Botha Hammer Tension Tech Bodyboard
Botha Hammer PE Tension Tech Bodyboard
This is your chance to ride Andres custom board! This is the exact board Andre uses at Pipeline.
- PE CORE- gives the bodyboard flex which generates projection and instant response for the rider. PE is also good for colder water conditions, since low water temperatures increase the stiffness of all cores.
TENSION TECH™ - Tension Tech™ takes advanced sandwich composite principles and applies them to Kinetic™ and NRG™ cores for next level recoil and projection. A bi-axial Mesh layer is thermo-fused between 2 cross linked polypropylene skins. The resulting Mesh Fusion Layer is then laminated directly to the core, under the deck, greatly increasing the board's tensile and compressive strength. The dynamic properties of Tension Tech™ allow us to build a board that’s thinner, stronger and stiff, but at the same time, possesses incredible elastic flex for instant recoil and spring-like projection.
- Botha Deep Channels
- SURLYN® Slick - Surlyn is a unique, rubber like combination of ethylene resins and other copolymers invented and manufactured by the chemical geniuses at DuPont. Unlike rigid plastics, Surlyn has amazing flexural stiffness that allows a board to conform and contort to the curve of the wave when controlled by applied pressure from the rider. When the torque is released, the dynamic memory properties of the Surlyn deliver instant recoil, projecting the board onto the next section. Surlyn is so strong that it is used as the cover for golf balls due to its unique abilities to resist cutting and abrasions from golf club impact. Surlyn is the slick of choice for high end bodyboards.
- DOUBLE REACT MESH- Dual layers of React Mesh, fused under the deck and slick, create an all-over tension balance between the top and bottom surfaces. Pull up on the nose as you drive through the bottom turn and you load up the slick, the moment you transition out of the turn the board instantly snaps back for incredible projection.
- 2X CFT HIGH PERFORMANCE STRINGERS
- SWALLOW TAIL
- XFL Crosslink Bumpers
Andre Botha has proved himself to not only be one of the best competitive riders in the world, winning back to back World Titles at ages 17, and 18, he is also known as one of the heaviest chargers in the world. His relaxed surfing style paired with his ability to ride the craziest waves in the world has made him into one of the most dynamic riders the sport has ever seen.
His template is designed with one thing in mind, pulling into the biggest barrels possible. Check it out for yourself on his instagram page! @andre_botha_662 And be sure to follow Empire Instagram- @empireboards
Manufactured in Indonesia at Broady Indonesia, home of the best shapers in the world and the leader of Bodyboard Quality and Technology.
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