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  • Limited edition screen printed Mr Punch Crest rider board
  • Mr Punch board

Mr Punch limited edition bellyboard

£85.00

Product Description

LIMITED EDITION MR PUNCH BOARDS

Celebrating a centenary of surf riding on wood.

PUNCH MAGAZINE FIRST PUBLISHED A CARTOON OF A SURF RIDER USING A PRONE WOODEN BOARD IN THE SUMMER OF 1914. JUST

BEFORE THE OUTBREAK OF WORLD WAR 1.

SURF HISTORIANS USED TO THINK THAT THE WOODEN SURF RIDING BOARDS ARRIVED IN ENGLAND AFTER WW1 BUT THE PUNCH CARTOON

PROVES THAT SURF RIDING EXISTED BEFORE THE WAR

 

Special features

  • Mr Punch and text screen printed onto board
  • Great flex - super thin and lightweight board - as much as 40% lighter than birch ply belly boards
  • Made from individual sheets of hardwood ply

 

Board Sizes

Mr Punch boards measure approximately 120 cms tall by 29 cms wide by 0.7 cms thick.

What makes our boards Original?

Our boards are significantly lighter weight and more slimline than the cheaper birch ply belly boards. Original crest rider boards also have a little more flex and buoyancy.

Unlike the traditional bellyboards that are made from sheets of manufactured birch or marine ply and then steam bent, our boards are made from individual layers of hand selected hardwood ply and shaped in a bespoke press. We use this process to give a more consistent and longer lasting nose rocker.  The steam bent process affects the glues used in the manufactured ply so the nose rocker in steam bent boards will usually flatten over time.  Having used the birch ply belly boards for over forty years we've been amazed and thrilled to discover how much better the gaboon ply boards ride the waves and how much lighter they are to carry.

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