constructed from premium grade 1.9lb density Arpro Polypropylene resins, Kinetic Core delivers amazing projection and response as a result of high pressure cell-fusion created during the blank manufacturing process. Kinetic Core is a warm water core available in various reinforcement configurations, each tuned-in for specific wave conditions.

 

NRG+ CORE

Developed using cutting-edge expansion cell technology, NRG+ Core is a cool water core specifically formulated to meet key performance characteristics as demanded by our worldwide team of the sports elite riders. Now with the added strength of a 1/4 Kinetic PP deck underlay, NRG+ Core gives you an even better mix of flex, recoil, projection and pop.

 

ETHAFOAM PE CORE

The industry standard since day one, extruded 2.5lb PE (Polyethylene) offers a medium density core with a softer flex suitable for cooler waters and optimal cushioning properties for riders learning to land their first aerial maneuvers.

CONSTRUCTIONS

PFS II ? PARABOLIC FLEX SYSTEM 2nd GENERATION

NMDs 2nd generation Parabolic Flex System now features a one piece 1.9lb Kinetic Core, integrated with Divinycell vertical foam beams for increased strength while reducing overall board weight. The new PFS II design still enables the outer rail profiles to flex at a different rate to that of the central core, allowing the rails to contort in the wave face for optimum edge control. The increased stiffness of the central core construction maintains a more streamlined profile for unrivaled down the line board speed. NMD Parabolic Flex System II ? the best of both worlds. Australian Patent No. 2011101093 ? other regions Patent Pending.

 

PARABOLIC BASE

Based on our groundbreaking Parabolic Flex System technology, the ProRide range of boards feature our all-new Parabolic Base for revolutionary strength-to-weight performance allowing you to ride a thinner board without a loss in nose to tail stiffness.?Parabolic Airex T90 high-density structural foam beams are embedded vertically into the base of the core for unrivaled?flex-to-recoil energy transfer. Scientifically proven Vapor Tracks track water along the length of the beams creating a hydrodynamic effect through the center of the board for electric board speed.

TAILS

CRESCENT TAIL

Classic 45 angle on a 385 radius cut. Loose and responsive, Crescent Tails are the preferred tail shape of the NMD Pro Team. CNC cut for maximum precision.

 

BAT TAIL

The protruding bulb increases the boards planning surface at the tail area for down the line speed with wings that lock the tail in throughout the turn. Machine rounded for rider comfort.

SKINS

WAVECUSHION 8lb PE

8pcf non-crosslink Polyethylene outer skins. The premier skin for high performance bodyboarding.

 

WAVEDECK IXLPE

Irradiated crosslink Polyethylene outer skins feature a super-fine cell structure with less than 1% water absorption.

 

XFL ARMOUR

Heat laminated Crosslink foam forms the inner rails and nose and tail armour, encapsulating the full inner perimeter of the board for premium seam strength and impact protection.

 

SURLYN

Finest grade, authentic DuPont Surlyn slick bottom skin. Surlyn exhibits rubber like properties for superior projection.

 

WAVESLICK HD

Hard wearing, high-density slick bottom skin for improved board stiffness and speed.

STIFFENERS

TENSION TECH

TensionTech takes advanced sandwich composite principles and applies them to Kinetic and NRG cores for next level recoil and projection. A bi-axial Mesh layer is thermo-fused between 2 crosslinked polypropylene skins. The resulting Mesh Fusion Layer is then laminated directly to the core, under the deck, greatly increasing the boards tensile and compression strength. The dynamic properties of TensionTech allow us to build a board thats thinner, stronger and stiff, but at the same time, possesses incredible elastic flex for instant recoil and spring-like projection.

 

REACT MESH

Diamond shaped mesh weave fused between the boards core and slick bottom skin for enhanced stiffness and recoil.

 

DOUBLE REACT MESH

Dual layers of React Mesh, fused under the deck and slick, create an all-over tension balance between the top and bottom surfaces. Pull up on the nose as you drive through the bottom turn and you load up the slick, the moment you transition out of the turn the board instantly snaps back for incredible projection.

 

CFT STRINGER

High-grade filament wound composite-fibre tube for increased board strength and spring-like recoil. (Note: Stringers do not prevent creasing ? please check for stringer placement when drilling leash plug).

 

EXT STRINGER

EXT Stringers are high-strength, epoxy fibre tubes for increased stiffness and board life. (Note: Stringers do not prevent creasing ? please check for stringer placement when drilling leash plug)

 

TRIDENT STRINGER SYSTEM

Prone Set Up: 1 x full-length central CFT stringer, combined with 2 x shorter stabilising stringers positioned 5 either side of centre and 12 down from the nose. The stabilising stringers enable us to increase the strength of the board through its mid section, without making the overall flex too rigid. (Note: Stringers do not prevent creasing ? please check for stringer placement when drilling leash plug)

 

DK Set Up: 1 x full-length central CFT stringer, combined with 2 x shorter stabilising stringers positioned 5 either side of centre and 22 down from the nose. The low positioning of the stabilising stringers enable us to increase the strength of the board through its tail section, perfect for DK carves and for driving off the bottom. (Note: Stringers do not prevent creasing ? please check for stringer placement when drilling leash plug)

MANUFACTURING

BUZZ-TECH LAMINATION

Buzz-Tech process hot air lamination system thermo-fuses the outer skins to the core with calibrated pre and post-set rocker tension for optimum board recoil and projection

 

CNC PRECISION SHAPING

CAD designed templates precision cut with our CNC shaping machines for superior accuracy and consistency.

 

HAND FINISHING

Skilled craftsmen sand, trim, rail and roll each and every board for a high quality finish.

HIGH PERFORMANCE

VAPOR TRACKS

Based on proven scientific principles, Vapor Tracks are minute raised ribs running along the length of the hull on the ProRide series, forming a tunnel hull through the center of the board. Water entering the tunnel is channeled through to the tail, creating hydrodynamic flow for electric board speed.

 

ERGONOMIC DECK CONTOURS

Ergonomic deck contouring designed to lock the body into position and improve hand grip.

 

TRAXION DECK CONTOURS

Dual purpose deck contouring. Specifically designed to create dedicated flex zones for torsional and nose-to-tail response and integrated with functional grip enhancement.

 

GRADUATED CHANNELS

Graduated Channels increase the surface area of the boards slick bottom and channels that laminar flow along the rail/ hull for positive edge control.

 

BULL GRIPS

Die-cut foam bulbs are positioned at each corner of the nose to enhance finger grip. Now with a new, curved contour for an even better handle.