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Modern Blackbird Longboard 2015

Rated 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

AU$820 AU$495

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Product Description

The Modern Blackbird range of surfboards features a striking pallet of vibrant colours and offers a flowing ride for the savviest of surfer.

OUTLINE: Classified as a fun shape, the outline is full and generous from nose to tail providing maximum stability on small to medium size waves. The rounded nose maintains ample surface area through the front of the board and allows the rider to comfortably shift their weight forward. The slight taper through the tail lets you maneuver the board with ease.

ROCKER: Low-to-moderate rocker allows this board to paddle onto waves really well, accelerate from the take off with minimal effort, and make flowing turns on the face of the wave.

CONTOURS: Vee-to-double concave bottom makes for easy rail-to-rail transitions, and offers control when driving off the tail.

FOIL: Designed with plenty of volume in the nose, tail, and out towards the rails, providing added stability and making this board to ride regardless of your skill level.

AESTHETIC: Traditional resin tints, rail laps, and gloss finish not only look striking but also guarantees that each board has its own unique appearance.

FINS: The 7’0 and 7’6 models are set up as a thruster to really maximize maneuverability, while the larger sizes, 8’0 and 9’1 come with a single box fin setup plus two side FCS fins for a more controlled feel.

The Blackbird has a bigger ‘sweet spot’ compared to other funboards on the market. This is a reliable, slick looking PU board that will remain in your quiver for years.


NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and novice to intermediate rider skill level.
7'0''21 1/2''2 3/4''47 ltrFCS M580kg / 176lb or less
7'6''21 5/8''2 7/8''53 ltrFCS M585kg / 187lb
8'0''22''3''61 ltr6" cntr /w FCS GX sides90kg / 198lb +
9'1''22 3/4''3 3/8''75 ltr7" cntr /w FCS GC Sidesideal for all weights

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Technical Info


Polyester – PU

Polyester or PU construction uses traditional materials and laminating techniques to produce a strong, reliable surfboard with high quality finishes. All polyester boards are CNC milled from the shapers files and laminated by hand using quality components such as Hexcel fiberglass, Silmar resin and Bennett foam.

For years traditional polyester boards have been at the forefront of performance surfing. These boards feature a progressive flex pattern controlled by a high-grade timber stringer and feel very reliable under your feet. Polyester construction will perform in all surf conditions and can be adapted to suit a wide variety of surfboard models.

You can find out more about GSI's surfboard construction on our surfboard technologies page


Neutral Rail

This is a mid volume rail.
Board Concave


Vee to Double concave has a smooth entry, smooth rail to rail transitions and increased projection.
Wave Height

1-8ft Waves

Surfer Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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  1. 4 out of 5

    I bought the green 7ft. Arrived today shipped within 7 days over public holidays. I am surprised by the quality of this board from tint to glass job. Beautiful finish and FCS sockets are perfectly fitted. No rough edges or exposed fibreglass. Very happy with the look. I will write again on my surf experience and boards strength and lasting capacity soon.

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  2. 4 out of 5 A whole lot of fun

    Purchased this board for those little days out the front of home and a board the kids could all jump on for a paddle. This board has really surprised me and I have found myself surfing it on the days I would have ridden my short board.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    I recently purchased the 9’1 for something to use when there are hardly any waves out, as well as bigger swell. I wasn’t sure what to expect but truthfully this board is so much better than I’d initially hoped. It rides smooth, it’s so easy paddle in and out on, the length and width are perfect for a smooth easygoing wave and it’ll ride on half a foot if that’s all there is! I would recommend this board for first timers, a first glass board, or anyone that wants something easy and smooth. It also has manoeuvrability so if you’re more advanced this board is great for chilled, easy turns and tricks. Not to mention the neon colours are awesome and look super cute in the waves!

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