PoPo Round Tail- 5’8 x 19 3/4 x 2 5/16 - 28.17 Litres Ridden by Tyler Warren
Ride this board if...
You are after a lively forgiving performance board that will improve your surfing.
Under the hood...
The PoPo features a fuller outline combined with concaves, providing an easy surfing, high performance board suited to a wide variety of conditions. Available in round, squash and swallow tails. This PoPo model uses Diamond Edition Injection Technology incorporating our Flex2Weight program to optimise performance. Injection Tech utilises the pressures and forces from the surfer and the wave itself, elastic energy. By strategically engineering the position of the reinforcing material on the bottom of the board we create less resistance to torsional flex, allowing the board to flow through turns with a more drawn out turning arch. The continuous length of reinforcing material is injected through the core of the board, from the bottom through to the deck, to increase drive, torque or pop in the tail region.
The only stringerless Epoxy I rode for the trip; I had mixed feelings about the PoPo model at first glance. Everything was perfect. The rails low and soft, a moderate rocker and a really good lightweight feel. For me it was just a touch wide. Performance wise, the DMS actually shone through. The thruster generated speed with ease and was a playful, easy to navigate board. The Epoxy component meant that it definitely preferred the glassier type waves and ideally no wind at all, but on the plus, it had increased responsiveness. It felt as if you had taken a shortboard and squashed it down into a performance fishy hybrid mix. I can see this board really excelling on still mornings at your local beachbreak and would make a brilliant addition to your quiver in the lead up to the summer months.