Softlite test tube range
The Test Tube is a Deluxe Version of our top-selling Softlite Chop Stick series.
The major difference is that it features Rolled Parabolic Rails & Mesh infused slicks primarily aimed to increase performance and durability.
While we've always marketed it toward experienced surfers, the Test Tube is equally as suited to beginner riders as well as the extra features make the board a bit more user-friendly to ride also!
WHATS DIFFERENT ABOUT THE TEST TUBE?
rolled parabolic rails
This was originally designed to increase performance our shorter boards, but we've found it to make the bigger boards a bit more user friendly to ride also.
Each board contains 4 crosslink rails. These rails are then hand shaped, allowing softer rails near the nose tapering down to a sharp, harder edged rail at the tail. Similar to regular fibreglass surfboards, it allows if to be forgiving and not catch rails up front, but gives it a bit more bite making it easier to turn off the tail.
Similarly, to a stringer it also provides extra stiffness in the board, and generally helps to increase the durability of the board.
MESH INFUSED SLICKS
This is technology derived from bodyboarding, who lead the way in using EPS / HDPE Slick combinations.
The Reinforced mesh is infused into the Dura HD Slick. This provides a frame of strength, which not only improves stiffness but also recoil, so making it easier to pump from rail to rail with the right amount of tension.