Who’s the Chopstix for
Compared to the Tinder-D8, which is another high-performance shortboard in the NSP line-up, the Chopstix is the uncompromised shape of the two. Designed for hard surfing in critical conditions, the Chopstix does away with excess volume and offers its riders a rapid build-up in speed and the tools to slash away at anything from one foot to triple overheads monsters.
We decided to build the Chopstix in Shaper’s Union CSE (Custom Surf Epoxy) construction, which is our most premium construction method, and usually reserved for specific design and their unique glassing schedules.
Established to bring new energy and high-performance to the surf line-up, Shapers Union is NSP’s way to showcase the incredible skill and talent of some of the most accomplished shapers in the world.
What’s unusual about this design is that it wasn’t created by one single shaper. Instead, the team tried and refined an existing shape as a collective and with the performance requirements we had in mind for the Chopstix we simply couldn’t choose any other construction than Shapers Union.