B1 – BARKA MODEL (EPS)
Suggested board specs for performance surfing:
Length: 2-3″ longer than yourself
Width: About an inch less than what you can easily fit under your arm
For fun beaches to hollow waves: Single to double to v
For larger more powerful surf: Single / Single with a double
This B1 is a custom shaped parabolic of eps (epoxy) construction; faster, lighter and tougher!
The parabolic rail causes the board flexes off the rail (as appose to twisting from the centre); providing more drive through turns, whilst the epoxy makes it tough, light and durable.
These boards are hand shaped from a parabolic railed eps blank by ‘US blanks‘ (a very tight knit polystyrene foam) and glassed with ‘Resin research‘ epoxy resin. As far as i am concerned, these are the best materials available
Please note: this is not sandwhich construction; but glassed traditionally. The difference is in the flex; the board feels more like a traditional board under foot, sitting well in the water. The only differece between this and the traditional material is that it is faster, stronger and lighter.
This is an amazing board for all surf conditions, and therefore great for travelling! A slightly fuller template allows the board to be faster whilst paddling and surfing (allowing slightly earlier entry into waves and more speed through sections) whilst retaining that responsive performance feel. The rounded tail provides amazingly smooth transitions through turns which allows it to handle power and speed with ease.
These boards will be shaped with 50/50 performance rails