SOFTLITE HYBRID RANGE
We've been working on the Hybrid Series for a couple of years now, but it has finally come to life in 2022.
Like name suggests, we've combined the favourable elements from both a Performance Fibreglass Boards & an Entry Level Softboard to create a range of softboards with a a greater focus on Performance.
While the Glider Model is suitable for beginners, the boards in this range are tailored more towards the Intermediate - Advanced Surfers.
They are an ideal Summer "step-down" for an experienced surfer, or also perfect if you are progressing but not quite ready for a fibreglass board.
what's the difference!?
Hybrid Construction Styles
The construction consists of a Stringered EPS Core, wrapped in Fibreglass Cloth & Epoxy Resin, which is then encapsulated by a traditional Softboard deck skin and slick.
The major addition (in comparison to regular Softlite Construction) is the addition of the Fibreglass Internal Membrane.
Each Softlite Hybrid Series board contains 3 layers of 6oz Fibreglass set with Epoxy Resin on the Deck Side, and 1 layer of 6oz on the slick.
As a bit of a comparison, Standard Fibreglass Shortboards usually contain 2 X 4oz or 6oz on the Deck, an 1 x 4oz or 6oz on the slick.
whats that mean?
The Hybrid Construction style has allowed us to create softboards that are much closer to a traditional fibreglass surfboard.
The addition of the Fibreglass Membrane makes them considerably stiffer, which increases the speed you are able to generate from your bottom turn and maintain through turns.
The added strength has also allowed us to make them a touch thinner which aids in increasing responsiveness and manoeuvrability.