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Modern Blackbird X1 Longboard

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Product Description

The Modern Blackbird range offers a flowing ride for the savviest of surfer, and our X1 construction offers the strength, flex and performance advantages of epoxy at a very affordable price.

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

Technical Info

Technology

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 technologies page

Board Concave

Vee Double

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

Neutral

This is a mid volume rail.
Wave Height

1-8ft Waves

 
Surfer Skill Level

Beginner, Advanced, Intermediate

 

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