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Modern Highline – X1

$375.00$600.00

With the Modern Highline we examined what novice-to-intermediate surfers need in a surfboard to help them get as much actual surfing experience as possible. To become a better surfer, catching waves and increasing your confidence is the key, so we designed this board to be very buoyant (easy to paddle), stable (easy to get to your feet), and easy to control (smooth turns & go where you want on a wave). Essentially, we built this board to re-define the first steps in surfing so people develop their skills quicker and maximise the enjoyment they get from riding waves.

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Product Description

With the Modern Highline we examined what novice-to-intermediate surfers need in a surfboard to help them get as much actual surfing experience as possible. To become a better surfer, catching waves and increasing your confidence is the key, so we designed this board to be very buoyant (easy to paddle), stable (easy to get to your feet), and easy to control (smooth turns & go where you want on a wave). Essentially, we built this board to re-define the first steps in surfing so people develop their skills quicker and maximise the enjoyment they get from riding waves.

OUTLINE: The outline is the key to the Highline’s amazing stability. We basically took the middle section of a longboard, then tapered the nose to a semi-point and added a nice curved square tail, and by reducing the overall board length you maintain easier side-to-side turning.

ROCKER: Considered flat, the low rocker means this board paddles very quickly onto waves, and will maintain its speed once you’re up and riding. In this case flat equals flow, and less effort required from the rider to get the board up and going.

CONTOURS: Forward concave helps channel water efficiently across the flatter rocker, particularly when paddling and taking off. The back half of the board has a raised vee with double concave to offset the width, and allow for easier transitions from one rail to the other when performing turns.

FOIL: There’s lots of volume along the full length of the foil, but enough taper through the nose to avoid that ‘boat-like’ feel. The rails are full, but still soft which makes them forgiving as you glide across the face and connect your turns together.

PERFORMANCE: This model can be ridden shorter due to the extra width and higher volumes, which is a big advantage for beginner and intermediate surfers developing their turning skills. For better surfers, gear down into cruise mode before riding the Highline. It has a large sweet spot and offers a very fluid ride, especially in smaller, soft running beach and point waves.

The X1 construction offers the strength, flex and performance advantages of epoxy at a very affordable price.

Specifications

LengthWidthThickVolumeFins (supplied with board)Approx Weight Range
(based on novice to intermediate skill level)
5'4"20 1/4"2 3/8"30.1 ltrFCSII Tri Performer60kg / 132lb or less
5'6"20 5/8"2 7/16"32.4 ltrFCSII Tri Performer60kg / 132lb or less
5'8''21''2 1/2''35 ltrFCSII Tri Performer60kg / 132lb or less
5'10''21 3/8''2 5/8''38.3 ltrFCSII Tri Performer65kg / 143lb or less
6'0''21 3/4''2 3/4''42 ltrFCSII Tri Performer75kg / 165lb or less
6'2''22 1/8''2 13/16''45 ltrFCSII Tri Performer85kg / 187lb or less
6'4''22 1/2''2 7/8''48.1 ltrFCSII Tri Performer90kg / 198lb or less
6'8''22 7/8''3''54 ltrFCSII Tri Performer95kg / 209lb or less

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Technical Information

Construction X1 Epoxy

X-1 Epoxy is a simple and effective construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and a lightweight EPS core. 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 imported form the USA.
This versatile construction is lightweight, affordable, and is particularly suited to manufacturing SUP’s. X-1 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.
You can find out more about GSI’s surfboard construction on our surfboard construction page.

Board Concave Single Double Vee
Rail Full Rail
Surfer Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
Wave Height 1-6ft Waves

1 review for Modern Highline – X1

    Captainfryingpan June 12, 2018

    Just got this board from my local dealer in Ostend, Belgium and immediately had the chance to put it to the test in some mushy grovely windswell.
    I was a bit concerned that this board would not be suitable for me since I’m in my thirties, weigh about 187lbs and have surfed mostly longboards and midlengths up ’till now.
    I needn’t have worried ’cause this board surfs so smoothly and fluid. Within the first few minutes in the water I caught my first wave and had no trouble getting into the wave and dropping in with the added volume which I felt best underneath my chest. I think this board is prefect if you usually surf in breaks with average to shitty conditions but will probably ride great in nice clean waves as the demo video suggests. I bought the 6’4″ version and ride it quad at the moment but you can go for a regular thruster setup if you want as well.

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