Test Tube 8'0

Regular price $629.95
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The Test Tube is a Deluxe Version of our top-selling Softlite Chop Stick series. It uses the same mould as the Chop Stick (Mini Mal Template), with the additional features of Parabolic Rolled Rails & Mesh slick. 

These extra features help to improve performance and durability of the board, while also making it extremely use-friendly to ride. 

We recommend the 8'0 for beginner riders up to 95kg, but would be suitable for advanced surfers of all sizes.

Dimensions - 8'0" X 22 5/8" X 3 3/8" (80L)

*Thruster Fin Set Included

100% Waterproof Moulded EPS Core

This core provide unhindered strength and enhanced durability while retaining light weigh characteristics.

Softlite Boards are created from exclusively owned moulds. These have been created and refined through a collaboration of renowned surfboard shapers and team riders. 

Using moulded cores allows for a tougher core and ensures all boards are consistently high quality with no imperfections.

Rolled Parabolic Rails

10lb PE Deck skin

Each Softlite is encapsulated in a 10lb PE Deck skin for extra strength, durability and traction.

Xtra Duralinx Slick

A super High Density PE Slick Bottom for protection, speed and durability.

In the Test tube Models, we have re-enforced & *infused the HD Slick with Mesh

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.

Bamboo X Epoxy Stringer System

Each Pop Stick Board Contains 2 x Stringers. Each Bamboo Stringer is re-enforced with Fibreglass Taping & Epoxy Resin to provide maximum strength.

Exoskeletal Strength Membrane

The ESM is a unique layer fused between the EPS Core and PE Deckskin. It increases durability and impact absorption, while also providing a high strength lamination between these two materials.

Tail Buffers

We use an extra layer of PE for increased impact absorption in heavy use areas. 

Bones & Shanks Fin System

This fin system allows quick and easy fin installation and removal. It is compatible with other fin types so you can change fins to suit conditions or alter board performance.

It also allows a deck with no visible fin screws.


Dimensions  Size Recomendations
Test Tube 6'0 6'0" X 20 5/8" X 3" (45L) Beginner Riders up to 40kg, Advanced Surfers up to 90kg
Test Tube 7'0 7'0" X 21 7/8" X 3" (57L) Beginner Riders up to 70kg, Advanced Surfers of all sizes
Test Tube 8'0 8'0" X 22 5/8" X 3 3/8" (80L) Beginner Riders up to 95kg, Advanced Surfers of all size


Sizing Tip - Its best to use your discretion here a little. Kids (they are often a bit more agile) or people with a bit of previous ocean experience are generally best suited to the higher end of the recommended weight scale. Adults or Complete learners are probably best suited towards the lower end of the weight scale.

For more info on sizes, check out our Size Recommendations page.

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!


key features

rolled parabolic rails

key features


plus all the usual softlite features..

Moulded Cores

We have created and refined our moulds in collaboration with our team riders an renowned surfboard shapers.

Using mould ensures that every board comes out identical with no imperfections. It also creates a harder shell of EPS foam on the outside making Softlite boards stiffer and more durable than competitors who use similar cores.

Bones And shanks fin system

With this system it is extremely easy to install and remove fins. It is compatible with other fin two tab systems, allowing you to change your fins to suit conditions or alter board performance.

It also allows us to have our deck free of fin screws!

bamboo stringer technology

We use Bamboo Stringers, re-enforced with fibreglass sheeting and epoxy resin to give the perfect amount of flex, and greatly decreasing the chance of snapped boards.

Since the introduction of this technology, we've had very few boards snap!

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