Stuart Surf Design
Bender Mini Gun- 5’10 x 9 3/4 x 2 7/16 - 29.4 Litres Ridden by Robbie Rickard
Ride this board if...
You want to make the most of almost all wave types without having to change your board!
Under the hood...
A semi hybrid design with a wider nose, flatter deck with subtle smooth rounded area pin tail outline. You can ride this model a couple of inches shorter than a standard HP surfboard. Single to an accentuated, double concave bottom curve to help create more Vee through the fins to add more speed and lift through turns. Combined with our stringerless PU design featuring deck channels and XF-RAP carbon to add more coil and spring to your turns, it makes it an extremely punchy and explosive design that works in a large range of waves. It goes awesome as tri fin but I reckon it goes even better as a quad. Colan produced Basalt fibre cloth on the deck is a more eco-friendly product requiring less heat to produce, or chemicals to bleach compared to silica-based fibreglass.
A stringerless five fin PU the X F-RAP technology is designed to add strength, flexibility and durability without adding on extra weight. I was immediately drawn to this board in particular to the front half and the foam distribution. I felt it was perfectly foiled which is a big thing for me when picking up a foreign craft. I hadn’t ridden a board with deck channels before this and was interested to see if they would subtract from the response of the board. It felt great under the arm and underfoot it was no different. Riding it in perfect 3-5ft barrelling lefts it had good hold off the bottom and projected well down the line. Its speed generation was a major feature and it helped me to thread multiple funnels and lock in one of my best waves of the trip. An ideal board for strength and durability without compromising on weight and performance.