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Modern Retro Longboard

Modern Retro Longboard

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

AU$1,025AU$1,125

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Product Description

The Modern Retro Longboard puts a contemporary twist on an old school design, made popular back in the late 60’s, when hanging toes was the in-vogue move.

OUTLINE: The Retro is wide and incredibly stable. The long parallel rails create a huge stable platform to stand and walk the board, and the full rounded nose is ideal for riding the nose.

ROCKER: Moderately flat entry rocker provides fast paddling and flowing down-the-line trim speed. The flat section through the middle gives the board effortless glide, and slight lift in the tail enhances turning ability.

CONTOURS: A long, single concave under the nose provides lift for extended nose time, while vee through the belly and tail allows the rider to transition smoothly from rail-to-rail.

RAILS: Forgiving 60/40 rails not only provide bite on the wave face, but also allows for smooth transitional turns off the tail.

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

FIN: The Retro comes with a single fin box adn 9″ inch Rake fin.

This log inspired Longboard is all about glide, flow and trimming down the line with style.

Specifications

NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level.
ENGTHWIDTHTHICKVOLUMEFINSAPPROX WEIGHT RANGE
9'1''23 1/2''3 1/4''78.5 ltr9' Rakeideal for all weights
9'6''23 5/8''3 3/8''86.5 ltr9' Rakeideal for all weights
10'0''24 1/4''3 3/8''93.9 ltr9' Rakeideal for all weights

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Technical Info

Technology

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

Board Concave

Double to Vee

Double to Vee promotes increased lift and drive with added release in the turn.
Rail

60-40 Rail

A smooth rail with no edge, this design is popular for nose-riders.
Wave Height

1-4ft Waves

Surfer Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Reviews

  1. 5 out of 5

    It is so great that I am going to go to NZ with it for a surfing holiday yahoo😎

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  2. 4 out of 5 My very first board

    My girlfriend told me that I had to get this board so I did. I love it! I just started surfing and the Retro is my first experience on a long board. I love it!

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  3. 5 out of 5 Have trouble getting it off my short board daughter!

    Bought the 10 foot model over a year ago and it is great in small and medium waves, especially at Gerroa. Love it.

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  4. 5 out of 5 Damn good fun

    Purchased the 9’6″ blue. Just like Ian Wallace did. Great fun and stoked to ride it. My 23 year old son loves it as well so i only ride it when he lets me. Haha

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  5. 5 out of 5 Great old school surfing

    Purchased one of these from a local dealer in Vic. 9’6″ blue one. Love it to death. So easy to catch small stuff, which is great for an older 51 year old like myself. Cannot fault it at all. Great value for money. Great old school surfing.

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  6. 3 out of 5

    Had a go of the 9 footer Retro with the Red Tint. If looks has it, and price too, then you would have to get one.
    It turns easily and trims nicely with out having to think much about doing it.
    It’s an absolute MUST if you want to go nose riding. Just turn, trim, and run up the nose. Look mum, ten on the nose,… easy peasy.
    Cant buy better for the money.
    Evert Harder

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