Build : Single Stringer || Mesh || Apex Core || Slot Channels || HandLocks
Colours : Midnight Deck || Red Pinline || Black Rails || Orange Slick
“ Hand-Shaped makes all the difference, Its no coincidence that every professional rides one “ Ostler
25 Years of shaping experience, poured into every single board created by Marc Rossouw. A difference you will notice immediately. In the world of bodyboarding, Marc has earned his stripes as one of the longest lasting board shapers on the planet. Having shaped boards for some of the best in the world, we are extremely privileged to have Marcs expertise and knowledge built into our Hand-Shaped Range.
Shape : Mark McCarthy's build is the template that both McCarthy and Rossouw sat down to design. McCarthy is known for his speed and technical moves. " The contest machine " rides a board build for all kinds of waves and conditions. Mark likes to ride a single shape which covers a spectrum of riding styles suited to Mark. Slightly wider on the nose, giving the extra foam under the elbow for flips and speed on flatter waves. The deep channels combined with a straighter " bottom end " of the board, allows for the board to manoeuvre well in the bigger waves and holds its line.
Apex Core : The Apex Core was designed for performance. Hand Picked's best selling core and highest rated core in our range. A slightly softer or less dense core, built for the waves performance bodyboarders live for. The core is flexible with the longevity of Poly Pro. Apex paired with a single stringer combination works perfectly for water temperates sub 20 degree celsius. Apex paired with double stringer, will be perfect for anything above. This is a general feeling on the cores and what we had in mind when we were designing the Apex Core. The idea of Apex was to have that "broken in" feeling of a bodyboard, on your very first surf. A feeling we as bodyboarders love. Flirting with a narrow margin of making the core "too flexible" but without losing the longevity of the core as well as the recoil, took some fine tuning. However the end result is something we can proudly stand behind in terms of a perfect mixture of flexibility, recoil and longevity.
Apex is our number one selling bodyboard core.
Deck & Rails : 8lb PE
Slick : Suryln Slick
Mesh : Built in for longevity, stiffer finish and recoil.