Videos

Surfing Life Board Test 2014

19/02/2014

This is a step-up: a good board for good waves. It's basically a high-performance rocker and profile, but with a bit more area up front so it paddles well. It'll handle bigger waves without you having to ride it longer than a regular board. I wouldn't want to give you guys a grovel board for the Telos!

Most of my customers take this sort of thing to Indo.

It's good for 3'-6' waves and the same model drawn out could go bigger again. It represents about 20% of our output, with smaller wave boards and fish hybrids being 50-60% and other high-performance designs making up the other 20%. It's turned the tables a bit, a few years ago it was probably 80% good waves.

Zebulon and the Stern

12/10/2013

Check this one out of Tassie Stu team rider "Zeb Critchlow" giving till it hurts at Shipsterns Bluff!

The boards are all still going strong after some proper floggings, thanks for your sacrifices matey.

Waves Board Test 2013, Xanadu - The Xank

19/08/2013

It was a really fun board and I really liked it. It had a lot of flow and was easy to do turns on. Once you took off it felt really light on the wave. It looks like a smaller wave board but it held just as well in the bigger stuff. It releases nice when you do a turn and allows you to do really fast carves.

This board is smaller like a fun board but the nose and tail are drawn in to make it more of a high performance board...

Waves Board Test 2013, Bender Mini Gun

19/08/2013

Pretty much loved the board straight away, it was a pretty cool board to surf. I rode it as a quad set up and it was super drivey and it had some really good pop out of the lip so I got a few little airs done. It's good having the option to ride it as a thruster, quad or even 5 fin set up.

The board had heaps of speed and for a fish design it was a really good high performance set up...

14/01/2013 - Waves Board Test 2013, Bender Mini Gun

"Single to double concave, rounded pin tail with 5 plug set up. A great step up design from our small wave design, it has the same width through the nose and middle which is important for paddle speed and stability, but the tail has been tweaked to rounded pin, reducing area across the fins as well. The result is a great paddling and driving board that you can ride from 2-8 foot waves. If you like riding your small wave design and have trouble stepping up to narrower boards for overhead stuff, then the Bender Mini Gun will carve it up!"

18/11/2012 - Jimmy Wallace, Coolum Boardriders Club

Check out Jimi Wallace from coolum boardriders (2011 and 2012 club champ) on his HPX-1 and HPX-2 surfing his local!

Thanks to his dad Brayden for the footage.

18/09/2012 - Waves Board Test 2012, Adam, Stuart Bender X

"We chose 17 of Australia's best surfboard shapers and put them through The Test of custom designing a board for one of our four hand selected professional surfers. We chose surfers who intimately know board design and based The Test in the variable conditions of the wave park that is Bali, but there were no rules. Things were inherently competitive with one of the participants, Ellis Ericson, chasing a swell to Lombok and then Sumbawa in an attempt to secure better content than the other surfers..."

18/09/2012 - Waves Board Test 2012, Asher, Xanadu Pig 2

"We chose 17 of Australia's best surfboard shapers and put them through The Test of custom designing a board for one of our four hand selected professional surfers. We chose surfers who intimately know board design and based The Test in the variable conditions of the wave park that is Bali, but there were no rules. Things were inherently competitive with one of the participants, Ellis Ericson, chasing a swell to Lombok and then Sumbawa in an attempt to secure better content than the other surfers..."
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