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Botha PP 3/2 ISS Bodyboard


 Featuring
  • KINETIC CORE™ (PP)- Constructed from premium grade 1.9 lb density Arpro Polypropylene resins, Kinetic Core™ delivers amazing projection and response as a result of high pressure cell-fusion created during the blank manufacturing process. Kinetic Core is a warm water core available in various reinforcement configurations, each tuned for specific wave conditions.
  • 3/2 = 5 Concave System-  3 Extra Deep Concave channels to optimize speed and control & 2 interior concave channels for maximum responsiveness and engagement on the wave face.  Empire has worked tirelessly over the last few years to develop a functional channel system to perform in all conditions. Concaves One, Three, and Five all have increased depth, width, and length to serve as hulls to produce more hydrodynamic lift which results in maximum speed and drive. The two inner concaves are designed to optimize stabilization and engagement on the wave face to produce maximum hydrodynamic flow resulting in the most proficient channel system ever created by Empire.This unique channel system permits for a quick and responsive feel for line adjustments while trimming and driving down the line. This board is designed with two things in mind: Speed + Control.
  • 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.
  • REACT MESH- Diamond shaped mesh weave fused between the boards core and slick bottom skin for enhanced stiffness and recoil. 
  • ISS Stringer System- Interchangeable Stringer System™ revolutionizes bodyboarding by giving the rider the freedom to fine tune the flex of their board to better suit the wave and water conditions. Using patented ‘load and lock’ technology, ISS® stringers are inserted and removed with the turn of a key. The ISS® range of stringers utilize the latest in composite construction and manufacturing technology to create a quiver of shafts that covers virtually the full spectrum of a riders flex requirement.  (Board comes with one standard flex stringer, additional flex's sold separately) 
  • Nose Bulbs
  • CRESCENT TAIL- Classic 45 degree angle on a 385 degree radius cut. Lose and responsive, Crescent Tails are the preferred tail shape of the Pro Team's. CNC cut for maximum precision.
  • XFL Crosslink Bumpers
  • 55/45 Rails A great all around design for the most type of waves and riding styles.  The rails are the side edges of the board. There are two parts, the rail which is the lower proportion of the edge and the chine which is the part that wraps around onto the deck. 

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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Andre Botha's 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.

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40” Botha PP ISS

41” Botha PP ISS

42” Botha PP ISS

43” Botha PP ISS

Nose- 11 1/8”

Nose- 11 3/8”

Nose- 11 ¾”

Nose- 12”

Width- 20”

Width- 20 5/8”

Width- 21 1/8”

Width- 21 ½”

Nose to Wide Part- 17 5/8”

Nose to Wide Part- 18 1/8”

Nose to Wide Part- 18 5/8”

Nose to Wide Part- 19”

Tail- 17 1/8”

Tail- 17 5/8”

Tail- 18”

Tail- 18 ½”

Finished Thickness-

 2 1/16” (53mm)

Finished Thickness-

 2 1/8” (54mm)

Finished Thickness-

 2 3/16” (55mm)

Finished Thickness-

 2 ¼” (56mm)


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