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Modern Blackbird – X1b

$660.00$845.00

The Modern Blackbird range offers a flowing ride for the savviest of surfer, and our X-2 bamboo construction produces a light, durable surfboard with extra strength on the deck.

FINS:
Supplied
  • 7'0"
  • 7'6"
  • 8'0"
  • 8'6"
  • 9'1"
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Product Description

The Modern Blackbird range offers a flowing ride for the savviest of surfer, and our X-2 bamboo construction produces a light, durable surfboard with extra strength on the deck.

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 keeps the area up front and allows the rider to comfortably shift their weight forward. The slight taper through the tail lets you manoeuvre the board with ease.

ROCKER: Low-to-moderate rocker makes this board 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 and tail, and out towards the rails, which provides added stability and makes this board simple to ride regardless of your skill level.

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 board that will remain in your quiver for years.

Specifications

NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level.
LengthWidthThickVolumeFins (supplied with board)Approx Weight Range
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" + FCS1 Compatible Sides90kg / 198lb +
8'6''22 1/4''3 1/8''66 ltr6" + FCS1 Compatible Sides90kg / 198lb
9'1''22 3/4''3 3/8''78 ltr7" + FCS1 Compatible Sidesideal for all weights

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Technical Information

Technology X1b Epoxy

X-1B Epoxy is an upgraded version of our X1 Epoxy. Still simple and effective construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and a lightweight EPS core, but we remove a layer of fibreglass from the deck and add a .5mm layer of Bamboo. The EPS core is cut directly from the shapers files, and once custom shaped, is glassed in the traditional hand layup method with multiple layers of woven fiberglass and the bamboo.
This versatile construction is lightweight, affordable, and is very well suited to manufacturing surfboards and SUP’s. X-1B Epoxy boards are most popular for their subtle flex and memory recall properties, which translates into a board that feels light and responsive, and offers reliable performance regardless of the conditions. The Bamboo adds a beauty factor to this board.
You can find out more about GSI’s surfboard construction on our surfboard technologies page.

Board Concave Vee-Double
Rail Neutral Rail
Wave Height 1-8ft Waves
Surfer Skill Level Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

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