Glider - NFT

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Price
$2,049

Product Description

Gerry Lopez calls this glider his “secret weapon.” If you are looking for an unfair advantage over the rest of the crowd, look no further than this fast paddling, quick gliding, lightning bolt of a board.

Very subtle bottom contours allow Gerry’s Glider to move over flat water with ease, giving this board a feel of magical momentum. A flat deck hides extra volume under the chest when paddling and creates stability when gliding from section to section.

A pulled-down rail allows the board to change direction without having to muscle it and also cuts nicely across steep sections of the wave face. Minimal rider feedback is necessary to get this bad boy up and going. You really just need to make it to your feet, and the board will do the rest. The Gerry Glider will make 1ft waves a blast but could potentially be ridden in large surf as well if the surfer is capable of handling the speed the board generates.

 

FCS2 - fin system

Construction details

Natural Fiber Technology (NFT) is not only made with natural composite reinforcements but it got an amazing natural feel. Half of the reinforcement by volume on these boards is made from naturally derived fibers. The other half is composed of E glass and the whole lot is layered up and vacuum bagged under pressure to maximize the bond and minimize any excess resin, allowing for an incredible strength-to-weight ratio. The natural fiber not only replaces a good chunk of what would otherwise be fiberglass but also improves dampening for a predictable, natural response. There is an elegance to the simple aesthetic to the layup that is matched only by its ride.

 

Fused Cell EPS Core // Fused cell EPS core provides more response + flotation
Clear HD-Epoxy Resin // Epoxy resin with high thermo-mechanical performances
High-Quality E-Glass Fiberglass // E-glass is the industry standard reinforcement as it has the most reliable strength and performance of all surf glass variations.
Natural Fiber Reinforcement // Renewable, reliable, resilient, and really smooth.

 

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